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Our firm, Varzandeh Anderson LLP, is perhaps the only immigration defense firm in the United States that has two former United States Attorney General Honor Law Graduates as partners in private practice together. Both Lisa Anderson and myself were picked by President Clinton's Attorney General to serve as prosecutors in the INS. We both served in that position for many years and have since been in private practice for the past decade. Our experience as both prosecutors and defense attorneys is unique and we provide extraordinary legal service to our clients.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Farsi

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    16 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Lisa Michelle Anderson

    I highly endorse attorney Houman Varzandeh. His expertise in the field of US immigration law is second to none. He is particularly skilled in the practice area of deportation and removal issues. His prior experience as an immigration court trial attorney has given him a special insight into how the deportation process works and the best strategies for deportation and removal defense. Furthermore, he is ethical, honest and truly cares about his clients.


    Lisa Anderson Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have had the pleasure of working alongside Mr. Varzandeh for the past decade. His mastery of the law and his ability to precisely analyze complex legal issues is extraordinary. He represents his clients with candor, integrity, and is viewed by opposing counsel as a force to reckoned with. I have never seen him lose a case, but I have witnessed him win countless cases that appeared to be losing cases. Mr. Varzandeh is an immigration attorney of the highest order.


    Gordon Olson
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Varzandeh Anderson LLP

3435 Wilshire Blvd
Suite # 1010
Los Angeles, CA, 90010-2031


AZActive 199905/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cum LaudeSouthwestern University School of Law1998
United States Attorney General's Honors ProgramUnited States Department of Justice1998
Special Projects EditorLaw Review - Board of Governors - Southwestern University School of Law1997
Associate EditorLaw Review - Southwestern University School of Law1996
Moot Court - Writer and OralistMoot Court Honors Programs - Southwestern University School of Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyVarzandeh Anderson LLP2011 - Present
AttorneyH. Varzandeh, A Law Corporation2001 - 2011
Assistant District CounselUnited States Department of Justice - INS1998 - 2001
Legal ExternUS Department of Justice - Immigration Court1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaAttorney Member1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Minasyan v. GonzalesDeclaration by Circuit Court of Derivative Citizenship for Client
Witjaksono v. HolderN/A
Purohit v. HolderRemanded from 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
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Publication nameTitleDate
United States Court of Appeals for the 9th CircuitMinasyan v. Gonzales2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJuris Doctor - Cum Laude1998
University of Missouri, ColumbiaPsychologyBachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual American Immigration Lawyers AssociationPro Bono Clinic Citizenship Initiative2013
Southwestern University School of LawSexuality and the Law - Asylum Law in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Particular Social Group Designation1998
Associate Judge at Multiple Moot Court RoundsMoot Court Competition1997