Attorney Irma Perez Cordova is a graduate of U.C. Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, California, and UCLA. She is licensed to practice law in California, admitted as an Attorney and Counselor for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for Northern California, and the California Supreme Court. She has been in the practice of law for 23 years and has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work with the community, including recognition awards for her pro bono service from California Rural Legal Assistance, Manuel Willey Award, from California State Bar Association, and MANA, a National Latina Organization.
Born in Colima, Mexico she and her family immigrated to California, when she was a child. She attended the UCLA 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 Sonoma County 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), Health Care initiative.
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, the “Amazing Women of the Century” Award given by the Women’s National History Project and, MANA, 25th Anniversary Achievement Award, for Leadership, Community Service and Advocacy Toward the Empowerment of Latinos.
While her major focus is immigration law, Irma is also experienced in areas of labor law, criminal defense, employment law, business formations, personal injury, bankruptcy law and estate planning . She is also a successful mediator. She is bilingual and bicultural.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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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
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|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Marin County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Sonoma County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of California - Los Angeles||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|