Edgar-Soto Zada


Zada Edgar-Soto

66, passed away in California from a tragic car accident on Friday, April 27, 2012. She is survived by her two children, Sabrina and Rene; her father and mother, Paul Edgar and Betty Edgar, as well as her siblings, Paula Riback and David and Ralph Edgar. Zada attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where she earned her B.A. She earned her M.A. at Smith College. She earned her J.D. at The University of Arizona. She was Deputy County Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Pima County Attorney's Office from 1976-79. She began practicing immigration law in 1982. She was active professionally in the immigration law field, serving twice as Arizona Chapter chair of the American Immigration Lawyers' Assn., twice as Arizona Chapter Chair of the Immigration Section of the State Bar of Arizona and has spoken at numerous national AILA conferences and Arizona State Bar Conventions. She also had her own law firm that was AV rated, the highest rating given by Martindale Hubbell. She was named in Best Lawyers of America every year since it began publishing. Her friends and family are invited to her Memorial Service, which will be held on Saturday, May 26 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the Soto family would appreciate donations to either of the following organizations: The Tucson Girls Chorus, or the Saint Philips in the Hills music program. Arrangements by FEHRMAN MORTUARY.