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Malathi Benjamin

Malathi Benjamin

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About Me

My goal is to provide people with the opportunity of making a better life for themselves and their children.

I have a strong multi-cultural background which I believe brings strength to my immigration practice.  Born in India, I have lived for several years in Sri Lanka, England, Dubai and, since 1995, the USA.  I have traveled the immigrant journey and am painfully aware of the anxieties and concerns of the process and the impact it has on so many areas of your life - from finding a job, to driving, to social security issues and so much more. 

 Having practiced law in England and in the Middle East where the legal profession is well respected I was concerned to find in the USA that lawyers are looked upon with some distrust.  One of the goals of my practice is to raise the reputation of lawyers, to be people driven and not money driven and to treat my clients with respect, professionalism and courtesy.  I am proud of the reputation I have of being approachable and of not holding back on the advice I give, even to prospective clients who have not yet retained me.


My leisure time revolves around people and nothing energizes me more than spending time with my friends.



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Immigration: 100%
    15 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Rahulan Kathir

    I endorse this lawyer. Several of my clients have utilized Malathi for their immigration needs and have had nothing but positive things to say about her. She is extremely knowledgeable in her practice area and her fees are quite reasonable.


    Rahulan Kathir Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dheeraj Kumar Singhal

    I strongly endorse Malathi, an extraordinary immigration attorney. She came from the UK with a background in corporate transactional work. Her immigration process in the US proved so difficult, confounding and exasperating that she dedicated herself to learning the immensely complex world of immigration law for the sole purpose of wanting to make the process easier for others. She has a broad base of knowledge about the many facets of immigration law. I trust her with every immigration matter that comes my way, whether it be a friend, a client or even a close family member.


    Dheeraj Singhal Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office Of Malathi Benjamin

127 N. Madison Ave.
Ste. 211
Pasadena, CA, 91101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Impact AwardLake Avenue Community Foundation2014
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2014
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2013
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2012
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2011
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2010
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMalathi Benjamin, PLC2009 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Malathi Benjamin2001 - 2008
AttorneySpierer, Woodward, Corbalis & Goldberg1998 - 2000
AttorneyNabulsi & Associates1983 - 1995
AttorneyBrett-Holt & Gosling1978 - 1982

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of London School of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1984
University of LondonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Immigration SeminarImmigration information for Undocumented2013
Federacion de Clubes Zacatecanos del Sur de CaliforniaPreparing for Immigration Reform2013
Life After GraduationH-1Bs and other employment options2010
Preparing for the ReformImmigration Options2009
Immigration Options for the UndocumentedImmigration options2009