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Matthew Gabriel Holt

Matthew Gabriel Holt

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me


Certified Specialist, Immigration and Nationality Law
State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization



Chapter Chair

San Diego Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association

 

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Languages Spoken: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Russian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Immigration: 100%
    8 years, 550 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Bashir Ghazialam

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Holt is truly a leader in the immigration legal community. He contributes an enormous amount of his time to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) nationally as well as locally for the San Diego and Imperial County chapter.

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    Bashir Ghazialam Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Darren Pirozzi Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hurwitz Holt, APLC

409 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 300
San Diego, CA, 92108

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200705/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
San Diego Best Attorneys - 2012San Diego Metro Magazine2012
2011 San Diego's Top AttorneysSDMetro Magazine2011
Immigration Justice Project - Special Recognition CertificateAmerican Bar Association2011
Immigration Justice Project - Certificate of AppreciationAmerican Bar Association2011
Special Recognition CertificateAmerican Bar Association - Immigration Justice Project2010
Wiley W. Manuel AwardState Bar of California2006
Trustee Scholarship (full tuition)California Western School of Law2004
High HonorsUniv of California Santa Barbara2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHurwitz Holt, APLC2011 - Present
Immigration AttorneyLaw Offices of Leah W. Hurwitz, APLC2007 - Present
Judicial Intern (full-time)Executive Office for Immigration Review2007 - 2007
Law Clerk (full-time)Guerrero Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP (now - Jacobs Schlesinger Ople & Sheppard, LLP)2006 - 2006
Law Clerk - VAWA PetitionsAccess, Inc.2005 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Western School of Law Community Law ProjectVolunteer Attorney2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego chapter)Vice Chair2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNew Member Division Steering Committee Member (national level)2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego chapter)Executive Committee - Treasurer2010 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego chapter)Office of the Chief Counsel (DHS) - Chapter Liaison2010 - 2011
San Diego Immigrant Rights ConsortiumEducation Committee2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego chapter)New Members Division - Chair2009 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego chapter)Media & Advocacy Committee - Co-Chair2009 - 2011
American Bar Association - Immigration Justice ProjectPro Bono Volunteer Attorney2009 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Univ of California Santa BarbaraN/AB.A. - History of Public Policy, Minor - Portuguese2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
LGBT CenterExecutive Action2015
CA Chapters ConferenceAdvanced Issues in Consular Processing2014
AILA Southern California Winter CLE ConferenceI-601 Waivers2014
Winter Immigration CLE ConferenceI-601A Provisional Waiver Workshop2013
Wesley United Methodist ChurchImmigrants' Rights2012
Representing Immigrants in Removal ProceedingsBond and Detention Issues2012
AILA California Chapters ConferenceEOIR / CBP2012
2012 Annual Conference - Nashville, TNSubregulatory Guidance in Immigration Law2012
National Day of Action - Washington, DCComprehensive Immigration Reform2011
Know Your Rights WorkshopUnlawful Stops, Searches, & Seizures - Immigrant's Guide to the 4th & 5th Amendments2011
Immigrants' Rights WorkshopConstitutional Rights for Immigrants2011
Immigrants' Rights WokshopSearch and Seizure Issues for Immigrants2011
AILA National Conference - 2011Immigration Advocacy2011
ABA's Immigration Justice Project's Attorney Training WorkshipBond, Parole, and Detention Issues for Immigrants and Arriving Aliens2011
San Diego County Bar Association - YNLDImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions and Acts2010
Despierta San Diego (Univision Channel 17)Immigration Reform for Military Families2010
AILA New Member Division Meeting - MarchImmigration Reform - 20102010
AILA CA Chapters Conference 2010Media Training Panel for Immigration Attorneys2010