(602) 266-0292

Rafael Tirado

Founder and President

3101 N Central Ave Suite 800
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
Phone: (602) 266-0292
Fax: (480) 240-5915
E-mail: rtirado@tiradolaw.com

Rafael Tirado focuses his practice on International Business Law and Immigration. Rafael is one of the few practitioners in the world to practice law in both the United States and Mexico. His approach is to offer sophisticated legal services with an emphasis on international trade immigration and foreign investment.


Rafael Tirado provides a full range of immigration law representation to individuals and companies of different sizes and nationalities. . Services include representation in the processing of non-immigrant visas such as TN for Mexican and Canadian professionals, H-1B for professionals of various nationalities, L-1 for multinational business executives, O1 for individuals with exceptional ability and professional athletes, as well as the labor certification process and PERM process for employment-based permanent residence.

Rafael Tirado has extensive experience representing multinational companies in the transfer of personnel, we also represent entrepreneurs from different countries in the processes of E1 visa for international trade, E2 for foreign investor and EB5 for permanent resident through a considerable foreign investment and job creation.

Rafael Tirado has years of practice defending multiple clients in deportation or removal proceedings and bond hearings in immigration courts.

Rafael provides various international law services, including real estate related matters in Mexico, such as: a) bank trusts; b) sale and purchase of real estate; c) civil and commercial litigation.

Rafael Tirado has experience in setting up companies in both the United States and Mexico.

Areas of practice:

  • Migration Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Foreign Investment
  • International Business
  • Mexican Law
  • Real Estate in Mexico
  • Accidents

Admissions to the Bar:

  • Arizona, 2004
  • Mexico, 2000
  • United States Federal District Court 2000
  • Ninth U.S. Federal Circuit 2013


  • University of Arizona LL.M. In International Business Law
  • Universidad de Monterrey Licenciado en Derecho of Mexico

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • The State Bar of Arizona
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Abogados (Hispanic Bar Association of Arizona)
  • Local Force
  • Sonora-Arizona Commission (2003-2009)