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P. Alex McBean, Esq.

ADMISSIONS
Utah State Bar
United States District Court, District of Utah
Federal Bar
 

EDUCATION
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Juris Doctorate
Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science. History.
 

PRACTICE AREAS
Immigration

MEDIA
Utah slavery part of big human trafficking case

Foreign sheepherders in Utah divided on wages, working conditions

Mendoza v. Perez

Sheepherders protest Dept. of Labor wage plan as inadequate

Alex McBean has 13 years of experience fighting for the rights of immigrant workers.  Alex knows that immigrant workers are often vulnerable to exploitation because of their immigration status.  He has helped over 150 victims of human trafficking obtain visas and later lawful permanent residence.  He has also helped hundreds more of their spouses and children obtain visas to immigrate to the United States.  

From 2005 to 2016, Alex worked in the farmworker program at Utah Legal Services (ULS).  At ULS, he assisted hundreds of farmworker clients to obtain legal status in the U.S. for themselves and their families.  He also represented over 70 farmworker Plaintiffs in several lawsuits helping them to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages.  At ULS, Alex also represented farmworker Plaintiffs in-law suites that helped expand and clarify farmworkers rights.

Alex is one of the few attorneys in the nation that specializes in helping victims of human trafficking obtain T visas.  He has helped victims of human trafficking from the Philippines, Thailand, Peru, Mexico, and Guatemala.  Most of these victims entered the U.S. with work visas including H-2A, H-2B, H-1B, J-1, and E-2 visas and then became victims of labor trafficking.  Alex also has expertise in employment law and is able to help exploited workers fight for their rights.   

Alex also has 13 years of experience practicing family immigration; including relatives petitions, applications for immigrant visas, applications for lawful permanent residence, and if needed waiver applications.   Alex admires the many immigrants who come to the U.S. and work tirelessly to make better lives for their family back home and it has been his privilege to help many of their families reunite after many years of separation.  He has also helped many immigrant victims of crime through VAWA self-petitions and U visas.

Alex earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and a Bachelor’s Degree in history with a Minor in Spanish from Colorado State University.  He is admitted to the bar in both Utah and Colorado.   

Alex lives in Bountiful with his wife and four children.  He loves to spend time with his family and run on the mountain trails close to his home.  He is also a big history buff.