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Javier N. Maldonado is a lawyer in private practice in San Antonio, Texas who specializes in representing individuals in complex federal and state litigation in the areas of immigration, employment disputes, criminal, and civil rights law. He attended Columbia University for both undergraduate and law school and then clerked for the Hon. George P. Kazen in Laredo, Texas. Mr. Maldonado was awarded a Skadden Fellowship to work at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and then joined the legal staff at the end of his fellowship. He was subsequently employed as a trial attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and then became the executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of Texas where he litigated class action and individual civil rights cases on behalf of immigrants. Since March 2006, Mr. Maldonado has been in private practice and regularly presents at state and national conferences on civil rights and immigration matters.

Bar Admissions

Texas, Western, Southern, and Northern Districts of Texas, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

Board of Directors,  National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

Board of Directors,  RAICES

Member,  American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member,  Texas Employment Lawyer's Association

Member,  National Police Accountability Project


Allison is an associate attorney with the Law Office of Javier N. Maldonado. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, where she majored in Spanish and Anthropology and volunteered at La Escuelita, an after-school program for immigrant youth. Because of her experience at La Escuelita, Allison decided to become an immigration attorney.

Allison graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in May of 2013, where she was involved in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic representing asylees and compiling data on the detained immigrant population in Minnesota for the Advocates for Human Rights. Allison also received an Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship to intern with Proyecto Libertad in Harlingen, Texas, where she prepared U Visa and VAWA petitions for battered immigrant survivors of violence.

At the Law Office of Javier N. Maldonado, Allison focuses her practice on all facets of immigration and criminal law. She is fluent in Spanish. In her free time, Allison enjoys singing a cappella, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Bar Admissions

Texas, Western District of Texas

Professional Affiliations

Member, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association


Barbara “Barbie” Turner started with the Law Office of Javier N. Maldonado in 2011. She has over six years of experience as a paralegal and has worked in a variety of fields such as Bankruptcy, Criminal, Immigration, Labor (Employment), and Personal Injury. She plays a vital role in our office as she operates the reception, preparing documentation, scheduling, calendaring, invoicing, billing, indexing, filing, and has been a Licensed Notary Public since 2011. Each day she is motivated by the opportunity to help people, and experience new and interesting challenges. In her free time she enjoys bowling and spending time outdoors with her boyfriend and Chihuahua.

Licensed Notary Public in the State of Texas

Phone bank volunteer for the Wendy Davis campaign for Governor.

Phone bank volunteer for Obama’s election years 2008-2009 and 2011-2012.

Volunteer for the San Antonio Food Bank Canstruction 2010 & 2011.

Member of the AIA Bowling League 2010 & 2011.