Law Offices of Pondeva and Sohrab

Pondeva & Sohrab, APC is a full service Immigration, Criminal Defense, and Family law firm located in Glendale, California. We exclusively practice in family and business immigration law, post-conviction relief, and all family related matters.

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Firm Overview

Our philosophy: Every person deserves to have quality legal services and be represented by someone who will fight for their rights. We pride ourselves on our ability to approach each client and case with this philosophy by taking the time to meet and speak with each client. We seek to understand our clients' needs and strategize to prepare a unique and aggressive approach to obtain superior results.

We know how important each case is to our clients and as such each case is managed by an attorney from start to finish allowing our clients to receive the best possible service.

To learn more about our practice and attorneys, visit our website. Please call or e-mail our office for an initial free in-office legal consultation. We promise to listen to your concerns and answer your questions.
Main Office

Main Office
225 E. Broadway, Suite 211B
Glendale  CA  91205

Phone
  • (818) 588-6285
Fax

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

15 Minute Free Phone Consultation

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday by Appointment

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish, Farsi, Armenian, Russian, Bulgarian, and Turkish

Immigration Law
We specialize in Immigration, Deportation and Removal Defense and Criminal Defense. We practice both family and business immigration.
Areas of practice:

Deportation & Removal Defense
Release from Detention & Bond Hearings
Criminal Issues
Airport Stops
BIA Appeals
Circuit Court Appeals & Petitions For Review
Asylum, Withholding, & Torture Convention (political, social, religious, sexual orientation, and other grounds)
Waivers
Cancellation of Removal
Domestic Violence & Abused Spouses
Child Abuse Victims
Crime & Trafficking Victims
United States Citizenship Naturalization
Green Cards (Permanent Resident Status)
Work Permits (E.A.D.)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Consular Cases
Investor Visas
Employment Visas
Business Visas
Students and Trainee Visas
Labor Certifications
Religious Workers

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

As Co-Founders of Pondeva & Sohrab, APC, both Ms. Pondeva and Mrs. Sohrab are themselves immigrants to the United States who have a well-founded understanding of the needs of immigrants and even more the need for quality representation of those needs and rights. This personal life experience allows Pondeva & Sohrab, APC to not only have a better understanding of each client and their needs but also allows for a more specified and direct approach to each client's case.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our philosophy: Every person deserves to have quality legal services and be represented by someone who will fight for their rights. We pride ourselves on our ability to approach each client and case with this philosophy by taking the time to meet and speak with each client. We seek to understand our clients' needs and strategize to prepare a unique and aggressive approach to obtain superior results.

We know how important each case is to our clients and as such each case is managed by an attorney from start to finish allowing our clients to receive the best possible service.

Rozanna Pondeva

Rozanna Pondeva is the Co-Founder of Pondeva & Sohrab, APC. As an immigrant to the United States herself, Ms. Pondeva has a well-founded understanding of the needs of immigrants and even more the need for quality representation of those needs and rights. She has dedicated her legal career to fighting for the protection of immigrant rights and providing pro-bono legal representation for the disadvantaged.

Ms. Pondeva graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors of Art in Journalism from California State University Northridge before earning her Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University College of Law.

Prior to starting her private practice, Ms. Pondeva was an Associate with the Lopez-Perez Law Center, Inc. where she represented clients before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Department of Homeland Security including the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She has represented individuals in family immigration matters and business in employment immigration matters.

While in law school Ms. Pondeva took part in the Western State Immigration Clinic providing pro-bono immigration representation and services for the underprivileged community in Orange County. She also volunteered her time to Non-Profit Organizations the Los Angeles County providing pro-bono representation to many victims of domestic violence.

She is a member of the California State Bar, American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA), the American Bar Association (ABA), Armenian Bar Association, and Los Angeles Women's Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
License
  • Bar Number: 291545
    California
Education
  • Western State College of Law
    J.D.

Saloomeh Sohrab

Saloomeh Sohrab is the Co-founder of Pondeva & Sohrab, APC. As an individual who grew up in an oppressive country, Mrs. Sohrab has a great passion for justice and equity. This is translated in representing the most disadvantaged individuals in the community by offering best legal representation. She has volunteered for over two years at Pomona Court house working with indigenous families who are affected by family and housing issues.

Mrs. Sohrab graduated with honors in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and minor in Urban Studies from San Francisco State University. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from University of La Verne College of Law and a Master in Business Administration.

She is a member of California State Bar, the American Bar Association (ABA), Iranian Bar Association, Los Angeles Women's Bar Association, and Pasadena Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
License
  • Bar Number: 292290
    California
Education
  • University of La Verne College of Law
    J.D.

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