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Heather Lorraine Poole

About Heather Poole

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Family & Marriage Based Immigration Law Certified Specialist*. Check out my blog on unique marriage-based immigration issues:

Heather L. Poole, Esq. is the Managing Partner of the Family & Removal Group at Stone, Grzegorek & Gonzalez, LLP, a full-service immigration firm based in Los Angeles, California. *She is a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law (State Bar of California). 


Her expertise in immigration law is widely recognized by other immigration lawyers, who she regularly trains on complex immigration topics for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (national & state conferences), Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles County & Orange County Bar Associations, Pasadena Bar Association, and national Continuing Legal Education companies.

She is a frequent speaker on complicated family immigration topics ranging from unlawful presence, misrepresentation and criminal bars to relief to options for conditional green card holders and those wishing to keep a family member in the U.S. She is an internationally published author on complex immigration topics and her articles published by the State Bar of California as well as in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, The Alaska Bar Rag, and AILA’s Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook and Forms & Fundamentals, among others.  She has been interviewed for stories covered by NBC Today Show, The Dr. Phil Show, and spoken to news and legal journalists on variety of immigration subjects. She was the featured immigration lawyer at KFI AM 640 Law Days from 2006-2010, hosted by the #1 nationally syndicated law talk radio show (Handle on the Law) in the U.S.

Heather has been named a “Super Lawyer” for Excellence in Immigration Law ( – among the top 3% of immigration lawyers in Southern California and she has been named in the “Top Women Attorneys in California” list published in Los Angeles Magazine. Heather also teaches Immigration Law in Fullerton College.


She regularly volunteers her time representing detained asylum seekers at the Adelanto Detention Center for Esperanza’s Immigrant Rights Project and representing Unaccompanied Children in removal proceedings for KIND in Los Angeles.

Heather’s expertise is recognized and sought by community organizations, schools, and the media. She is currently on Neighborhood Legal Services’ (NLS), Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), and San Pedro Community Services Immigration Referral lists as a recommended private immigration attorney. 

Her work with immigrants has been commended by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Haven House – the country’s oldest domestic violence shelter, and Project Sister, a rape crisis center serving the Inland Empire. She is a long-term volunteer helping survivors obtain restraining orders in family court for the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Barrister’s Project. She has received these recent awards for her community service:

—    2008 Los Angeles Superior Court’s Volunteer of the Year

—    2013 Public Service Award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association for over 900 hours of pro bono work with domestic violence survivors over the past decade as part of the Barrister’s Domestic Violence Project.



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WARNING TO CONSUMERS: It is illegal and unethical for an immigration attorney to guarantee you an outcome in your case. An attorney can give you an estimate of what they think your chances are based on their experience and your evidence but run away from anyone who guarantees you an outcome! Immigration law is complicated! Remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it likely is. Get another opinion!

We believe that all legal services with an immigration attorney, however small, should be in writing and always get copies of your filings. This is your life and your future!  



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