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Providing Criminal Defense for Los Angeles County Residents and Immigrants

At Mow Law Firm we understand that each client is unique and that circumstances differ from case to case. Our promise to our clients is to provide each of them with the upmost respect and personalized attention they deserve. 

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Criminal Defense

Our firm zealously defends United States citizens and immigrants accused of committing crimes in both State and Federal courts. We work closely with immigration attorneys to mitigate the severe immigration consequence that can flow from certain criminal convictions and/or sentences.

Post Conviction Relief for Immigrants

A person who is not a citizen of the United States and has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, an aggravated felony or a controlled substance offense, faces severe immigration consequences.

These adverse consequences include, losing their green card or work permit, being unable to become a United States citizen, becoming inadmissible to the United States or being deported.


Thousands of immigrants across southern California dream of becoming United States citizens. If you are not a citizen of the United States and your dream is to become a naturalized citizen, obtain a green card or a work permit our firm can put you on the path to making your dreams become a reality regardless of whether you are here lawfully or are an undocumented immigrant.

About Margarette M. Mow, Esq.

Margarette M. Mow is an accomplished lawyer with over seven 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 the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (CCB) in downtown Los Angeles.

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 counties such as Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Ms. Mow frequently defends clients at the following courthouses in Los Angeles county: Airport Courthouse, Alhambra Courthouse, Burbank Courthouse, Central Arraignment Courts (Bauchet), the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (CCB), Compton Courthouse, East Los Angeles, El Monte Courthouse, Glendale Courthouse, Hollywood Courthouse, Inglewood Courthouse, Metropolitan Courthouse, Norwalk Courthouse, Pasadena Courthouse, Pomona Courthouse, Torrance Courthouse and West Covina Courthouse.

In defending immigrants, Ms. Mow has been able to avoid adverse immigrationconsequences 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 is admitted to practice law in California and the United States District Court,Central District of California.

Ms. Mow has professional affiliations with the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Salvadoran Association of Los Angeles (ASOSAL).