Hilda Surtida Agunday, Attorney Law

 The Law in her genes.

  • Hilda Surtida Agunday comes from prominent family of lawyers                           in the Bicol Region in the Philippines

  • Her father, the late Edgar Salazar Surtida, taught business law at the University of Nueva Caceres before serving as Provincial Fiscal, Municipal Judge of the Regional Trial Court in Naga City, Philippines.

  • Her grandfather, the late Jose Taleon Surtida, was judge of the Court of First Instance in Camarines Sur and Dean of the College of Law of the University of Nueva Caceres, Naga City, Philippines.


  Bright in her own way!

  •  Hilda was a COCOFED scholar in college, graduating with magna cum laude honors with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Aquinas University , Legazpi City, Philippines.
  •  She placed second in the graduating class in law school at the University of Nueva Caceres College of Law, Naga City, Philippines.

  Multi-faceted legal experience

  • Prior to immigrating to the U.S., Hilda was a trial attorney for the Philippine National Construction Corporation, handling labor and employment cases, civil case and criminal cases.

  •  Prior to being admitted to the State Bar of California in July 1995, Hilda was employed as the Senior Legal Assistant to the Head of the Real Assets Division of the FDIC Legal Department in Irvine, California, handling complex cases in corporate law, real estate law and banking law.
  •  Hilda has been practicing law in the U.S. since July 1995.  Her current law practice is limited to immigration law.

Membership/Affiliations -

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • University of Southern California Legion Lex