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Christina Joy R. Gupana

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Christina Gupana received her J.D. from the William Boyd School of Law. She has a master’s degree in Communication and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. She is admitted to practice in the State of Nevada and has experience in the fields of civil litigation, criminal law and transactional law. Prior to practicing law she worked in the nonprofit sector and dedicated that time to helping local charities in Las Vegas. While in law school she interned for the Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office, both for the civil and criminal divisions. She was also the Lt. Governor for the 14th Circuit of the American Bar Association’s Student Division. Prior to law school, Christina worked for the Philippine Congress and the United Nation’s under the Committee on Millennium Development Goals that was aimed at helping poor or developing countries reach their goals of poverty reduction, child education, safe drinking water and other social issues by the target date of 2015. In her spare time Chris enjoys taking her dogs on hikes, reading, traveling, skydiving, scuba diving, wake boarding, wake surfing and watching movies.

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Languages spoken: English, Filipino, Tagalog

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 70%
    4 years, 30 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    4 years, 10 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
  4. Chapter 7: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Eric P. Roy

    I endorse this lawyer. Christina Gupana is a strong advocate who i know to vigorously represent her clients. I refer immigration cases to Mrs. Gupana regularly.

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    Eric Roy Personal Injury Attorney
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    Ms. Gupana is a well respected attorney. I was inspired to write this review because I have always admired her razor sharp intellect and ardent work ethic. Ms. Gupana is a leader in the community and she is definitely "Leaning In!"

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    Jeffery Haywood Consumer Protection Attorney
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Contact info

Gupana Law Firm

3430 E. Flamingo Rd., Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV, 89121

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NVActive201211/10/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Best Attorneys For Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
10 Best Law FirmsAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Client's Choice Award 2013AVVO Client's Choice Award 20132013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyGupana Law Firm2014 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of David E. Walters2012 - 2014
Legal InternG. Dallas Horton & Associates2011 - 2012
Legal InternSteven Pacitti Attorney At Law2011 - 2012
Philanthropic AdvisorNevada Community Foundation2010 - 2011
Legal InternMunicipal Court, City Of Las Vegas2009 - 2010
International Student AdvisorKaplan Test Prep & Admissions2006 - 2007
Committee LiasonUnited Nations Committee on Millennium Development Goals2003 - 2005
Legislative Staff Officer IPhilippine House of Representatives2003 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Young Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. GILMA RUIZConviction vacated and remanded for new trial.
In Re Matter of AsaniCase remanded from the Bureau of Immigration Appeals court for new trial
In Re Matter of MolinaImmigration Judge granted his relief of cancellation of removal and respondent was not deported back to El Salvador
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Ateneo de Manila UniversityJournalism and Mass CommunicationMA - Masters2004
Ateneo de Manila UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hillary For AmericaPresidential Campaign Speech2015
Asian American Advocacy Clinic CLEIntersection of Immigration Law and Family Law2014
Third Annual Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy SummitCreating a More Engaged and Effective Board2011