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Teodora Dentcheva Purcell

Teodora Dentcheva Purcell

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About Me

I am a certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, certified by the State Bar of California, Board f Legal Specialization.  I have handled numerous employment and family based immigration cases, as well as removal defense, naturalization and other special immigrant cases. I am also experienced in administrative and federal immigration appeals and has successfully argued before the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court.

Recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California, and the Casa Cornelia Law Center Pro Bono Public Award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession.


Languages Spoken: Bulgarian, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Linda Gail Pollack

    Teodora is an excellent lawyer. She is meticulous in her work and brilliant. Also, she is a nice person. I highly recommend her.


    Linda Pollack Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

11238 El Camino Real Suite 100
San Diego, CA, 92130



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2000
Sofia University "St. Clement Ohridski" School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998