Maria joined Quiroga Law Office in June 2016 and began practicing Immigration law. She was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. Maria immigrated to the United States with her parents in pursuit of the American dream as a young adult.
Maria overcame the language and culture barriers to be able to attend college. She graduated with honors from the University of California Los Angeles in 2011 with a degree in Political Science. Maria then obtained a juris doctor degree from Loyola Law School Los Angeles in 2014.
During law school Maria externed at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles with the Honorable Julia Brand. She also participated in the Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic. There she assisted in the representation of persons who have been wrongfully convicted and youth who are sentenced to unjustly disproportionate adult prison sentences.
Prior to joining the firm, Maria was the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Adriana Escobar in Department 14 of the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada from 2014-2016. During the two years of her judicial clerkship Judge Escobar had a full civil docket, a criminal docket, and the Specialty Courts (Mental Health, Drug Court, Felony DUI, Veterans Court and O.P.E.N). Ms. Quiroga is currently a member of the Latino Bar Association and the Howard D. Mckibben American Inns of Court.
Quiroga Law Office, PLLC 2017-Present
Hutchinson & Steffen, LLC August 2016- June 2017
Eighth Judicial District Court August 2014 – August 2016
Judicial Law Clerk
United States Bankruptcy Court June 2013 – August 2014
Judicial Extern for the Honorable Julia Brand
Loyola Law School
Juris Doctor, July 2014
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Attended: Fall 2011- Spring 2012
Honor: Distinguish Academic Honor Roll
Rank: Top 20% as of spring 2012
University of California Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, June 2011