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Paola Ivonne Neri

Immigration Attorney at Glendale, CA

5.0   49 reviews

also known as Paola Ivonne Neri-Michel

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
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About Paola

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  1. Immigration
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    Family-based: Residency (green card), U.S. citizenship, U Visa/VAWA, DACA, TPS, Military Parole-In-Place, Waivers, Request for Evidence, Notice of Intent to Deny/Terminate, and more! Employment/Entertainment Visas: TN, H-1B, O-1, L-1A, and more!

    11 years

PAOLA I. NERI-MICHEL, ESQ.

FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER

Paola I. Neri-Michel is an immigration attorney that has a great depth of knowledge and experience in U.S. immigration services and handles family-based and employment/entertainment-based immigration cases. She established her law firm in February 2020 convinced that organization, communication, and exceptional case management are essential keys to success. As an immigration attorney, she has successfully represented clients in family-based visa petitions, waivers, U.S. citizenship, U Visas, VAWA, DACA and in immigration court matters. She has also represented clients in removal proceedings at the Los Angeles Immigration Court and beyond. Paola has a solid reputation for being honest, reliable, and treating each case with dedication and a personal touch.

 

Paola grew up in San Diego, after immigrating from Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, at the age of five and was raised by a single mother in a working-class home. She fully understands the obstacles many immigrants face when immigrating to a new country. As an attorney sensitive to immigration issues, she is committed to zealously representing her community. Before law school, Paola defined her vocation of service and volunteered her time at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. at the Conservatorship Clinic in Probate Court translating for participants requesting guardianship or conservatorship of a family member who was developmentally disabled, seriously impaired, incapacitated, or suffered mental health issues.

 

Paola holds various positions in both a volunteer and leadership capacity. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the largest immigration attorney organization with over 15,000 members across the United States and abroad, where she served as a Law Student Liaison from 2018 to 2019. Currently, she is the Chair on the Executive Committee for the AILA Southern California Chapter 2022 to 2023 and is a volunteer for AILA’s Military Assistance Program where she takes pro bono cases to help military service members in need. Paola is an active member of the National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles Chapter, where she served as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the Los Angeles Chapter’s Immigration Committee, 2020 to 2022. She is also an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. In 2021, Paola joined LACBA’s Immigration Section Executive Committee.

 

Paola speaks Spanish and English and takes cases all over the United States and abroad. Paola is admitted to the United States District Court, Eastern and Southern District of California. In January 2020, Paola was voted by her colleagues as one of the best immigration lawyers, a “Top Attorney” in Pasadena, California for Pasadena Magazine. Additionally, she has earned Avvo’s Client Choice Awards for four consecutive years 2019-2022 and was selected to the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California. Paola recently published a book called “Latinas Who BossUp,” which made the Amazon Best Seller’s List in the categories of Women Writers, Women Author Literary Criticism, and Caribbean & Latin American Art History, and emceed her first professional event in 2022 for the Mexican American Bar Association’s 62nd Annual Installation of Officers & Awards Gala at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

 

Paola has spoken on several panels on the topic of immigration and law school, has been invited as a guest for radio interviews and podcasts, and has volunteered her time to share her expertise in live trainings and workshops both in-person and virtually, including a Town Hall for Assemblymember Mike Gipson, District 64, on basic immigration eligibility and USCIS Backlog Reduction Efforts. In 2022, Paola received a City of Los Angeles, Certificate of Appreciation from Former Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, for her participation in the NALEO Educational Fund Virtual Citizenship Workshop, which helped lawful permanent residents obtain their U.S. citizenship. Paola has appeared in several magazines including Voyage LA Magazine, ShoutOut LA Magazine, Super Lawyers Magazine, and has received awards for her outstanding work from Expertise. com, LegalDirectorate. com, Avvo, and Yelp.

 

EDUCATION
• Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., May 2012, Admitted to the State Bar of California
• University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Arts, Criminology, Law, and Society, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude

 

JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE LAW
• Admitted to the State Bar of California, Practices immigration law in all 50 states
• United States District Court for the Central District of California
• United States District Court for the Southern District of California

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Executive Committee for the Southern California Chapter, 2022-2023
• Executive Committee Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Immigration Section, 2021-Present
• Former Co-Chair, National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Steering Committee for the Los Angeles Chapter Immigration Committee, 2020-2022
• Former Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary, AILA, Executive Committee for the Southern California Chapter, 2019-2022
• Former Volunteer, Legal Clinic, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Hollywood, 2020-2022
• Liaison, Law Students, AILA Southern California Chapter, 2018-2019
• Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2023-Present
• Member, NLG, Los Angeles Chapter, 2020-Present
• Member, LACBA, 2015-Present
• Member, Mexican American Bar Association (MABA), 2015-Present
• Member, AILA, 2015-Present
• Volunteer, NALEO Educational Fund, 2022-Present
• Volunteer, AILA Military Assistance Program, 2020-Present

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
• Discussion Leader & Panelist, Lawyer Well-Being and Competency, 2022 AILA 35th Annual California Chapters Conference, Los Angeles, California
• Discussion Leader & Panelist, In A New Lawyer State of Mind: How to Have a Long, Successful, Healthy, and Happy Career, 2022 AILA Annual Conference, New York City, New York
• Interview, Radio Sabiduría Latina, DACA & Pending Legislation in Congress, 2021
• Interview, Radio Conoce Mi Cultura, Biden’s Immigration Plan, 2021
• Interview, Radio Conoce Mi Cultura, 2020
• Live Classroom Workshop, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Immigrant Justice Clinic, 101 Training: VAWA, U Visa, and T Visas, 2022
• Live Virtual Workshop, American Business Women Association, Connecting with Others to Make a Difference: Social Media Training, 2021
• Live Virtual Workshop, CARECEN, Temporary Protected Status, 2020
• Mistress of Ceremonies, MABA 62nd Annual Installation of Officers & Awards Gala, 2022
• Panelist, MABA, Immigration Law Panel, 2022
• Podcast, The BosNet Family, Little Sister Hayes Corner, 2022
• Podcast, Spotify, Women with Vision, Knowing Your Worth, 2021
• Speaker, Women Who BossUp Summit, A New Beginning, 2022
• Speaker, AILA University Roundtable, AILA, Law Student Session on Business Immigration & Family Immigration, 2021
• Virtual Town Hall, Assemblymember Mike Gipson, District 64, Basic Eligibility & USCIS Backlog Reduction Efforts, 2022

 

PUBLICATIONS & RECOGNITIONS
• Amazon, Best Selling Author, “Latinas Who BossUp,” 2021
• City of Los Angeles, Certificate of Appreciation, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, NALEO Educational Fund Virtual Citizenship Workshop, 2022
• Voyage LA Magazine, Featured in LA’s Most Inspiring Stories, 2022
• ShoutOut LA Magazine, Featured in Local Stories, 2021
• Voyage LA Magazine, Featured in Local Stories, 2020
• Super Lawyers, Southern California Rising Star, 2021, 2022, 2023
• Expertise. com, Best Immigration Attorneys in Fontana, California, 2022
• LegalDirectorate. com, Best Immigration Law Firm in Glendale, California, 2022
• Avvo, Client’s Choice Award, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
• Yelp, People Love Us on Yelp, 2021
• Pasadena Magazine, Top Lawyers, 2020

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Congratulations to my client and her lovely family on her green card approval! Like many other people in our community, she was nervous and scared about filing a case due to this Administration, but she placed her trust and faith in me and we got it done!

Location

Neri Law Offices, Inc.
330 N Brand Blvd.
Suite 1280
Glendale, CA, 91203
Neri Law Offices, Inc.
230 Glover Avenue
Suite K
Chula Vista, CA, 91910
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Posted by Teresa | February 24, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer!!!!
I discovered Lawyer Paola I. Neri-Michel and Neri Law Offices through recommendations from friends. It was one of the best decisions we have made in our immigration process. She helped us with the consular process of obtaining permanent residence in the United States. From the first contact, the level of customer service I received from Lawyer Paola was exceptional. Her detailed explanation of the process and what to expect provided me with a sense of tranquility in a moment that can be overwhelming for many. Paola stood out for her attentive and friendly communication throughout the ENTIRE process. She was always available to clarify any doubts that arose and to guide us through each step of the process. Her support was essential, as we were unaware of the steps to follow, and she always made us feel accompanied and secure. I felt informed at every stage of the process thanks to the clarity and transparency with which Lawyer Paola handled each aspect. Her professionalism and commitment to her clients were reflected in every interaction. I am completely satisfied with the legal services I received from Lawyer Paola and Neri Law Offices. Her work ethic, dedication, and deep knowledge of legal processes are exceptional. I would always recommend her to others seeking reliable and effective legal advice. Compared to previous experiences with other lawyers and notaries, the attention and level of service I received from Lawyer Paola were incomparable. Her client-centered approach and ability to simplify complex processes make her stand out in her field. Undoubtedly, I would recommend anyone looking for high-quality legal advice in immigration processes and other legal matters!!!!
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Posted by Holly | October 23, 2023
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N400
OH MY GOD! Paola is the best or the best. lam from Florida. Saw Paola on Facebook. Neri Law Offices page. She did processed a USCIS FOIA to obtain my immigration records back in 2020. Three year later, I contacted her to answer some doubt about my citizenship application process. After, I had the consultation with her, everything was so easy since she answer all of my questions and guided me to be ready for my interview. I followed her instructions and today I became a United States Citizen. WITH PAOLA, EVERYTHING IS WAY MORE EASY! 100% RECOMMEND.
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Posted by Sean | October 11, 2023
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Personable, thorough and an absolute pleasure to work with!
My girlfriend had an absolute nightmare with her DACA Renewal and Paola came in and saved the day. Paola was kind, empathetic and communicated every detail of the process with us. Paola explained where the issue is was and how it would be rectified. Paola checked in during the extensive waiting time which was an added personal touch that you don't always get with a lawyer. We will definitely be working with her again when we file for Advance Parole. Thank you Paola!
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Posted by Zenaida Andrade | September 8, 2023
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Outstanding Service - U Visa
I am doing this review with great gratitude towards Attorney Paola. We found her on Instagram after going through many attorneys and saying we had no case with very little explanation as to why. Before hiring Paola, we had our case pending with an “attorney” who never told us much about our case but kept charging us for his services when nothing was being done. We are so grateful to have come across Paola, we right away noticed the difference. We hired her in June 2023 for a U Visa Certification signed by a judge. She explained the procedure and how our case would work with so much detail and explanation. She was quick to answer our questions and provided clarification instantly. She does also speak both English and Spanish which made things run more smoothly for us. In August 2023, we were notified that our U Visa Certification was signed by the judge (did not expect that quick of a response) and we are now continuing to work with Paola toward filing a U Visa. We are very happy and pleased to continue this process with her, she has great communication and keeps us up to date without even having to follow-up. We would highly recommend her to anyone seeking immigration services. She is such a magnificent attorney. We appreciate you, Paola!
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Posted by Valerie | July 21, 2023
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Advanced Parole/Green Card
My husband and I hired Paola to help him get his green card through the advanced parole. My husband was recommend Paola through some friends and heard many great things. We were originally already in the long process of getting his green card, but when we had consulted with her about the advanced parole, we couldn't have said yes any faster. While we're still in the process, she's been overall fantastic. Very clear with her communication and doesn't leave you in the dark with any piece of the process. It's also important to note that she's kind and compassionate with her work. We'd highly recommend her to everyone we know.
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Posted by Wendy | May 3, 2023
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Excellent Immigration Attorney
Paola I. Neri-Michel, Esq is great and awesome to have on your side when you’re in the NVC process for family even though our process is not over yet she has helped us out so much to this day and Im thankful for her. I initially saw her on IG and just saw her great work with other clients. She helped us in the process to reinstate 3 immigrant visa petitions (I-130) after not noticing they were gone through the termination process at the NVC. Her customer service and communication with family goes great and above and always keeps you updated regardless of weekends and needed on important details even through text. We’re very happy with her services so far and hope to a great ending with the reunion of our families soon. I would highly recommend her to anyone dealing and needing help with any immigration process as she is fast, friendly and great to communicate with. My entire family is thankful for her and may God bless her as she fought hard to reinstate one of my family's petition that had been denied due to a NVC error. They overlooked the timely request and due to that error she would of faced over a 20 year wait because she had aged out and if that would have happened she had to start all over again. She made a difference in our lives as we are beyond happy as a family that our family member wont be waiting years for her to initiate her NVC process. As mentioned again she is great and awesome and should be your go to immigration attorney.
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Posted by Gaby | April 12, 2023
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Exceeded my expectations
I reached out to Neri Law Offices for legal help to file DACA Advance Parole. Attorney Paola I Neri was efficient, professional and honest throughout the entire process- from consultation, to keeping me updated on the status & answering my questions regarding the Request of Evidence (RFE) we received, to reaching out prior to the trip and after my arrival. I feel she has a genuine interest in helping her community and takes pride in what she does. I reached out to her for a question about my DACA renewal after my Advance Parole services were successfully completed but she gladly answered my renewal question. I would highly recommend Paola Neri’s Law offices, she’s knowledgeable, responsive via text, calls, emails and is with you through every step of the way. My experience with Paola Neri Law Offices exceeded my expectations she truly is reliable and dedicated, I’m very happy to have hired her for my legal services because my case was a success thanks to her.
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Posted by Aurora | March 1, 2023
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Citizenship
Abogada Paola neri Paola hizo un excelente trabajo en mi proceso a la Ciudadanía Americana. Ella siempre me contestaba los emails y textos cuando tenía duda de algo. Me acompañó en todo momento, me aconsejó y me animo hacer positiva. Le agradezco muchísimo que fue honesta y sincera en todo los detalles, y logro que ahora yo sea parte de este país hermoso. Gracias Abogada Paola Neri Te mereces todas las estrellas, eres la mejor.
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Posted by Fah Iamsuphachok | February 14, 2023
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Feedback
I am one of the Neri Law Client that had applied thought the Pro bono program for Fiancée Visa and, I would like to share my experiences as a client of Neri Law office. I am a service member whom working in the Airforce, I had filled out the online requesting for a random Attorney that kindly to assist me on with the Fiancée Visa I-129F without no charges, and that's where my experience has begun as a client of the Neri Law office. After I sent out a single email, I got a response by Attorney Paola surprisingly within a fast manner. Mrs. Paola has been assisting me throughout the process as well as follow-up with me weekly. She is also guided through the steps, giving advices, and answering the questions and what to expect within knowledgeable and professionally. Overall, I am happy with Neri Law office services, and I would recommend this to all and, our military service members.
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Posted by Dolores | October 8, 2022
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Servicio legal
Hola, mi nombre es Dolores Cortez. Recientemente la abogada Paola me alludo con una investigación de mi récord en emigración. Su servicio es excelente. Te mantiene informada paso a paso del proseso asta el resultado final. Estoy muy satisfecha con sus servicios. Recomiendo sus servicios un 100%. Es muy atenta, responsable y super profesional. Justo lo que nesesitamos los latinos para mantenernos informados y entender todo el proseso en nuestro idioma; español. Muchas gracias abogada Paola.
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Posted by Corazon | August 17, 2022
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Aprobado!
Contacte a AILA military assistance program.Ahi conocí a la Abogada Paola I Neri y Neri law offices quien con dedicación y empeño me ayudó con mi proceso la I-131 military parole-in-place que fue Aprobado . Cuando el proceso comenzó a demorarse la Abogada eficazmente fue un paso adelante y contacto a una agencia OMBUDSMAN para resolver la demora esa eficacia de su parte me da la confianza de seguir en el siguiente proceso para obtener la Residencia permanente . La comunicación excelente! Ella habla también español mi idioma altamente recomendable ella y su equipo de trabajo . Gracias!
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Posted by Cinthia | June 6, 2022
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Best Attorney I have worked with!
I reach out to Attorney Paola I. Neri-Michel for her expertise and strong background on DACA renewal Request for Evidence (RFE) Letter. I was in the process of almost losing my DACA due to a vehicle collision. I did plenty of research and I came across Attorney Paola in the Avvo website. When scheduling my first call with Attorney Paola I felt very comfortable and confident that she was going to do everything in her power to help me with my immigration needs; she was very easy to take to and took her time to listen and understand my case due to the complexity. Her service was more then I could have ever expected, throughout the process she always available for a call and very responsive when texting her regarding my case. Attorney Paola explained the full process of what to expect and the different outcomes that can happen with the decision USCIS can take with my case. She is a great communicator and she made it very easy to stay up to date with the case because she was very proactive by following up and reaching out. I have never worked with such a wonderful Attorney like Paola I. Neri-Michel, she truly cares about her clients and will do anything in her power to get you the best outcome for your case. I am very thankful I found her services; she is truly amazing! I would recommend Attorney Paola I. Neri-Michel for any of your immigration needs. Thank you Attorney Paola I. Neri-Michel for all your help!
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Posted by Lily Magana | May 27, 2022
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So happy!!!!
I started my green card process 2 years ago with a notary, that was a big mistake. Don’t hire a notary, hire an expert that knows what they’re doing. My final straw with the notary was how she kept ignoring my calls when I asked for an update and come to find out I had a deadline the next day for some fees that we had to do last minute. Instead of taking responsibility she was mad that I wasn’t more persistent when I called her like 10 times?? Anyway, I talked to an old friend that worked for Paola and recommended I talk to her about the process. Turns out Paola was able to help speed up the process, something the notary wasn’t aware she could do. I got 2 different referrals for other lawyers but after 2 days of thinking about it my gut told me to go to Paola. She was also the one that responded quickly and was more professional than when I called the other lawyers before her. I hired Paola for my green card spousal sponsorship, and my advanced parole request to fly in and out of the country with no issues. With her help I was going to avoid a 4 year process full of a lot more paperwork and written letters, to instead getting my green card in less than 2 years. Unlike the notary, Paola has been amazing with updates and communicating with me. She always answers any concerns that I have and always gets back to me so quick. I’m so so so grateful for her and so lucky that my friend referred her. I’ve felt really comfortable telling her anything personal and she’s always very understanding and kind. I strongly recommend investing your money on an attorney that knows what they’re doing and does it well. I hired a notary thinking it will be cheaper and yes they might be able to do paperwork but it’s much more complex than that. I recently got approved for parole which means I’m safe (fingers crossed) to come back in the country. I’m so excited and nervous as I’m a dreamer so I’ve been in this country practically my whole life. I get to meet my dad’s family since I haven’t seen them since I was a baby. All thanks to Paola!! After this I’m all good to start my interview request so I’m so relieved I’m at this step already instead of having to wait those 4 years. Things have been going well since hiring Paola, the whole thing is not stressful anymore knowing Paola’s got it! My husband has also been so happy that I switched over to an attorney after seeing the stress that notary caused me. This is a big deal to me and I’m glad I crossed paths with Paola :)
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Posted by Nikki | May 23, 2022
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Highly recommend
My husband and I initially started planning to file for a green card without the support of an attorney. We very quickly learned that we’d be much more comfortable and confident going through the process with the help of a professional. That is when we began to search for an immigration attorney to help us. We had a couple appointments meeting and discussing with various lawyers and eventually found Paola Neri through a family member’s recommendation. Although we had talked to others, Paola was the person we could relate to the most and felt the most at ease with handling this very monumental task. Paola immediately got us on calendar and send us detailed lists of what information we would be expected to collect for the process. She was available but phone, text, or email which made her accessible when those inevitable little questions pop up along the way. We felt as though Paola was very professional but also very personal, which were important traits and allowed her to smoothly and quickly guide us through the whole process. Although I’ve been told the green card process could take upwards of a year or more, the entire process, filing to my husband receiving his green card, took about 7-8 months. I would absolutely recommend Paola Neri to anyone going through a similar situation to help navigate the complexities of obtaining a green card for their spouse or other loved one. Thank you Paola!
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Posted by Jorge | April 17, 2022
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Amazing Job
I was referred to Neri Law Offices by a friend when I needed to apply for my citizenship. While I was told my application would be straightforward, I wanted to make sure everything was handled correctly. The process may seem overwhelming with all the questions and procedures, but Paola did an amazing job throughout the whole process. She walked me through my case during our first call, helped gather all important documentation, filled out the official form with all the information I provided, clarified any questions I had about the application or the wait time, prepared me well for the interview, and attended the interview with me. Again, the whole process may seem overwhelming, but she is there every step of the way. I highly recommend that you use Neri Law Offices for any immigration needs. She is a true professional and did an amazing job handling my case.
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Posted by David Romero | April 11, 2022
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Atención y profeciinalismo
Tuve la oportunidad yo y mis padres de tener a la abogada Paola Neri en ayudara Nos con el proceso de ciudadanía para mis padres su profesionalismo y atención fueron más allá de lo esperado muchas gracias.
Posted by Hilda | March 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Exelente Abogada Paola Ivonne Neri
Paola Neri , es una abogada que desde la primera llamada que tuve con ella me inspiró confianza y no dude en Que ella procesará mi caso para la visa u,ella es atenta, comprensiva y siempre me tiene informada sobre mi caso , y me encanta que siempre contesta textos y llamadas personalmente ya que había tenido muchas malas experiencias con abogados que nunca me resolvieron nada sobre mi caso ! Gracias Abogada paola Neri law offices eres exelente recomendada 100% :)
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Posted by Lauren | March 19, 2022
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Willing to take on my difficult case
Paola of Neri Law Offices helped me with withdrawal from a jointly filed Form I-751. I was recommended to Paola by a friend after calling several attorneys and being told that what I was trying to do was impossible. I was in a difficult situation And Paola took the time to listen to me and she proposed that she do some research and get back to me with the best course of action. She impressed me with her willingness to learn and figure out a very complicated situation. She was able to achieve the result I had needed and I'm now able to move on with my life. Paola was able to make my voice be heard. I would recommend her wholeheartedly. She is smart, comminicative, and best of all willing to work and try even when faced with difficulties.
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Posted by Angelica | March 15, 2022
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Muy buena
Paola Neri excelente Abogada muy servicial siempre te mantiene informada sobre el caso. La recomiendo al 100%.
Posted by Sandra | March 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful
After paying others lawyers for our case and being told nothing was able to be done. We had given up and decided not to continue trying. After some time a family member recommended attorney Paola Neri and we were blessed to Have found such an Efficient lawyer. She was able to find a report we needed to start our U visa case when we had been told by previous lawyers that it was impossible to find.She’s been such a great lawyer and very communicative I could never thank her enough for all the work and effort she has put in our case. In such a short time she has done so much for us. She communicates with you through out all the process and never makes you feel insecure or doubtful about the case and process.Thank you attorney Paola. If your in need for a great immigration attorney she’s the one!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Univ of California Irvine
  • Criminology, Law and Society
  • 2012

Associations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Executive Committee, AILA Southern California Chapter
  • 2022 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member, Immigration Section
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles Chapter
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Volunteer Attorney, AILA Military Assistance Program
  • 2020 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Vice Chair, Executive Committee, AILA Southern CA Chapter
  • 2021 - 2022
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer, Executive Committee, AILA Southern California Chapter
  • 2020 - 2021
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Co-Chair, Steering Committee for the Immigration Committee
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center, Hollywood
  • Volunteer Attorney, Immigration Legal Clinic
  • 2020 - 2022
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, AILA Southern CA Chapter
  • 2019 - 2020
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Liaison, Law Students, AILA Southern CA Chapter
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers, Southern California Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • SuperLawyers, Southern California Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Immigration Law Firm in Glendale, California
  • Lawyer Directorate
  • 2022
  • Best Immigration Lawyers in Fontana
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Certificate of Appreciation, NALEO Virtual Citizenship Workshop
  • City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti
  • 2022
  • SuperLawyers, Southern California Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • People Love Us On Yelp
  • Yelp
  • 2021
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2020
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Publications

  • Amazon Best Seller in Women Writers, Women Author Literary Criticism, Carribean & Latina American Art History
  • BOOK: Latinas Who BossUp: Secrets from Super Bosses making it work in the most amazing ways
  • 2022

Speaking Engagements

  • The BosNet Family
  • Podcast, Little Sister Hayes Corner
  • 2022
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Panelist, Immigration Law Panel
  • 2022
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Mistress of Ceremonies, MABA 62nd Annual Installation of Officers & Awards Gala
  • 2022
  • Live Classroom Workshop, Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic
  • 101 Training: VAWA, U Visa, and T Visa
  • 2022
  • Assemblymember Mike Gipson, District 64
  • Virtual Town Hall, Basic Eligibility & USCIS Backlog Reduction Efforts
  • 2022
  • 2022 AILA National Conference, New York City
  • In A New Lawyer State of Mind: How to Have a Long, Successful, Healthy, and Happy Career
  • 2022
  • 2022 AILA California Chapters Conference
  • Lawyer Well-Being and Competency
  • 2022
  • Women with Vision
  • Spotify Podcast, Knowing Your Worth
  • 2021
  • Live Virtual Workshop, American Business Women Association
  • Social Media Training, Connecting with Others to Make A Difference
  • 2021
  • Interview, Radio Sabiduría Latina
  • DACA & Pending Legislation in Congress
  • 2021
  • Interview, Radio Conoce Mi Cultura
  • Biden’s Immigration Plan
  • 2021
  • CARECEN
  • Live Virtual Workshop on Temporary Protected Status
  • 2021
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • AILA University Roundtable, Law Student Session on Business & Family Immigration
  • 2021
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Paola
Immigration Attorney | Feb 16
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paola is a zealous advocate for her clients. What sets her apart is that she is also a great teacher of immigration law, always ensuring her clients (and others) understand the details of their cases and immigration law generally. This is an admirable trait. I am lucky to call her my colleague."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because we have a mutual client, and I observed Ms. Neri to be aware of the issues relevant to immigration proceedings."