Christina Rosado (Rosado-Maher), Attorney
Attorney Christina Rosado (Rosado-Maher) has been practicing exclusively in the field of immigration law for more than 10 years and has worked on hundreds of immigration cases representing clients across multiple nationalities. Before moving to New Mexico, she clerked at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP in San Francisco focusing on complex deportation cases before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts.
Upon moving to New Mexico, she led the Immigration Department at Catholic Charities as the Legal Director responsible for affirmative family based immigration cases. Thereafter, she served as the Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer for the University of New Mexico advising F-1 and J-1 students, scholars and their family members about short and long term immigration options. Most recently Christina was a Partner at Kitson & Rosado and, earlier, was the lead family attorney at Lawit & Kitson.
Christina serves as a volunteer attorney with New Mexico Legal Aid Statewide Legal Helpline, is a volunteer attorney in the area of Immigration Law with the Bridge the Gap Mentorship Program of the State Bar of New Mexico and is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for a local non-profit organization devoted to advocating for victims of violent crimes. Christina also volunteers with several other non-profit organizations and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Project for the National Lawyers Guild. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops on immigration issues.
Christina received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law (Boston). She is admitted to practice law in the State of New Mexico, and is fluent in Spanish. Christina grew up along the US/Mexico border in Southern California and was raised by immigrant parents from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.