Tatyana A. Edwards-Behar is a Certified Specialist in U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, an attorney licensed to practice in the state of California, with over 15 years of practice in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality law. She is a founder and owner of a private law practice, a full-service immigration law firm active throughout the United States and worldwide. In August 2014 Tatyana A. Edwards-Behar was certified by the State Bar of California as a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Tatyana is herself an immigrant and the daughter of a prominent medical scientist and a world-renowned cancer researcher who was invited to participate in cutting-edge cancer research projects at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, ultimately leading to a Nobel Prize received by Salk Institute.
Tatyana completed her studies at Moscow State University and U.C. San Diego leading to B.A. in Economics and earned an MBA in Finance from San Diego State University. Tatyana also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah School of Law. She is a bi-lingual attorney, who is fluent in Russian language. She frequently travels to Moscow, Russia to provide consular support to many of her individual and corporate clients.
As one of the busiest Immigration litigation lawyers in America, Tatyana is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, Federal Courts of the Central and Southern Districts of California, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Tatyana is maintaining a very extensive litigation and appellate practice. Several of her appellate cases have set new precedents in Immigration Law and Federal Immigration litigation.
For two consecutive years Tatyana served as a Treasurer of the San Diego Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Her articles on the most current U.S. immigration issues regularly appear in several Russian language pulbications. She is hosting a highly popular radio talk show for the Russian speaking audiences in Southern California.
Tatyana is also a licensed Realtor and holds a current Notary Public Commission in the state of California. An avid reader of financial, business and legal publications and magazines in several languages, Tatyana maintains extensive contacts within the business and legal communities in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. Tatyana is married with two children.
Languages Spoken: Russian
Licensed since 1999
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Listed in Who's Who Directory, since 2013||The U.S. Directory of Renowned People||2013|
|Registry of Outstanding Professionals||America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2009 - present||2009|
|Best Writing Competition||Moscow State University||1979|
|Principal Attorney/Owner||Law Offices Of Tatyana A. Edwards, APC||1999 - Present|
|Investment Broker||Salomon Smith Barney||1987 - 1992|
|Professor||Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies||1985 - 1987|
|Lecturer/Russian Language||University Of California At San Diego||1981 - 1985|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Windemere of La Jolla Home Owners Association||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|Westwood Ambassador Home Owners Association||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|Russian Speaking Attorneys Section, American Immigration Lawyers Association||Chair||2006 - 2009|
|La Jolla Bar Association||Active Member||2004 - Present|
|National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project||Active Member||2002 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego chapter)||Co-chair. EOIR Liaison Committee||2002 - 2003|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Treasurer||2001 - 2003|
|California Notary Association||California Notary Public||2000 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Active Member||1999 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Active Member||1999 - Present|
|Fedunyak v. Gonzales||Petition for review granted.|
|In Re: Enrique E.||Remanded to EOIR.|
|Stay of Removal Request/ICE||Stay of Removal granted by District Director of ICE in Seattle, WA.|
|"Fact" Monthly News Magazine||2013 VAWA||2013|
|"FACT" Monthly News Magazine||Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)||2012|
|"FACT" Monthly News Magazine||Family Immigration to USA||2010|
|University of Utah College of Law.||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Moscow State University||International Economics and Finance||N/A||N/A|
|California State University, San Diego||Finance||M.B.A||N/A|
|Radio Newscast||U.S. Immigration Reform Update||2013|
|International Association of Economists||EB- Investment Program in U.S.||2013|
|YouTube video||Women Lawyers in Solo Immgration Practice in California||2012|
|Radio Newscast||DACA: Pitfalls in Processing||2012|
|Radio Newscast||Difficult aspects of immigrating to USA||2012|
|Radio Newscast||Fiancee Visa - K-1||2012|
|Radio Newscast||Responding to Immigrants community questions re: Deferred Action (DACA)||2012|
|Radio Newscast||Deportation Defense in U.S. Immigration Court||2012|
|Radio Newscast||Types of U.S. Non-Immigrant visas||2012|
|Radio Newscast||Obtaining a Green card in the U.S.||2012|
|Radio Newscast||VAWA Eligibility for Adjustment of Status||2012|
|Radio Newscast||Political Asylum in the U.S.||2012|
|Radio Newscast||U.S. Citizenship laws||2012|