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Maria Isabel Cueva

also known as Isabel Cueva

About me

Ms. Isabel Cueva is a U.S. Immigration Lawyer who represents both individuals and corporations in all 50 states and around the world. Ms. Cueva specializes in deportation defense, family visas, waivers, and employment-based visas.

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 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.

Ms. Cueva went on to receive 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. 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, and then moved to her native Utah to start her own law firm.

Ms. Cueva enjoys the fulfillment of helping her clients successfully navigate through the complex legal system of Immigration Law. Her fluency in Spanish and in Hispanic culture allows her to meet the unique language and cultural needs of her clientele.

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.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    7 years



Free consultation (10 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Julia Thome

    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.


    Julia Thome Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jacqueline Linglin Shi

    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.


    Jacqueline Shi Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Isabel Cueva, PLLC

2150 South 1300 East Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT, 84106

South Jordan Office

10808 South River Front Parkway.
Suite 3064
South Jordan, UT, 84095

Provo Office

3651 North 100 East
Provo, UT, 84604



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2015
Top ContributorAVVO2015
Excellent RatingAVVO2015
5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Reva Beck Bosone ScholarshipS.J Quinney College of Law2009
High HonorsMagna Cum Laude2006
High HonorsPHI KAPPA PHI Honors Society.2006
High HonorsPsi Chi National Honors Society2006
Law ReviewLaw Review Member2006
Honor RollDeans Honor Roll Law School2006
Larry H. & Gail Miller ScholarshipUniversity of Utah2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Isabel Cueva, PLLC2015 - Present
Founding Immigration AttorneyHigbee & Associates - ImmigrateFast2012 - 2014
Associate Immigration AttorneyMillar & Smith, PLLC2010 - 2012
VolunteerCentro de la Familia2008 - 2010
Law ClerkExecutive Office For Immigration Review2008 - 2009
Law ClerkHigbee & Associates2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Professional WomenMember2015 - Present
Utah AILA ChapterAILA2015 - Present
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectAttorney Member2014 - Present
American Immigration CouncilContributor2013 - Present
Southern California AILA ChapterMember2012 - Present
EB5 InvestorsMember2012 - Present
Washington AILA ChapterMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Latina/o Bar Association of WashingtonMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
ImmigrateFastFounding Attorney2012 - 2014
Northwest Immigration Rights ProjectPro Bono Attorney2010 - 2012
Practitioner of Foreign LawAttorney Member2010 - 2012
Rainier Riot S.C.Board Member2010 - 2012
National Latina/o Law Student AssociationTreasurer2006 - 2009
Latino Student RecruitmentPresident2004 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)Granted
AsylumAsylee status granted and clients then received their green cards
H-1B VisaForeign talent allowed to work for US company
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarMatter of Quilantan Waive Through Entries2015
Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubImmigration Consequences of Crimes2014
Comunidades UnidasKnow Your Immigration Rights2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association - ChatWhat Everyone Should Know About U.S. Immigration Law2014
WebinarComplex Issues in Adjustment of Status2013
Tim Conway JR Show KFI AMBetween Borders: Crossing the U.S. Mexico Border2013
KFI AM Los AngelesImmigration Law & Politics2013
Immigration & PoliticsThe Fall of DOMA and Same-Sex Immigration Benefits2013
DACA 101Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
One AmericaNaturalization & U.S. Citizenship2011