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San Bernardino County and Riverside County


ALBERT D. TRUJILLO, member of one of the oldest families of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, is a native son, and during the decade that his name has been enrolled as a member of the bar he has made a reputation as one of the ablest and best known criminal lawyers in Southern California.

Mr. Trujillo and his father were born at Spanishtown on the line between the two counties. His father, Dario Trujillo, has given his active life to mining and now lives at Perris in Riverside County, where he was identified with the early settlement. Dario Trujillo is the only survivor of four brothers. His wife Sarah Espinosa was also born at Spanishtown and is living at Perris. The six living children of Dario and Sarah Trujillo are: Frank, in the real estate business at San Bernardino ; Albert D., Lupe, wife of Harry Hughes, a farmer at Perris; Esperanza, wife of Wilford Connell, a Perris farmer; Sellio and Dario, Jr., contractors at Perris.

Albert D. Trujillo attended the public schools of Riverside County and the Perris High School, graduating in 1905. Following his school career he was employed as a clerk by the prominent business firm of Hook Brothers at Perris. At the same time he busily pursued the study of law at home, and was admitted to the California bar at Los Angeles in 1909. Since 1917 he has qualified for practice in the Federal courts. Mr. Trujillo opened his first office at Riverside in 1909, but a year later moved to San Bernardino, where he has occupied the same suite of offices ever since, located at 360 E Street. With a general practice, his work has figured more and more as a specialist in criminal law. He has handled many murder trials in all the counties of Southern California, and was one of the attorneys in the recently celebrated Ruiz criminal case.

Mr. Trujillo is a member of the Democratic County Central Committee, has been active in a number of county campaigns, but unlike many lawyers has never regarded politics as a source of livelihood or additional reputation. He is a member of Arrowhead Parlor No. 110 Native Sons of the Golden West of San Bernardino.

January 1, 1916, in Arizona he married Miss Amalia Imperial, a native of that state. Their two children are: Josephine, born in 1916, and Albert E., Jr.


History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties 
By: John Brown, Jr., Editor for San Bernardino County 
And James Boyd, Editor for Riverside County 
With selected biography of actors and witnesses of the period 
of growth and achievement.
Volume III, the Western Historical Association, 1922, 
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, ILL

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011