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David M Haghighi
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David M Haghighi

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

As an Iranian Jew I came to the United States in 1979 when I was only 7 years old fleeing persecution. My parents left everything behind and we had to start anew. My family and I filed for and were granted asylum status giving us an opportunity to stay safely in the United States and obtain all the benefits this country has to offer.


 


I have dedicated my life to helping others from all walks of life who are fleeing persecution, want a new start in this country, or have come to this land seeking the American dream. During the last decade, I have consistently travelled all over the United States defending people in various immigration courts from deportation and removal, whether in detained or non-detained settings. I have successfully represented thousands of clients legitimatizing their status here. Each time a client is granted relief and is able to stay, the joy I receive is second-to-none.

I have solely practiced U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. During law school I externed for the Honorable Alan M. Ahart, United States District Court, Central District, California.


As a lawyer, I learned that not everybody wins. This is why an attorney, who like myself who knows the law, is attentive to detail, compassionate, and not afraid to vigorously fight on behalf of his clients, helps increase the chances of success. I routinely represent clients in a wide range of complex immigration issues.

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Languages Spoken: Indonesian, Spanish, Farsi, Tagalog

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Immigration: 100%
    14 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

24 total 

  • Kyndra L. Mulder

    You won't find a more committed attorney than David. He cares about his clients and makes their best interest his best interest. I recommend him to any immigrant in need of assistance.

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    Kyndra Mulder Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peggy M. Raddatz

    Attorney Haghighi is held in high steem by his colleagues and clients. He has the experience and expertise to handle even the most difficult immigration cases. I endorse and recommend his services.

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    Peggy Raddatz Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

3435 Wilshire Blvd Ste 2460
Los Angeles, CA, 90010

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200108/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client's ChoiceAvvo2014
Certificate of AppreciationCity of Los Angeles2005
Cum LaudeUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)1995
College HonorsUniversity of California Los Angeles (UCLA)1995
Psychology Department HonorsUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerVHF Law Group, LLP2006 - 2011
PartnerLivingston, Bakhtiar & Haghighi, LLP2001 - 2006
PresidentLaw Offices of David M. Haghighi, APC2001 - Present
Legal Externthe United States District Court for the Central District of California2000 - 2001

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the District of ColoradoAdmitted to Practice2014 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eight CircuitAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Second CircuitAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Ritonga v. HolderN/A

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Psychology, Crime & LawUnconscious transference and characteristics of accurate and inaccurate eyewitnessesN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern Univ SOLLawlaw2000
Univ of California at Los AngelesPsychologyundergraduate1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Indonesian Immigration Community OutreachImmigration Basics Q&A2013