MISSION AND VISION For almost ten years, FLG has brought dignity and integrity to the representation of immigrants! One client at a time, we provide stability, a sense of belonging and normalcy in the United States. Committed to excellence, our activist team fight every day for a more equitable society where immigrantsÃ¢ÂÂ contributions are being recognized and becoming an intricate and essential part of the American fabric. At Franco Law Group, our mission is to be the finest immigration law firm in California by providing a powerful defense for immigrants that are unjustly marginalized and ensure they receive the dignified and excellent legal representation they deserve. FAMILY (OUR STAFF) Franco Law Group delivers elite professionalism and representation due to our highly qualified and talented team members. The women and men of FLG have demonstrated a commitment to excellence not only through professional preparation at first-class educational institutions but also by graduating at the top of their classes. FLG works hard to attract and recruit people who are devoted and passionate to the advocacy of the immigrant community. We proudly seek out FLG members who are immigrants themselves or come from families of immigrants. All of us have a background in advocating for immigrants, either by our higher education focus, history of activism, and involvement in work, projects or volunteer positions that advance the rights of immigrants in this country. Our staff is intrinsically aware of the everyday struggles of immigrants in the United States; they have a deep understanding of the haunting fears. This connection with the immigrant community allows our staff to build trusting relationships wherein clients feel comfortable sharing their stories and vulnerabilities, thus permitting us to capture the essence of their stories, which is key to winning their cases. AFFORDABILITY We, at Franco Law Group, know that high quality representation like ours is in high demand, and make an effort to ensure our prices are accessible to our clients as a result. We offer some of the lowest payment plans in California.
5601 E. Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90022
10:00 am- 6:00 pm
English and Spanish
Delia L. Franco is the Founding Attorney of the Franco Law Group.
Attorney Franco was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles to an immigrant mother from Jalisco, Mexico. Her father, born in Roseville, California was of Mexican and German descent. Attorney Franco grew up in East Los Angeles after her parents married, and learned the personal impact that immigration policies can have on a family.
Attorney Franco's mother, following the family to seek a more economically stable life and the ability to pursue a career, arrived in the U.S. in 1972. Despite having a solid work trajectory since age 15, and aspiring to work in education, her mother's dreams were quickly shattered. With all odds against Attorney Franco's mother and relatives in a foreign country, she began work as a seamstress in Downtown Los Angeles.
As many immigrants in the United States, Attorney Franco's mother endured deplorable work conditions, juggled her seamstress job with her evening studies until she obtained her real estate license and quickly abandon the horrid conditions of a sweat shop. Her mother purchased a home for her parents in 1977, later meeting Attorney Franco's father, and purchasing their home in 1980. As a real estate broker, her mother Irene L. Franco, collected a real estate portfolio, which she now manages along with her own recycling center and market.
With the collective effort of both of her hardworking parents, grandparents and uncles, Attorney Franco graduated the famous Garfield High School in East Los Angeles with honors, and went on to pursue her bachelors and law degree. She was the first to graduate high school in her family.
Delia L. Franco founded the Franco Law Group after recognizing a demand for authentic, genuine legal concern for the immigrant community. She has a comprehensive understanding for the fears and challenges faced by immigrants in the U.S., and extensive knowledge on the avaricious and unethical notaries, and lawyers that target this population.
Upon passing the California Bar, Attorney Franco began her career at a small immigration law firm in downtown Los Angeles with a high volume of cases. Being one of only two attorneys in charge of the entire firm docket, and with several trials a month, she was in court daily. Years later, she accepted a position with a larger immigration law firm, where she was the youngest attorney and with the most litigation experience.
Throughout her profession, Attorney Franco observed that immigration law firms sought to obtain a high volume of clients in order to make a profit, ultimately, resulting in misleading clients, declining quality and losing results. As such, she assured that her law firms foundation was committed to a sincere and profound understanding of each client's migratory needs. As a result, Ms. Franco has spent the last decade of her profession cultivating impeccable immigration representation. Her office produces quality service while delivering the individual care and respect every client deserves.
Franco Law Group incorporates a multitude of procedures when managing cases including weekly meetings, quality reviews twice a month, and a final review by the attorney before mailing out to the courts.
Bar Number: 248149
UCLA School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2006
University of California, Irvine
Bachelors of Arts, Criminology, Law and Society, 2002
Ismael Iniguez is an Associate Attorney at the Franco Law Group. He was born in The Bronx to immigrant parents from Ecuador. His father, a musician, had always aspired to live around NYC's vibrant culture and decided to chase his dream. Ismael's mother joined him shortly thereafter. Ismael grew up bilingual in English and Spanish, and in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country: Ridgewood, Queens. His exposure to an array of populations, and the moral standards under which his parents raised him, allowed him to develop a passion for helping people in the community, thus, pursuing a career in that very aspect.
Ismael attended Penn State University after earning several scholarships. During his time in college, he remained stayed involved in athletic and academic endeavors by being part of different sports teams, and becoming a member of Hispanic Business Society. Ismael graduated in 2008 with a BA in communications arts and sciences.
During the peak of the financial crisis, the lack of employment opportunities in communications led Ismael to a job at an immigration law firm. Ismael's passion for the immigrant story was always present, however, as a first-generation immigrant, a law degree always seemed out of reach. Once he began working at his first immigration law firm, he became inspired and driven to obtain his JD.
Ismael attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in downtown San Diego, CA. During law school, Ismael participated in many prestigious programs including mock trial and arbitration groups. Ismael became president of the Immigration Law Society. Upon graduating, Ismael searched for an immigration law firm to continue fueling his passion.
Ismael began working at The Law Offices of Carla Aviles, a small law firm in Queens. He then made the move to the non-profit sector, taking a job at Catholic Charities of New York as part of a designated team that focused on helping unaccompanied minors at the border. This experience helped shape Ismael as a litigator. Moving back to the West Coast, Ismael was thrilled to find the Franco Law Group.
Bar Number: 5342423
Lizbeth Iniguez is an Associate Attorney at the Franco Law Group. She is also a first-generation Mexican American. Ms. Iniguez grew up in a predominantly immigrant community of Paramount, California. Watching the daily struggles of immigrants against systematic oppression formed her passion and dedication for immigration law.
Ms. Iniguez attended California State University, Long Beach, where she received her BA in political science and graduated Cum Laude in 2012. She went on to obtain her J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2015. As a law student she studied internationally in France and China. While studying abroad her studies focused on Women's International and Comparative Human Rights and International Trade and Finance Law. Upon her completion of her international studies she received a Certificate in Global Legal Studies.
Ms. Iniguez passion for immigration law was reinforced when she interned at Casa Cornelia Law Center, a public interest law firm assisting the immigrant community in San Diego County. She was able to assist undocumented victims of domestic violence and violent crimes apply for immigration relief. She also participated in the Immigration Removal Defense Clinic offered at her law school. She provided direct representation under the supervising of an attorney to an individual seeking asylum while detained in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ms. Iniguez also interned for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court). As a judicial intern she had the opportunity to work with immigration judges, attorney advisors, and court staff. She drafted proposed orders for immigration judges and made recommendations regarding the resolution of legal issues before the court.
Ms. Iniguez has accumulated a wide-range of skills in the field of immigration law. As an attorney she advises current and potential clients on eligibility for immigration relief. She zealously represents clients before the Immigration Court and U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS). She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and assist clients with numerous immigration matters including applications for asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the convention against torture, cancellation of removal, 212(c), I-601A waivers, consular processing, U-Visa, adjustment of status via family based petition, DACA, naturalization applications, and special immigrant juvenile status petitions. Due to her loyal dedication and unwavering commitment to her clients she received the Dedicated Service award in 2017 from Franco Law Group. Ms. Iniguez regularly participates in workshops and forums to empower and educate the immigrant community.
Bar Number: 309867
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2015
California State University of Long Beach
Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Cum Laude, 2012
Attorney Sergio A. Perez is the managing attorney of the Franco Law Group, APLC's San Diego office. His practice includes cases in both San Diego and Los Angeles. Attorney Perez specializes in legal writing and research which includes all manner of motions and appellate briefs.
Attorney Perez is originally from Tijuana, Mexico and grew up in the border region which encompasses Tijuana and San Diego, California. As such, he is fluent in written and spoken Spanish. As an immigrant himself, Attorney Perez is keenly aware of the plight and struggles that immigrants experience. Indeed, for most of his life, Attorney Perez was a lawful permanent resident, or Green Card holder, and went through the naturalization process in 1997. Attorney Perez focused his practice on immigration and employment law as these are areas of the law which significantly impact the immigrant community.
Attorney Perez proudly relates that he began his college education at Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista, California which serves the community in which he was raised. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, with distinction, from San Diego State University in 1999. Thereafter, Attorney Perez interned at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and assisted clients with issues ranging from domestic violence to political asylum.
Attorney Perez went on to earn his Juris Doctor (Doctor of Law) Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States. As a student at UCLA School of Law, Attorney Perez co-founded the National Latina/o Law Students Association, served as Recruitment Co-Chair of Law Raza Law Students Association and a Managing Editor of the Chicano-Latino Law Review. Attorney Perez also served as an intern at the Learning Rights Project where he assisted clients in the area of special education law, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, both in Los Angeles, California. Attorney Perez received his law degree and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2004.
After law school, Attorney Perez practiced labor and employment law for six years at the Los Angeles office of Jackson Lewis LLP. He now practices employment and immigration law at the Franco Law Group, APLC.
In addition to his vibrant practice, Attorney Perez volunteers his time to serve the community. Indeed, he serves on the Board of Directors of Latinos y Latinas En Accion in the San Diego community of City Heights. Further, Attorney Perez frequently volunteers at naturalization workshops and seminars held by Latinos y Latinas En Accion and Chaldean-Middle Eastern Social Services in El Cajon, California. Attorney Perez is licensed by the State Bar of California and is authorized to practice before all the Immigration Courts in the United States and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Additionally, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and all the courts of the State of California.
Bar Number: 234860
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