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As a first-generation American of both Filipino and Japanese descent, Attorney Avelino has compassion for those who wish to come to the United States in search of a better life for themselves and for their children.  He became an attorney because he wanted to help those who needed the most help.


Majoring in both English and Political Science, Attorney Avelino earned his Bachelor's degree with honors from the University of California, Davis.  Attorney Avelino then earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California.


Attorney Avelino is an active member of the following professional organizations:

- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- California Bar Association
- Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Section Member
- Duly Admitted to practice as an Attorney before the California Supreme Court and the United States District Court


Languages spoken: Tagalog, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    11 years

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    Irwin is passionate about helping people realize their dreams and not just for themselves but for their children as well. Being a top notch Immigration lawyer enables Irwin to fulfill this passion with every client's case. Irwin works tirelessly for each client, while also being a compassionate and caring lawyer.


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Contact info

100 N Brand Blvd 2nd Fl
Glendale, CA, 91203


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
First Honors Award in Administrative LawLoyola Law School2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderLaw Office of Irwin M. Avelino2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Filipino American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)Attorney Member2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate Green Cards – EB-2 vs. EB-32013 US Tourist Visa: 10 Points to Consider When Applying2012 if I filed a petition when I was a permanent resident, but I am now a U.S. citizen? A guide for the Filipino2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of California - DavisEnglish & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999