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Carmen English

Immigration Attorney at Reno, NV

3.7   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 16 years
    California - CA 16 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Born in the quintessential international city of Geneva, Switzerland, Carmen English is a dual national attorney with United States and Swiss citizenship who has a passion for immigration law and advocating for the needs of others. Carmen attended the University of California, San Diego where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in 2002. She went on to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law to earn her Juris Doctorate in 2006. Carmen has been actively licensed to practice law in Nevada and California since 2007. She is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, State Bar of California, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washoe County Bar Association and the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers for whom she served as Treasurer in 2010. After extensive travels, Carmen moved back to Reno where her family has roots dating back to 1905, the year her great-grandfather Santino Piazzo first set foot on Reno soil. Prior to opening English Law Practice, Carmen worked as an associate in a business litigation firm and an estate planning firm. She draws on her multifaceted background in litigation and transactional law to assist her clients in navigating the complex United States Immigration and Social Security systems. "At English Law Practice, my mission is to provide the highest caliber of advocacy for individuals with immigration or disability needs. By building on the cornerstones of integrity, compassion and legal excellence, I work together with my clients to achieve sustainable solutions." - Carmen English, Attorney and Owner of English Law Practice


English Law Practice
1281 Terminal Way, Suite 208
Reno, NV, 89502

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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Carmen English!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND English Law Practice! I spoke with several lawyers and none of them had time to listen to my story. They would rush the consultation and just didn’t have time for me. (I had a difficult case). When I went to Carmen’s office first of all the customer service was great! I admired how she listened intently (without interrupting). I never felt rushed and she was never in a hurry to get me out of the office. I was truly impressed as this showed me that she really was interested in helping me. She didn’t promise me that I would get my green card but she did say she will do everything she could to help. She explained the process so I could understand. Whenever I had any questions and I call or send an email she would respond in a timely manner. Even though she had her other clients, she would readily make time for me and I had no problems in getting an appointment when I wanted to see her in person. She was honest and up front and updated me every step of the way. I was kept up to date with everything that was submitted and everything was done in a timely and efficient manner. Everything was so transparent and the process was as smooth as possible. If anyone have immigration issues I HIGHLY RECOMMEND English Law Practice! Thanks again for the hard work that you put into my case! If I could give ten stars I would! Carmen English you ROCK!! Thanks again for everything!!
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Posted by Melissa | September 30, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
We saw Carmen for a consultation about my Green Card Application and she was lovely. Very knowledgeable, helpful, made us feel very comfortable and super friendly. She was great and I would definitely recommend anyone else to hire her.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lack of knowledge
Me and my husband worked with her for our spouse visa application just because my husband has a criminal background we wanted to work with a lawyer.We ve asked her if it can be an issue if the petioner has a criminal background and she said no, the goverment only check for the beneficiary and we believed her! Since she is a licensed lawyer!After waited 1 year we realised he cant even file an application for me and right after when we talked to her about it she said she doesnt know that spesific law and said maybe they wont even notice.Once we said we spent tousands dollars and waited too long for this process she refused that my husband told her about his background which is a lie! We have proofs and emails between her and my husband. She just ruined our life and we had to withdraw our application. Be careful about her and keep all emails and records.
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Response from Carmen English January 18, 2023
We’re sorry to hear about your experience. Due to privacy concerns, our office will not discuss the details of any case on a public forum. However, we invite you to contact our office directly to discuss any concerns you may have as the satisfaction of our clients is of utmost importance to us.


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  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • N/A
  • University of California - San Diego
  • N/A


  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Board member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Safe Embrace
  • Board member, Secretary
  • 2014 - Present
  • Swiss Club of Northern Nevada
  • Board member, Secretary
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Northern Nevada Women Lawyer's Association
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Immigration Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carmen is a diligent, thoughtful attorney who works hard not only at her craft, but also at her client relationships. She is patient in listening and learning each client's individual circumstances and gives straightforward, pragmatic, realistic advice."
Immigration Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carmen and I have worked together on a few matters, and I have found that she always provides sound legal advice in areas of law with which I am not familiar, i.e., immigration law. She is intelligent, hard working, and a pleasure to work with."
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Reno Immigration Lawyer Carmen English
Carmen English
Immigration Attorney
Reno, NV
Licensed for 16 years

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