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The Law Offices of Eliana Phelps

An Immigration and Criminal Law Firms primarily serving the Southern California Area.

The Law Offices of Eliana Phelps is a successful law firm practicing nationality,  immigration and criminal immigration law in California. Immigration law is a very complicated and complex area, and only the most experienced immigration lawyers have the skill to effectively represent immigration clients. The immigration and nationality law attorneys at the Law Offices of Eliana Phelps are equipped with a variety of legal strategies to properly represent your unique immigration case.


Eliana Phelps Biography and Law Firm Ideology


Eliana Phelps was born in Cali, Colombia, South America, the second daughter of an Italian Immigrant and a Colombian Citizen. Mrs. Phelps lived most part of her life in Cali, Colombia were she attended Law School at the Prestigious Franciscan San Buenaventure University located in the City of Cali, Colombia.

Mrs. Phelps engaged in the practice of Law since the first time she was admitted at the University. Her desire to acquire practical experience in addition to Theorical knowledge allowed her to excell in her academic studies where she was recognized by her classmates and professors as a great student, with a strong analytical and writting skills that she utilized from the beginning of her career and that are reflected in her briefs and other legal writting documents she proudly produces for the benefit of her clients.


Mrs. PHelps worked for multinational and local law firms before migrating to the United States where she became a lawyer authorized to practice in the State of California, State where she currently resides with her husband of over 15 years.


Mrs. Phelps journey as an Immigration Lawyer started long before she was admitted in the United States to practice Law in the United States at the Federal Level.


Mrs. Phelps understands that being an immigrant is a trait shared by millions of the United States inhabitants. Immigrants that have entered the United States with a dream. The dream of making this wonderful country  their country and to work hard to pursue the American Dream, "The dream of a better opportunity for the Immigrants and their families".


During the last years, the Immigration Laws have been subjected to many changes.  Most of the changes have elimitated many of the existing reliefs granted to foreigners to avoid a removal order for violation of the Immigration Laws.  After the terrorist attacks against the United States in the City of New York, the American Gobernment has strenghtened the Security of the Country with the enactment of laws at the local and federal levels that restrict and limit the admission of foreigners and that increase the grounds of expulsion for those already present in the country.


Now, more than ever, the analytical reading of each one of the statutory provisions and case law decisions pertaining to the Immigration Law is essential to the representation of any immigrant in front of the Administrative Agencies in charged of the enforcement of the immigration Laws.


Severe consequences result from the commission of any criminal act no matter if  it is a misdemeanor or a felony. Permanent Residents of the United States are being removed on a daily basis and in many cases have been detained in a detention facility until the end of their removal proceedings.


New Laws are being enacted at the Local and State Level joining the Federal gobernment in the fight against terrorism. The problem with these laws are that authorize members of the Police to conduct arrests of people considered to be illegal and  to be a threat to the National security.


Immigration Lawyers have a great responsibility with each one of their clients and family members. Aggressive representation at all levels is essential to avoid an irreparable harm to the client and his/her immediate family.


Eliana Phelps, the Lead attorney for the Law Offices of Eliana Phelps knows that each one of the Law Firm immigration cases must be carefully reviewed to plan a strategic and effective defense without leaving any gap that could result in the lost of the right to remain in this country and the lost of the family unity.


Eliana Phelps mainly practices Removal Defense. Mrs. Phelps Defense starts at the Local and State Level dealing with State officials in pre-trial negotiations with Public Authorities such as police and District Attorney personnel.


No defense is equal, there is no acceptable universal defense when dealing with the criminal defense of a foreigner whose legal immigration status is less than a National of the United States by Naturalization.


Each case is different but all have one common strategy to follow: "Obtain a sentence that will not jeopardize the immigration status of the defendant."


Criminal attorneys must become knowledgeable in the Immigration Laws if they undertake the defense of an Alien. Immigrant Lawyers as Mrs. Phelps must master the laws that govern the State Criminal Laws. Mrs. Phelps constantly attends seminars in both areas of the Law, Criminal and Immigration in order to render the best possible representation to each one of her clients.


Our Law Firm will continue its efforts to provide affordable and adequate representation to each one of our clients. Four our firm no clients is better than the other. All our clients are our main concern and we will work hard to make sure that their rights are always protected and represented in front of the Immigration Authorities.







Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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  1. Immigration: 75%
    13 years
  2. Family: 25%
    13 years



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Phelps Immigration Attorneys

25096 Jefferson Avenue
Suite B-4
Murrieta, CA, 92562-1705


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Eliana Phelps a PLC2005 - 2014
AttorneyLegal Aid Society Of San Bernardino, Inc.2003 - 2008
AssociateArrunategui & Jinete Attorneys at Law1995 - 1997
Legal internEscobar & Escobar Attorney's at Law1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Western San Bernardino County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Buenaventura University School of Law, ColumbiaLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A