Blanca Estela Zarazua

Ms. Zarazúa’s father Aquilino Zarazúa came to the United States in 1945 as a Bracero or guest worker. Thanks to his hard work and support Ms. Zarazúa was able to pursue a formal education and become a California attorney. She maintains her own law practice in Monterey County, California and has been in practice since 1987 when she began working as Associate Tax Counsel with Bank of America in San Francisco, California. Prior to joining Bank of America, Ms. Zarazúa worked as a law clerk with the California Supreme Court in San Francisco. While still a student, Ms. Zarazúa worked for the Peace Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and Goodrich, Little, Riquelme & Asociados, a Mexico City law firm. 

In 2003 Ms. Zarazúa was appointed by Mexico’s former President Vicente Fox to serve as Honorary Consul of Mexico for Monterey and Santa Cruz counties; this is a life time appointment. She has also served on the board of international advisors for the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Ms. Zarazúa is a graduate of Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges with a degree in foreign languages. She earned an MBA from UC Berkeley; a JD from Santa Clara University; and an LL.M. from Golden Gate University. While attending Santa Clara University Ms. Zarazúa served as a Comments Editor for the Law Review and also competed and was honored with the Best Advocate Award in the law school’s Moot Court Competition. She has completed studies in Oxford, England; Rome, Italy; and Guadalajara, Mexico. Ms. Zarazúa represents individuals and families with respect to immigration legal matters. More specifically she handles family-based petitions; waivers; DACA; naturalization and EB5 investor-based visas.

 Blanca Estela Zarazúa, Esq.
Blanca Estela Zarazúa, Esq.
The Latin America and Caribbean Chapter of AILA
 Board of Directors

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