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Northern Nevada Legal Team

John Lee Carrico, Attorney:

John Carrico

John Lee Carrico, Immigration and Criminal Defense lawyer represents clients in major personal injury and accident matters as well. Mr. Carrico represents clients in all criminal and civil courts in Northern Nevada and Immigration Courts in Nevada and Northern California.

John Lee Carrico has been practicing law in the State of Nevada for 40 years. He has practiced in the areas of Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Family Law and U.S Immigration Law. Mr. Carrico graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Relations and then moved on to graduate with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of California-Hastings Law School.

  • Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member of American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of State Bar of Nevada
  • Owner-Family Visa & Immigrant Services, LLC

He has litigated cases in state, federal and U.S. Immigration courts in the following areas:

  • Asylum, Cancellation of Removal and Deportation, Adjustment of Status to Permanent Residence, Criminal and Fraud Waivers, Business & Employment Visas including: H1-B, TN Visas, L1-A and L1-B Visas, E-1 and E-2 Visas, P Visas(Professional Athletes and Entertainers) I-140 Adjustment of Status for Business Owners, Managers and Employees. Waivers of Inadmissibility Deportation, FiancĂ© Visas, and Labor Certification.
  • Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability, Medical Malpractice, Construction Site Injuries, Automobile, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents, Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Defense of Drug Possession and Sales, Domestic Battery, Driving Under the Influence
  • Marital Property Settlement Agreements, Adoption and Divorce Law


  • Juris Doctorate: University of California Hastings Law School, San Francisco, California
  • Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science and Foreign Relations: University of Nevada, Reno

Galen David Carrico, Attorney:

Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Brent Adams of the Second Judicial District Court in Washoe County, Nevada from 2012 to 2013.

Intern Washoe County Public Defenders Office, Summer 2011.

Galen joined the law firm as an attorney in 2013. He has worked for the firm as a legal assistant on immigration matters since 2004 and has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 2011.

Galen has represented immigrants before the Immigration Courts of Nevada in Las Vegas and Reno in Master and Individual Hearings, in Cancellation of Removal and Asylum/Withholding of Removal cases. He has also represents clients in Nevada state courts in criminal defense matters, including violations, misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and felonies.


  • Juris Doctorate: University of Oregon 2012
  • Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations: University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) 2008

Ana Montoya, Immigration Lawyer:

Ana Montoya, Immigration Lawyer

Ana has been with Family Visa & Immigration Services since August, 2015 and is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Ana worked as a Paralegal from August 2015 to May 2016.


  • Admitted State Bar of Nevada, May 2016
  • Juris Doctorate: California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism/ Political Science: University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, 2010

Laura Botello: Legal Assistant

Laura prepares the following petitions for the firm's clients:

  • DACA - Deferred Action for Early Arrivals
  • Green Card Renewals/Replacements
  • Naturalization Petitions
  • 130 Petitions
  • I 751 Petitions

Graciela Pinto: Legal Assistant

Graciela was originally hired as the firm's Summer Intern and is currently enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Graciela currently serves as file clerk and assists the attorneys in preparation for immigration court room proceedings and document gathering and processing is support of I 601A Waivers of Inadmissibility. She also assists with record sealing.

Mariela Castillo: Receptionist/ File Clerk

Emigrated from Puebla Mexico at the age of 8. Mariela is bilingual and fluent in English an Spanish.

  • Truckee Meadows Community College 2010- 2012
  • Graduated from Reed High School in 2010.
Graduated from Reed High School in 2010. Truckee Meadows Community College 2010- 2012 Bilingual Spanish/ English.