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April 7, 2018

The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

The Embassy and Consulates General cannot represent U.S. citizens in court nor provide legal counsel. You may wish to consult with an attorney in Mexico, who can provide advice on your options and remedies within the Mexican legal system. The Embassy and Consulates in Mexico maintain a list of local attorneys who speak English. However, we cannot recommend a particular attorney and assume no responsibility for the quality of service provided. 

Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The information is provided by the attorneys. We cannot guarantee nor assume responsibility for the competence or integrity of the individuals whose names are listed.  These lists are not exhaustive. Many reputable lawyers choose not to be included. You can verify an attorney’s credentials (cedula professional) on the National Registry of Professionals. You can also verify if a law firm has received a complaint in the Commercial Bureau of the Mexican Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO). 

Attorney Lists by Post

Ciudad Juarez

Guadalajara

Hermosillo

Matamoros

Mexico City

Merida

Monterrey

Nogales

Nuevo Laredo

Tijuana

Attorneys Not on the List 
These lists are not exhaustive. Many reputable lawyers choose not to be included. You can verify an attorney’s credentials (cedula professional) on the National Registry of Professionals. You can also verify if a law firm has received a complaint in the Commercial Bureau of the Mexican Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO). 

Attorneys in the United States
To locate attorneys in the United States, the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory can be viewed at www.martindale.com. 

Titles
In Mexico the title Licenciado (abbreviated Lic.) is used to indicate a professional person, not necessarily an attorney. All Licenciados on this list are licensed to practice law. The terms bufete and despacho refer to a law office or firm of lawyers. 

U.S. Privacy Act
The U.S. Privacy Act, in general, precludes the Embassy from releasing information about U.S. citizens without their permission.