Maria Isabel Cueva

attorney at law

Isabel Cueva is a U.S. Immigration Lawyer who represents both individuals and corporations in all 50 states and around the world. She has extensive experience in deportation defense, family visas, waivers, and employment-based visas. Currently her main focus are family-based affirmative petitions. 

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Ms. Cueva is a first generation immigrant who migrated to the U.S. when she was eight years old. She received her Bachelor's degree at the age of 19 from the University of Utah where she was awarded the Larry H. and Gail Miller Enrichment Scholarship for her entire undergraduate career. Ms. Cueva graduated Magna Cum Laude and with honors from the Psi Chi National Honors Society and PHI KAPPA PHI Honors Society.

She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the reputable S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. As a student she clerked for the Honorable William Nixon in the United States Executive Office for Immigration Review in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ms. Cueva was the youngest in her graduating class at age 22. Upon graduating Ms. Cueva practiced immigration law in Seattle and in British Columbia, where she gained a reputation handling highly complex cases. Ms. Cueva was recruited by a national law firm in Orange County, California to start an immigration division. She spent two years in California, building a client base of more than 600 clients, and then moved to her native Utah in 2015 to start her own law firm.

Ms. Cueva believes in honest representation and in empowering her clients with information and knowledge so that they can make an informed decision. She believes in transparency and high-quality work. She is dedicated to her community and is passionate in keeping families united. 

Ms. Cueva is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyer's Association and is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington. Due to the federal nature of U.S. immigration law, Ms. Cueva is able to represent clients nationwide.


Alyssa Cueva

Senior Paralegal

Alyssa Cueva grew up in Orem, Utah, and attended Utah Valley University. While at UVU, she majored in Criminology and competed in a crime scene investigation team that placed second in the nation.

Alyssa is the senior paralegal at the Cueva Law Firm. She is an expert in Adjustment of Status petitions, Naturalization, and Removal of Conditional Residence. 

When Alyssa is not in the office, she is busy being a supermom to her 4 children, including her chubby little toddler. Her favorite TV show is Grey's Anatomy.


Alexandra "Aly" Johnson

Supervising paralegal

Aly Johnson was raised just outside of Logan, Utah, and graduated cum laude from Utah State University in 2014. As a paralegal at the Cueva Law Firm, Aly focuses on some of our most complex cases, including I-601 waivers of inadmissibility and affirmative asylum petitions. 

Aly's favorite part about working at the Cueva Law Firm is the extensive research that is required for affirmative immigration applications. She enjoys knowing that her work helps families stay together and allows them to move past their immigration concerns and on to creating a better life here in the United States.

Outside of work, Aly enjoys drawing and crafting, staying up-to-date with politics and world news, and going on adventures with her three-legged dog Sage.


Diana Penelope Rodriguez

legal assistant

Diana was born to Mexican immigrant parents who came to the United States during the Reagan era. After more than 20 years in this country, her parents were finally able to obtain U.S. citizenship - a very proud moment for the Rodriguez family.

Diana is finishing her final year at the University of Utah in pursuit of a Bachelors in History. Not only is Diana taking more than 20 credit hours per semester to graduate early, she works full-time to fund her education and is preparing to attend Law School after graduation.

Aside from her ambition, Diana is set apart by her compassion and sweet-caring nature. If you call our office, chances are Diana will be answering your call. She is always eager to help in any way that she can.