Ms. Cardenas is the founding partner of FAMILIA AMERICA, LLC, an immigration law firm, and she is an accomplished and results-driven legal professional with a 25-year record of successful representation of clients.
Ms. Cardenas earned her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1990, and her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1986. Ms. Cardenas has been an active member of the California State Bar in good standing since 1991. She practices immigration exclusively in Utah and represents clients throughout the United. She represents clients in removal proceedings, and assists clients with family-based applications including naturalization, adjustment of status, consular processsing, Waviers, U Non-Immigrant Visas, and applications for asylum.
She has an excellent state bar record, and has earned LEAD COUNSEL recognition from LawInfo. Her legal career has been steller, and is known for her renlentless pursuit of justice and success for her clients. In October, 2001, she was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the "Top Up and Coming Litigators in California", for her extensive and impressive courtroom successes for her clients. In 2009, Ms. Cardenas commenced on an exclusive immigration practice, imparting to her clients her knowledge of immigration law and her ability to successfully navigate complex immigration matters. In May 2011, she was recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of the "30 Women to Watch in Utah." Ms. Cardenas is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Salt Lake City Chapter. She participates in extensive immigration training at the AILA National Conferences annually. Ms. Cardenas Conn is an active participant in the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., receiving 120 hours of training on complex immigration law issues.
In April, 2011, she co-wrote Utah Enacts Harsh Immigration Laws in CLINIC about Utah's State legislation regarding immigration. Ms. Cardenas Conn is an active member of the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Advisory Committee and Chamber, and in 2011, she was an independent member of the Utah Latino Legislative Task Force. She is the host of a Saturday morning radio show on La GrandD 103.2 F.M. educating her listeners on U.S. immigration laws.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lead Counsel Immigration||Lead Counsel Board||2013|
|Professionals For Premios Excelencia 2012||Latin American Chamber of Commerce||2012|
|30 Women to Watch in the State of Utah||Utah Business Magazine||2011|
|Top Up and Coming Litigators in California||Daily Journal||2001|
|Contract Attorney||Mexican Government/Salt Lake City Consulate||2013 - Present|
|Associate- Litigation||Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP||1999 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Catholic Business Network||Board of Director||2012 - Present|
|Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce||Member||N/A|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Utah Latino Legislative Task Force||Independent Member||2011 - 2012|
|Utah Chamber of Commence||Advisory Board||2011 - 2012|
|In the Matter of Marco XXXXXXX||Administrative Closure- Work Permit|
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|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||Mediation & Advanced Mediation Courses||Attorney Participant/Strauss Institute of ADR||N/A|
|La GranD 102.3 FM Saturdays 8-9 a.m.||Radio Host - The Gloria Cardenas Immigration Show||2013|
|Peruvian Consulate- Salt Lake City, Utah||U Visas and Other Ways to Obtain Lawful Status in the U.S.||2012|
|Peruvian Consulate -Salt Lake City Utah||DEFERED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVAL||2012|
|Peruvian Consulate- Salt Lake City, Utah||HOW TO GET YOUR GREEN CARD WITHOUT LEAVING THE U.S.||2011|
|Utah Chamber of Commence||FAMILY IMMIGRATION||2010|