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Marlene F Gonzalez

Immigration Attorney at South Jordan, UT

5.0   29 reviews

also known as US Journey Immigration Services LLC

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1996
    Status
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I was born in the Philippines and migrated to the U.S. with my family at the age of 12.  I have gone through the Immigration process myself, first arriving as a legal permanent resident, then becoming a U.S. Citizen. I have compassion for other immigrants and enjoy helping them.  I love learning about different cultures and because of this, I love to travel the world.

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Location

US Journey Immigration Services
10808 S. River Front Parkway, Ste. 378
P.O. Box 95888
South Jordan, UT, 84095
US-Journey Immigration Services
3101 Central Ave
Suite 0158
Phoenix, AZ, 85012
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Posted by Alejandro | May 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you very much Marlene
Thank you again Marlene for my immigration case and your very good effort to help me get my Residency, you are so good thank you.
Response from Marlene Gonzalez May 31, 2022
Thank you for trusting me throughout the process. I am happy for you and your family!
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best immigration attorney!
Attorney Marlene Gonzalez handled our complicated immigration case which involved the “adam walsh law”. The process took longer than normal because of the nature of our case. Then we got an intent to deny after we waited patiently and did almost everything. But Attorney Marlene took the initiative to do more research and she worked harder to counteract the problem. So after the waiting game and struggles we won the battle and got the green card.
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Response from Marlene Gonzalez January 28, 2021
Thank you! I know we had to overcome quite the challenge and your patience and cooperation were most helpful.
Posted by Jhelen | December 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Marlene is the best option you can take
I originally hired a different lawyer recommended by a friend with the same process. However, I wasn’t comfortable with the vague answers I always received so I felt that lawyer was not going to be able to help my case (Thanks God I trust my gut because my friend’s process it’s been up for over 2y and she barely has the Work Permit). Another friend that after SO long (7y or maybe more) of dealing with immigration process, and zero results, found Marlene and got her case solved! So she told me about her experience and I decided to switch with Marlene. THE BEST DECISION EVER! I submitted my documents mid August, 3mo later (by November) I got my interview notice AND by mid December (interview date) I got approved. Everything in my case went smooth, Marlene knows what she’s taking about and she helps you understand the process and what’s the next step and so on. Comparing with my previous lawyer, you can tell she is experienced and that she cares about you case and the well-being of it. I’m addition, she’s the SWEETEST lawyer you can take to, she’s so nice and her vibes make you feel comfortable on the way. Roxana, her assistant, she’s an excellent professional too. Both, they follow up with you always, every step of the case they want you to be on track with the documents you need to get, with the deadlines etc etc. Nothing compared with my previous lawyer (I was the one always calling them)... Marlene worth’s every single penny you’ll spent! Marlene THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking care of my case, and guide us (Will and I) through all of this process. Thanks to you it wasn’t stressful! God bless you and your team!
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Response from Marlene Gonzalez January 2, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy to have worked with you and your husband!
Posted by Rahim | December 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Ms. Marlene
Great experience to go with Ms. Marlene and her team, committed & dedicated lawyer’s support we got in our Business Immigration case. Thank you all @ Pearson & Butlers..
Response from Marlene Gonzalez January 2, 2020
You're welcome! It was a pleasure to work with you and we are very happy your case was approved!
Posted by Faris musa | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Very professional attorney always available when I had any question and very reasonable fees ! She’s Awesome Thank you
Response from Marlene Gonzalez October 18, 2019
I'm happy to have helped with your process! Best wishes to you!
Posted by Juan | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable the best on Immigration
She did a fantastic job with my immigration case she definitely know what she’s doing I noticed she’s very respected at the USCIS main offices definitely the best at it me and my wife are very happy and we highly recommend her services
Posted by Amanda | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic experience and support
Marlene was absolutely great. She was with us from the beginning to the end. She provided clear detailed information on the process, and what options we had. Definitely would recommend.
Response from Marlene Gonzalez April 4, 2019
It was a pleasure to work with you! Best wishes to you and your family!
Posted by Robert | October 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She's very knowlegable, and helpful
I would highly recommend Marlene. I was worried about my application because I had some criminal offenses over 20 years ago. I followed the advice of Marlene, submitted the application and was approved after 6 months wait for K1 fiance visa. Thanks Marlene!!
Posted by Ndifreke | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration
Marlene was awesome throughout the process of my green card application. From the start to the end she was available to answer any questions I needed. I would strongly recommend her to anybody needing immigration assistance
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She cares for you.
I went to Marlene’s office referred from an outside agency. I was blown away with the professionalism she explained the strategies she had for my case. Also, her assistant was very well spoken and explained very elocuently the strategies. Everyone in the office cares for you and most of all they are bilingual and have very professional manners. 100% recommended.
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Posted by Ben | March 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best immigration Attorney!
Marlene Gonzalez is such a great attorney. We received the best legal service from her. She did put enough time and effort to make sure our issue was given enough attention. We are overall happy.
Response from Marlene Gonzalez March 29, 2018
Thank you, Ben. We're glad to have helped you in your process! Best wishes in your future endeavors!
Posted by Jesse | July 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Immigration Attorney in UT!
Every case Marlene worked with our family was a success. Knew exactly how to proceed, where to look, and what was required. Always available, always willing to do what it took to make things happen.
Response from Marlene Gonzalez August 20, 2017
Thank you! What an honor to help your wonderful family!
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She's a great lawyer
She's sincere and knows what she's doing. She has helped me and my family and now is helping my husband
Posted by Jose | July 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer there is 100% recommend
I was really nervous when I started my process but she is awesome she help us every step of the way
Posted by Angel | July 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration case solved
Great lawyer got me legal status to be here in the US really thank full what she did for me.
Posted by Oved | July 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful
She is excellent person as professional lawyer. I remember when I meet her and we talked about my process, she explained every little detail and answered all ours questions and we agreed to hired her as our lawyer. I received my documents and very happy and grateful.
Response from Marlene Gonzalez July 22, 2017
Thank you for your kind review. I'm happy for you and congratulations on your growing family!
Posted by Gabriel Tomsic | July 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Atty. Marlene was very professional with her work. She is organized and get her client ready in all of the circumstances and prepared it in proper way. We are so thankful that we hired her, with her knowledge and ability I get my visa processed and approved at little period of time.
Response from Marlene Gonzalez July 22, 2017
Thank you! I very happy to see you well-situated now in the U.S.!
Posted by Cesar | February 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A excellent lawyer with a good heart
Ms. Gonzalez is an expert in her field and also a professional with a big heart committed to informing and educating immigrants about their rights. She's been a leading force in organizing public forums and workshops in community centers and colleges in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
She did a great job handling my husband's case. It was a long process and she was there when we had questions.
Posted by Mohammad | November 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer one should hire
Mrs. Gonzalez was facilitated everything for my immigration case. She was nice, understanding , and responsive.Nonetheless, she is smart and highly experienced. I recommend her for anyone who wants to have his/her immigration status handled and finished.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • US Journey Immigration Services
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Pearson Butler LLC
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Executive Director/Attorney
  • Multi-Cultural Legal Center
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Attorney at Law
  • GONZALEZ LAW U.S.A.
  • 2003 - 2018
  • Staff Attorney
  • Multi-Cultural Legal Center
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Associate Attorney
  • Olson & Associates
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Marlene F. Gonzalez
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Utah State Bar Office of Attorney Discipline
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Judicial Intern for Judge Dee Benson
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Judicial Intern for the late Magistrate Ronald Boyce
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • 1995 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • N.A.R. v. Walker, 37 P.3d 1068 (Utah 2001)
  • Trial court decision upheld.
  • N.A.R. v. Marcek, 13 P.3d 612 (Utah Ct. App. 2000)
  • Reversed trial court decision and remanded for determination of reasonable attorneys' fees.
  • N.A.R. v. Farr, 997 P.2d 343 (Utah Ct. App. 2000)
  • Reversed trial court decision and remanded for consideration of reasonable attorneys' fees.

Associations

  • Refugee Immigrant Center - Asian Association of Utah
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Utah Minority Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Utah chapter)
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Utah Sentencing Commission
  • Board Member
  • 2002 - 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Utah Chapter
  • Co-chair
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Utah Minority Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • Tagalog
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2021
  • Outstanding Asian Professional
  • Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • 2018
  • Philanthropic Firm of the Year
  • Holy Cross Ministries
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite - Immigration
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2009
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Utah Minority Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Legal Elite - Immigration
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2008
  • Legal Elite - Immigration
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2007
  • Legal Elite - Immigration
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2006
  • Legal Elite - Immigration
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2005
  • Raymond S. Uno Award
  • Utah State Bar
  • 2004
  • Young Alumna of the Year
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2004
  • Legal Elite - Pro Bono
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2004
  • Asian Bridge Builder Award
  • Utah Governor's Office
  • 2003
  • Best Team, Best Brief - Moot Court Competition
  • National Pacific American Bar Association
  • 1994
  • Member
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fall Forum
  • Marriage, Divorce and Deportation
  • 2017
  • ICE Detentions Workshop
  • Immigration
  • 2015
  • Free Immigration Seminar
  • Immigration
  • 2014
  • Basic Immigration Seminar
  • Fundamentals of Family-based Immigration
  • 2013
  • UDVC Annual Conference
  • Options for Immigrant Victims Charged with Crimes
  • 2011
  • NAHREP Conference
  • Immigration and the Pursuit of the "American Dream"
  • 2011
  • UDVC Annual Conference
  • U Visa and VAWA Self-Petition
  • 2009
  • What Everyone Should Know about Immigration Law
  • Immigration
  • 2006
  • UDVC Annual Conference
  • VAWA Self-Petitions
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Marlene
Immigration Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marlene and I met at an immigration lawyers' conference. She was very knowledgeable on the immigration process and a delight to work it. She is an asset to the legal community"
Immigration Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marlene is my go to attorney for immigration law. She is outstanding, competent and professional. I refer all my clients with immigration issues to her."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had clients with combination criminal/immigration issues. She has helped them make good decisions that assist them to not lose their status. Marlene is well known and highly respected throughout Utah on immigration issues."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Has tremendous experience and knowledge in immigration."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Gonzalez is very dedicated to her work and her clients. I would personally recommend Ms. Gonzalez to close friends and family members."
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South Jordan Immigration Lawyer Marlene F Gonzalez
Marlene F Gonzalez
Immigration Attorney
South Jordan, UT
Licensed for 28 years