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Ai Nhan Mina Tran

Immigration Attorney at Westminster, CA

5.0   10 reviews

also known as A. Mina Tran

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2021

About Ai

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I have been practicing law for more than 15 years.  I am the owner and senior attorney of Tran Law Group.  Previously, I was a founding partner of Palmer & Tran, but now I focus my entire practice on immigration law and is now the managing and practicing as Tran Law Group.  My partner of nearly 16 years finally retired! 

I have spoken on immigration law, workers’ compensation, and small business management matters at UCLA School of Law and Whittier Law School. I have also been a guest panelist at numerous EB-5 seminars including those put on by , the EB-5 Institute, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

And I have also taught Immigration Law and Business Legal Environment courses at Santa Ana College as an adjunct professor as well as lectured on immigration business visas at California State University, Los Angeles.

Fluent in Vietnamese, I immigrated to the U.S. with my family at a young age as refugee from Vietnam. I earned her undergraduate degree from Boston College, where I graduated with honors and earned my law degree from UCLA School of Law. Before dedicating my practice solely to immigration law,  I concentrated on employment and fair housing law and worked on class action torts against public and private defendants.

 

I is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and served as the Immigration Law Section Secretary of the Orange County Bar Association. I am admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the Central District Court, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  I currently serve as Chair of the Long Beach Grand Cru Board, a benefit in suport of Los Angeles Legal Aid. 

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Location

Tran Law Group
13950 Milton Ave
Suite 300
Westminster, CA, 92683

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Reviews

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Posted by Preetinder walia | November 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best immigration attorney
I had consulted Mina for immigration services and she has always been my go to person for all the immigration queries. I found her to be prompt, courteous and most knowledgeable immigration attorney in the Industry. It would be my utmost pleasure to recommend her to anyone for immigration related cases. I shall forever be grateful to Mina for diligently handling my case and helping me achieve the American dream.
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Posted by My | April 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and polite
Ai provided the initial consultation with thorough explanations of the process. She was courteous and patient. We will use her when the time is right.
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
I went to Attorney Mina Tran 18 months ago to see if she could assist me in my permanent residence card as my previous attorney was not returning calls or emails and when he did would just tell me to wait as the process takes a long time. It was 10 years since I was approved to obtain my GC. I met with Mina, who was very professional, within 10 minutes she was able to tell me their was a problem with my file and my priority date had come and gone, I should have gotten my GC 10 years ago!!!!! Well the journey began to locate my file, it had been switched to different offices and Mina was attempting to locate it, turns out my file had been sent to a shelf somewhere. Mina was diligent in pursuing USCIS to get my file our of archives and moving foreward. I was approved last week, Mina attended the interview with me, kept me calm and she was very supportive. She spent time with me before the interview and answered all my questions and concerns thoroughly. Her prices were very fair and the office staff was good to work with. I would highly recommend Attorney Mina Tran, she is knowleagble, she will listen, she will ask questions, she will keep you calm and informed. Mina, My heartfelt thank you again for your assistance.
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Posted by Erik | May 7, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Es una abogada muy profesional, me ayudo con el caso de mi esposa y el caso fue aprovado en menos de 6 meses. La recomiendo fuertemente. A very processional attorney, she helped me with my wife's case and it was approved in less then 6 months, I recommend her strongly.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2014
Good advice, highly knowledgable.
Mina is an real expert on immigration questions and gave us (gives us) excellent advice with a quick turnaround when we had urgent questions. She is good at listening, discussing and explaining too which is very helpful when there are complicated questions. No hesitation in recommending her services.
Posted by Peter | April 10, 2014
A very reliable immigration attorney
Mina was invaluable in helping us get through the process of obtaining my husband’s green card. Being a newly wed gay couple, we were not sure what kind of response we would get for trying to apply for something that only recently had been open to gay married couples. Our first meeting with her put us at ease as she was extremely supportive of our path that we had chosen. She provided us not only with sound legal advise, but a blueprint on how tomake the whole process as glitch free as possible. She told us what to expect, what information we needed to gather, and how to make the whole application as complete as possible so that it would not have to be returned in any way because of missing information or documents. We reviewed the documents that were submitted with her office and were told what the next stages would be. When it finally came down to our face to face meeting with Immigration, she thoroughly reviewed what the process would be like, what questions that they might ask, and how to be prepared for the whole process. When the time came for the interview, we felt prepared and her being there gave us a sense of calmness and that we would be successful. And we were! We owe a great deal to Mina and her staff. She is a person of unquestionable integrity and we both highly recommend Mina and believe that anyone would be fortunate to engage her services.
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Posted by Fredy N. | April 9, 2014
Immigration Status
I initially went with Mina because of my immigration process and because of their prices. Once the process got started, I noticed that Mina was very knowledgeable as well as her staff. I was very comfortable with her overseeing my case. After all was said and done, I now live life to the fullest with my beautiful wife and with my residency. I definitely recommend Mina Tran, and so far I have.
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Posted by Lorena | April 8, 2014
Highly Recommend
I strongly recommend attorney Mina Tran. Mina is an extremely likable and approachable immigration attorney. She has lots of experience in all immigration matters. She helped my family members who were in need of immigration help, and and every case has had positive results, i can not express how thankful I am with attorney Mina. . I highly recommend Mina for any immigration matters.
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Posted by Sunil | April 5, 2014
Immigration services lawyer
Mina has been looking after the renewal of my E2 Visa to the USA for the past 6 years. She is an extremely competent & absolutely trust worthy person & lawyer. I have no hesitation in recommending Mina to anyone who needs assistance with Immigration issues.
Posted by Francisco | April 4, 2014
Professionalisms and Transparency
A. Mina Tran is truly a reliable immigration lawyer who not only gives her best always, but also exceeds her client's expectations. She specializes in waiver cases. When USCIS requested me an extreme hardship to justify my permanence in US, Mina helped my family and me to find the way to demonstrate the need of my waiver to avoid my wife's mental condition aggravation and the possible psychological trauma that my son (5 years) would be bearing after our family breakdown. Once she organized our mental and physical evaluations, our family history, and explained how she would present our case, we knew we would succeed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021.

Discipline, Probation; no Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2021
updated on 04/01/2022

This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Tran Law Group
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ad Junct Professor
  • Santa Ana College
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Attorney & Partner
  • Palmer & Tran, LLP
  • 1998 - 2013

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Full Academic Scholarship
  • 1991
  • Princeton University
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Post Doma Green Card
  • Green Card approved in 5 months
  • L1A Visa for Vietnamese Executive
  • L1A Visa approved for 3 years in 4 days

Associations

  • IIUSA
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Long Beach Grand Cru | Legal Aid
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (SoCal Chapter)
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Vietnamese
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • VIP Inclusion
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Ask an Immigration Attorney
  • Immigration Options for Graduating Students
  • 2014
  • DACA : The Ins & Outs of Applying
  • Is DACA Right for You?
  • 2012
  • EB5 Conference
  • The Immigration Process of EB5
  • 2010
  • NCVAA Annual Conference
  • Immigration Basics
  • 2009
  • Santa Ana College
  • Business Legal Environment
  • 2008
  • Santa Ana College
  • Immigration Law
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (7)
Endorse Ai
Immigration Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Immigration is a complicated area of law with ever changing rules, policies, and procedures. Time and time again I have referred my clients to Mina for their immigration matters because of her knowledge, trustworthiness and experience. Without hesitation, I endorse Mina Tran."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Tran runs a professional, ethical practice and shows respect for her clients. I have found her to be a zealous advocate with insightful legal analysis, as well as a pleasure to work with."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mina Tran runs the office where I do my consulting work for family law. Her staff is incredibly efficient, timely with their responses, and friendly. Furthermore, her office is capable of communicating in both Spanish and Vietnamese. I have seen Mina handle various immigration cases both internationally as well as in the state of California and to the best of my knowledge she has been practicing for almost two decades. If someone is looking for a knowledgeable, thorough, approachable attorney, then I think you've found the right person in Mina."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because Ms. Tran has always been kind and generous with her time, and seems committed to working hard for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Tran professional for more than 10 years. We have consulted on immigration cases together. We have also done presentations together for immigration attorney groups. She is extremely knowledgable regarding immigration law and issues. She is dedicated to fighting on behalf of her clients and for the rights of immigrants."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is ethical, conscientious, highly competent and a fierce advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mina Tran is the best in the business! She cares about her clients and works hard to get them good results! She is the type of attorney who would offer you the most candid information in her consultations, so the clients walk away well-informed from just their first meeting with her. She prices her cases fairly and responds to her clients quickly. Mina Tran is truly a wonderful professional whose natural affinity for all things immigration-related shows in the work she does for her clients, as well as in her professional and personal interactions with her colleagues. As her associate attorney, I say honestly that her mentorship is invaluable."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mina is a diligent, smart and hard working attorney. She is an expert in her field and brings a passion and enjoyment of her work. She is a joy to work with and our mutual clients are uniformly happy with her. I highly endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mina is exceptionally detailed and anticipates clients needs well. She is excellent on communicating with and counseling clients. Recommend very highly."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A. Mina is an extremely likable and approachable immigration attorney, as she has extensive experience in all immigration matters. However, the aspect that sets her apart is her ability to make clients feel comfortable in life-changing petitions, especially family sponsorship. I highly recommend Mina for any immigration matters."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I very enthusiastically endorse Mina. She is a fantastic immigration lawyer. Before I even started practicing immigration law, I sought her out for advise and encouragement in this area of law. I knew that her vast experience and knowledge would be an asset and it has been. She is a valued colleague and don't hesitate to refer clients in Orange County to her."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Mina Tran is an outstanding Immigration lawyer. Her dedication, knowledge, and empathy makes her the perfect advocate. She has traveled world-wide and has handled very complicated immigrant and nonimmigrant business investment visas. I highly recommend this attorney!"
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Tran is an honest, outstanding and very experienced immigration attorney. I highly recommend her."
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