ATTORNEY AT LAW
Monica practices exclusively in the area of immigration law, focusing primarily on family-based cases, naturalization, deportation/removal defense, assisting victims of crime, advising individuals on avoiding the negative immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
In addition to her private practice Monica has provided free legal services for asylum seekers, pro bono work through the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, Military Assistance Program, and is devoted to educating and advocating for her community. Monica is fluent in Spanish.
California State University Long Beach, B.A. Child Development and Family Studies
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
American Immigration Lawyers Association, April 2012
American Immigration Lawyer’s Association, Military Assistance Program, Feb. 2013
Orange County Bar Association, Dec. 2016
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Jan. 2017
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Jan. 2017
State Bar of California, Dec. 2010
United States District Court Southern District of California, Dec. 2010
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, April 2013