firm represents clients throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County
and the San Fernando Valley region, Ventura County and the surrounding
areas. She is committed to protecting the individual whether the legal
matter involves immigration and naturalization, consumer bankruptcy,
or bad faith on the part of an insurance company. In addition, her background
in the entertainment industry makes her highly sought after by writers,
directors, producers and actors who are concerned about obtaining fair
contracts and protecting their intellectual property rights.
Patricia Depew believes
that the key to successfully representing clients is to educate them
about the law, make sure they are fully informed and then work closely
with them so that they can make sound decisions that are in their
long-term best interest. Her clients are not passed off to paralegals
or associates. They work directly with her on their legal matters.
Satisfied current and former clients continue to be her greatest source
of new clients and cases.
Learn more at www.depewlaw.com
After earning a Bachelor's degree cum laude in Sociology/Psychology from San Diego State University, Patricia S. Depew completed work for a Master's degree in Sociology from USC. She began her career as an urban program analyst with the New York State Urban Development Corporation. Moving to film production, she produced and directed PBS and network programs, received an NEA grant, and won numerous awards for her films.
Ms. Depew received her JD from Southwestern University School of Law after participating in the Comparative International Law Study Program at the University of Florence. In addition to her successful law practice, she works pro bono on political asylum advocacy.
Areas of Practice:
Immigration & Naturalization Law
Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1994
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Consumer Attorney's Association of Los Angeles
American Immigration Lawyer's Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Pro Bono Political Asylum and Deportation Advocate
Director's Guild of America
Past Employment Positions:
California Court of Appeal, Division One, Second Appellate District, Hon.
Vaino H. Spencer, Presiding Justice, Law Clerk, 1991
Film and Television, Producer/Director, 1977 - 1989.
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