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  1. Immigration: 100%

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  • Curtis Frederic Pierce

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Tolchin is very knowledgable about the fine points and complicated issues inherent in the practice of immigration law.


    Curtis Pierce Immigration Attorney
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  • Sassoun Armen Nalbandian

    I endorse this lawyer. She is very knowledgeable in her field. She helped my office recover legal fees from the government on a case we won at the federal appellate level. She has also spoken at numerous AILA events that I attended.


    Sassoun Nalbandian Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin

634 S. Spring St. Suite 500A
Los Angeles, CA, 90014


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Top Women Attorneys of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2013
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
Jack Wasserman Award for Excellence in Immigration LitigationAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2009
Equal Justice Advocacy AwardAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Southern California2009
Annual AwardNational Immigration Law Center2008
Unsung HeroNational Lawyers Guild of the Bay Area2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Stacy Tolchin2010 - Present
Staff AttorneyVan Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP2001 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Counsel (AIC)Advisory Committee2010 - 2012
Ninth Circuit Rules CommitteeMember2009 - Present
National Immigration Project for the National Lawyers GuildBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationImmigration Section Member2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
International Institute of San FranciscoFormer Board of DirectorsN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Husyev v. Mukasey, 528 F.3d 1172 (9th Cir. 2008)(finding that courts have jurisdiction to review agency’s failure to follow asylum regulations)
Silaya v. Mukasey, 524 F.3d 1066 (9th Cir. 2008)(finding that victim of gang-rape in the Philippines had suffered past persecution based on her father’s political opinion)
Padilla-Padilla v. Gonzales, 463 F.3d 972 (9th Cir. 2006)(challenge to Board of Immigration Appeals’ failure to follow its internal regulations)
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Publication nameTitleDate
AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAW FOUNDATIONRequesting Attorneys Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Oberlin CollegeSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationPracticing in District Court2014
American Immigratin Lawyers AssociationDuran Gonzalez settlement agreement2014
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers GuildUsing discovery in removal proceedings2013
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMotions Practice Before the Ninth Circuit2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNational Security immigration cases2013
National Lawyers Guild (Bay Area)Representing Undocumented Persons in Criminal and Immigration Proceedings2012
Immigration 101Inadmissibility and Deportability2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationSeeking Attorneys Fees Under EAJA and Other Fee Shifting Statutes2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationFederal Court Actions Webinar2012
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationNinth Circuit Updates2011
Immigration Litigation in the 9th CircuitNinth Circuit Practice2011
Immigration 101Inadmissibility and Deportability2011
Annual ConventionMaterial Support Brownbag2011
Immigration Litigation in the 9th CircuitNith Circuit Practice2010
TeleconferenceCurrent Trends on Motions to Suppress2009
PodcaseMotions to Suppress2009
Monthly MeetingFiling for Attorneys Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act2009
Mid-Year ConferenceMotions to Suppress Mock Trial2009
California Chapter ConferenceFederal Court Update2009
Annual ConferenceFederal Court Update2009
TeleconferenceReinstatement of Removal and Unlawful Entry After Deportation2008
Monthly Meeting“Stuck in Limbo: The State of Perez-Gonzalez & Acosta Post Duran-Gonzalez"2008
Monthly MeetingFederal Court jurisdiction2008
California Chapter ConferenceICE Raids Response2008
Annual ConferenceReinstatement of Removal2008
Annual ConferenceFederal Court Update2008