My goal is to provide people with the opportunity of making a better life for themselves and their children.
I have a strong multi-cultural background which I believe brings strength to my immigration practice. Born in India, I have lived for several years in Sri Lanka, England, Dubai and, since 1995, the USA. I have traveled the immigrant journey and am painfully aware of the anxieties and concerns of the process and the impact it has on so many areas of your life - from finding a job, to driving, to social security issues and so much more.
Having practiced law in England and in the Middle East where the legal profession is well respected I was concerned to find in the USA that lawyers are looked upon with some distrust. One of the goals of my practice is to raise the reputation of lawyers, to be people driven and not money driven and to treat my clients with respect, professionalism and courtesy. I am proud of the reputation I have of being approachable and of not holding back on the advice I give, even to prospective clients who have not yet retained me.
My leisure time revolves around people and nothing energizes me more than spending time with my friends.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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Malathi Benjamin is a diligent, hard-working, caring, and, most importantly, honest attorney whose clients' best interests are always primary in everything that she does in her professional life. In my work with her, I have always been impressed with her level of professionalism, which far exceeds the shoddy work that we unfortunately see all too often in law (particularly, immigration law). Her clients can rest assured that she is a rare exception to this and that when they hire Malathi Benjamin, they will be getting not only work of the highest quality but also an extremely ethical attorney who is always willing to go "above and beyond" for each of her clients.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2015|
|Impact Award||Lake Avenue Community Foundation||2014|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2014|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2012|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2011|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2010|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2009|
|Attorney||Malathi Benjamin, PLC||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Malathi Benjamin||2001 - 2008|
|Attorney||Spierer, Woodward, Corbalis & Goldberg||1998 - 2000|
|Attorney||Nabulsi & Associates||1983 - 1995|
|Attorney||Brett-Holt & Gosling||1978 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|University of London School of Law||Law||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1984|
|University of London||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|Immigration Seminar||Immigration information for Undocumented||2013|
|Federacion de Clubes Zacatecanos del Sur de California||Preparing for Immigration Reform||2013|
|Life After Graduation||H-1Bs and other employment options||2010|
|Preparing for the Reform||Immigration Options||2009|
|Immigration Options for the Undocumented||Immigration options||2009|