Arizona State University, B.S., Finance and Spanish, 1991
University of Arizona, J.D., cum laude, 1995
1995, Arizona, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
American Bar Association (Member, Immigration Law Section); State Bar of Arizona (Member, Sections on: Real Property Law; International Law; Immigration Law); American Immigration Lawyers Association; Pima County Bar Association.
Nogales, Arizona, April 24, 1968
Recipient: Tucson Business Edge, 40 Under 40 Award, 2005; Top Lawyers in Tucson, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Corporate Law, 2009; Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., Corporate Law, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Author, "Hazardous Waste and Customs Policies Along the U.S./Mexico Border: Through the Maze of Legal and Administrative Requirements," Hazwaste 96 Symposium; Speaker, "Ethics and the Real Estate Lawyer," October 2005. Speaker: "Non-Immigrant Work Visas," March 2003; "Overview of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods," February 2002; "Basic Contract Consideration in Cross-Border Transactions," February 2002. Member: The Governor's Southern Arizona Hispanic Advisory Committee, 1994-1996; Board of Directors, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 1996-1998; Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, 2001-2003; Board of Directors, University of Arizona Law College Association, 2001-present. President, Hispanic Professional Action Committee, 2005. Board of Directors, 1998-present, Board Vice Chair, 2005-2006, Board Chair, 2007-present and Tucson Conquistadores, 2008-present, Child and Family Services, Inc. Board Member, Children's Action Alliance Board of Directors, January 2009-present. Trustee, July 2008-June 2011 and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, July 2011-present, San Miguel High School Board of Trustees.