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
Licensed since 1998
Cash, Check, Credit Card
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
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
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Impact Award||Lake Avenue Community Foundation||2014|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2014|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2012|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2011|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2010|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2009|
|Attorney||Malathi Benjamin, PLC||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Malathi Benjamin||2001 - 2008|
|Attorney||Spierer, Woodward, Corbalis & Goldberg||1998 - 2000|
|Attorney||Nabulsi & Associates||1983 - 1995|
|Attorney||Brett-Holt & Gosling||1978 - 1982|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|University of London School of Law||Law||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1984|
|University of London||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|Immigration Seminar||Immigration information for Undocumented||2013|
|Federacion de Clubes Zacatecanos del Sur de California||Preparing for Immigration Reform||2013|
|Life After Graduation||H-1Bs and other employment options||2010|
|Preparing for the Reform||Immigration Options||2009|
|Immigration Options for the Undocumented||Immigration options||2009|