Maribel Garza is a Legal Assistant at Atwal & Company. She brings ten years of experience working at personal injury law firms. At the beginning of her career, she started at an entry level position, but advanced quickly and has worked extensively on both pre-litigation and litigation cases. Maribel is bilingual in English and Spanish, she is an active member of the Sacramento Legal Secretaries Association and is currently furthering her education in the legal field at the University of Phoenix.
At Atwal & Company, Maribel assists attorneys Jesse Atwal and Seun Atolagbe with personal injury, civil litigation, and immigration cases. She is excited about the opportunity to assist the firm in multiple aspects, including assisting Spanish-speaking clients. She would like to be a greater help to others and for that reason is taking Farsi classes so that in the future, she can also assist Farsi-speaking clients.
Maribel is not only excited about learning more on immigration but can also relate to our immigration clients on a personal level. She knows of the difficult journey a family goes through when a family member is deported. Maribel’s parents were both immigrants who arrived from Mexico and later became U.S. citizens; she also understands the high stress an individual goes through during deportation proceedings since her husband faced the same problem.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, documentaries, and spending time with her nine-year old son.