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About me

I enjoy reading (i.e. law, technology, internet), and learning about business. As far as my hobbies, I enjoy photography, although I do not have much time any more to go and shoot nature. I also enjoy design (graphic design). 


On the weekends, I spend time with my wife and children. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 60%
    7 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 40%
    7 years



Hourly ($150-200/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Amy R Pivetta Hoffman

    I would never hesitate to send an immigration client to Hector. He truly understands the risks that those new to our country face and takes these matters seriously, handling them with care. He's also a great guy!


    Amy Hoffman Business Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Becki L Wheeler

    I have worked both with Hector and as opposing counsel on many matters. He has always been professional and efficient at resolving issues and is a very strong advocate for his clients. I refer all my clients looking into bankruptcy to Hector and am assured they will be in good hands.


    Becki Wheeler Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Certificate of Recognition and AppreciationSpokane County Bar Association Family Law Section2011
Academic Scholarship RecipientWashington Association of Corporate Counsel2009
Second Best Oralist (Linden Cup)Gonzaga University School of Law2009
Bar Preparation Scholarship RecipientLatina/o Bar Association of Washington2009
Academic Scholarship RecipientLoren Miller Bar Association2009
Diversity Scholarship RecipientLatina/o Bar Association of Washington2008
Carl J. Maxey Diversity ScholarshipSpokane County Bar Association / Diversity Section2008
Carl J. Maxey Diversity ScholarshipSpokane County Bar Association / Diversity Section2007
25% Law School Academic Merit Scholarship RecipientThomas M. Cooley School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorGonzaga University School Of Law2014 - Present
PartnerQuiroga Law Office, PLLC2009 - Present
Rule 9 Legal InternEtter, McMahon, Lamberson, & Oreskovich P.C2009 - 2009
Law Clerk for the Honorable Chief Judge Robert H. Whaley.Federal Court Eastern District of Washington2008 - 2009
Law Clerk - Department of Labor and IndustriesWashington State Attorney General Office2008 - 2008
Legal InternWorld Relief2007 - 2007
Casualty Claim ExaminerSafeco Insurance Company of America2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemeber2011 - Present
Member of the Spokane County Bar Association, Diversity SectionMember2010 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Solo & Small Practice SectionMember2010 - Present
Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation SectionMember2010 - Present
Bankruptcy Bar Asociation for the Eastern District of WashingtonMember2010 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Diversity SectionMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Knights of ColumbusFirst Degree Knight2009 - Present
St. Mary’s Catholic ParishPastoral Council2009 - Present
Hispanic Business and Professional AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington State Association for Justice, Diversity CommitteeEagle MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re: RVFully favorable
Buscher v. Liberty MutualSettled
In Re AdamsFull Chapter 7 Discharge
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawTransfered to Gonzaga School of Law2009
Gonzaga UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Gonzaga UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Presentation on International and Immigration Law in the Private SectorImmigration2015
Immigration Law Primer for English as a Second Language TeachersImmigration2015
Gave CLE Protecting Immigrant Children and Youth Through Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in State Court ActionsImmigration2015
Gave CLE at the Solo and Small Firm ConferenceImmigration | DACA and DAPA2015
Gave CLE - Immigration Consequences of CrimesImmigration2014
Gave CLE - Immigration Considerations for the Non U.S. Citizen DefendantImmigration2013
CLE Diversity in the Legal ProfessionLaw and Diversity2011
Gave CLE - Effective Use of Blogs and Social Media and Related Ethical ConcernsEthical Concerns for attorneys regarding Social Media2010
CLE Diversity in the Legal ProfessionNeed for diverse legal professionals in Spokane County2010
Bankruptcy Effects on Immigrant FamiliesBankruptcy, Family, and Immigration2010