I have been practicing immigration law for over 25 years And am certified as an Immigration Specislist in the State of California. I enjoy it because I enjoy my clients. Most of them become my friends of the future. We experience so many things together, by the time their case is done, we often cry together in happiness that things are Ok. Many of my clients are removal cases which involve criminal matters. Those are the ones that are often the most rewarding when we win.
Immigration law is getting harder and harder to practice. So many things are unknown, and with the US' political views being so bipolar, you never know how the law will change overnight. That is why we have so many resources to check, and double check. Predicting the future is definitely a difficult task.
Our office is small and we offer individualized attention. If you want an attorney to accompany you somewhere, you will get me. I finalize everything, and work with you throughout the entire process we will go thorugh. My paralegals are nice too, and very concerned about our clients. Here you are not a number for us, but a first name with a family and a future.
Languages spoken: Armenian, Russian, Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Immigration Specialist||State Bar of California Specialization||2015|
|Woman of the Year||National Association of Professional Women||2011|
|Atorney/Owner||Law Office of Deborah L. Karapetian||1998 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel||1993 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1992 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|17 years of trauma||Case Terminated - Green Card Filed|
|Green Card through VAWA||VAWA granted|
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|Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Texas Christian University||Communications||MA - Masters||1978|
|Central Michigan University||Communications and Marketing||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|Private Seminars||Immigration Topics||2012|