Gabino Alvarez received his law degree from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico in the State of Queretaro, Mexico in 2002. Afterwards, he practiced civil and family law before moving to Chicago in 2004 to work at the General Consulate of Mexico where he served as a Counselor Officer in the Documentation Department. He was responsible for passport issuance and other documentation work at the mobile consulate, servicing the Mexican communities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Minnesota.
In 2005, Gabino began working at the Consulate of Mexico in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he worked in various areas such as documentation, civil registry, legal affairs and head of the Protection Department; (responsible for all legal across North and South Dakota, Minnesota and Part of Wisconsin) and for partnering with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. During his career, he has completed several professional education courses including “Human Trafficking” in coordination with all North American Consulates and Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, “Inspection and Detection of False Identification Documents”, and “Aiding Domestic Assault Victims” in coordination with regional Consulates.
Gabino began working at Zimmer Law Group in May 2013 as a case manager. His duties include preparing immigration filings such as U visas, family petitions, cancellation of removal, VAWA, DACA, and consular processing, among others. He is also a liaison to the Mexican and Ecuadorian Consulates in Minnesota. In addition, Gabino has written articles about the law in the most popular Spanish magazines in the Twin Cities and he also focuses on marketing efforts.