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Erika Lynn Roman

Immigration Attorney at Van Nuys, CA

4.9   162 reviews

also known as ELR LAW GROUP

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details

About Erika

Learn Erika’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    90%
    We represent families uniting from different countries: green card based on marriage, citizenship, all types of visas, DACA, and asylum. We specialize in removal defense, immigration court bond hearings, Board of Immigration Appeals, and 9th circuit

    23 years

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    Post-conviction relief. Whenever client that are non-citizens are not advised of the immigration consequences of their plea, we go back and withdraw the plea or modify the sentence and we also take criminal cases from the start and make sure to craft pleas that wont interfere with immigration eligibility

    23 years

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Dealing with immigration can be a stressful process. It’s hard to know where to start and what do to. It is our goal to keep your family together. We welcome you to call us day or night. When you’re ready, we’re here to help and answer all your questions. Let us take the pressure off and empower you with a strategy to win your case. What's right is right and what's wrong is wrong and I will stand up and advocate for you and your family. 

Services Overview:

-Naturalization and Citizenship cases
-Deportation defense
-Bond / Bail proceedings
-Legal Residency through Marriage
-Fiancee visas
-Change of Status of Non-Immigrant Status
-Appeals of Immigration Cases
-Representation at Consulate
-Waivers of Inadmissibility
-Petitions for Work Permits for eligible DREAMers
-9th Circuit Appeals
-Board of Immigration Appeals

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Location

ELR LAW GROUP
14654 Victory Blvd #110
Van Nuys, CA, 91411

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Erika Roman is the best!
Erika Roman and her team were absolutely phenomenal. I’ve dealt with several attorneys immigration attorneys in the last several months and Erika and Natali were incredibly accommodating and sweet. Nothing but respect and admiration and I would absolutely recommend Erika and Natali for anyone that is serious about getting things done the right and most effective way.
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Posted by Eniola | April 16, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Re:Green Card Approval.
I am grateful to my Lawyer for the great professional assistance given me through this application process. My green card was approved surprisingly within and under six months.You have not only made me happy but given me and my children a life time opportunity in this great country. Once again i say a big thank you and also to all staff in Erika’s law firm. With regards,
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My wife’s Greencard
I thank Erika for her highly professional skill her law firm put in the application of my wife’s adjustment of status.All the staff in this law firm are professional and kind hearted.They treat us all as equaland handled our case as if we’re families. I thank you all from the front desk,to the managers and to our attorneys in the house.God bless you all.On behalf of my family,my beautiful wife Adebola and our children “I SAY A VERY BIG THANK YOU”.God bless you all and your firm ,God bless the United States of America.
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Posted by Isabel | January 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyer!!
I'm grateful, I found Erika Roman and her team. She is knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend for any immigration case.
Posted by David | December 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer
ELR Law group is the best Immigration law group, they helped me win my immigration case, very professional people i would say from Yvonne, Irving all the way up to Erika. My case was a hard case and it wasn’t all the way groovy but Erika and her people with their professionalism came up with suggestions which suggestions would later help me in winning me this case. I would definitely recommend them to everyone. Thank you Erika
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Posted by Anas | December 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great communication, creative and up to date!
My case took some time because of covid and some other complications, but erika and her team were very professional and responsive during the period of time that my case took. I Already recommended her to some friends and I would totally recommend her for anyone who feels lost or overwhelmed by his own case. Erika,Irving and Natali makes a dream team that have the experience, knowledge and the skills to get the job done.
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Posted by Sandy | December 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration process
Erika is a great lawyer and has helped us step by step what needs to get done and everything has gone smoothly
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Erika is the best!
Erika worked hard to get my removal proceedings dismissed and succeeded in doing so. I received amazing service from her and everyone in her office. Anytime I had questions or concerns, Erika always made time to speak to me. I'm so grateful for everything she's done to help me.
Posted by Guadalupe Pascacio | November 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service.
Erika, thank you very much for your good work and very quickly, thank you for your kindness and willingness towards your clients, thanks to you and your team.
Posted by Oscar | November 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent, thorough, and supportive
Erika and her team are amazing. They work hard and are exceedingly smart. They know case law thoroughly and helped me avoid a seemingly guaranteed deportation. They worked along with me for 5 years and were supportive, responsive, and ultimately successful. I highly recommend ELR law group. I can't thank you guys enough!
Posted by Jeimy | October 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
green card
estoy muy agradecida con los excelentes servicios, todo fue llenado correctamente y estuvieron todo el tiempo atento a nuestras preguntas, excelente servicio
Posted by Beto from Santa Barbara | October 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Cali!!!
I was in Orange County emigration detention center and my family started looking for a immigration lawyer eighth away . Luckily they they found out about Mrs. Erika Lynn Roman. They hired her and her paralegal team went to see me the next day . Due to the courts dates changing I was not able to get out the first week but they work hard and the second week I got out with bail . My case continue and I never showed to court until 3 years later there was an opportunity in which my deportation was cancel and my case my dropped. I’m highly grateful for the hard work and great knowledge Mrs. Erika and her team have . Her accomplishments in my case were not notable since the beginning. I highly recommend Mrs. Erika’s services she have a great paralegal team as well. Blessings and I hope every immigration case gets the best result .
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Posted by Corrina | October 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Permanent Residency
I am profoundly grateful for being able to have selected Erika and her team to help with my husband’s immigration case. The entire process was amazing, and his Green Card came sooner than expected. I would recommend choosing Erika Roman to help and take care your immigration needs.
Posted by Aviva | July 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly professional and reliable
Erika and her legal team have assisted me thanks to their knowledgeable and professional approach. I appreciate greatly Erika’s work and patience.
Posted by Leidy | July 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Erica Román’s asistente Nataly was excellent
They’ve helped me get a visa very quickly and without issue. I’m very thankful to them that they were able to get me to Guatemala and back here with a visa on the way to be an American. Thank you so much Nataly for your help.
Posted by Yana | July 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
It was a blessing to find Erika as a attorney, she made everything easy to me and I am very grateful to get my parole place with her. Thanks to Edwin and Nathalie for all you did for me.
Posted by Jose G Perez Martinez | June 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Caso de imigrt
Muy exelente abogada ,, El personal muy respetuoso y muy professional. Ecxelente trabajo..gracias a la abogada y a Todo su staf por reunir a mi familia gracias
Posted by Guadalupe pascacio | May 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent work team Erika Roman thank you very much.
Erika, thank you very much for your good work and very quickly, thank you for your kindness and willingness towards your clients, thanks to you and your team.
Posted by Gabriel and Jose | May 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good service
Very professional and punctual. She represented my boyfriend during his process and did amazing. Such a human being , very empathetic and respectful
Posted by Julio | May 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Inmigración services
Highly recomiended , very professional team, i had told my friends about them
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 5.5 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2022
updated on 10/27/2022

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Erika's comment: “I am practicing successfully and just had my 9th circuit case win published! This issue took place almost 8 years ago, resulting from my ex-husband bolstering a complaint in order to gain a legal advantage in our dissolution.”

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney/Abogada
  • Law Offices of Erika Roman
  • 2008 - Present
  • Account Manager & legal research consultant
  • Thomson Reuters/Westlaw
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Removal Proceedings
  • successful
  • Adjustment of status
  • success
  • Asylum
  • granted

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Special Liaison to the Executive Office of Immigration Review
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Immigration Section
  • Fellow
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Immigration Council
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
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Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration
  • 2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration
  • 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration
  • 2014
  • The Not So Tender Art of Recusal
  • Motions for Recusal
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration
  • 2013
  • New topics in Immigration
  • DACA- Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals
  • 2012
  • Dia de los dreamers
  • LA Convention Center
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (3)
Endorse Erika
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Erika Roman. She is a fine lawyer. She is passionate about her craft, has broad knowledge about the legal rules and issues surrounding immigration law, and she fights for her clients and obtains very good results."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Roman is highly educated in all matters of immigration law, and a constant innovator. She is beyond a zealous advocate, and fights beyond limits for her clients. With over 17 years of experience she never stops trying to get her clients the best possible results."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erika is a top-notch immigration attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and well respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"13 years of practicing law is very experienced. Erikas knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in her pro bono contributions. Her client reviews are numerous and stellar READ THEM! Reviews are the opinions of those we serve and are a compliment to her talents and skill. Endorsements from her peers are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an asset to a legal community and a diligent advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Friend
"Ms. Roman receives my endorsement without reservation. Her commitment in achieving successful outcomes for her clients is unparalleled to similar attorneys who practice either Immigration Law, or Criminal Defense. Her passion for excellence leaves her clients feeling secure in their selection of an attorney on their side. Yet, her intelligence of the law and successful tract record prove that she is an upcoming Super Lawyer. Ms. Roman has a personal interest in all her cases, understands her clients, and prepared to defend their (Constitutional) rights. With reservation, I refer all my Criminal and Immigration matters to Ms. Roman. You can feel assured that with Ms. Roman, you are not only a case...you are a client."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have personally known Erika and observed her in a professional context for over 10 years. She truly fights for her clients and has the ability to get results in difficult situations where other attorneys would flounder. She doesn't take no for an answer and she knows what it takes to win. Unlike many attorneys, Erika does not rest on her laurels but works to earn her fee, and she has the knowledge and resources to get the best results possible for her clients using all the tools in her arsenal."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Roman is an exceptionally committed attorney. She has a great success rate and has developed positive relationships with ICE attorneys-- which is a major benefit for her clients. She is one of the few immigration attorneys who can handle appellate work, post-conviction relief for criminal cases as well as immigration court matters. If my office is too busy to take a new client, I would not hesitate to send that person to Ms. Roman's office."
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Van Nuys Immigration Lawyer Erika Lynn Roman
Erika Lynn Roman
Immigration Attorney
Van Nuys, CA
Licensed for 22 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details