Meet Our Attorneys

rios and parada lawyer

Tony E. Parada

Tony E. Parada was born and raised in Huntsville, Texas. Graduating from Huntsville High School with a goal of serving the law, he decided to attend college at Sam Houston State University. He graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and decided to follow this lifelong passion of law. He did this by attending Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where he completed his Juris Doctorate.

Eventually, he began to narrow the focus of his law career, deciding on immigration law. After graduation, he joined an immigration firm in Houston, TX. It was his time working in this immigration firm that gave him practical litigation experience in legal immigration proceedings. After learning all he could during this experience, he decided to open a private practice of his own in Houston. Maintaining a strong focus on immigration issues, Tony E. Parada moved to El Paso. He then took up his current role as the immigration specialist at The Law Offices of Rios & Parada, P.L.L.C.

BAR ADMISSIONS:

Duly admitted and licensed as an Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of Texas.

  • United States District Court – Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court – Northern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals – 5th Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
El Paso, Texas Lawyer

Rick De Lara, Jr.

Rick De Lara, Jr. is a native of El Paso, Texas. After graduating from Del Valle High School, he decided to attend the University of Texas at El Paso. There, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice. His passion for the law led him to continue his studies at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, TX.

After graduating with his juris doctorate, he joined The Law Offices of Tony E. Parada, P.L.L.C. in Houston, TX. There, he began as an Associate Attorney, focusing on immigration, personal injury, and criminal defense. Due to his commitment in expanding his knowledge on immigration matters, he has provided various consults with several out-of-town law firms. He currently resides in El Paso, TX and continues to work with attorney Tony E. Parada at The Law Offices of Rios & Parada, P.L.L.C.. Together, they are committed to providing the best legal services they can to El Paso area residents.

Bar Admissions:

  • Duly admitted and licensed as an Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of Texas, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • El Paso Young Lawyers Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association (El Paso)
  • El Paso Bar Association
lawyer from el paso, texas

Ricardo J. Rios

Mr. Ricardo J. Rios is also a native of El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Coronado High School and continued his studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. There, he completed a double major in Business Management and Marketing. Like his partners, Mr. Rios earned his Juris Doctorate from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. He graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is thrilled to be able to provide his community with the best legal representation in the areas of criminal law, personal injury claims, and immigration services.

Areas of Practice:

  • Automobile/Trucking Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Family Based Petitions & Waivers
  • Deportation/Removal Defense
  • Criminal Defense
  • Probate and Guardianship
  • Local counsel services for out of area firms

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Duly admitted and licensed as an Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of Texas; 2003
  • Duly admitted and licensed as an Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of New Mexico; 2006
  • United States District Court – Western District of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • El Paso Bar Association