I am a specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law, certified by The State Bar of California, with extensive experience in a wide variety of complex immigration matters. I have successfully defended clients before the San Francisco Immigration Court, U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization Services, Administrative Appeals Office, Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. At the Ninth Circuit, I argued successfully for an asylum applicant found not credible due to return trips that occurred prior to the applicant's final decision to flee. Subedi Sharma v. Lynch, No. 13-71501, 2016 U.S. LEXIS 6294 (9th Cir. Apr. 6, 2016). Watch the video of my argument here!
I graduated from New York University School of Law and obtained my bachelor's degree in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, where I graduated with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa.
I have been a committed advocate for immigrants' rights since 2006, when I was an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. Throughout my undergraduate and law school years, I devoted as much of my free time as possible to volunteering at numerous non-profits committed to helping immigrants seek legal aid. At NYU School of Law, I was a member of the well-regarded Immigrant Rights Clinic. Prior to starting my own law practice in June 2016, I represented hundreds of clients at two well regarded immigration law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I am the daughter of South American immigrants, a native Spanish-speaker, and in my spare time I enjoy theater, painting, photography, bird-watching, and volunteering my time at free legal clinics throughout California's Bay Area.
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I am a California licensed attorney based in the San Francisco Bay Area and I represent clients residing in the state of California. I have been certified as a Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law by The State Bar of California. I practice only in Immigration & Nationality Law in jurisdictions where I am properly authorized to do so. I do not represent anyone from a jurisdiction in which this website is not in compliance with the rules governing communication of legal services.