Maria Perez Avilez, Esq.
"Making a difference one client at a time" is the cornerstone of how Attorney Avilez practices law. This was true when she represented those who could not afford to hire legal representation as a Domestic Violence Attorney for Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. It is still true now as a private practitioner focusing on family law.
Attorney Avilez is a native Las Vegan raised in a culturally diverse home. Her father is a retired Metropolitan Police Department officer and her mother is a semi-retired registered nurse. Each of her parents comes from unique cultural backgrounds. Her father is a Mexican-American raised by his grandparents in California and her mother is a Native American raised by her family on the Federal Indian reservation in Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. Their life-long examples of community service gave Attorney Avilez the strength and inspiration to serve others. Attorney Avilez and her husband, strive to instill that same sense of community service in their two children.
Attorney Avilez values education, respect, family and community. Valley High School, Claremont McKenna College and the University Of Iowa College Of Law are her educational alma maters. Once her formal education was complete, she returned to the Las Vegas valley to give back to her community.
Attorney Avilez is a straight-talking, experienced, bilingual, multicultural attorney. She began practicing law in Nevada in 2000. She is a dedicated and aggressive attorney who realistically evaluates cases with the goal of settlement and the experience to battle out issues, if necessary, in court.
In addition to her own practice of law, Attorney Avilez was a small claims Referee for the Las Vegas Justice Court; and she made court appearances in Bankruptcy matters for the law firm of Crosby and Associates.
Personally, Attorney Avilez juggles a long-distance marriage and faces the challenge of being a joint legal and joint physical custodian of her 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter. Prior to her children being born, she was active in both sporting and volunteerism. She is a first degree black belt in Shoto Kan karate, volunteered as a girl's volleyball and swimming coach, and was a member of the water polo team in college. Attorney Avilez and her two children are also members of the Taos Pueblo Native American Tribe.
Annalisa M. Gonzalez
Annalisa M. Gonzalez is the bilingual assistant to Attorney Avilez. Annalisa has worked for Attorney Avilez since 2008. Although she began working as a temporary receptionist, her intelligence, work ethic, and customer service skills allowed her to advance to the position of Legal Assistant.
Annalisa was born and raised in Fresno, California. In 2006 she relocated to Las Vegas with her husband and four young children. Those four children are all teenagers now; the oldest is 19 and the youngest is 14.
Annalisa’s passion for customer care and hard work ethic has made her a great asset to our office. She shares the same compassion and customer commitment to our clients as Attorney Avilez.