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Lisa Suzanne Anderson

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Immigration: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    Lisa Anderson is one of the most brilliant immigration attorneys in the United States. A UCLA law graduate, and hand picked by President Clinton's Attorney General, Janet Reno, to litigate cases for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. She is a kind, caring, yet tough immigration attorney who solves complex immigration matters with shocking ease. I will always be privileged to be her legal partner and colleague on any and all legal matters.


    Houman Varzandeh Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    As an attorney, I found myself needing a qualified colleague to advise me on an urgent immigration matter. Lisa Anderson came highly recommended, and now, I am recommending her too as a highly talented and effective immigration lawyer. Lisa possesses a rare combination of qualifications, practical experience, and personal attributes. In addition to her intelligence and knowledge, Lisa brings to the table a uniquely informed perspective – having tried cases on behalf of the Immigration and Naturalization Service at both the trial and appeals stage and, now, as an equity partner of a law firm, guiding clients through the complexities of immigration law. Equally important, Lisa is kind and compassionate. She cares. I cannot speak highly enough of Lisa, not only as an attorney but also as a person.


    Lorena Gatdula
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Varzandeh Anderson LLP

3435 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1010
Los Angeles, CA, 90010



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Attorney General's Honors ProgramUnited States Department of Justice1999
Law Student FellowshipEqual Justice America1997
Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of California at San DiegoN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerVarzandeh Anderson LLP2011 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Lisa S. Anderson2004 - 2011
Assistant Chief CounselUnited States Department of Homeland Security2002 - 2004
Assistant District CounselUnited States Department Of Justice INS1999 - 2002
ResearcherRAND Corporation1999 - 1999
Summer Law InternU.S. Attorney's Office1998 - 1998
Summer Law InternBet Tzedek Legal Services1997 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Journal of International Law and Foreign AffairsAssociate Editor1997 - 1999
The John Muir College Caledonian SocietyMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Witjaksono v. HolderN/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UCLA School of LawLawJD-Juris Doctorate1999
Univ of California San DiegoLiteratureBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Mirman SchoolImmigration Law Fundamentals2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationPro Bono Clinic Citizenship Initiative2013