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About me

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

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    16 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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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.


    Joshua Effron Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Aryan Aliakbarzadeh

    I endorse this lawyer. She is an asset to the legal community and a great advocate for her clients in the field of immigration law.


    Aryan Aliakbarzadeh Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office Of Malathi Benjamin

127 N. Madison Ave.
Ste. 211
Pasadena, CA, 91101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2015
Impact AwardLake Avenue Community Foundation2014
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2014
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2013
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2012
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2011
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2010
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMalathi Benjamin, PLC2009 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Malathi Benjamin2001 - 2008
AttorneySpierer, Woodward, Corbalis & Goldberg1998 - 2000
AttorneyNabulsi & Associates1983 - 1995
AttorneyBrett-Holt & Gosling1978 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of London School of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1984
University of LondonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration SeminarImmigration information for Undocumented2013
Federacion de Clubes Zacatecanos del Sur de CaliforniaPreparing for Immigration Reform2013
Life After GraduationH-1Bs and other employment options2010
Preparing for the ReformImmigration Options2009
Immigration Options for the UndocumentedImmigration options2009