Claudia Sandoval, Contract Attorney
Claudia is a first generation Mexican American, born and raised in Southern California, and is fluent in Spanish. She has worked in the immigration field since 2004 and has been practicing Immigration Law as a licensed attorney since 2012. Throughout this time, she has provided legal assistance to immigrant families, migrant workers, victims of crime, asylees, and foreign students and scientists from around the world across various immigration practice areas. She previously worked at a well-regarded law firm in North County San Diego, where she obtained her litigation skills and gained experience in a wide-breadth of complex immigration matters. She honed her research and writing skills during a judicial internship with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, San Francisco Immigration Court, where she drafted decisions for Immigration Judges. She was also trained by a national expert in U visas at a leading nonprofit organization in San Francisco, where she worked as a Staff Attorney and Bridge fellow.
Yanelli Flores, Legal Assistant
Yanelli Flores is a student at Ohlone College, studying Sociology with a focus on Law. She plans to transfer to a University of California next fall. At Ohlone, she was a Mental Health Advocate to reduce the stigma associated with seeking help and facilitated two workshops. She is also President of MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán) at Ohlone, a Latinx student club that seeks to foster an academically enriching space promoting culture and college success. Yanelli is also a member of the IIBA and assists in translating documents to Spanish-speaking clients. Her passion for social justice stems from her own background and viewing how the education and employment systems perpetuate social inequalities that already exist. "My mission is to help underprivileged communities break the social barriers that they may feel constrained by." She aspires to attend law school to help her community and pave the way for generations to come.
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.