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Ms. Acosta is admitted to the State Bar of California. She handles diverse cases including deportation defense, employment and family-based visas, and general civil litigation. She is sought out as an expert in "crimmigration," overcoming the immigration consequences of criminal pleas. Her past clients include foreign investors, victims of crime applying for special visas, unaccompanied children seeking asylum, and business entities defending civil suits. Part of her practice also includes civil litigation related to personal injury matters.


 


Outside of the courtroom, Ms. Acosta serves as the only attorney on the Board of Directors for the San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness and volunteers her time to organizations and that benefit those in need.


 


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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. General Practice: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gregory Seth Mitchell

    Yesenia is an accomplished lawyer in both Personal Injury Litigation and Immigration. Her passion in advocating for her clients is matched by the great success she achieves in her cases.

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    Gregory Mitchell Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Alejandro Ruben Reyes

    Yesenia is a pleasure to work with and a great mentor. She is extremely thorough in her work, efficient in navigating complex immigration matters, and receptive to client concerns. It is without hesitation that I endorse this lawyer.

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    Alejandro Reyes Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Law Offices of Scott Warmuth (with Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley locations)

17700 Castleton St.
Ste. 168
City of Industry, CA, 91748

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201305/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Congressional Leadership AwardCongresswoman Judy Chu2016
Bar Stipend AwardSan Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationN/A
Academic Achievement AwardCalifornia Western School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Scott Warmuth, APC2014 - Present
Graduate Law Clerk – ImmigrationLAW OFFICES OF JAN JOSEPH BEJAR, APLC2013 - 2013
Law Clerk - ImmigrationJACOBS & SCHLESINGER, LLP2011 - 2012
SupervisorCOMMUNITY LAW PROJECT2010 - 2012
Researcher & EditorPROYECTO ACCESO / CTR FOR CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING2009 - 2012
Immigration ParalegalLAW OFFICES OF RICARDO VIDAL, PA2007 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
AILA American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
Mexican American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
San Gabriel Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
California Young Lawyers AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
California Lawyer MagazineDUI Blood Draw: Is a Warrant Required?2016
California Lawyer MagazineDUI Blood Draw: Is a Warrant Required?2016
The AdvocateGreen Cards Still Elusive for Many Same-Sex Couples2016
The Bay Area ReporterLGBTs still face immigration barriers2016
Law360 New York, NYOvercoming 'Crimmigration' Complexities2015
Attorney at Law MagazineCrimmigration: When Criminal Defense Law and Immigration Law Cross Paths2015
www.LigaLegal.comImmigration Law BlogsN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - San DiegoN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 Legal PanelImmigration FAQ's2015
MABA Annual Legal FairCriminal & Immigration2014
Legal PanelImmigration Law2014
Community SeminarRecent Changes in Immigration Law2014
Community Immigration WorkshopImmigration Law Seminar2014
Attorney Legal PanelImmigration Law2014