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Legal Assistance
April 7, 2018

Please note: 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.

Attorneys in Mexico

The Embassy and its 9 Consulates General cannot represent U.S. citizens in court nor provide legal counsel. Instead, 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 within 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.

The lists of attorneys are the result of recommendations received by the Embassy and consulates, as well as direct contact by the Embassy/consulates to attorneys. The specialization of each attorney is listed along with other relevant information.

Any attorney about whom the Embassy and consulates have received complaints is not included in this list. Also, we are mindful of the problem of coyotes and no individual believed by the Embassy and consulates to be a coyote or associated with the coyote trade has been included. (Coyotes are persons claiming to be or represent influential attorneys who can arrange a quick release from jail in exchange for a large amount of cash, but whose successes are limited to draining friends and families of their resources).

Although we have used care in compiling this list, we cannot guarantee nor assume responsibility for the competence or integrity of the individuals whose names are listed. For this reason, we appreciate receiving comments, favorable as well as unfavorable, concerning the performance of attorneys on the list. Such comments will assist us in the annual review of the list.

Attorneys Not On The List
These lists are not exhaustive. Many reputable lawyers have chosen not to be included. Thus, if you choose a Mexican attorney whose name is not listed, you can verify his/her legal credential and any complaints that have been registered with the Mexican Bar Association.

Attorneys in the United States
To locate attorneys in the U.S., we refer you to the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory which can be viewed at www.martindale.com.

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.