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Martin C Fontes

Criminal defense Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 19 years
    Arizona - AZ 17 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Mr. Fontes was born and raised in Nogales, Arizona, and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of San Diego in 1997. Mr. Fontes played football for the University of San Diego Toreros.

Mr. Fontes graduated from the Arizona State College of Law in May of 2004 and was admitted to the California Bar that year. During law school Mr. Fontes clerked for the Law Office of Gabriel Valdez Jr., which specializes in criminal defense. Mr. Fontes also clerked for the Honorable James A. Soto at the Santa Cruz County Superior Court of Arizona.

Upon completion of law school, Mr. Fontes practiced as an Immigration Attorney for a private law firm in Orange County, CA for approximately two years. Mr. Fontes has represented thousands of immigrants and their families before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and before the Executive Office of Immigration Review in Immigration Court.

Mr. Fontes is admitted to practice law before all California State Courts. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Central District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Location

Fontes Law Group PC
2677 N Main St, Ste 820
Santa Ana, CA, 92705-6623
Fontes Law Group, PC
3610 Central Avenue, Ste. 204
Riverside, CA, 92506
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Posted by Monica Bayarri | August 12, 2019
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100% Recommended
I hired Attorney Fontes for an adjustment of status for my father. From the day that I met him, I could tell he was very skilled and experience. I had been looking for attorneys for almost a year and he was the one that I felt I could trust. I live in Miami and he is in Santa Ana California. My father lives in Houston. I strongly recommend him and if I ever need his service I will rehire him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2016
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Honest and Professional!
Attorney Martin Fontes helped me with a difficult immigration case. My citizenship application was questioned and we had to go to trial. He fought for me and made me feel safe and in good hands. I felt that his priority was to help me and not money, like it usually is with lawyers. His assistant, Mayela, is also outstanding: professional and helpful. I recommend this firm for any of your immigration issues without hesitation!
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Nicastro Piscopo, Aplc
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Santa Cruz County Superior Court
  • 2003 - 2003

Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 10
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Violent crime Attorney | Oct 10
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Fontes has over 14 years of experience in immigration law. He has helped thousands of individuals in removal proceedings before Immigration Judges and in obtaining their lawful permanent status and citizenship before USCIS and several consulates. Mr. Fontes is well-known in Southern California, including but not limited to: Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Los Angeles County. His ability to speak Spanish allows him to connect with his clients individually."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 13
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Fontes!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 05
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Fontes receives my endorsement 100% - his accomplishments and experience speak volumes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. By far, Mr. Fontes is the most ethical, fair, honest and exceptional attorney I have yet to meet."
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Santa Ana Criminal defense Lawyer Martin C Fontes
Martin C Fontes
Criminal defense Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 19 years