Hakeem Ishola

Hakeem Ishola has been practicing law since 1991.  He received his undergraduate degree from Troy State University.  He graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1991, where he was an editor on the Utah Law Review and obtained distinction in legal writing, criminal law and immigration.   Hakeem is licensed to practice law in Texas and Utah. Hakeem began his career 1988 where clerked and worked as an Associate at Yengich, Rich & Xaiz, in Salt Lake City, Utah, until 1997. Hakeem then left the firm and began his successful solo career and founded Ishola Law Firm, PC. In 2010, Hakeem Aaron Tarin, formed Ishola-Tarin PLLC, where they eventually lead a team of  7  experienced attorneys and represented a wide range of clients from all over the world in immigration matters and criminal defense. In 2014, Hakeem founded Ishola Law Group, LLC, and is currently its managing partner and owner. Hakeem teaches an immigration law class at the Salt Lake Community College. He is a past lecturer at Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (UACDL) and American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Carlos Navarro

Background: As the son of two Immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico, immigration has always been of particular interest to Carlos.  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’s 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 for the law firm of Ishola-Tarin, PLLC from May 2012 to April 2014. At Ishola-Tarin he had the unique benefit of learning from and directly assisting the managing partners, Hakeem Ishola and Aaron Tarin, in their various areas of immigration and criminal practice. Carlos has been an an associate at Ishola Law Group since it’s inception in April 2014.