Ray Maldonado

Ray Maldonado

  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Immigration Law
  • Arizona
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Summary

Ray A. Ybarra Maldonado is a human rights activist, author, filmmaker,, and public speaker. Born in Douglas, AZ, Ybarra Maldonado’s mother was born just a few miles to the south in the town of Agua Prieta, Sonora. As a lawyer, Ybarra Maldonado is an aggressive trial attorney who has attained not guilty verdicts for his clients in both state and federal courts. In addition to attaining not guilty verdict he has won motions to suppress evidence that have resulted in complete dismissal of cases and has attained victories at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In the immigration context, his clients have successfully been bonded out of immigration detention, attained U Visas, have had VAWA applications approved, won appeals after denials from USCIS, and attained permanent resident status following an individual hearing (equivalent of trial in immigration court), and he has had multiple cases completely dismissed or had stay of deportations granted. Ybarra Maldonado co-wrote and co-produced the award-winning documentary, “Rights on the Line: Vigilantes at the Border,” was instrumental in bringing about a major civil rights lawsuit against one of the vigilantes, and created and coordinated the Legal Observer Project during the Minutemen’s operations. He has trained hundreds of volunteers and spent months following the minutemen as they patrolled along the U.S. – Mexico Divide. His book “Born on the Border: Minutemen Vigilantes, Origins of Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Movement, and a Call for Increased Civil Disobedience” was published in 2013 and was a required reading in an Immigration class at Harvard Law School.

Education
Stanford Law School
J.D. (2007) | Law
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Honors: Public Interest Fellow Allen E. Broussard Scholar MALDEF Law School Scholarship
Activities: Co-Founder Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Co-chair Stanford Latina/o Law Students Association Co-chair National Lawyers Guild Best Team Editor Stanford International Law Journal
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Born on the Border
HISI
Awards
Top Latino Lawyer
Latino Leaders Magazine
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration Law
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Best Personal Injury Attorney in Arizona
Contact & Map
Ybarra Maldonado Law Group
2700 North Central Avenue
Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Telephone: (602) 910-4040
Fax: (602) 910-4444