Margarette M. Mow is an accomplished lawyer with over ten years of professional experience in criminal law. Raised in Los Angeles, California Ms. Mow is fluent in English and Spanish.
Ms. Mow received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a Pre-Law emphasis from the California State University, Los Angeles in 2002. She was admitted to the University of La Verne College of Law in the fall of 2002, and she studied abroad at University College London through the University of Miami in the summer of 2003.
While in law school, Ms. Mow interned with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office Preliminary Hearing Unit at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (CCB) in downtown Los Angeles. Ms. Mow also provided pro bono services as a certified mediator for the Inland Valley Justice Center and Neighborhood Legal Resources Self Help Center.
In 2005 Ms. Mow received her Juris Doctorate from the University of La Verne College of Law and was admitted to practice law that same year. She was sworn in to the California State Bar by former Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley and into the United States District Court, Central District of California by the Honorable Stephen G. Larson.
After graduating, Ms. Mow was hired by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office as a certified law clerk in Central Trials Unit at CCB.
In 2006 Ms. Mow became an associate attorney at one of the largest minority-owned law firms in California where she handled a majority of the firm’s criminal defense cases. Ms. Mow’s interest in assisting immigrants led her to work at a firm in downtown Los Angeles which specialized in immigration law. She headed the firm’s criminal division and handled all felony and misdemeanor cases as well as post-conviction relief cases for immigrants.
Ms. Mow’s personal background is an inspiration for her professional career. Ms. Mow’s grandmother immigrated to the United States in 1954. As a result, Ms. Mow founded the Mow Law Firm in 2010 for the purpose of seeking justice for hardworking immigrants like her grandmother.
As a criminal defense attorney, Ms. Mow is extremely passionate about her work. She has successfully defended clients who have been charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes in federal and state courts. In defending immigrants, Ms. Mow has been able to avoid adverse immigration consequences that can stem from convictions deemed aggravated felonies and/or crimes of moral turpitude by federal immigration courts. Ms. Mow has won several complex post-conviction relief motions which have allowed her immigrant clients to receive relief in immigration court and avoid removal (formerly deportation) from their home in the United States.
Ms. Mow has been a legal commentator on Dr. Drew’s Midday Live on TalkRadio 790 KABC, in Spanish on AM 1020 part of the Univision America Network, Telemundo Chanel 52 News and Telemundo Responde.
Ms. Mow is admitted to practice law in California and the United States District Court, Central District of California. She has professional affiliations with the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Salvadoran Association of Los Angeles (ASOSAL).
- J.D., University of La Verne College of Law, 2005
- B.B.A, California State University, 2002