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Irwin Max Avelino

Irwin Max Avelino

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About Me

As a first-generation American of both Filipino and Japanese descent, Attorney Avelino has compassion for those who wish to come to the United States in search of a better life for themselves and for their children.  He became an attorney because he wanted to help those who needed the most help.


Majoring in both English and Political Science, Attorney Avelino earned his Bachelor's degree with honors from the University of California, Davis.  Attorney Avelino then earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California.


Attorney Avelino is an active member of the following professional organizations:

- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- California Bar Association
- Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Section Member
- Duly Admitted to practice as an Attorney before the California Supreme Court and the United States District Court


Languages Spoken: Tagalog, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Immigration: 100%
    10 years

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Jami K Fosgate

    I endorse this lawyer. Irwin and I attended law school together and he is a skilled and dedicated attorney committed to helping his clients.


    Jami Fosgate Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Shaun Edward Swiger

    Irwin is extremely knowledgeable in the area of immigration law and he is dedicated to personally guiding his clients through the complex immigration process. I will continue to refer anyone in need of assistance in the immigration process to Irwin.


    Shaun Swiger Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

100 N Brand Blvd 2nd Fl
Glendale, CA, 91203



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
First Honors Award in Administrative LawLoyola Law School2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderLaw Office of Irwin M. Avelino2005 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Filipino American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)Attorney Member2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate Green Cards – EB-2 vs. EB-32013 US Tourist Visa: 10 Points to Consider When Applying2012 if I filed a petition when I was a permanent resident, but I am now a U.S. citizen? A guide for the Filipino2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Univ of California DavisEnglish & Political ScienceBachelor of Arts1999