Carlos Navarro is the son of two Mexican immigrants. He was born and raised in southern California in a traditional Catholic family where he helped to support his family by working alongside them in his family’s gardening business. From a young age he was introduced to the concept of immigration law when he learned that many of his family members could not cross between the United States and Mexico as easily as he could.
This concept triggered a lifelong interest in the United States’ immigration policies and a desire to help individuals who, like his family, seek peaceful and productive lives here in the United States. He completed his Undergraduate education at Cerritos Community College and the University of California, Irvine. He received his B.A. in Criminology, Law, & Society, with a minor in Political Science in 2009. He earned his J.D. at the University of Utah in 2013.
Experience: While studying law at the University of Utah, Carlos took part in a number of professional experiences. He clerked for the Federal Defender’s Office for the State of Utah – Appellate Division, and the Executive Office for Immigration Review under Judges William Nixon and Dustin Pead.
Throughout law school, Carlos also participated in the Immigration and Family law clinics and generated over 150 Hours of pro bono service. In addition, his professional experience includes working as an associate for the law firm of Ishola-Tarin, PLLC from May 2012 to April 2014. From 2014-2016 he worked as an associate at Ishola Law Group. He was a founding member and managing partner of Heier, Ishola & Navarro, PLLC, from 2016-18.
Carlos Navarro joined Stowell, Crayk & Bown in April 2018.
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Utah Minority Bar Association (UMBA)
Utah Criminal Law Section
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 2013
U.C. Irvine, B.A., Criminology, Law, & Society, 2009
Immigration Law: Family-Based Visas, Deportation Defense, Criminal Conviction Consequence Analysis, Appeals
Criminal Defense: Experienced Trial Attorney, Post-Conviction Specialist, Immigration Consequence Avoidance Specialist
U.S. Federal District Court – Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit