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We are a "Boutique Law Firm" dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, affordable quality legal representation to meet their expectations and legal needs.  

Our Principal attorney brings valuable experience representing clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, formerly (INS), the Executive Office of Immigration Review, as well as appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds who need to understand the immigration system and their options.  We assess our clients' situation and provide legal representation focused in obtaining the most favorable result within the Immigration Laws.

Our Principal attorney is devoted to ensuring our clients receive the most up-to-date representation in their dissolution, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support and all other family matters.  We understand that matters concerning your family can be emotional and overwhelming.  We listen to our clients' goals and expectations and become our clients' advocate.  We are committed to assisting you and your family in moving on to the next chapter in your lives as quickly and cost effectively as possible.



Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 80%
    15 years
  2. Family: 20%
    15 years



Hourly ($400-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Of Annaluisa Padilla

481 E Whittier Blvd Ste E
La Habra, CA, 90631


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2011
Orange County Top LawyersOC Metro Magazine2010
Honoring Latinas in Business AwardNagtional Latina Business Women Association - Los Angeles2008
Hon. Benjamin Aranda III Outstanting Public Service AwardLos Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law Section2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Annaluisa Padilla2002 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association2nd Vice President2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationTreasurer2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationSecretary2012 - 2013
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionChair2007 - 2008
Mexican American Bar AssociationBoard Trustee2006 - 2012
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationBoard Trustee2006 - 2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2003 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionMember2003 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Iturribaria v. INS,Established precedent
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of California - Los AngelesGermanBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Small and Solo Firm ConferenceThe Changing of Hats as a solo: Use of technology2008
2008 Crossing Borders: A legal perspectiveImmigration: Legal analysis and perspectives2008
Public Conference on ImmigrationVisas y Permisos de Trabajo para Profesionales - Guatemala City, Guatemala2004
16th Annual AILA California Chapters ConferenceCommon Family-Based Immigration Headaches and Solutions2003