WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS Free consultations and reasonable fees.
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
Depew Law Group, P.C.
225 South Lake Avenue,
Pasadena CA 91101
Providing guidance in matters relating to family and employment-based immigration, naturalization, visas, citizenship, political asylum and deportation
IMMIGRATION and NATURALIZATION
Immigrating to the United States is a complicated process. We specialize in immigration law and can help to simplify the process and help you move easily through the complex and convoluted immigration system. The Law Offices of Patricia S. Depew, which is located in Los Angeles, is a full-service law firm dedicated to delivering the highest legal services to our clients. The objectives of our clients guide us in our representation and counsel. The Law Offices of Patricia S. Depew has been serving clients for over sixteen years. We represent clients from around the world. Our clients include professionals, skilled workers, unskilled workers, corporations, small business, celebrities, investors, religious workers and families. We have extensive experience in deportation defense, cancellation of removal, work visas, immigration for same-sex partners, family visas, K-1 fiancÃÂ©e visas, V visas, adjustment of status, investor visas, asylum and VAWA.
"Immigration is a mystery and a mastery of obfuscation, and the lawyers who can figure it out are worth their weight in gold."
- USCIS spokeswoman Karen Kraushaar
Find your best route through the maze of immigration law
Patricia Depew personally guides her clients through the complex-and always changing-laws and regulations that govern aliens wanting to work in the United States or aliens wanting to immigrate to the United States. She has helped entrepreneurs, software engineers, specialty cooks, film producers, directors, actors, political activists and others obtain visas, permanent residency, political asylum, journalist threatened with death by the Taliban, Iranian homosexual man, Guatemalan student activist threatened with death by political death squad, and citizenship for themselves and family members.
Fight to the finish line
Immigration status is often an urgent issue, one that affects family ties and quality of life. Sometimes it's even a matter of life or death. Yet the United States Customs and Immigration Service is a huge bureaucracy with an enormous backlog. Ms. Depew knows how to deal with the system to resolve cases in the fastest possible way.
See the big picture
Ms. Depew fights for each individual she represents. She advises the client of the legal situation and possible courses of action, and keeps the client informed and involved throughout the process. In addition to her expertise in immigration law, Ms. Depew draws on her problem-solving skills and rich background to help clients achieve their life and career goals. For example, her experience in the entertainment industry has helped her qualify specialists such as directors of cinematography for work visas.
Because immigration law is so complex, even a simple immigration case can suddenly become a disaster. Before deciding to hire an immigration attorney, many of Attorney Depew's immigration clients often embark on the difficult task of addressing their immigration needs without the assistance of a competent immigration attorney. Regrettably, many of these clients end up in a tangle because the work was not done properly, resulting in delays, and in some instances, the denial of their immigration rights.
Attorney Depew presents her clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration Court. Her immigration practice includes:
'Â¢Deportation 'â assisting clients currently before the Immigration Court
'Â¢Naturalization 'â becoming a U.S. citizen
'Â¢Working with immigration officials and resolving delays and denials
'Â¢Obtaining a green card through family members
'Â¢Obtaining a visa to marry a U.S. citizen fiancÃÂ©
'Â¢Obtaining a green card through employment
'Â¢Obtaining a green card through the diversity visa lottery
'Â¢Obtaining a green card as an investor
'Â¢Obtaining a green card as a special immigrant
'Â¢Humanitarian rights/protection: asylum, TPS
'Â¢Obtaining nonimmigrant visas
'Â¢Obtaining a business or tourist visa
'Â¢Obtaining a temporary specialty worker visa
'Â¢Obtaining an intracompany transferee visa
'Â¢Obtaining a treaty trader visa
'Â¢Obtaining a treaty investor visa
'Â¢Obtaining a student visa
'Â¢Obtaining an exchange visitor visa
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.
Bar Number: California
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