I was born and raised in the United States; however I traces my roots and cultural identity to Ecuador and Italy from where my family immigrated. A daughter of an immigrant mother, I was always intrigued with people from other countries and cultures. I have traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Europe having spent summers in Italy and Venezuela where I worked in the legal department of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).
As an attorney, I have always practiced exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. I believe it is a privilege to help immigrants achieve their dreams and goals to the enrichment of this country. As a lawyer, I believe that while I may not litigate for damages or monetary gain, she accomplishes something far greater and richer – helping businesses thrive, individuals obtain freedom or contribute to the American dream and reuniting families. Nothing could be more priceless – or more American.
Early in my career, I served at Catholic Charities of Orange County as the Director of Legal Services and Advocacy, and later at the Public Law Center where I developed the legal immigration services program. I am most proud of the work I have done pro bono on behalf of the poorest and most vulnerable immigrants including asylum seekers, trafficking victims and battered women and children.
I was responsible for spearheading the Orange County Bar Association’s INFO presentation on immigration, am a Past President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County and serve on the District Attorney’s Hispanic Advisory Commission.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality Law||State Bar of California||2013|
|Managing Partner||U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP||2008 - Present|
|Principal||Law Office of Lisa D. Ramirez||2004 - 2009|
|Staff Attorney||Public Law Center||2004 - 2005|
|Director of Legal Services & Advocacy||Catholic Charities of Orange County||2000 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Women Lawyers Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Hispanic Bar Association||Past President||2001 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||1995 - Present|
|Orange County Catholic||Local Parishes Present the Facts About Immigration Reform||2013|
|Orange County Register||Reader Rebuttal: Deportation Policies||2012|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Scripps College (Claremont)||Religious Studies||Other - Bachelors||1995|
|State Bar of California, International Law Section||Immigration 101: DACA & I-601A Waivers"||2013|
|Immigration: Our Journey In Faith||Immigration Reform: Senate Bill 744||2013|
|Employment Law Seminar||Labor and Employment I-9 Compliance Update||2013|
|Lawyer 2 Lawyer Podcast||Immigrants and the Law||2008|