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Michelle Celleri

Immigration Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Stavros Immigration, Michelle Stavros

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
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Michelle Stavros is a zealous advocate for her clients.  She has dedicated her practice to helping individuals and businesses with their immigration and employment needs.  Ms. Stavros believes strongly that good communication is the key to a successful outcome.  She is an effective communicator and takes the time to teach her clients about the process in a way they can understand.

Ms. Stavros attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she received her Bachelors in Spanish and Sociology.  During her college years she worked for the Conference on World Affairs, designed and implemented programs in the community and worked for the office of Judicial Affairs.  After finishing undergraduate school she began working with the immigrant population.  She saw first-hand how this group of people were taken advantage of and the injustices they faced.  She then decided to attend law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California to fight against the injustices these individuals faced. While in law school Ms. Stavros presided as the President of the Public Interest Law Foundation and received the Diversity Scholarship for her work promoting diversity.

Ms. Stavros has a strong presence in the community through her involvement in community outreach and affiliation with legal associations.  In addition to her volunteer work, she is an adjunct law professor at the Univesidad Atonomia de Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico.  She is also a guest instructor of Acceso Capacitacion where she trains attorneys and judges throughout Latin America on trial skills so they can effectuate legal reform and transparency within their own judicial systems.  

 

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Location

Alliance San Diego
North Park
San Diego, CA, 92116

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Posted by Clinton | April 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.
I contact Michelle to assist me with a Re-Entry permit as I was running out of time and needed to have it submitted quickly and without any room for errors or questions. Michelle was thorough and efficient and new what questions to ask and gave me excellent advice and suggestions. I would highly recommend Michelle and would definitely use Michelle again should I need.
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Posted by Oscar | January 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exelente sincera y con un perfecto español
Trabajar con michelle ha sido la mejor decicion que mi esposa y yo tomamos nos ayudo con la visa u sin rodeos ni trabas ni cargos escondidos o falsas promesas como otros abogados y lo mejor para la jente hispana habla perfecto español se la recomiendo mucho no se van arrepentir
Posted by Annie | January 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful professional!
I used Michelle to assist in obtaining Permanent Resident status for my New Zealand born son. She assisted in the amassing of considerable paperwork and application paperwork, filing it and providing copies. When it came time to be interviewed she came with us. She is knowledgeable, personable and a wonderful lawyer. Totally recommend her. And we were thrilled our son obtained his PR status.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
consultation thru internet
I was so amazed with help Atty. Stavros . She explained to me all the details of my problem. I appreciate very much her patience.
Posted by KC | August 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, friendly, and patient
We hired Ms. Stavros to ultimately handle the paperwork for a certificate of citizenship for my son. We had done a national adoption in another country where we were residing and upon returning Stateside had lots of questions as to what would happen and the process. We were given different answers each time we spoke to embassy personnel which was frustrating. Ms. Stavros was extremely helpful, took time to find out answers and direct us on which steps we were to take. She kept us up to date on where we were in the process and was never too busy for any concern. It was like working with a friend. Would highly recommend her!
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Posted by Surbhi | April 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome help, great attorney!!
I hired Michelle Stavros to help with my husband's adjustment of status case last year. She is really knowledgeable and helpful and the entire process would have been a lot more complicated if we didn't have her help. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know that needs a good immigration attorney!
Posted by Alex | April 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great help! Awesome attorney!
My wife and I hired Michelle to help us adjust my status from international student to permanent resident! Her help and expertise were really valuable and when USCIS requested for further evidence, we were able to move past it really smoothly!! We definitely recommend Stavros Immigration to anyone who needs a reliable, honest and overall amazing attorney!!
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Posted by Christie | March 1, 2016
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Exceptional Service
I have had the privilege of consulting with Michelle on a visa issue. Working with Michelle was a pleasure because not only was she very knowledgeable, she was also very good at calming my frazzled nerves. For a layperson such as myself, trying to understand the paperwork and process was very nerve-wracking and confusing. Michelle made this process look very easy, she was able to explain to me my options to me in a concise manner. She was very positive and easy to connect with. I highly recommend Michelle, and I know I will be using her services in the future.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Stavros Immigration
  • 2014 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • SPAWAR
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • ACLU
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • EEOC
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Employee Rights Center
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Liaison
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Western School of Law Alumni Board
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Access to Law Initiative
  • Community Liaison
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014
  • The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • The Board of Governors of the State Bar of California
  • 2012
  • La Mancha Award
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center
  • 2012
  • The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • The Board of Governors of the State Bar of California
  • 2011
  • Josie Dixion Public Service Award
  • Public Interest Law Foundation
  • 2011
  • Diversity Scholarship
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Proyecto Incubadora de Asesoria
  • Incubator Seminar
  • 2016
  • Immigrant Rights
  • Status of Executive Order
  • 2016
  • Advance Parole
  • Advance Parole
  • 2016
  • Know Your Rights
  • Removal Protection
  • 2015
  • Immigrant Rights
  • Executive Order
  • 2015
  • Distresas en Litigacion
  • Trial Skills Academy
  • 2015
  • Despierta San Diego
  • Access to Law Initiative
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (17)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michelle. She truly cares about her clients and works very hard to get them the best outcome possible for their cases! I would trust Michelle with my case any day. I highly recommend her - she is a wonderful attorney and a true pleasure to work with!"
Immigration Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is an amazing attorney and even better person. As a criminal law practitioner, I often run into immigration problems. When I do, Michelle is my go-to person for immigration-related issues. She is sharp, hardworking, and tremendously resourceful. I highly recommend Michelle."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Stavros. She is a bright, experienced, and zealous advocate who truly cares about her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a skilled immigration lawyer, with experience, knowledge and passion. She is a fighter, problem–solver and looks for opportunity within the problem. She is well liked and trusted by all, including Judges, opposing counsel and her clients! She is a force to be reckoned with in court and in life!"
Immigration Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She takes time to provide great insight to the AVVO community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is very dedicated to her work, hardworking, and passionate. She is incredibly trustworthy and I refer clients to her practice based on her strong work ethic and legal abilities."
Immigration Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a very intelligent and honest lawyer who deeply cares about her clients. She is also an excellent writer. I endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is an excellent immigration attorney committed to providing highest quality representation to clients. I endorse her without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered her primary area of practice over the course of her professional experience. Her sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of her cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for her services."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Stavros is an extremely talented immigration attorney. She is known for her highly effective advocacy and going the extra mile for her clients. She has earned the respect of the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Ms. Stravos. She is very experienced and has a passion in helping clients with their immigration needs."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Stavros. She is dedicated to providing her clients with superior results and is extremely knowledgeable in her area of law."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a highly competent, qualified, and knowledgeable immigration attorney. I regularly consult with her on the impacts criminal and DUI/DWI matters have on immigration issues. She is a valuable resource to the immigration law community. If you are considering her for representation, rest assured that you will be in excellent hands."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"MIchelle is a fantastic immigration attorney. She navigates her clients through the complexities of the legal system while providing excellent representation."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Other
"Michelle cares about her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is highly professional and super helpful. She always takes the extra step to help you you out and is very down to earth and accessible. She is also very knowledgeable about all aspects of immigration law. Her keen awareness of diversity and ability to relate to her clients set her apart from other attorneys. I highly recommend her immigration services."
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