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Vidal Cordova is a San Diego immigration lawyer with expertise in advising employers, professional athletes, artists and families on U.S. immigration law matters. Vidal teams up with growing businesses and human resources managers to ensure that business clients are able to secure the most talented professionals in their industries. With a breadth of experience in the engineering, biotechnology, action sports, financial services and corporate management industries, Vidal provides customized immigration solutions to his clients. 

Vidal received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and is admitted to the Georgia Supreme Court. He is licensed to practice immigration law in all 50 U.S. states and in consulates worldwide. He is also member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Surfrider Foundation, and SurfAid International. Vidal is fluent in Spanish.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    12 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Cordova Immigration Law

P.O. Box 2483
La Jolla, CA, 92038


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognition for Chairing U.S. Consulate committeeAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego Chapter)2013
Immigration Justice Project Mentor AwardAmerican Bar Association2012
Immigrant Justice ProjectAmerican Bar Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPaul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP2007 - 2008
AttorneyCohen & Associates2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California Chapter)N/AN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaN/AN/A
Surfrider FoundationMemberN/A
SurfAid InternationalMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Successful BIA appeal in Somali asylum applicationWon asylum case and appeal at BIA
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)EB-1: Extraordinary, Outstanding or Exceptional?2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Multiple Sponsors, Who Files for My Visa?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Diego NetIP Immigration PanelEmployment-based immigrant visas for professionals2012
Community forumsDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)Employment-Based Visas for Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researchers2012