My principal practice areas are immigration, deportation defense, and appellate work in both immigration and criminal defense. In addition, I practice in Social Security Disability Appeals and personal injury claims.
My law review article, published by a legal journal for the University of San Francisco Law School, was cited by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal in an en banc decision.
This article on what constitutes Membership in a Particular Social Group under U.S. asylum law was cited twice in the dissent by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in their recent en banc decision, Henriquez-Rivas v. Holder, 707 F.3d 1081, 1095 (2013).
The title of my article was Defining a Core Zone of Protection in Asylum Law, 10 J.L. & Soc. Challenges 22 (2008).
Languages spoken: German
Hourly ($250-300/hour), Retainer (always)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Public Interest Law Certificate||Public Interest Clearinghouse||2007|
|Magna Cum Laude||San Francisco State University||2001|
|Of Counsel||Mira Law Group, APC||2012 - Present|
|Criminal Appellate Attorney||First District Appellate Panel (FDAP) and California Appellate Project Los Angles (LACAP)||2010 - Present|
|Judicial Extern||United States District Court, Northern District of California||2006 - 2006|
|Certified Law Clerk||Alameda County Public Defenders Office||2006 - 2006|
|Certified Law Clerk||Marin County Public Defender's Office||2005 - 2005|
|Attorney||Law Office of Haitham Edward Ballout||2005 - 2012|
|Aviation Maintenance Technician||United Airlines||1987 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||N/A|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member||N/A|
|Khenaisser v. Safway Service||Settlement|
|Limanseto v. Ganze & Co. [Case No.: 2011LCA00005]||Client was awarded $165,000 in back pay and damages|
|People v. Martinez: A130181 - (Contra Costa County Super. Ct. No. 05-100233-6)||Reversal and Remand.|
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|The Docket San Mateo County Bar Association||The U Visa: Obtaining Legal Status for Victims of Serious Crimes||2013|
|Journal of Law and Social Challenges||Defining a Core Zone of Protection in Asylum Law: Refocusing the Analysis of Membership in a Particular Social Group to Utilize Both the Social Visibility and Group Immutability Component Approaches.||2008|
|University of San Francisco School of Law||Juris Doctor||JD - Law||2007|
|San Francisco State University||Technical & Professional Writing||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|MCLE for the University of San Francisco School of Law American Inn of Court||A 2:00 a.m. Call from Jail: the Do’s and Don’ts When Your Client is Arrested||2014|