Practice Areas

Removal DefenseFamily ImmigrationBusiness ImmigrationCriminal ImmigrationAppealsVisasDetention Challenges
Criminal DefensePost-Conviction ReliefAppealsTrialsImmigration-Safe AlternativesPost-SentencingWrits
Discipline DefenseEthics ConsultingStrategy ConsultingAdvisory OpinionsExpert Testimony

With over 30 years of experience, and two SuperLawyers on our team...

We've established ourselves before the Courts and within the legal community as thorough, creative, and aggressive litigators. We hold licenses in Courts across the United States, and succeed in trial courts, appellate courts, and courts of last resort. We pride ourselves on finding ways to win cases other lawyers have called impossible.

We practice in immigration courts nationwide, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and before the U.S. Circuit and District Courts in select jurisdictions. We also challenge adverse and delayed immigration decisions in federal courts.

Sometimes, the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction are worse than the criminal penalty.

Our Immigration and Criminal practices are not separated: we often seek to solve immigration issues by going back into criminal courts to seek to vacate convictions, obtain expungements, and modify sentences. Our broad experience and deep understanding of both criminal and immigration law uniquely suits us to crafting immigration safe resolutions in criminal proceedings and to advise other attorneys in doing the same.

Our criminal trial group has won full jury acquittals in drug, violence, and vice cases and resolved hundreds more without the necessity of trial. Our post-conviction relief team has successfully set aside or vacated convictions ranging from petty offenses to sex crimes to drug trafficking offenses. We have served as an expert witness before criminal courts for other attorneys seeking to vacate convictions.

We also represent attorneys in disciplinary investigations and proceedings before numerous disciplinary bodies including the State Bar of California, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and advise and consult other attorneys in how to avoid ethical pitfalls.