Osborn Maledon Welcomes Annabel Barraza and Heather Robles

September 30, 2021

Osborn Maledon is pleased to announce that two new associates, Annabel Barraza and Heather Robles, have joined the firm. Both have had unique experiences prior to becoming lawyers, and both are fluent in Spanish.

Barraza is a graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and of Scripps College. A native Arizonan, Barraza worked for two years at the UofA Workers’ Rights Clinic and has spent many years advocating for constitutional protections and due process for immigrants. She was an accredited representative at The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project and, before law school, served as a Fulbright Garcia-Robles Scholar in Mérida, Mexico, where she was in a unique position to learn about issues related to the U.S. border.

Robles is a graduate of the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Brigham Young University. She was an accomplished educator, writer, and editor for two decades before she decided to become a lawyer. She has developed curriculum, trained teachers to provide English language instruction to foreign military, and spearheaded revamping the Spanish Department at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. She previously was a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge John Z. Boyle at the United States District Court, District of Arizona, and for Arizona Supreme Court Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer, for whom she also worked as a judicial clerk following law school.