Ms. Monika Sud-Devaraj received her JD degree in 1992 from the University of Arizona, College of Law in Tucson, Arizona. She obtained her BS/BA degree from the University of Arizona in 1989 with Honors.
Ms. Sud-Devaraj was born in New Delhi, India, but has spent most of her entire life in the United States. She is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and is a member of the Arizona State Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Maricopa County Bar Association.
Ms. Sud-Devaraj started work with the law firm of Marshall G. Whitehead, P.C. in June 2002. She brings 13 years of immigration law experience with her from the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service. Specifically, for the last 10 years, Ms. Sud-Devaraj was a formal federal immigration prosecutor with the U.S. Immigration Service. In 1994, Ms. Sud-Devaraj received the INS’ Commissioner’s Attorney of the Year Award for her efforts while at the Eloy Detention Center.
With her experience as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Sud-Devaraj is uniquely qualified to help her clients with many deportation issues.
Admitted to Practice in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Member of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association). Member of the AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Sud-Devaraj took over the firm of Marshall Whitehead in September 2008 upon his retirement.
Ms. Wilson left the state of Montana to attend college at the University of Arizona in 1997. There she developed a healthy desire to help people and received a bachelors degree in Family Studies and Child Development. While attending the University of Arizona she worked at University Medical Center believing she wanted to become a doctor. However, upon graduation her focus deviated from the practice of medicine, to the practice of law. She obtained her J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law in 2004.
While attending law school Ms. Wilson diversified her legal knowledge and worked for a variety of establishments in the areas of civil rights, family law, banking institutions of Central America and immigration. Ms. Wilson clerked for the Immigration Judges of the Executive Office of Immigration Review in Phoenix Arizona and the Law Office of Marshall G. Whitehead, PC.
Upon obtaining her law degree Ms. Wilson began work in the area of criminal defense and immigration. Her practice is focused on the immigration consequences of criminal violations and their beneficial resolution. Ms. Wilson’s goal is to accompany her clients and their families through the criminal process and strive for immigration relief.
Ms. Wilson has experience in felony criminal trials, misdemeanor trials, MVD hearings, juvenile matters, immigration bond hearings, and immigration trials. Further, she is fluent in Spanish and has an elementary knowledge of Lebanese.
Ms. Wilson joined the Law Offices of Monika Sud-Devaraj and Marshall G. Whitehead, PLLC in December 2008.
Her desire to help children and their families has resulted in the creation of JSW Charities founded by Ms. Wilson. This charity provides free legal representation to abandoned children born abroad. Ms. Wilson is licensed in the state of Arizona and Montana. She has studied abroad in Spain.
Ms. Wilson looks forward to aiding you in your quest for immigration relief.