Nicastro Piscopo, A Professional Law Corporation

Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law

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Firm Overview

We focus on providing immigrants and their family with high quality legal services and advice - at an affordable price. We know that each person's case is unique, and it may be the most important matter in their life. Therefore, we give each client and each case the attention that they deserve.

Example cases

We have successfully represented thousands of people. One case required me to appear before the U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) to successfully orally argue that my client's case should be reopened and remanded back to the Immigration Court. The case was reopened, and the client was granted asylum and is not a legal permanent resident. Another involved a client was being deported for a past criminal matter. We were able to prevent her deportation by proving she was a U.S. Citizen, something she did not even realize.

Main Office

Main
575 Anton Boulevard
Suite 1050
Costa Mesa  CA  92626

Phone
  • (714) 479-1000
Fax
  • (714) 479-0909

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

In most cases we offer a free initial consultation. For a small number of certain types of cases there is a $150 fee for up to a one-half hour consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

After meeting with a client and reviewing their matter we will provide them with a fixed fee for our services.

Hourly Rates

Immigration Matters are done at a fixed fee.

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 am to 6: 30 pm, Monday to Friday, Saturday by appointment.

Office Manager

Linda Howell

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Russian and French.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

No. We believe that the process is deceptively complicated and each part of a case is dependent on another. Therefore, we believe that it is in the best interest of the person to be represented from the beginning until the successful conclusion.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

An experienced immigration attorney is responsible for each case. All work that is done by a paralegal is reviewed by an attorney before it leaves the office.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Not applicable.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes, we frequently represent clients sent to us through pro bono legal services. I am a past recipient of the State Bar of California's Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Service Award.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We offer experience, knowledge and personal attention. Our clients are treated with respect and dignity. They are listened to and given the opportunity to ask questions without being rushed.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We strongly believe that they should be fully aware of their legal issues and given enough information so that they can make an informed decision on their case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Generally, we do not do so. The filing of forms in immigration is merely a small part of the process. Experience has shown that merely filling out the form correctly does not mean the petition or application will be filled correctly, at the right location, or with the necessary supporting documents. Moreover, information that is NOT asked on the documents frequently will come up later and hurt a person's case. Therefore, our policy is to represent a person from the start to the finish of the immigration process.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We will not do so. The immigration process can be too complicated and without representation individuals can be intimidated by immigration officers into making incorrect or damaging remarks. Therefore, our policy is to represent a person from the start to the finish of the immigration process.

Louis M. Piscopo

The firm was founded more than 19 years ago by my partner, Michael Nicastro and myself. Two years ago we became a PLC. After being in Anaheim, CA for 18 years we recently moved our offices to Costa Mesa, CA, just off the 405 and 55 Freeways. Each of the immigration department staff has been with the firm for at least 3 years so they are experienced and knowledgeable.

An experienced immigration attorney is responsible for each case. All work that is done by a paralegal is reviewed by an attorney before it leaves the office.

License
  • Bar Number: 162916
    California , 1992

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