I graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico- School of Law.
I have a client-centered practice oriented toward not only obtaining the best results possible for my clients, but also focused on empowering clients and their families to understand their cases..
I do removal defense work with both detained and non-deatined clients, family-based immigration including waivers and consular processing, naturalization, and anything else immigration-law related.
I also provide advice to immigrants and their attorneys regarding the criminal consequences to immigration status, known as crimmigration and have a contract to provide ongoing advice to the Law Office of the Public Defender for the State of New Mexico.
I pride myself on leaving no stone unturned on my client's cases. My goal is to make sure that you understand the process and feel like a partner in your case so that we can achieve the best outcome possible.
To read more about how I approach cases, read this great article featuring a complicated and difificult asylum case: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/02/you-descend-into-hell-by-coming-here-how-texas-shut-the-door-on-refugees
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Jerrod L. Walden Memorial Award||University of New Mexico- School of Law||2013|
|Clinical Legal Education Association Award||University of New Mexico- School of Law||2013|
|Attorney||Noble & Vrapi, P.A.||2013 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Borerland Immigration Council||Founding Member||2016 - Present|
|State Bar of New Mexico- Immigration Specialization Committee||Committee Member||2015 - Present|
|AILA National- LGBT Working Group||Committee Member||2014 - Present|
|Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals||Member||2014 - Present|
|New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|New Mexico State Bar||Member||2013 - Present|
|New Mexico Federal District Court||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of New Mexico, Immigration Law Section||Board Member||2014 - 2016|
|For the Defense (New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)||Guidance on Drug Related Pleas for Immigrant Clients||2015|
|University of New Mexico School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|University of New Mexico||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Platicamos||Migratory Issues and Options for Immigrants in the Borderland||2016|
|FPD CLE||Immigration Enforcement Priorities for the Federal Public Defender||2016|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter)||Detention Issues: Challenging No bond Determinations and Prolonged Detention||2016|
|Current Immigration Issues for the Criminal Defense Attorney||Crimmigration Workshop-Breakout session||2015|
|Current Immigration Issues for the Criminal Defense Attorney||Understanding Immigration Enforcement Priorities||2015|
|NMCLDA- Southern CLE||Latest Trends in Immigration Courts for New Mexico Attorney||2014|
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