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Irma Leticia Perez Cordova was born in Colima, Mexico. She and her family immigrated to California in 1962. She attended the University of California at Los Angeles where she graduated with a B.A. in History. While at UCLA, Irma was active in intercollegiate sports, excelling at fencing. She was Captain of the Women’s Fencing Team and was nationally ranked, in both foil and sabre.

She has been the Personnel Director at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, General Counsel to the nonprofit California Human Development, and an international trade consultant for Latin American domestic and foreign trading partners.

Irma has been very active in the community, serving as the Advisor to the Latino Health Coalition of Sonoma County, and as a Steering Committee member of the Children’s Health Initiative of Sonoma County. She was appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to the position of Trustee of Palm Drive Hospital, in Sebastopol. She is a founding member of the Northern California Health Care Authority, and served as representative member of the Joint Powers Authority (JPA).

She is a member of the Sonoma and Marin County Bar Associations and of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Sonoma County.

Irma’s many honors for her community and legal work include the “Business of the Year” Award presented to her by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the “Amazing Women of the Century” award given by the Women’s National History Project.

While her major focus is immigration law, Irma is also experienced in areas of labor law, criminal defense, employment law, business formations, and personal injury. She is also a successful mediator, with an emphasis on assisting Spanish speakers


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 25%
    5 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    5 years
  3. Mediation: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Barbara Sue Monty

    Irma is hard working, cares about her clients and is an excellent immigration attorney. Her creativity serves her clients as does her being bilingual and bicultural. I highly recommend Irma to anyone needing a great immigration attorney. Barbara Monty


    Barbara Monty Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

170 Sotoyome Street
Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA, 95405



Professional Misconduct

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Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Marin County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Sonoma County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - Los AngelesHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1986