Maria Mendoza


University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D.
New Mexico State University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Maria Mendoza



María G. Mendoza is an experienced lawyer whose practice focuses on a wide range of complex civil litigation, immigration, and appellate matters. Internationally, Ms. Mendoza's include employment-based immigrants, real estate developers, and corporate clients.

Ms. Mendoza began her legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Vanessa Ruiz of the D.C. Court of Appeals. Ms. Mendoza has worked as a litigator at a boutique firm in the District of Columbia, where she successfully litigated over fifty IDEA matters and represented clients in litigation before the District Court for the District of Columbia. As a law student, she also worked in Schering Plough’s legal department, where she worked on complex pharmaceutical and labor law litigation disputes, and she was a summer associate at a major law firm in the Southwest.

She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and served on the Board of Directors for the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia for several years at the beginning of her career. She currently serves as a Board of Director for the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and previously held leadership positions with the D.C. Bar and Gateway Community Development Corporation.