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Yesenia Acosta

Immigration Attorney at San Bernardino, CA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Mundo Legal, Abogada Yesenia

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About Yesenia

Learn Yesenia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Family-based visas, U visas, all immigration matters

  2. General practice
    Range of different legal matters

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Attorney Acosta is a member in good standing of the State Bar of California. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers’ Magazine from 2017 to the present, as a top attorney and “Rising Star.”  Attorney Acosta focuses her practice within the areas of Immigration Law, Employment Law and Family Law.  For years, she battled against her clients' deportation in Immigration Courts across California and other states. She is sought out as a top attorney in “crimmigration,” overcoming the immigration consequences of criminal pleas. In recent years, she has also integrated Employment Law and Family Law into her practice. She is fortunate to have clients keep coming back to her for their evolving legal needs, and predominately works with referrals from past clients and colleagues.

Outside of the courtroom, Ms. Acosta is a proud mother with two young sons, and she serves as the President of 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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La Abogada Yesenia es miembro acreditado de la Barra de Abogados del Estado de California. Ha sido reconocida por la revista Super Lawyers desde 2017 hasta el presente, como una de las mejores abogadas y "Rising Star" en su categoria. La Abogada Acosta enfoca su práctica dentro de las áreas de Inmigracion, Derechos Laborales y Ley de Familia.

Durante años, luchó contra la deportación de sus clientes en los tribunales de inmigración de California y otros estados. Ella es buscada como una de las mejores abogadas en “crimmigración”, superando las consecuencias de inmigración cuando hay antecedentes penales. En los últimos años, también ha integrado en su práctica el Derecho Laboral y el Derecho de Familia. Es afortunada de que los clientes vuelvan a ella para sus necesidades legales en evolución, y trabaja predominantemente con referencias de clientes y colegas anteriores.

Fuera de su trabajo como abogada, la Abogada Acosta es una mama orgullosa de sus dos hijos pequenos y se desempeña como presidenta de la junta directiva del Consorcio para ayudar a personas sin hogar en el Valle de San Gabriel y ofrece su tiempo como voluntaria a organizaciones que benefician a los necesitados.

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Licensed for 9 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/30/2022

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

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473 E. Carnegie Drive
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  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Angela | March 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Renovación de Daca
Hizo la renovación del Daca de mi hijo , con toda la información adquirida para ella , excelente servicio
Response from Yesenia Acosta March 27, 2023
Me dio mucho gusto que le llego su permiso de trabajo rápido. Gracias por su comentario!
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Immigration consultantation
She’s very accommodating and knowledgeable. Answers all the questions honestly and promptly. Highly recommended.
Response from Yesenia Acosta June 9, 2022
Thank you for your helpful, positive review!
Posted by Caitlin | October 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Petition
My husband and I hired Yesenia while we were both living in El Salvador. I am a USC and was petitioning for my husband. She was able to walk us through the process over the phone. I was really nervous about my husband's case because of a previous entry and being caught at the border years ago, but Yesenia made us feel comfortable and supported. Even with everything going on with COVID-19, thanks to Yesenia's support, my husband was finally approved for his green card and able to come to the U.S. in June 2020. We are very grateful for Yesenia's support and highly recommend her.
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Posted by Alejandro Solis | May 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyer!!! LA MEJOR ABOGADA!!
Shes the best! She helped us with everything from paper work to pictures To mailing stuff out!!!! She helped us from day one to the very last day!!!! Very very very happy with all her helped!!! She made everything easy and clear!!! SO THAT I CAN GET MY PERMANENT RESIDENCE CARD!! THANK YOU AGAIN! Yesenia!!!! I RECOMMEND EVERYONE whos looking for a immigration lawyer !!! YESENIA LA MEJOR LOS AYUDO CON TODO DESDE EL PRIMER DIA HASTA EL ULTIMO DIA QUE RECIVE MI TARJETA DE RESIDENTE PERMANENTE MUCHAS GRACIAS YESENIA I LA RECOMIENDO ATODOS QUIEN QUIERAN ARREGLAR!!! Gracias !!!! Yesenia!!!!
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Response from Yesenia Acosta May 9, 2017
Thank you for your review!
Posted by Mauricio Perez | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Yesenia Acosta a true Immigration specialist
Attorney Yesenia Acosta provided incredible results from day one. Yesenia's experience on immigration made our case run smoothly and quickly. If you need an attorney that knows immigration, Yesenia is the one to contact she makes a big difference.
Response from Yesenia Acosta May 9, 2017
Thank you for your review!
Posted by Jacqueline | January 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is the best!
Yesenia made the immigration process so smooth and easy. She was on top of everything. She so nice and friendly. I will definitly recommend her to all my friends.
Response from Yesenia Acosta January 17, 2017
Thank you for the excellent rating. I'm glad to hear that I could make a complicated legal process seem efficient and simple for my clients!
Posted by Maria | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Yesenia is the best lawyer my mother and I could have in our case. She would always keep us updated on our case. Never gave up on us. Thanks to her we finally have our Permanent Residence. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an immigration attorney. Thank you Yesenia.
Response from Yesenia Acosta March 10, 2016
Maria, thank you for your excellent endorsement! You two were very cooperative through the obstacles involved, and I'm happy that we obtained the best result. Best of luck to you and your family!
Posted by Omar | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All around great experience
My wife and I needed help with an immigration issue and after speaking with a few lawyer, we decided on staying with Yesenia. We're glad we did. She was very professional but very friendly, she also was very patient and thorough in explaining the whole process of our case. Would gladly choose her all over again.
Response from Yesenia Acosta October 17, 2015
Omar, thank you for the endorsement! I'm happy I could help resolve everything quickly and obtain the best result. I hope you count on me for any legal questions you may have in the future. Yesenia
Posted by Darnell Crawford | August 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Yesenia is an absolute angel in disguise she is very professional, very hands on, actually cares about her clients and their situation and I'm extremely grateful to have had her working on my case. She is young vibrant, and the manner in which her professionalism is very above average. If I could do it all again I would choose her again. I was first disappointed in the amount of the perpetrator's insurance policy but Yesenia saved the day and was able to pull an extra $35,000 on top of what I was already going to receive. Thanks Yesenia truly a happy client Darnell Crawford.
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Response from Yesenia Acosta August 19, 2015
Mr. Crawford, thank you so much for the thoughtful review. You certainly made my job easier with your patience and cooperation throughout the process. Wishing the best for you and your beautiful family!
Posted by Ken | March 19, 2015
good service
I am amazed by her ability to get the job done for me in a very short time. She always gives very helpful and good legal advise through the way. I am quite impressed with her service and knowledge.
Response from Yesenia Acosta August 19, 2015
Dear Ken, I am very pleased that I could help you intervene quickly in this case to avoid a more complicated and expensive process. It was great working with you.
Posted by sadri | December 23, 2014
Immigration client
Yesenia was a very organized and professional lawyer. She was always on time and kept me updated with anything very quickly. She replies quickly to emails. My case went very well, very quick and for a good price too. I am glad I chose her as my lawyer and would recommend her to anyone.
Response from Yesenia Acosta August 14, 2015
It was a pleasure working with you and getting to know your wonderful family in the process. I hope to count on you as a client for years to come.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder / Attorney
  • Mundo Legal
  • 2021 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Offices of Scott Warmuth, APC
  • 2014 - 2021
  • Graduate Law Clerk – Immigration
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk - Immigration
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Supervisor
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Researcher & Editor
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Immigration Paralegal
  • 2007 - 2010
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  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Univ. of California San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness
  • Chair, Board of Directors (Volunteer)
  • 2020 - Present
  • AILA American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star (to be published May 2019)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Congressional Leadership Award
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • 2016
  • Bar Stipend Award
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Academic Achievement Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • N/A
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  • The Advocate
  • Green Cards Still Elusive for Many Same-Sex Couples
  • 2016
  • The Bay Area Reporter
  • LGBTs still face immigration barriers
  • 2016
  • Immigration Law Blogs
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Dreamers / DACA Legal Updates
  • 2018
  • 2015 Legal Panel
  • Immigration FAQ's
  • 2015
  • MABA Annual Legal Fair
  • Criminal & Immigration
  • 2014
  • Legal Panel
  • Immigration Law
  • 2014
  • Community Seminar
  • Recent Changes in Immigration Law
  • 2014
  • Attorney Legal Panel
  • Immigration Law
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (15)
Endorse Yesenia
Immigration Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Acosta at Cal Western School of Law when we were both studying to become lawyers. Even at that early stage in her career, Ms. Acosta demonstrated a passion for law and helping others. Ms. Acosta is bright, humble and eager to provide her clients with the best representation possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Yesenia is a bright and dedicated attorney. She is genuinely committed in serving her clients and giving back to her community. As a colleague, I would not hesitate in recommending her because I know the client would be in trusted hands."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"The best choice for any challenging immigration issue."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Yesenia is a talented and compassionate immigration attorney. She is very knowledgeable in her practice area. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Incredibly passionate and efficient."
General practice Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Yesenia is a caring and hardworking attorney. I enjoy working with her immensely and admire the diligence in which she handles the cases before her."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed many of Attorney Acosta's responses to complicated legal matters. Her thoughtful and insightful answers demonstrate that she has the utmost knowledge of Immigration law and is a passionate advocate for her clients. She is a great asset to the immigration bar and I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Yesenia has been a great asset to my company. She represents everything I admire: a genuine concern for the clients, and a dedication to the field of law. Yesenia’s experience has resulted in forward thinking and new opportunities. Thank you for being a part of the team."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Yesenia Acosta's answers on AVVO are evidence of her knowledge of immigration law. Her responses show a concern for others and are practical yet analytical. I endorse my fellow immigration attorney without hesitation and recommend her to anyone who needs assistance with an immigration law issue."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Acosta because she is a hardworking and professional member of the community. Throughout the past few years, Ms. Acosta has developed a wide array of skills and knowledge about immigration law and she will stay up late to get the job done."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Yesenia is a hardworking and compassionate advocate for her clients and fights for immigrants' rights. I endorse Yesenia!"
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