As a partner at Irigonegaray, Turney, & Revenaugh, Pedro is part of a group of attorneys firmly committed to the same moral objective: helping underserved communities and families in Topeka, Shawnee County, and beyond.
Prior to forming the new law firm, Pedro owned and operated his own firm for 45 years, earning accolades as one of the most respected attorneys in the state. His focus and passion have always been on criminal defense and civil litigation.
While this continues in the new firm, the other three partners bring a broader range of experience to help Topeka families with a variety of legal services.
Making the most of an opportunity
In 1961, at the age of 12, Pedro and his mother left Cuba for the United States, after Fidel Castro took power in their homeland. They left everything behind for their new life.
Pedro didn’t waste the opportunity he was provided. He attended Washburn University for his bachelor’s and law degrees and graduated from its law school in 1973.
Since the 1980s, Pedro has been involved in many trials, including several high-profile cases. In 1981, he successfully defended a Mennonite man who, in a seemingly “open and shut case”, shot his boss eight times in front of 15 witnesses. In 1991, he represented the governor of Kansas, Joan Finney.
Pedro’s work has consistently been recognized for its exceptional quality and he is regarded as one of the leading trial lawyers in the state.
Fighting for the underdog
As something of an underdog when he arrived in the U.S., Pedro has always enjoyed defending the rights of other people who have been dealt a raw deal.
He believes in the power of the justice system to equally defend the rights of people, regardless of background, race, religion, gender, or sexual preference.
He has fought cases against the government and defended the rights of the LBGTQ community, fighting for gay marriage and representing transgender clients.
Maintaining the nobility of his profession
The nobility of the law profession is not lost on Pedro. It’s something he values greatly:
“I believe being a trial lawyer is a privilege. It allows me the opportunity to participate in the evolution of our society.”
This, combined with the dedication, compassion, and passion that he invests in his legal work, has left a huge impression on all the lives he has touched to date.