ATTORNEY RAY A. YBARRA MALDONADO

Attorney, Human Rights Activist, Author

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TOP MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY

Ray A. Ybarra Maldonado is a top Maricop County Attorney. He’s also a human rights activist, author, filmmaker, and public speaker. Born in Douglas, AZ, Ybarra Maldonado’s mother was born a few miles to the south in the town of Agua Prieta, Sonora.
 
Ybarra Maldonado is an aggressive trial attorney. As a top Maricopa County attorney, he’s attained not guilty verdicts for his clients. Furthermore, this extends to both state and federal courts.
 
Maldonado has won motions to suppress evidence. This, in turn, results in complete dismissal of cases. He’s attained victories at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. His list of victories on behalf of clients goes on.
 

CLIENT SUCCESS

As a top immigration attorney, he’s had multiple successes for his clients.
This includes:
  • clients bonded out of immigration detention,
  • attained U Visas,
  • had VAWA applications approved,
  • won appeals after denials from USCIS,
  • attained permanent resident status following an individual hearing. This is the equivalent of trial in immigration court.
  • And, he has had multiple cases completely dismissed or had stay of deportations granted.
 

ATTORNEY SUCCESS

Maldonado co-wrote and co-produced the award-winning documentary, “Rights on the Line: Vigilantes at the Border.
 
He was instrumental in bringing about a major civil rights lawsuit against one of the vigilantes. Also, he created and coordinated the Legal Observer Project during the Minutemen’s operations. He’s 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 Disobediencewas published in 2013. It is now a required reading in an Immigration class at Harvard Law School.

MARICOPA CO IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

Maldonado writes and speaks on vigilantism, border militarization, and immigrant’s rights. Several universities invite him to speak, including, but not limited to:
  • Stanford,
  • Harvard,
  • University of California at Berkeley,
  • The Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Many community groups from Washington to Iowa have also extended invitations.
 

ACCREDITAIONS

He’s received awards for his commitment to social justice. Also, he’s testified in front of local and state bodies as well as having his work quoted at the United Nations.
 
Ybarra Maldonado is frequently quoted in both the national and international media.
His work is often profiled. Notable sources include:
  • Intelligence Report,
  • Stanford Lawyer,
  • and a 2006 Sundance Film Festival premier documentary, entitled “Crossing Arizona.”
 

GIVING BACK

Ybarra Maldonado spent a year volunteering at a migrant center in Agua Prieta, Sonora, and Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. Here, he cleaned, prepared food, and conducted human rights discussions amongst the migrants.

EDUCATION

Cochise Community College in Douglas, AZ awarded Maldonado an athletic scholarship for baseball. He later graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2002 with a degree in Religious Studies. From here, he attended Stanford Law School in 2007.
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

His previous work experience includes:


FAMILY LIFE

He currently lives in Phoenix, AZ with his wife, Angeles Maldonado, and their handsome boys, Ray Emerson and Stokely Daniel. Before his marriage to Angeles, he was “Ray Ybarra”. Since, he’s legally changed his name to “Ray Ybarra Maldonado.” The Maldonado family are avid sports fans. They love the Arizona State Sun Devils, Stanford Cardinal, and all things Arizona. This is, except for the anti-immigrant politics, of course.

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