Associate Immigration Attorney
Rising star Claudia Sandoval joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sandoval worked as a Staff Attorney and Bridge Fellow for the Immigration Center for Women and Children in San Francisco, California, where she represented undocumented victims of crime in obtaining U visa status. While in law school, Ms. Sandoval obtained a wide variety of immigration experience through internships with immigration law firms and well-established nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area. Most notably, Claudia served as a Judicial Intern with the U.S. Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review in San Francisco, California where she drafted Immigration Judge's decisions. Ms Sandoval's broad array of immigration experience include U visas, asylum, removal defense, family-based immigration, and employment-based immigration. In addition Ms. Sandoval offers a unique perspective as a first generation Mexican American. Personal experience with the immigration process creates distinct connection between Ms. Sandoval and her clients. She consistently strives to win each of her client's cases. Claudia received her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2012 and her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of San Diego in 2004. She is a member of the California State Bar and is fluent in English and Spanish.