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About me

I was born and raised in the United States; however I traces my roots and cultural identity to Ecuador and Italy from where my family immigrated. A daughter of an immigrant mother, I was always intrigued with people from other countries and cultures. I have traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Europe having spent summers in Italy and Venezuela where I worked in the legal department of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).


As an attorney, I have always practiced exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. I believe it is a privilege to help immigrants achieve their dreams and goals to the enrichment of this country. As a lawyer, I believe that while I may not litigate for damages or monetary gain, she accomplishes something far greater and richer – helping businesses thrive, individuals obtain freedom or contribute to the American dream and reuniting families. Nothing could be more priceless – or more American.


Early in my career, I served at Catholic Charities of Orange County as the Director of Legal Services and Advocacy, and later at the Public Law Center where I developed the legal immigration services program. I am most proud of the work I have done pro bono on behalf of the poorest and most vulnerable immigrants including asylum seekers, trafficking victims and battered women and children.


I was responsible for spearheading the Orange County Bar Association’s INFO presentation on immigration, am a Past President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County and serve on the District Attorney’s Hispanic Advisory Commission.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    16 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Casey Reed Johnson

    Lisa is a great advocate for her client. I endorse this lawyer.


    Casey Johnson Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Monica Elizabeth Lukoschek

    Lisa is a conscientious and passionate attorney. She is ethical and professional in all her dealings whether that be with clients, the government, vendors or employees. She always strives to do the best in everything and truly cares about the outcome of all her cases and matters. I highly endorse Lisa Ramirez.


    Monica Lukoschek Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

1913 E 17th St Ste 204
Santa Ana, CA, 92705-8627


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerU.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP2008 - Present
PrincipalLaw Office of Lisa D. Ramirez2004 - 2009
Staff AttorneyPublic Law Center2004 - 2005
Director of Legal Services & AdvocacyCatholic Charities of Orange County2000 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Women Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Orange County Hispanic Bar AssociationPast President2001 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mother and Son Spared DeportationGreen Card
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Publication nameTitleDate
Orange County CatholicLocal Parishes Present the Facts About Immigration Reform2013
Orange County RegisterReader Rebuttal: Deportation Policies2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Scripps College (Claremont)Religious StudiesOther - Bachelors1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of California, International Law SectionImmigration 101: DACA & I-601A Waivers"2013
Immigration: Our Journey In FaithImmigration Reform: Senate Bill 7442013
Employment Law SeminarLabor and Employment I-9 Compliance Update2013
Lawyer 2 Lawyer PodcastImmigrants and the Law2008