Meet Our Team
Lorena L. Hughes
Lorena Hughes received her Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She previously worked as a manager in the hospitality industry and has extensive experience in business. Lorena moved on to pursue a career in the legal field and earned her Paralegal Certificate at the University of California, Irvine Extension program.
She is a paralegal at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. and is a certified Notary Public. Lorena is bilingual and interprets for the office’s Spanish-speaking clients. Lorena has successfully completed training for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course.
In addition, Lorena is current President for the Orange County Paralegal Association. She has served as OCPA’s Vice President of Administration, chaired the Hospitality Section for OCPA, chaired the Criminal Section, and co-chaired OCPA’s Annual Educational Conference. Lorena is a frequent guest speaker for student paralegal classes at Santa Ana College and UC Irvine.
With more than 30 years in the Customer Service Industry, she brings a personal touch to our clients as our new Client Consultant.
She has been in the Interlock Industry for 8 years assisting clients through the difficult process of maneuvering through their DUI cases to successful completion. Because the DUI Industry can be so cold and confusing and with customer service being a lost art, she believes that personal attention is imperative. She created a “Liaison Program” so that the Attorney and DUI Program clients could receive the personal attention that they need and deserve.
Having worked with many of Ms. Landry’s clients personally over the years and observing how Ms. Landry’s dedication and work ethic aligned with her own approach, it was a perfect fit. This is what led to her current position where she will continue to work personally with clients from the beginning of their case until completion.
Ms. Mendoza received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She has been a Paralegal at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry for over 10 years. Her main focus is on custody issues for our clients. Ms. Mendoza previously worked for an Elder Law/Estate Planning firm in Palm Springs. She is an active member of the West Orange County Bar Association.
Tina Kreditor is the Accountant for the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She earned her CPA certificate in 1990. After working at Price Waterhouse, Tina worked for a residential home builder, spent 10 years working in Real Estate Investments at Pacific Life in Newport Beach, and currently has her own business providing accounting consulting for closely-held companies.