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Isabel Cueva

Immigration Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

4.9   110 reviews

also known as M. Isabel Cueva

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Isabel

Learn Isabel’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    We specialize in family-based petitions. Green card petitions (adjustment of status), removal of condition, waiver of joint petitions to remove conditions, naturalization, immigrant visa consular process, waivers of inadmissibility, J-1 I-612 waivers

    15 years, 1,500 cases

TOP-RATED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY WITH OVER 10 YEARS IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE.

Isabel Cueva is a U.S. Immigration Lawyer who represents both individuals and corporations in all 50 states and around the world. She has extensive experience in deportation defense, family visas, waivers, and employment-based visas. Currently her main focus are family-based affirmative petitions.

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Ms. Cueva is a first generation immigrant who migrated to the U.S. when she was eight years old. She received her Bachelor's degree at the age of 19 from the University of Utah where she was awarded the Larry H. and Gail Miller Enrichment Scholarship for her entire undergraduate career. Ms. Cueva graduated Magna Cum Laude and with honors from the Psi Chi National Honors Society and PHI KAPPA PHI Honors Society.

She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the reputable S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. As a student she clerked for the Honorable William Nixon in the United States Executive Office for Immigration Review in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ms. Cueva was the youngest in her graduating class at age 22. Upon graduating Ms. Cueva practiced immigration law in Seattle and in British Columbia, where she gained a reputation handling highly complex cases. Ms. Cueva was recruited by a national law firm in Orange County, California to start an immigration division. She spent two years in California, building a client base of more than 600 clients, and then moved to her native Utah in 2015 to start her own law firm.

Ms. Cueva believes in honest representation and in empowering her clients with information and knowledge so that they can make an informed decision. She believes in transparency and high-quality work. She is dedicated to her community and is passionate in keeping families united.

Ms. Cueva is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyer's Association and is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington. Due to the federal nature of U.S. immigration law, Ms. Cueva is able to represent clients nationwide.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2020 2019 2018 + 6 ...
Top Contributor 2015
Top Contributor
2015

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Location

Law Office of Isabel Cueva
2150 South 1300 East Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT, 84106
Law Office of Isabel Cueva
545 East University Parkway Suite 200
Orem, UT, 84097
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  110 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by LAURA | May 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
I would definitely recommend using the Law Office of Isabel Cueva. Attorney Isabel and Ally provided an excellent service and put their excellent knowledge on my husband’s immigration process. One of the things that I really liked, is that I don’t have a lot of time to go to their office because I work Monday through Friday office hours. They were able to help me over emails that was the best communication I had. Both Attorney Isabel and Ally would follow up with me immediately. They were able to help my family out and now my husband is back here in the US after 11 years being in Mexico.
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Posted by Mindy | March 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer and Staff are both great!
We hired Ms. Cueva for the 1-601A Waiver. She compiled an amazing waiver packet for my husband and he was approved. My husband is now a US resident! What I liked most about Ms. Cueva was that she was honest and upfront from the beginning, she never offered false hope or mislead us. Ms. Cueva and her staff will undoubtedly offer the knowledge and dependability your looking for.
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Posted by Saul Vela | March 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
Muy contento con la abogada Isabel Cuevas la recomiendo trabaja muy duro para alludar alos latinos a conseguir la residencia de Estados Unidos muchas gracias abogada Isabel. Por su duro trabajo. En alludarme. A conseguir un sueno
Posted by Renan | January 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Hello!
I already recommended the Law Office of Isabel Cueva to all my friends who needs help when it comes to immigration issues and continue to do so. Because i strongly believe with their knowledge of handling cases and they will guide you all the way until the end. I always get a quick answer to all my questions and emails. Very professional and reliable. Geat job! Highly recommended.
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Posted by Evelyn | December 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best law firm in salt lake
From the day one just the best communication, simple directions and always helping, I can honestly say she (Isabel) has truly changed the entire course of my life for the best if I could write ten more five stars reviews it wouldn’t amount to how thankful I feel toward this lawyer!!! And her entire team! Kind, smart, helpful everything you need in a lawyer
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Posted by Jose soto | August 3, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
LA MEJOR FIRMA DE ABOGADOS
La abogada de migracion isabel cueva de lo mejor como abogada de migracion . Su staff . Susana y companeras. Son lo mejor que hay. Professionales, aun en tiempos de pandemia lograron que mi caso fuera Pronto . Recomiendo ampliamente sus servicios .dificil encontrar personas de su calidad professional y moral . Son un orgullo hispano
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Helped in green card processing a big way
Isabel and her team has been highly professional and helpful in keeping timely track on filing processes and documentation and keeping us posted on the progress of the whole green card processing from the beginning. It hasn’t been a straight path for a filing like mine but with her and the team constantly supporting us at all times with respect to the filing and mental agony, they have always been with us throughout whenever needed. Highly recommend her service for family immigration purposes.
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Posted by Dave | January 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honestly and Trustworthy
The Cueva Law Firm is the best immigration firm that we ever deal with. My wife and I were very pleased with their service. They details everything and willing to help when ever we had a question. We were comfortable from the beginning of the process all the way to end. Although we never met them in person, but our trust in their skills and professionalism with the effectiveness of emails and text messages result in a successful approval of our case. It's a joy knowing that now we can continue to live here as a permanent resident and enjoy all the blessings that this country can offer in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. I definitely recommend them to anyone who need immigration services. They are reliable and affordable and most importantly, they love and care about the people they serve. For all your immigration needs call Cueva Law Firm with their team of excellent and expertise!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable Immigration Attorney
We found Isabel after facing an immigration nightmare! We had representation for our immigration case, but this attorney was not there for us when we needed him. Desperate for help, we found Isabel. My husband and I were amazed by how knowledgeable, patience, and willing to help us even though we weren't her clients. We emailed Isabel several times to ask for her assistance and, each time, she responded quickly and professionally. I would recommend Isbel and her staff for all your immigration needs.
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Posted by Laura | December 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Buen servicio
Son muy atentas y usualmente responden rápido a dudas y aclaraciones Es muy cómodo su servicio
Posted by Alvaro | November 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelente
Tuve muy buena experiencia con la abogada Isabel muy profesional thank you Isabel
Posted by Rebeca | October 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic and Loving People
They are amazing! I wish to one day be able to meet with Isabela. I have only communicated with her firm through email, and have only been told that there doesn’t seem for my husband and I to have an elegible case; however, we have been told by several different immigration lawyers that there is a strong chance for both my husband and I to gain our permanent residency through various different ways. My husband is currently employed by local government and has a specific specialized certification that is very difficult to acquire and his employment position is a crucial position within the company that is very difficult to fill. I can’t imagine that this alone would not be a great reason to be eligible for some type of residency permit. They have been great to talk to and helpful to figure things out, but I do hope and wish that they would consider looking into our case a little more. It just seems that they have better/easier cases that they would rather work on. Maybe if we paid for her time, we may have a shot. They’re are extremely kind though. I really wish she, Isabel, would meet with us.
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Posted by Evelyn | July 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Competent and has a heart!
I have been Isabel Cueva's Client for a little over two months, I highly recommend her Firm. They will handle your case with humanity and with a super professional approach, one of their main strengths is communication, they will answer your call and reply to your e-mails. If you are considering adjusting your status or applying for any USCIS Service, I would definitely consider using the Law Office of Isabel Cueva.
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Posted by Steven | September 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
From the beginning until the very end Isabel and her Paralegals helped my wife and I every step of the way. They were available for any questions that came up and were ontop of notifying us regarding any status changes or next steps we had to take. They made a very complicated and stressful situation manageable and relatively painless. Isabel stays up to date on all the immigration policies and advised us accordingly. Her advice led us to a green card and we couldn't be happier. Whoever reads this: If you are in need of an immigration lawyer you just found one. I'd say Isabel and her firm rank 5 out of 5 in all categories: Professionalism, Empathy, legal knowledge, Advice given... essentially every category youd hope for.
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Posted by Ramon | August 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you so much
Isabel cueva attorney and her team they are the best I got mi green card yesterday thanks to Isabel cueva. She works really hard on my case same sex marriage thank you so much for all you did Isabel
Posted by Jacob | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look for no one else!
The law office of Isabel Cueva made my wife’s immigration process unbelievably easy and straightforward! This was my first experience with lawyers and after hearing horror stories and troubles from other friends going through similar immigration processes I was expecting to put a lot more effort. I really liked how we were able to stay in touch by email. Isabel and her associates were always there for us and treated us well. Whatever question or circumstance that came up, there was always a way to accommodate us.
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Posted by Natalie | May 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration
She made me feel super secure, she’s so professional, calm, patient, she would always answer all of my questions clearly and would walk my step by step in situations I was unclear about.
Posted by Reyna | May 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and dedicated
Attorney Isabel and her team are phenomenal. They were always patient and very professional while working on our case. They care about their clients, are honest and are dedicated in making things go smoothly. I completely recommend her.
Posted by Eleazar Afane | April 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best services
Attorney Isabel and her team are excellent. Very effective in the handling of immigration information. they solved all our doubts and questions. They know what they do, and they do it exceptionally. They worked on my case, a complicated case, and I am very satisfied and happy for their work. the best very comfiables, smart and fast. I would always recommend them.
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Posted by Lailyn | April 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Experience lawyer
Always there throughout the process.. call us back immediately if we have questions.. the process went so smooth and she will explain to you step by step..
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Isabel Cueva
  • 2015 - Present
  • Founding Immigration Attorney
  • Higbee & Associates - ImmigrateFast
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate Immigration Attorney
  • Millar & Smith, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Volunteer
  • Centro de la Familia
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Executive Office For Immigration Review
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Higbee & Associates
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2009
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Granted
  • Asylum
  • Asylee status granted and clients then received their green cards
  • H-1B Visa
  • Foreign talent allowed to work for US company
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Associations

  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Utah AILA Chapter
  • AILA
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Council
  • Contributor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Southern California AILA Chapter
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • EB5 Investors
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington AILA Chapter
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • ImmigrateFast
  • Founding Attorney
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Practitioner of Foreign Law
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Northwest Immigration Rights Project
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Rainier Riot S.C.
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • National Latina/o Law Student Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Latino Student Recruitment
  • President
  • 2004 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellent Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Reva Beck Bosone Scholarship
  • S.J Quinney College of Law
  • 2009
  • High Honors
  • Psi Chi National Honors Society
  • 2006
  • High Honors
  • PHI KAPPA PHI Honors Society.
  • 2006
  • High Honors
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • 2006
  • Law Review
  • Law Review Member
  • 2006
  • Honor Roll
  • Deans Honor Roll Law School
  • 2006
  • Larry H. & Gail Miller Scholarship
  • University of Utah
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Matter of Quilantan Waive Through Entries
  • 2015
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Club
  • Immigration Consequences of Crimes
  • 2014
  • Comunidades Unidas
  • Know Your Immigration Rights
  • 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Chat
  • What Everyone Should Know About U.S. Immigration Law
  • 2014
  • Webinar
  • Complex Issues in Adjustment of Status
  • 2013
  • Immigration & Politics
  • The Fall of DOMA and Same-Sex Immigration Benefits
  • 2013
  • DACA 101
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • 2012
  • One America
  • Naturalization & U.S. Citizenship
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (26)
Endorse Isabel
Immigration Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ms. Cueva is an excellent immigration attorney who is truly passionate about each individual client's case. She works tirelessly to serve as a zealous advocate for any client she represents. I highly recommend her representation to any individual seeking competent immigration counsel in the U.S."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Cueva is an exceptional attorney who tirelessly strives to achieve the best results for all her clients. She demonstrates immense skill, professionalism, and dedication as a top-notch advocate. I strongly endorse her work."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Top notch lawyer highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Experienced and highly regarded in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Cueva cares about immigration clients and has a great team behind her."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Cueva. She is a thoughtful and caring attorney with great experience. She is a valuable member of the Avvo community and offers insight and excellent answers."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms Cueva is a passionate and zealous advocate for her immigration clients. Her unique background helps her understand the specific needs of her clients who are faced with serious immigration issues. I give her my highest recommendation."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Cueva is one of the finest immigration attorneys in her state. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Cueva's dedication to her clients is unparalleled, displayed through the long hours and personal attention she gives to each of her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Isabel is a great attorney. She puts her clients first and has a strong work ethic"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Cueva is honest, hardworking, and has a true desire to help her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Cueva is an excellent attorney who is dedicated to getting the best results for her clients. She is detail-oriented and has an extensive knowledge of the law. I highly endorse Ms. Cueva."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Cueva is an excellent attorney. She is aggressive, strong willed, and passionate in achieving her clients' goals. I'd recommend her to absolutely anyone."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Cueva is an incredible attorney. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and dedication to her clients makes her one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Cueva is a superior immigration attorney whose experience provides her clients with outstanding advocacy."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Cueva is an outstanding attorney and is a hardworking advocate for her clients. I highly recommend this lawyer."
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Salt Lake City Immigration Lawyer Isabel Cueva
Isabel Cueva
Immigration Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 13 years
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