Meet Our Team
Lic. Meredith R. Brown | California State Bar # 189386
Meredith Brown practices in virtually all areas of immigration law and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Immigration Section, and she is an active member of the National Immigration Project, and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA) since 1997.
Ms. Brown is a graduate of Occidental College and Loyola Law School, and she prides herself on her 30+ years’ work with various non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. She has traveled extensively to El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and other Latin American countries, and has done coursework at Sussex and Cambridge Universities in England.
Attorney Brown participates with a variety of television and radio news broadcasts in the Los Angeles area. She also gives weekly commentary with Central American TV, analyzing different cases and helping to clarify what is one of the most complex areas of law: immigration.
Tracy Martinez – Receptionist
Tracy Martinez was born in Nicaragua and raised in Los Angeles. She went to school to obtain her Medical Assistant license. And worked in the Medical Field for 15 years.
Growing up in the Mid-City/Pico-Union area, she had seen first-hand accounts of family and friends who no matter how hard they worked the ability to advance and prosper were at a halt due to Immigrational status and injustices. So when the opportunity to join a team that helps out the community for people who are in the pursuit of improving their lives through immigration. She knew she wanted to be part of the changes and commitment of the Law Office of Meredith Brown and her outstanding staff.
Guadalupe Saavedra – Legal Assistant
Guadalupe was born in Los Angeles, California. She majored in Chicano/a Studies with a concentration in immigration law and policies, in addition to a double major in Spanish in order to assist her community.
Her father immigrated as a derivative from the Bracero program as her grandfather was an active participant, and her mother was able to obtain legal status through President Reagan’s Amnesty. Her interest in immigration started while she was a student at UCLA back in 2013 and started an internship with a local non-profit in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Guadalupe also has a Labor and Workplace minor where she assisted in various research helping the immigrant Latino community and fight for the $15 an hour for essential workers. Her immigration experience started during President Obama’s DACA program and the start of the I-601A waiver applications. She loves helping families while reuniting them so they can have a more stable emotional and economical lifestyle.
Mayra Contreras – Legal Assistant
Mayra Contreras was born and raised in El Monte, CA, which is predominantly made
up of the Latinx community, to parents who immigrated from Mexico. Colima and a small pueblo in Jalisco called Zapotitlan de Vadillo.
Mayra received a BA in Political Science from UC Riverside and prior to working at the Law Office of Meredith Brown she worked as a Youth Advocate Intern at a nonprofit organization in high school called Day One El Monte.
"I became interested in immigration law around 2016. The political climate was intense and very terrifying and uncertain for the immigrant community at the time, and I wanted to help them out as much as possible. I was fortunate enough that her parents had become US citizens years prior, but she knew a lot of people, including some of my friends’ parents, who were still struggling to obtain legal status."
"It was also around the time that my grandmother and uncle passed away shortly after receiving their Legal Permanent Residency and Citizenship. I saw first hand the amount of time and effort they put into obtaining their legal status, and found it difficult knowing that they weren’t able to enjoy it. However, seeing how long they had to wait for it, inspired and motivated me to help others to overcome that same process."
Sol Crocker – Receptionist/Translator
Sol was born and raised in Northern Argentina, in a city called San Miguel de Tucuman. Ms.Crocker came to the USA in 1989, after marrying a US citizen in Argentina. She is now a naturalized US citizen.
Ms. Crocker received a Certificate of Proficiency in English for Foreign Students, issued by the University of Cambridge, when she was 16 years old. After graduating from High School with honors, Ms.Crocker studied Chemical Engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman. Unfortunately, her studies were interrupted by a tragic incident that affected her whole family.
Working at the Law Office of Meredith Brown has made Ms. Crocker realize how complicated and difficult it is to immigrate legally to the USA. She has a deep desire to help the immigrant community create better living conditions through legal immigration procedures. She is proud of her contribution as an administrative staff member.
Reese Cuevas - Media Producer
Reese Cuevas was born and raised in Montebello, CA to both first and second generation immigrants who left Queretaro, Mexico to move to the United States.
Reese is currently studying Media Production at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, CA.
"I have always felt a strong connection to immigrants' rights given that many members of my family are first or second generation immigrants from Mexico. Despite hearing many stories passed down from both family and friends alike I will never truly comprehend the difficult journey of immigrating and assimilating into the United States. I do however have a deep seated respect for those who came before me and those who arrive after in pursuit of a better quality of life in the United States. I am proud to help serve those members of our community who are currently undergoing the immigration process as well as share their inspiring stories with our community. I believe that in sharing stories of community members success through the immigration process that we can inspire those with doubts that they deserve the same rights and opportunities as citizens of the United States".