Offering our community a combined 38 years of legal experience
Attorneys Magaly Fontes and Margarita Silva utilize family based and employment based immigration laws, among other immigration policies, to open the doors to the U.S. for many foreign nationals. We provide reasonable flat fees and a commitment to excellence for every client. Our law office is dedicated to offering premier quality and professional service, objective advice that is consistent with truth and honor, loyalty, and affordable fees.
Our team is devoted to customer satisfaction and quality service.
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Magaly was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. Her family immigrated to the United States in the late 1980’s. The hardships that she and her parents encountered throughout their route to Naturalization motivated Magaly to become an attorney.
Margarita is an attorney focusing in the areas of immigration (deportation defense and family immigration) and criminal defense (federal, state, municipal courts). Ms. Silva is in involved in various professional and community service…
Sarai immigrated from Mexico as a child and personally experienced the challenges that come with the legal process of obtaining lawful status. “I can empathize with our clients so I do my best to help them achieve the same wonderful opportunities…
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Magaly was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. Her family immigrated to the United States in the late 1980’s. The hardships that she and her parents encountered throughout their route to Naturalization motivated Magaly to become an attorney. She has been actively involved in her community since she graduated from Cortez High School in the year 2000. Magaly attended Arizona State University and earned her Bachelor of Science, with an emphasis in Global Business, and graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors in May of 2003.
She worked for a criminal defense firm in Arizona prior to moving to Houston, Texas and accepting a meritorious scholarship to attend the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. During the summer breaks from her legal studies, Magaly clerked for various law firms whose specialties ranged from medical malpractice, immigration law, and criminal defense. Shortly after May 2007, upon completion of law school, Magaly practiced as a personal injury and civil rights plaintiff’s attorney for a private law firm in Phoenix, Arizona. She recently wed Eugenio Ruger Fontes, a Nogales, Arizona native, who is a talented Certified Public Accountant in the Valley of the Sun.
Magaly Fontes is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. She is an effective decision maker with excellent analytical skills that are focused toward the achievement of her clients’ goals. Mrs. Fontes has been representing clients and advocating their cause in court since she became admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2007. She is also available to appear before the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Executive Office of Immigration Review in Immigration Court.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
American Immigration Lawyers Association
State Bar Of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Los Abogados Bar Association
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
American Bar Association
MARGARITA SILVA is a an attorney focusing in the areas of immigration (deportation defense and family immigration) and criminal defense (federal, state, municipal courts). Ms. Silva is in involved in various professional and community service organizations, serving as member of the Arizona State Bar delegation to the ABA House of Delegates, 2008 – Current; Board of Directors, Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, 2011 – Current (2016 Vice President); St. Joseph’s Hospital Community Board 2012 – Current (Chair, Medical Staff Relations Committee); Board of Directors, Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association (14 years, President 2006); Criminal Justice Act Panel Review Committee (2010-2016); American Immigration Lawyer’s Association, the National Immigration Project, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the State Bar Immigration Section. Ms. Silva serves as a judge pro tempore in the Guadalupe Municipal Court and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is frequently invited to present on the topic of immigration to attorneys, professional organizations and community groups. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Silva was an assistant public defender in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Former member: City of Phoenix Judicial Selection Advisory Board, 2007 – 2014 (Chair 2010, 2014); Federal Magistrate Appointment/Re-Appointment Committee, District of Arizona (2006, 2009); Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Minorities in the Judiciary (2001-2011); the Badger Foundation 2005-2008; SBA Criminal Justice Executive Council; SBA Immigration Section Executive Council and; SBA CLE Committee.
Education: Juris Doctor, 1995, ASU College of Law; B.S. in Public Administration, 1992, University of Arizona
Admitted: State Bar of Arizona, 1995; U.S. District Court for Arizona, 1996; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014
Sarai immigrated from Mexico as a child and personally experienced the challenges that come with the legal process of obtaining lawful status. “I can empathize with our clients so I do my best to help them achieve the same wonderful opportunities that the United States has offered me and my family.” She is a Paralegal of High Distinction with over 16 years of customer service that is tailored towards relief in immigration, criminal defense, and bankruptcy.
Zegdhi was born in Mexico, but has called the U.S. her home since she was a child. Throughout her education, she knew she wanted to make a difference, so she decided to work in the legal field. “I feel truly rewarded helping our clients overcome their legal obstacles as they find a new path in the area of bankruptcy, immigration, or criminal defense. My background and 14 years of customer service enhances my skills so our team can go above and beyond with each case.”
Originally from El Paso Texas, Crystal moved to Arizona for a new career path, tailored to helping people in the area of finance. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. Growing up near the border allowed her to enjoy American and Mexican cultures. “I strongly believe in our mission to transform people’s lives for the best, as we help our clients navigate their financial, immigration, and criminal matters. Our office truly cares about every person and we handle their case as if it was our own. I am proud to work for this Firm.”
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Phoenix, Arizona 85013