1 Alex E. Navidad 3113 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, Arizona (602) EDUCATION Arizona State University College of Law J.D. May 1996 University of California at Santa Barbara B.A. in Spanish and Law and Society June 1992!Dean's list!spanish Literature Scholar award Maricopa County Public Defender Training June 1996 National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia 1997 &1998!Advanced Cross Examination and Theories and Themes Seminar Federal Defender=s National Training Seminar October 1998 National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia June 1999!Trial Practice Institute (two weeks) Federal Defenders Advanced Training Seminar June 2000 SKILLS Spanish: Fluent native speaker, reader and writer. Extensive experience translating documents, interviewing clients and explaining legal terms, pleadings and forms. Experience teaching legal concepts and trials skills to Spanish speaking lawyers. Computer: Extensive use of Windows based programs: Westlaw, Lexis, Loislaw, Wordperfect, Word, programs, data bases and Internet research. WORK EXPERIENCE Owner: January 2012-Present Alex E. Navidad, P.L.C., (Phoenix, Arizona)!Criminal defense in federal, state and city courts; felony and misdemeanor cases including murder, sex assault, vehicular homicide, alien smuggling, aggravated assault, criminal immigration, bank robbery, white collar crime, DUI and forfeiture litigation. Lead counsel on dozens of bench trials and approximately 75 felony jury trials (Including 1 st degree murder, kidnapping, theft, alien smuggling, vehicular manslaughter, aggravated DUI, child molestation and bank robbery.)!immigration: Deportation defense, family petitions, asylum petitions, cancellation of removal, and citizenship applications.!pale: Mexican Government s Legal Assistance Program Partner/Owner: October 2000-December 2011 Navidad, Leal & Silva, P.L.C., (Phoenix, Arizona)!Criminal defense in federal, state and city courts; felony and misdemeanor cases and forfeiture litigation. -Federal CJA Panel, Phoenix District Court City of Phoenix Misdemeanor Contract City of Scottsdale Misdemeanor Contract !Immigration: Deportation defense, family petitions, asylum petitions, cancellation of removal, and citizenship applications.
2 Assistant Federal Public Defender: July 1998-October 2000 Federal Public Defender, (District of Arizona)!Criminal defense in federal felony and misdemeanor cases including major violent crimes on Indian reservations, criminal immigration and white collar crime. Also familiar with material witnesses, international treaty transfers, parole violations, supervised release violations, probation violations and interstate transfer of prisoners. Staff Attorney and Law Clerk: June 1995-July1998 Maricopa County Public Defender, (Phoenix, AZ)!Criminal defense in felony and misdemeanor cases, including aggravated DUI, assault, bank robbery, drug possession/sale, homicide, theft and other state criminal offenses.!law clerk: research and writing relating to pre-trial motions.!extern: Spring 1995: Rule 38 student/attorney: conducted research, investigation, and misdemeanor jury trials in DUI cases. Law Clerk: August 1994-May 1995 Capital Representation Project, (ASU College of Law)!Research, investigation, and writing of motions relating to capital post conviction relief. Law Clerk: Summer 1994 Nevada Legal Services, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV)!Research, client interviewing, writing of motions, affidavits, letters and memoranda concerning housing law, consumer law and other public benefits law. Research Assistant: June 1993-May 1994 Professor Robert Bartels, (ASU College of Law)!Research, case summaries, and case tracking projects relating to capital, civil and criminal procedure issues. Law Clerk: Summer 1993 Dominguez & Martinez, Morrisson and Hecker Law Firm (Phoenix,AZ)!Research and indexing of documents in preparation for discovery in Bankruptcy litigation. LECTURES/ARTICLES! National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade Mexico City, Mexico 2013! Arizona Public Defender Association Statewide Conference Phoenix, AZ 2013 Effective communication with Spanish Speaking Clients.! ABA Rule of Law Initiative program Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2012! Arizona Public Defender Association Statewide Conference Phoenix, AZ 2012 Transitioning To Private Practice Seminar outlining the transition from public Defender work to starting a private practice..
3 ! ABA Rule of Law Initiative program Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2011! Arizona Public Defender Association Statewide Conference Phoenix, AZ 2011 Pursuing the Cause of Justice in Other Nations Seminar outlining international programs which aim to foster justice in other countries.! Conference of Western Attorney Generals Alliance Partnership Santa Fe, NM Aug Capacitacion Para Ministerios Publicos en Destrezas Nov Para el Juicio Oral Trials skills seminar to prosecutors from various jurisdictions in Mexico. Presented lecture on closing arguments and cross examination(spanish).! ABA Rule of Law Initiative program Loja, Ecuador, 2010 Instructor at trial skills seminar to judges, prosecutors, public defenders and police. Lectured on evidence and objections(spanish).!aba Rule of Law Initiative program Panama City, Panama 2009 Instructor at trial skills seminar to judges, prosecutors, public defenders and police. Lecture on direct examination and closing arguments. (Spanish)0.!ABA Rule of Law Initiative program Quito, Ecuador 2009 regarding the newly enacted adversarial system in Ecuador. Lectured regarding direct examination and Negotiations(Spanish).!Phoenix School of Law Contra-Interrogatorio Seminar Phoenix, AZ 2009 Organizer and instructor at trial skills seminar regarding direct, cross examination and objections (Spanish).!ABA Rule of Law Initiative program Mexicali/Tijuana, Mexico 2009 Consulting instructor at trial skills seminar to Judges, Prosecutors and Public Defenders and Police. Lectured regarding direct examination and closing arguments(spanish)! Article: Coyote Conspiracy Ugly Phoenix, 2006 Published in Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice Magazine, For the Defense.!USAID: Programa de Fortalecimiento y Acceso Tunja, Colombia 2005 Consulting instructor at trial skills seminar to public defenders. Course taught in Spanish. Lectured regarding Evidentiary matters and cross examination (Spanish).!USAID: Programa de Fortalecimiento y Acceso Guadalajara, Mexico 2005 Consulting instructor at trial skills seminar to judges.
4 Lectured regarding cross examination and closing arguments (Spanish).!USAID: Programa de Fortalecimiento y Acceso Monterrey, Mexico 2004 Consulting instructor at trial skills seminar to judges, prosecutors and public defenders. Lectured regarding evidence and closing arguments (Spanish).!USAID: Programa de Fortalecimiento y Acceso Bogota, Colombia 2004 a la Justicia: Trial Skills Seminar Instructor to Colombian public defenders. Lectured regarding direct and cross examination (Spanish).! Criminal Law and Procedure Instructor: Long Technical College Phoenix, 2004 Instruction to college level students pursuing Paralegal Studies! Article: ATips for Gringo Lawyers for Dealing with the Spanish Phoenix, 2002 Speaking Published in Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice Magazine, For the Defense and Maricopa County Public Defender Newsletter(2002).! AStrangers in a Strange Phoenix, 2001 Seminar discussing immigration consequences of state convictions.! AMajor Crimes on Indian Phoenix, 2000 Seminar discussing the federal process and the role of the Federal Public Defender on Indian land.! Federal Guideline Training: AIssues and Recent Phoenix, 2000 Seminar discussing the federal sentencing issues, including immigration sentencing issues, relevant conduct and departures.! ACounsel from the Phoenix, 2000 Seminar discussing the role of the Mexican Consulate with respect to Mexican nationals in federal custody. ASSOCIATIONS!Phoenix School of Law: Board of Advisors!State Bar Standing Appointments Committee!City of Phoenix Licensing Appeals Commission!Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association Board of Director( , ): 2005 president, Civil Rights Committee, Elections Committee, Website Coordinator!State Bar Criminal Justice Section (Chair )!State Bar Criminal Rules Committee (2002)!Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice: Legislative Committee 2002
5 HONORS! Honorary J.D. Phoenix School of Law May 2013!PSL Hispanic Law Students Attorney of the Year Award !State Bar of Arizona Special Merit Award June 2010!Latino Future Small Business of the Year 2006!Ranking Arizona Best of AZ Business top Ten Ranking 2005, 2007, 2008 COMMUNITY SERVICE/PRO BONO PROJECTS!ASU=s Homeless Legal Assistance Project!ASU=S Battered Women's project!florence Immigrant Assistance Project!The Courtroom Experience Project!Habitat for Humanity!State Bar Mentor program!cesar Chavez Leadership Institute 2000!Latino/Jewish forum: AInvesting in our Consular Services with the Mexican Consulate
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