My firm's focus is 100% immigration law and I am personally involved in all aspects of your case. My focus is client-centered lawyering and I feel it is important to stay connected with both the immigrants' rights community and fellow immigration practitioners to share resources and knowledge.
My firm was founded in 2005 and I share an office suite with attorneys whose combined immigration experience spans well over 50 years.
I regularly work with family-based applications, asylum, deportation defense cases in immigration court, and district court cases and appeals.
2000 Hearst Ave.
Berkeley CA 94709
I will be happy to spend some time initially talking on the phone free of charge.
The vast majority of my fees are at a fixed rate. I sometimes charge an hourly rate for certain cases when it may be hard to determine the amount of time I will spend on your case.
My hourly rate is $225, though my preference is to charge a flat fee rather than an hourly rate. I hold a percentage of my caseload open on a low fee basis.
Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Some evenings and weekend appointments available.
French, Spanish and Arabic. Tigrinya available in office.
My mother is an immigrant in the United States and I have been an immigrant abroad. For these reasons, it means a lot to me to give back to the immigrant community.
I strongly believe in clients having all the information they need to make a well-informed decision. It is important that clients know and understand their rights in terms of the law. On the other hand, immigration law is constantly changing and when it comes to filing an application, there can be many nuanced issues that are best analyzed by an immigration lawyer.
This is appropriate for certain types of cases, though I do not believe it is for others. When I review your documents, to a large degree I assume responsibility for your case. For this reason, if the case is more involved or complex, I prefer to fully represent you.
My answer to this question is more or less the same as above.
My previous immigration-related work experience was with several immigration practitioners, non-profit organizations and firms in the Bay Area.
I have a variety of experiences in several different careers. Over the years, I have traveled extensively and spent time living abroad in Morocco and France. Having had the chance to interact with many different types of people is an asset to practicing law as is knowing how to manage pressure filled situations with grace.
I am quite personable without compromising professionalism.
My personal interests include meals with family and friends, traveling, music, learning languages, cinema, reading, martial arts, and yoga.
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