Marcos Favela is an Immigration Attorney who recently joined the Maria Jones Law Firm in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Favela practiced immigration law in Los Angeles, California. He represented both detained and non-detained immigrants before Immigration Judges in Los Angeles Immigration Court, Adelanto Immigration Court, San Diego Immigration Court and Otay Mesa Immigration Court, totaling between 100 and 200 separate appearances including Bond, Master and Merits hearings.
Mr. Favela works diligently to protect the best interests of his clients and their families. He always listens to each and every client to determine their needs and goals, and then uses his training, knowledge and experience in order to find the best solutions in every situation.
For Mr. Favela, his path of becoming an Immigration Attorney started at Arizona State University where his Spanish Literature Professor asked him to consider who he was, where he was coming from, and what he was willing to fight for. Marcos was a grandson of a hard-working immigrant from Mexico who had come to the United States with a dream that one day his children would be able to go to school, even though he had never received that chance. Mr. Favela then made a decision that it was people like his grandfather he wanted to fight for, people who endured hardship for their children, and for their grandchildren, so that their families could have a better life in the United States.
As a National Hispanic Scholar, and as the recipient of the Justice John Paul Stevens Law Fellowship, Mr. Favela was afforded the opportunity to study immigration law at Santa Clara Law, and later at Berkeley Law for a summer. It was there that he built his foundation in immigration law which he continues to use at the Maria Jones Law Firm today.
- Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellow, 2014
- National Hispanic Scholar, 2006
Notable Cases Victories:
- Mr. Favela successful won the case where a Mexican citizen expressed his political opinion that privatization of the energy industry in Mexico was done corruptly, and who received death threats from government officials after leading a protest blocking train tracks at the international border.
- Mr. Favela vigorously fought for the Client, a Mexican citizen who was wrongly convicted in Mexico as an accomplice to kidnapping and murder, later exonerated on appeal, and who was tortured by police and subsequently threatened by her co-defendants upon her exoneration, and convinced the Judge to grant the case.
- Mr. Favela was able to successfully assist a Legal Permanent Resident who was falsely charged with child abuse, where she and her children were victims of a family friend’s abuse.