Amiga Lawyers started by a love of child and passion for law. When founder Ally Lozano, found herself a first-time mother and a solo-practitioner in one of the USA’s most expensive cities, she was overwhelmed with the demands of growing a business and raising a child as a single parent. She was overjoyed to bring her son into this world but discovered a need to connect and share this amazing thing called being a mother with other women, but not just any mom – women who also KNEW the trials and rewards of immigration law. Raising a child is one thing, raising your bambino while fighting for other’s rights on top of growing a practice is another thing all on its own.
This spurred her realization that growing a practice is a lot like raising a child – it requires time, patience, has challenges, and is so fulfilling! And, just like with parenting, it works better with support, tools, and a commitment to be the best parent one can be while understanding it is a process and having self-compassion.
It was this understanding that became the foundation of Amiga Lawyers and continues to this day – support one another, continue to grow personally and professionally, be the best you, and have self-compassion along the way. As Ally always says, “Amiga is a judgement-free zone. It’s time we, as female attorneys, stop trying to be perfect and start celebrating all that we are!”
Alexandra "Ally" Lozano is the founder of AMIGA Lawyers, the Association of Mother Immigration Attorneys, and the founding partner of Alexandra Lozano Immigration Law. After becoming a mother, and in a matter of 3 months, Ally transformed her practice from earning in pesos to earning 6-figures and she is passionate about teaching attorneys how they can do the same. Ally empowers lawyers to be the CEOs of their law firms with her weekly blog, webinars, and conferences where she teaches step-by-step how to do the work they love while running a profitable legal business. Ally lives outside of Seattle with her partner and their 5 children.