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In addition to practicing law, I'm a mother of a college aged student and have two dogs whose combined weight is about the same as mine: a yellow labrador retriever and a vizsla! I like to hike, cook, write, grow vegetables in my garden, and travel.


Languages spoken: Armenian, French, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    36 years, 6 thousand cases


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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Todd Becraft

    I've worked with Alice as a fellow board member for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Section and on a number of immigration matters. She's extremely knowledgeable, diligent and thorough. I highly recommend her.


    Todd Becraft Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Raquel A. Fernandez-Flaherty

    Ms. Yardum-Hunter is a very knowledgable attorney who assisted me in a matter many years ago. I refer anyone who seeks assistance with immigration needs to her. i endorse this lawyer!


    Raquel Fernandez-Flaherty Consumer protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Alice M. Yardum-Hunter, a Law Corporation

15233 Ventura Blvd
Ste 420
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rating of 10/10Avvo2016
Excellent Peer Rating 4.4 of 5Martindale Hubbell2016
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2016
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2015
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2013
Member"'Super Lawyer' Blue Ribbon Panel"2012
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine & Law and Politics2011
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine & Law and Politics2010
MemberNational Distance Learning Committee in the American Immigration Lawyers Association2010
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine & Law and Politics2009
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine & Law and Politics2008
Best 25 Lawyers in San Fernando Valley NomineeSan Fernando Valley Bar Association2007
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine & Law and Politics2007
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine & Law and Politics2006
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine & Law and Politics2005
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine & Law and Politics2004
GrantDana Foundation1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration AttorneyAlice M. Yardum-Hunter, A Law Corp.1995 - Present
Of CounselMark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation1990 - 1995
Owner/AttorneyLaw Office of Alice M. Yardum (Sole Proprietorship)1980 - 1989
Computer OperatorOsterloh & Durham1973 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mediator's Beyond BordersMember2011 - Present
ProvisorsMember2009 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionExecutive Committee2006 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionLiaison to: U.S. CBP, CIS, DOL2005 - Present
Armenian Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1984 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionChair2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNational Distance Learning Committee Member2009 - 2010
State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, Immigration and Nationality Law CommissionCommissioner1991 - 1994
Armenian Bar AssociationChair, Immigration Study Committee1990 - 1992
San Diego County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionVice President1982 - 1983
San Diego County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionSecretary1981 - 1982
San Diego County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionMember1980 - 1989
Publication nameTitleDate
San Fernando Valley Bar Association Bar Notes"Attorneys' Guide to H-1B Visas" [see page 40]2013
CLE Division of American Bar Association"A Primer on U.S. Immigration Law: Basic Concepts and Deciding to Become an Immigration Attorney"2010
The Consular Posts Book for"Consular Processing at the U.S. Embassy, Yerevan, Armenia"2010"PERM Immigration Program Makes Progress, But How Much?"2005
PIHRASCOPE"Immigration...What's the Latest in a Realm of Many Changes?"2004
Century City Bar Association"Nonimmigrant Employment Visa Wave, Now a Low Tide"2004"No College Degree, No H-1B - Not! Substitutes for Formal Education"2003"'X' Marks the Spot: The Nexus Between Requirements & Duties in H-1B Specialty Occupation Job Offers"2003
Immigration Section Newsletter for Los Angeles County Bar Association"Special Registration Required by Immigration Authorities"2003
PIHRASCOPE"Special Registration Required by Immigration Authorities"2003
PIHRASCOPE"Diversity Within You and Me"2002
National Association of Women Business Owners"Foreign Professionals: Maybe a Rare Commodity"1999
HR News for the Society of Human Resource Management"H-1B Visa Cap Threatens to Stall High Tech Firms"1998
Newsletter for the Society of Human Resource Specialists"H-1B Crisis Nearing the Edge"1998
N/A"Correspondence between Ms. Yardum-Hunter and former Congressman Brian P. Bilbray (CA-49th District)," which led to an increase in the amount of H-1B visas, provision of 10,000 scholarships per year in STEM for low-income students, and establishment of job training for thousands of Americans1998
Los Angeles Lawyer"New Immigration Law Poses Major Obstacles for Aliens"1997
Legal Specialization Digest"Immigration: The Double Edged Sword"1994
U.S. Immigrant"Navigating Through the Hostile Waters of Labor Certification"1994
Brochure for the American Immigration Lawyers Association"Permanent Residence through Labor Certification"1993
Brochure for the American Immigration Lawyers Association"Professionals Working in the United States: H-1B Temporary Worker Visa"1993
Interpreter Releases"Correspondence between Ms. Yardum-Hunter and William Ho-Gonzalez, General Counsel of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service," which provided the still existing "gold standard" of permissible, non-discriminatory nationality inquiry of any job applicants by the U.S. Department of Labor, nationally1993
AILA Monthly MailingDecision of the Administrative Appeals Office, USINS, holding the field of Purchasing Management is a specialty occupation for H-1B purpose1990
Immigration Issues column series for the Union Jack"Why on Earth Does It Take So Long? (To Immigrate, That Is)"1988
Twin Plant News"How Citizens of Third Countries Can Live in the United States and Conduct Business in Mexico"1987
Unico National"Immigration Issues: Preliminary Working Draft of Proposed Implementing Regulations on New Immigration Act Released"1987
Free Mabuhay Times"Sure I Want to Immigrate My Family, But Must I Wait So Long?"1985
Middle Eastern World"Do I Need to Be a Citizen to Immigrate My Family?"1985
World Trade Association"Transfers of Foreign Personnel into the U.S."1982
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Hofstra UniversitySocial ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
University of Salzburg [Austria]International Law[credit toward] LLMN/A
Univeristy of Paris, SorbonneInternational LawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Teleconference with"Family Based Immigrant Visas"2014
Provisors Valley Human Capital Group"How to Make Your Workforce Lawful - The Legal Analysis in the Face of Employer Sanctions"2014
Beverly Hills Bar Association"H-1B: How to Prep a Solid Case - Fast"2014
Los Angeles County Bar Association"Nuts and Bolts of H-1B Status"2013
International Law Section, State Bar of California"Immigration 101: Ethics and Business Immigration"2013
Bureau of Consular Affairs for"Consular Processing for Experts"2013
Orange County Korean American Bar Association"Updates & Hot Topics in U.S. Immigration Law"2012
Ethics Section, State Bar of California"Dual Representation, Waiver of Privilege, Potential and Actual Conflicts of Interest, and Attorney Duty Regarding Zealous Representation"2012
"A Survey of Immigration Issues Confronting Business Clients" for the Armenian Bar Association"EB-2 Exceptional Ability and National Interest Waivers"2012
Provisors, Encino Monthly Meeting"Immigration Dreaming: Beyond the DREAM Act"2011
American Australian Association"What's New in U.S. Immigration?"2011
"Mastermind" session on the topic of "New Business""Marketing for the Reluctant: Getting to 'I Market'"2011
Moderated panel at the American Bar Association"A Primer on U.S. Immigration Law, Issue Spotting, Hypotheticals, and Deciding to Become an Immigration Attorney"2010
American Australian Association"Immigration Gestalt, Options and Updates"2010
"The ABCs of Immigration: A Run Through the Immigration Gauntlet" at the Beverly Hills Bar Association"Family & Business Petitions for Adjustment of Status"2010
"Legal Update" for the Professionals in Human Resources Association"Immigration Issues: Paradigm Shift from Business as Usual"2010
Teleconference with"Consular Posts: Know Your Red Flags and At-Risk Clients. Do Your Due Diligence Like Your Career Depends on It"2009
Audio seminar for the American Immigration Lawyers Association"O-1s for Extraordinary Scientists and Business Persons"2009
Armenian Bar Association conference in Toronto, CanadaImmigrating to the U.S. for Canadians and Processing through the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia"2009
American Bar Association"A Primer on U.S. Immigration Law, Issue Spotting, Hypotheticals, and Deciding to Become an Immigration Attorney"2009
Teleconference with"Back to School II: STEM Extension OPTs Must Work for E-Verify Emloyers: What E-Verify Means, the Pros and Cons for STEM OPTs and How It Works"2008
Teleconference with"Back to School III: Amendments to E-Verify - At a Glance"2008
Teleconference with"Back To School: Immigration Issues for Students and Universities"2008
Moderated seminar to the Immigration Section of LACBA & PIHRA"Alternatives to H-1B"2008
"Advanced Issues in Family Processing" at the monthly meeting of the American Immigration Lawyers Association"Waivers: Fraud and Medical"2008
Armenian Bar Association's Semi-annual Conference in Philadelphia"Updates in and Influences on Immigration Law for the Non-Immigration Lawyer"2006
PIHRA District 9"Historic Immigration Debate: Will Professionals, Skilled and Unskilled Workers Continue to be Unable to Enter the U.S. Legally?"2005
Capistrano Valley Republican Women, Federated"Immigration Concerns and Exciting Times"2005
PIHRA District 8"Immigration Update: From I-9s to 9/11 Issues"2003
"NIVs for Professionals, Managers, and Specialized Knowledge Workers - An Introduction to H-1B, L-1 and TN Visas" at LACBA"H-1Bs"2002
Loyola Marymount University Law School"Preparing to Practice Law as a Solo Practitioner"2001
Rio Hondo Community College"The Chinese People and U.S. Immigration Law"2000
Chat discussion with"Employment and Family Visas to the U.S."2000
Canadians Abroad"Recent Immigration Updates"2000
Australian American Chamber of Commerce"A Conceptual Framework of Immigration Options for Australians in the U.S."2000
Canadians Abroad"Immigration Panel Discussion - Your Questions Answered"1999
University of California Los Angeles"Immigration Status and Procedures for Graduating College Students and Scholars"1997
Armenian International Women's Association Conference in Paris, France"U.S. Immigration Law and Armenian Women"1997