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Habib Hasbini

Immigration Attorney at san diego, CA

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About Habib

Learn Habib’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    Represent employees who are victims of discrimination or harassment on basis of disability, age, gender, national origin, race, religion, pregnancy, or sexual orientation. Represent employees who are victims of retaliation, wrongful termination, or denied FMLA rights. Handle wage and hour claims, including class actions, for failure to provide overtime pay, minimum wage, meal/rest periods, or reimbursements.

    21 years, 300 cases

  2. Immigration
    50%
    Green cards, family petitions, marriage and fiance petitions, change and extension of status, working visas, H-1B's, political asylum, deportation, business visas, investment visas, student visas, waivers

    17 years, 500 cases

Admitted to practice law before California State Courts and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Employment and Labor Law Attorney  

My law firm represents both EMPLOYEES and EMPLOYERS in a wide array of Employment and Labor Law matters, including: 

• Discrimination
• Wrongful Termination
• Harassment
• Hiring and Firing
• Employment Policies and Contract
• Disabilities / Accommodations 
• Pregnancy
• Wage and Hour (unpaid wages and overtime pay)
• Family Medical Leave Act / California Family Rights Act
• Unemployment compensation 
• Whistleblower
• State and Federal Laws
• Litigation
• Mediation 
• Arbitration

EMPLOYEES: As an employment law attorney, My firm fights to secure just compensation for employment law clients who have been victims of sexual and racial harassment, discrmination on basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and national origin, wrongful termination, retaliation, or victimized by unlawful employment practices including unpaid wages, overtime pay, and meal and rest periods, and unpaind reimbursements. My firm tenaciously and firmly stands behind the rights of employees who have been wronged. 

EMPLOYERS: My firm counsels employers on preventing litigation, developing effective personnel policies and other employment agreements. My firm counsels Employers before terminating or disciplining an employee to minimize the risk of litigation. Early intervention, investigation and documentation often times resolves employment disputes in a cost effective manner for employers and business owners. My firm is devoted to providing ethical representation and personal attention in a cost-conscious and timely manner.


The Emerald Plaza
402 W. Broadway, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101

Received my first law degree from Lebanese University of Beirut, Faculty of Law.

Received my Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego. 

Received my LL.M. from California Western School of Law in San Diego.

Participated on numerous judicial seminars in the Judicial Institution for the Ministry of Justice.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/02/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Habib

San Diego Immigration Lawyer
945 4th Avenue, Suite 309
san diego, CA, 92101
Hasbini Law Firm
945 4th Avenue, Suite 309
San diego, CA, 92101
San Diego Employment Law Firm
945 4th Avenue, Suite 309
San Diego, CA, 92101
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Howard | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration Attorney you can trust and count on.
Hasbini assisted my wife and i during the process of her green card. It was during the pandemic and Hasbini was always very attentive and reachable via text/email or phone call. During the process he made sure to make us feel confident and comfortable with our case. We would highly recommended Hasbini for immigration services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Knowledgeable
Excellent and honest lawyer. Take the time to review your case and answer all your questions. Propose fair fees and very knowledgeable. I truly recommend him.
Posted by Brittney | September 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Habib Hasbini is simply the best lawyer that one could ask for. He is extremely professional, courteous, clear about the process with his clients, and attentive to his individual clients' needs. Mr. Hasbini helped me tremendously with a legal issue that I was facing regarding workplace discrimination, and helped me reached a satisfactory conclusion in an expedient amount of time. Don't go anywhere else!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent employment lawyer, very smart and diplomatic.
I was referred to Law Offices of Hasbini by a friend. I had a serious labor and employment issue with my former employer. I came and talked to Mr. Hasbini about my employment issue. Mr. Hasbini was very straightforward and trustworthy lawyer and explained to me my legal options and how long they would take. Mr Hasbini was very patient, experienced, and knowledgable, and took my case very seriously. My ex-employer used to be very racist with me and used explicitly harassing and sexually offensive remarks as well as racial slurs, every day while I'm working. My ex-boss also made me work many overtime hours and did not pay me overtime or give me my meal and rest breaks. I didn't know my legal rights or how to deal with my ex-boss, because I am not from America. I came to Hasbini law firm and explained to Mr. Habib Hasbini my situation. Mr. Hasbini explained to me my legal rights in this country and my wage and hour rights and specifically my right to work in a discrimination-free environment. Few months after I filed a lawsuit against my former employer, Mr. Hasbini was able to resolve my case and got me good settlement. I was very happy with my settlement. THANK YOU Mr. Hasbini for getting me the compensation and settlement I deserve. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Law Offices of Hasbini for any labor and employment issue at work. He did an excellent job in my case
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Posted by Mira | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
San Diego best Immigration lawyer
Habib is very personable and extremely professional. Trusting him with my immigration case was the best decision that I've ever made. He helped me through the entire process and made sure that we provided a solid case. He was always there for me anytime I needed him with any questions or worry. ONE week after he filed my case, I got a notice that it was approved. His knowledge and expertise in the immigration law can turn your life from a blur into a flourishing stability. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Laura | October 27, 2013
Excellent immigration lawyer in san diego
Mr hasbini and his associate Ms. Hanadi Arjan, were very professional. They handled my immigration case from A to Z. Ms Hanadi Arjan helped me understood very well every single step in my I-751 waiver case and she was very clear and knowledgeable. Attorney Hasbini always professionally answered all my questions and guided me throughout the whole process. I would HIGHLY recommend them for any one that looking for an honest, fair and experienced immigration lawyer in san Diego. They definitely deserve 5 stars.
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Posted by Amirshamaaa | September 14, 2013
5 stars lawyers
Law offices of hasbini is the best labor and employment lawyer in San Diego. Mr hasbini helped me make my business comply with all the labor laws and regulations in California as an employer. He drafted my employee handbook, reviewed many contracts for my business. He also helped me set up sexual harassment training for all my employees. If you need a employment lawyer in San Diego, hasbini law firm will be definitely the best. He is EXTREMELY HONEST AND KNOWLEDGEABLE
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Posted by amanda | September 3, 2013
Top notch employment lawyer in san diego!
I hired Hasbini law firm for an employment and sexual harassment case when I needed an employment lawyer in san diego. Mr Hasbini was extremely helpful, trustful and honest..he is really passionate and reasonable about what he does. I would really highly recommend his firm if you need employment lawyer, or sexual harassment attorney or you you are facing any other problem in your job. Thank you Mr hasbini for all the help. You are the best employment attorney in san diego.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2013
Very Honest and Trustworthy Lawyer. Will Use Again!
Avvo I was referred to Hasbini Law Firm by a friend. I had a serious labor and employment issue with my former employer. I came and talked to Mr. Hasbini about my employment issue. Mr. Hasbini was very straightforward and trustworthy lawyer and explained to me my legal options and how long they would take. Mr Hasbini was very patient, experienced, and knowledgable, and took my case very seriously. My ex-employer used to be very racist with me and used explicitly harassing and sexually offensive remarks as well as racial slurs, every day while I'm working. My ex-boss also made me work many overtime hours and did not pay me overtime or give me my meal and rest breaks. I didn't know my legal rights or how to deal with my ex-boss, because I am not from America. I came to Hasbini law firm and explained to Mr. Habib Hasbini my situation. Mr. Hasbini explained to me my legal rights in this country and my wage and hour rights and specifically my right to work in a discrimination-free environment. Few months after I filed a lawsuit against my former employer, Mr. Hasbini was able to resolve my case and got me good settlement. I was very happy with my settlement. THANK YOU Mr. Hasbini for getting me the compensation and settlement I deserve. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Law Offices of Hasbini for any labor and employment issue at work. He did an excellent job in my case.
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Posted by Waseem | August 22, 2013
Best Lawyer
I asked attorney Hasbini few questions about immigration issue and he explained everything in details. Very helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend attorney Hasbini to any one struggling to get their papers done .
Posted by Fadi Khatib | April 9, 2013
Highly recommended and professional Lawyer
Mr. Habib hasbini is an excellent immigration lawyer who handled my case regarding of adjusting my status here in the us and helped me to enter the US on K1 Visa, he did all the paperwork in a very professional way which led my case to get approved in a period of 4 months. I highly recommend Mr. Hasbini to handle any immigration and employment case, he also did a great job for my cousin who was fired from his work and got him all his rights.
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Posted by Inese Grate | October 16, 2012
Professionalism and Dedication
I have known Habib for several years now. We have worked together on numerous complex cases many of which have been very challenging. They required attention to details and proactiveness. Habib treats every client as if they are his only ones! He spends adequate face to face time with every client to understand their concerns and subsequently address them through creative solutions. He makes sure client is completely aware of the process by explaining all further steps in details which is always well received from the clients’ side. Furthermore; he identifies all potential issues to arise and provides contingency plans which requires significant effort from his part! He is very personal and friendly while being very respectful, diligent and professional. I enjoy working with Habib as I watch his professionalism, hard work, dedication and passion to his work. I welcome any future opportunity to work with him!
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2012
Hasbini law firm is the best !
I highly recommend Hasbini law firm , I was looking for a good immigration lawyer and one of my friends to told me go to Hasbini law firm , his service are great and you will find every thing you are looking for , so I went to Hasbini law firm and told him about my case , Mr Hasbini was very patience, honest , experienced and well informed , also his services was fast and very convenience .Attorney Hasbini was able to got me my work permit and fixed all my legal papers.Thank you Mr Hasbini for the hard work!
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2012
Very Good service!!
Last year I was determined from my job , without paying me or even warning me , because i wasn't sure of my legal status here in ca so i was so scared to do anything , so I called attorney Hasbini , and I went to his law firm , He was very understandable and honest , he explained for me all my right here in the state and He was able to get me all those right and got me good settlement form that company that I worked with .Attorney Habib Hasbini is the best lawyer !
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2012
Best choice for employment and labor law
Im so glad that I Had Attorney Hasbini as an excellent lawyer that handled my case form the beginning to the end, I'm glad to say how honest and experienced Mr Hasbini is , he worked from his heart on my case, he fixed all the needed paper for my business including :getting business license and city permit, hour sheet , corporate formation and more . MY recommendation as an experienced business man , is to highly work with Hasbini law firm if you need to open or sit up your business !
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Posted by ABBEY | October 2, 2012
Smart and honest lawyer !
Attorney Habib hasbini is very smart , he knows very well all rules and laws , he always find a solution , when he handled my employment case , he always kept me informed .Mr.Hasbini answered all my question and always updated me , He handled my case and got me a good settlement from the company that i used to work with for 3 years and they ended up determine me wrongfully !
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Posted by Peter | October 2, 2012
Always there to answer my questions
I came to Hasbini law firm after long time looking for a good lawyer, I saw many lawyers before him and I felt that most of them don't really know what they are talking about and they only cared about getting paid,The first time that I went to Hasbini law firm for free consultation I felt the difference between his law firm and others, Mr Hasbini was very honest and good well experienced , he did understand my case and I was very happy to hire him , Attorney Hasbini was able to fix my visa status and got me the green card in a good time with a reasonable price .I highly recommend Hasbini law firm.
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Posted by Mike | August 18, 2012
GReat Job
Mr Hasbini did very good job for me , he handled my immigration case all the way long he saved my visa situation and fixed all my legal paper so i can stay in the state legally i highly recommend his law firm
Posted by Roberto | June 16, 2012
Very good service
Service provided by Hasbini Law Firm was just awesome . Att.Habib hasbini handled my case from the very the beginning to the end and was able to get good settlement after I was determined from the company I used to work to ..Mr Habib Hasbini was very honest, fair and reasonable I highly appreciate his job
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2012
Good services
Mr Hasbini is great lawyer, services provided by Hasbini law firm was just awesome ,Mr Hasbini was very knowledgeable while working on my employment case , he kept me always informed about any act that he will take toward my case and he ended up got me good settlement
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Office of Public Defenders - Juvenile Delinquency
  • 2009 - 2009
  • legal analyst
  • Law Offices of Joshua Gruenberg
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Legal Analyst
  • Sullivan & Christiani, LLP
  • 2002 - 2008
  • International law professor assistant
  • California Western School Of Law
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Research Assistant
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Lawyer
  • Hasbini and associates
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Professor
  • Lebanese school of Law
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Lebanese school of laW
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • N/A
  • Lebanese University Faculty of Law, Political and Administrative Sciences
  • LL.D. - Doctor of Laws
  • N/A
  • California Western School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws in Comparative Law
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • schwartz vs. Cardenas, Inc.
  • Dismissal for Client
  • Tigani Johar vs. Department of Mental Health
  • case dismissed
  • Wrongful Termination.
  • Verdict in.
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Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Contracts - Academic Achievement Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • N/A
  • Immigration Law - Honors Pass
  • California Western School of Law
  • N/A
  • Dean's List
  • California Western School of Law
  • N/A
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship
  • California Western School of Law
  • N/A
  • Appellate Brief - Highest Nomination
  • California Western School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Employee Rights in Workplace.
  • Employee Handbook
  • 2013
  • Beirut Times of Los Angles
  • Ways to obtain green card
  • 2013
  • Unemployment Benefits in California
  • Unemployment Benefits in California
  • 2013
  • Employee Advocate
  • Guidelines For Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment
  • 2013
  • Rights of pregnant woman in workplace
  • Employee handbook
  • 2012
  • Right to be free from discrimination in workplace
  • employee handbook
  • 2012
  • Advocate
  • Fire-At-Will in California
  • 2012
  • Al ARAB NEWSPAPER
  • Applying for U- VISA
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Teaching to Transgress
  • Using Disability Law: A Practical Toolkit
  • 2013
  • Seminar
  • DACA Path to Citizenship
  • 2013
  • Immigration Reform
  • Immigration
  • 2013
  • Employment Law Essentials
  • Employers' Duties and Problems
  • 2013
  • Community
  • Green card based on employment
  • 2013
  • community
  • Obtaining green card based on marriage
  • 2013
  • community
  • Requirements for obtaining political asylum
  • 2013
  • community
  • TPS for syrians
  • 2013
  • community
  • Speaking about Immigration law
  • 2013
  • Change and adjusting immigration status
  • Immigration
  • 2013
  • Annual conference
  • TN VISA
  • 2013
  • 2013 Employment Law Update
  • Wage & Hour Law
  • 2013
  • Labor and Employment Conference
  • Understand Your Wage and Hour Rights – Overtime – Meal and Rest Breaks
  • 2012
  • Immigration Law Update
  • Working Visas"
  • 2012
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Steps in a lawsuit
  • 2012
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • 2012
  • Employment Law Essentials
  • Employment Discrimination
  • 2012
  • community forum
  • Citizenship questions
  • 2012
  • Seminar
  • Say no for Sexual Harassment at work
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (71)
Endorse Habib
Immigration Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred cases in the past to Habib, as he is a true professional and exceptionally knowledge in many aspects of the law. I highly recommend Habib."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hasbini is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney in San Diego. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Habib is a first rate attorney with a keen insight for problem solving. He is successful because he communicates well with his clients and works tirelessly on their behalf. I would recommend Habib without reservation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to annyone needing legal representation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hasbini is one of the preeminent San Diego employment and labor attorneys. Habib is viewed as a competent, dedicated, and innovative attorney amongst fellow attorneys. His ability to provide for the needs of clients and generate positive outcomes is unparalleled. I whole-heartedly endorse Mr. Hasbini."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Habib is a well respected member of the legal community, dedicated to obtaining excellent results for his clients. Habib's willingness to serve his community through participation in groups such as AVVO speaks highly of Habib."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Habib is a knowledgeable and hard working attorney who focuses on complex and important areas of law. His dedication is an important professional quality that clients expect and fully deserve."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I have clients with labor and employment questions, Habib Hasbini is one of my first referrals. I have known Habib for years; he is knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Also, as an immigration attorney, he can address immigrant clients' fears about whether their problems at work might cause immigration problems."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Habib does a great job for his clients. I would have no reservations about referring a client to him."
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