Alice Vacek Aranda

Alice Vacek Aranda

Sole Practitioner
Phoenix, Arizona

Alice Vacek Aranda has always been attracted to understanding the people and politics of diverse culture. Perhaps it’s because before the age of nine she lived in two countries in Europe before immigrating to the United States.  Her quest lead her to obtain a M.A. Degree in Latin American History with a minor in the Caribbean and Africa.  Then while in law school, she enjoyed taking classes in International Business, Trade and International Taxation.  The fruition of this quest is in her law practice, which began with helping families separated by boarders, and is evolving toward assisting international investors who wish to invest in the United States to create jobs for US workers.

We have interpreters that work with us that speak Spanish, Somali, Punjabi, and Arabic.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Immigration & Naturalization Law

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2009


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: Received Achievement Award (Highest Grade) in International Trade
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Legal Assistant Program - 1990
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • M.A. - 1989
    • Major: History: Concentrated in Latin American, Caribbean and African political and economic history
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Major: Education

Published Works

  • Sugar Wars: Dispute Settlement under NAFTA and the WTO as seen through the lens of the HFCS case, and its effects on U.S.-Mexican relations, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy, vol. 12, Spring, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Achievement Award, California Western School of Law, highest grade in International Trade

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arizona State Bar, Immigration Section, Bankruptcy Section
  • American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
  • Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel (ACBC)

Past Employment Positions

  • Casa Cornelia Law Center, Law Clerk, 2004
  • Litigation Support Services, Owner, 1991 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyer's Project - Bankruptcy, 2011 - 2012
  • Florence Immigration Project, 2010 - 2012


  • Spanish