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Marlene F Gonzalez

also known as Gonzalez Law U.S.A., Law Office of Marlene F. Gonzalez

About me

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 also petitioned for my spouse. I have compassion for other immigrants and enjoy helping them.  I love learning about different cultures and because of this, I travel a lot.  So far I've been to 22 countries and have many more on my list to visit. 


Languages spoken: Tagalog, Portuguese, Spanish

Contact info


Riverbend Sports Center
1085 Winding River Cove
Salt Lake City, UT, 84104


555 California Street
Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA, 94125


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Edwin S Wall

    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.


    Edwin Wall Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Aric M Cramer

    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.


    Aric Cramer Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Elite - ImmigrationUtah Business Magazine2009
Lawyer of the YearUtah Minority Bar Association2009
Legal Elite - ImmigrationUtah Business Magazine2008
Legal Elite - ImmigrationUtah Business Magazine2007
Legal Elite - ImmigrationUtah Business Magazine2006
Legal Elite - ImmigrationUtah Business Magazine2005
Legal Elite - Pro BonoUtah Business Magazine2004
Young Alumna of the YearS.J. Quinney College of Law2004
Raymond S. Uno AwardUtah State Bar2004
Asian Bridge Builder AwardUtah Governor's Office2003
Best Team, Best Brief - Moot Court CompetitionNational Pacific American Bar Association1994
MemberGolden Key National Honor Society1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawGONZALEZ LAW U.S.A.2003 - Present
Executive Director/AttorneyMulti-Cultural Legal Center2006 - 2009
Staff AttorneyMulti-Cultural Legal Center2000 - 2003
Associate AttorneyOlson & Associates1997 - 2000
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Marlene F. Gonzalez1996 - 1997
Law ClerkUtah State Bar Office of Attorney Discipline1995 - 1996
Judicial Intern for Judge Dee BensonU.S. District Court, District of Utah1995 - 1995
Judicial Intern for the late Magistrate Ronald BoyceU.S. District Court, District of Utah1995 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Utah Sentencing CommissionBoard Member2002 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association Utah ChapterCo-chair2001 - 2003
Utah Minority Bar AssociationPast President2000 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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.
N.A.R. v. Walker, 37 P.3d 1068 (Utah 2001)Trial court decision upheld.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Imagen UtahObtaining Legal Residency through a US Citizen Spouse2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ICE Detentions WorkshopImmigration2015
Free Immigration SeminarImmigration2014
Community OutreachFree Immigration Seminars on President Obama's Executive Actions2014
Basic Immigration SeminarFundamentals of Family-based Immigration2013
UDVC Annual ConferenceOptions for Immigrant Victims Charged with Crimes2011
NAHREP ConferenceImmigration and the Pursuit of the "American Dream"2011
UDVC Annual ConferenceU Visa and VAWA Self-Petition2009
What Everyone Should Know about Immigration LawImmigration2006
UDVC Annual ConferenceVAWA Self-Petitions2002