About Cynthia R. López

Cynthia R. López

An El Paso Immigration Lawyer

Ms. Lopez is originally from El Paso, graduating from Hanks High School in 2001. However, her education took her to Chicago where she was able to gain valuable hands-on experience in various areas of the law throughout while completing her undergraduate and law studies. Through this experience, Ms. Lopez discovered that her passion was in immigration and decided to be an immigration lawyer.

Her family has been involved with immigration law since before her birth. So, after nine years of living in Chicago, Ms. López returned to El Paso to open her own practice. She is involved in the various aspects of the community and serves as co-chair of the Jovenes Empresarios of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Ms. López is licensed to practice in Illinois.


2010 DePaul University, College of Law, Juris Doctor

2005 Loyola University Chicago, B.B.A., Accounting (Cum Laude)

2001 Hanks High School

Bar Associations and Admissions

2012 Western District of Texas

2010 Supreme Court of Illinois

Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association

Fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian.

Alexa Gutiérrez

Ms. Alexa Gutiérrez has worked for immigration law firms for over 30 years. Ms. Gutiérrez is experienced with Civil Law; Family Law; Immigration Law; Criminal Law; Personal Injury Law; and Workers Compensation Law. In 1976, Ms. Gutiérrez assisted the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization Service with the Alien Registration Program under the direction of Mr. Al Guigni, Immigration Director for El Paso, Texas, and Mr. Al Velarde, the former Director of the U.S. Catholic Conference, Department of Immigration and Refugee Services, El Paso, Texas.

Notably, Ms. Gutiérrez worked in support of Mr. Jose Angel Silva, Jr. in his role as the Lead Defense Attorney for the successful and groundbreaking 1986 Discrimination Lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigations. In 1986, Ms. Gutiérrez assisted the Law Office of Silva, Silva & Herrera in representing immigration clients in response to the 1986 Amnesty Reform Program, which made temporary employment cards available.


Ms. Gutiérrez attended the University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College at which she was enrolled in the Legal Assistant program. Ms. Gutiérrez acquired a Paralegal Certificate and is registered with the Texas Bar Association as a Student Legal Assistant. Ms. Gutiérrez was employed by the U.S. Catholic Conference Department of Immigration and Refugee Services from 1975 to 1981 and since then has worked on Family Based Immigrant Visas, Citizenship, Removal and Case Analysis and VAWA.

Ms. Gutierrez is fluent in English and Spanish.

Perla I. Jurado

Perla I. Jurado began with Cynthia R. Lopez, P.C. in October 2012. She is a graduate of Del Valle H.S. and worked in the financial services industry from 2003-2012. Perla, who was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, lived out the immigrant process. She entered the United States when she was just a child. She experienced the process of acquiring her legal permanent residency and is now a U.S. citizen. Perla is fluent in Spanish and English and specializes in the office’s DACA and naturalization petitions.

Krystal Amador

Krystal started with Cynthia R. López, P.C. in 2015. She has worked at the Immigration National Customer Service Center for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and graduated from El Paso Academy.