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Andrew J Driggs

Immigration Attorney at Tustin, CA

3.9   18 reviews

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I have been an attorney since 1991.  I have been a lawyer for big corporations, medium sized businesses, old and new law firms.  I have been on the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and I have written a book, Five Bad Mistakes Immigrants Make and How to Avoid Them.  This book is available for free from my office.

I love to help immigrants to become lawful residents and citizens of the United States.  I also do many business and employment visas for companies here.  We have helped many people who went to other attorneys first and were not satisfied.  We are creative and determined.  Please call my office for a consultation.

Licensed for 31 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/11/2022

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

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Andrew J Driggs
18071 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA, 92780

Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Dave | June 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and reasonably priced
We used Andrew for our EB-3 Green Card application. He helped us every step of the way and answered all of your questions before submitting our application to immigration. We were very happy with his service and would recommend him to others and will definitely use him again for our citizenship application.
Posted by Felipe rivera | February 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further
My wife is coming home. They are very professional.. kept me informed... Highly recommended
Posted by Asgar | September 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Immigration Lawyer
He helped me nail my citizenship even though I had a nasty issue blocking me from becoming a US citizen. During the process I got to know him personally. He even came to my house for strategy session. Unlike most other lawyers he is very honest and down to earth. It feels like you are taking to your brother, not a lawyer. I would have him as friend. I think of him as friend. He is AWESOME. I still owe him a steak dinner at a place of his choosing. He is CA now. I am still in NV. It has been hard to get together.
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Posted by Christian | February 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome knowledgeable attorney - 5 stars
We needed a good honest attorney and Andrew definitely is one. My dad had seen several different attorneys who took advantage of him before finally coming to Andrew. He'll be getting his green card very soon and we are very thankful to have found Andrew.
Posted by Leticia | February 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration Attorney
Andrew Driggs is our immigration Attorney, he is very helpful my husband was detained and Mr.Andrew went beyond and worked on his case late hours of the night and was able to get him released, Mr.Andrew is a true immigration Attorney who really cares about families and will go beyond his powers to help you. My husband and I are blessed and thankful to Andrew Driggs for keeping our family together. :)
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Posted by Mark | February 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
When you are client with Andy, your lukey family. Andy take time to talk to you, layout options and get things moving forward. I never felt rushed or the most important I never felt I was out of the loop on my case.
Posted by Sandra | May 7, 2015
Thank's to attorney Andrew i am here in the US
Attorney Andrew really helped me with my immigration process from the Philippines in 2011. My husband and I applied in late November and I was able to interview and come to the United States on August 18, 2012. He made everything seem easy and simple, but I know from hearing from other friends that it is very complicated and can take much longer. Now I am in the United States and starting a family. I owe this to Attorney Andrew.
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Posted by Jerhome | May 6, 2015
Very Professional, Great Service
Mid last year, I needed a lawyer that could help me with my immigration status. I am very lucky that I found Mr. Driggs as a lawyer to help me with my immigration paper work. He made the process effortless, smooth and fast for me and my wife. He really put out his best for his clients. I am so happy that he was able to resolved all my issues. He definitely gets the job done! Thank you again Mr. Driggs for everything that you had done for me and my wife.
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Posted by Charles | May 6, 2015
I needed a knowledgeable Professional
When getting my Bride from the Philippines became a nightmare, I needed a professional with the seemingly endless Immigration Rules. Previously, I was getting guidance from an online service and they had it all wrong. Every situation is unique and I needed someone to sort it out and do it right. Mr. Driggs really helped me out. Just his technical understanding eased my anxiety. I should have gone to an attorney from the beginning.
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Posted by Tom | July 19, 2012
Great Immigration attorney!!!
Andy did a great job with my wife's immigration case..... My wife and I were married in the US and Andy assisted us all the way through the process until citizenship. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and reasonably priced. If you want to make sure your case is done right.... I would recommend you call Andy!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2011
VERY CREATIVE LAWYER
Andrew is the best immigration lawyer that I have ever met in Las Vegas. he is very creative, knowledgeable, supportive and wonderful person to deal with. He does what it takes to achieve his clients' best interest results. I highly recommend him for any immigration case based on my personal experience with him. Thanks Andrew and I wish you all the success.
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Posted by VISHAL | July 25, 2011
ANDREW'S IMMIGRATION HELP THROUGH HYATT LEGAL - REVIEW
Andrew Driggs has been extremely helpful to me and my wife while working on the immigration paperwork for my wife's parents. We found him by checking the lawyers available on through Hyatt Legal. It was such a relief to get a call back from someone who took time to answer my questions and help me understand the process! Where we live (Denver) it is extremely difficult to find immigration lawyers. All the immigration lawyers that I called in New York were not very helpful at all. One even told me that I needed to hire a lawyer in India (where my in-laws are from). Andrew has also been very helpful with document review of the paperwork that needed to be assembled. I highly recommend calling this lawyer for immigration help. Vishal
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Posted by Gwendolyn | July 25, 2011
Exceptional Service
This lawyer is one that I would recommend to all that I know who needs this type of service. He stays in contact and will always give the best advice. His knowledge with his duties are trustworthy and without him, anyone could have a hard time. You can always expect a return call if he is not available. Andy is someone I will continue to call in the future for continued support.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The worst
He is the worst immigration lawyer ever it took him 7 years for him to do his job it got to the point where they were going to cancel the visa because they didn’t here from him and we had to pay for the application again not only that but he stopped answering our calls and left my husband in Mexico because of him
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very unsatisfied
I hired this lawyer because In the past he helped out my wife’s parents with some stuff and even though they advised me he takes his time I decided to hire him and legalize my parents. He asked for money and I gave him $1000 to start with, he asked me for lots of different documents and I provided every single one, afterwards I tried calling, and calling and calling and he was never available, always leaving messages with no response nor call back. Finally we decided to hire somebody else and helped us resolve everything and half the time. I also called his secretary asking for a refund and all she said she would have him call back but of course it never happened.
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Response from Andrew Driggs November 11, 2019
As you posted this review as anonymous, I do not know if you are an actual client or not. I am not aware of any case I have been hired to do where parents were able to legalize and we failed to finish the process. There is no reason to remain anonymous on this website.
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Do not recommend
Driggs was recommended to us by a notary he worked with. At the beginning he was good, very enthusiastic about taking our case. Everything was going well until we paid him off to finish up the process. Several months passed and we did get any updates. We began calling to ask for updates and he was "never" in or was "busy". One day I got upset and and told his secretary off because he was "never in" the office and a minute after I clicked Driggs returned my call within only to tell me nothing, "everything was still pending". After almost a year, we decided to see another lawyer. She confronted Driggs and confirm he didn't do much. Thankfully, our case is closing successfully with the new lawyer we hired. We heard many great things of Andrew thats why we decided to hire him but the outcome, with us, was not successful. He is very calm, works at his pace, doesn't call to give updates, hides from his clients to avoid being confronted and of course when we asked for a refund (because he didn't do anything) he refused.
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Posted by jesus sequeira | May 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
false promise, VERY UNHONEST
My son was deported to Honduras in five weeks, this lawyers toll us he can not be deported after six months, we pay to him $5000.00 for nothings. NOS ROBO A LO DESCARADO EN 4 SEMANAS $5000.00
Response from Andrew Driggs May 17, 2018
Jesus, I am sorry that you are unhappy with my legal representation of your son. When you came to me, your son was already in detention, awaiting deportation. He was in that predicament because of the malpractice of another attorney, in prosecuting his original case, in failing to timely file his appeal after he was ordered deported, and finally, in failing to file a 9th Circuit appeal that your son paid for but that other attorney did not file. I gave you the options, one being to do nothing, which of course would not have cost you anything. The other option was to try and reopen his last appeal because he had been poorly served by the other attorney. That is the process you hired me for. I filed a Stay of Deportation with the local office of ICE. I helped your son file a bar complaint against the other attorney, which was required as part of our Motion to Reopen. I submitted the bar complaint against the other attorney on his behalf, and I filed the Motion to Reopen and an Emergency Application to Stay Removal with the Board of Immigration Appeals. I sent you copies of everything that I filed with the different agencies so that you would have a record of everything. So you have the actual filings I made, which were substantial. I also visited your son several times while he was detained. I told you that this was a difficult case because of the fact that he had already been deported by the Immigration Judge, his appeal was not properly filed by the other attorney, and the other attorney failed to file an appeal in the 9th Circuit for which he had been paid. But I timely filed my work and you have a copy. In fact, while the Board of Immigration Appeals denied the Emergency Stay, and caused the Department of Homeland Security to remove your son to Honduras. The Motion to Reopen, however, is still pending with the Board of Immigration Appeals, and so his case could still be reopened. But your contention that I charged you and did nothing is not honest and you have the proof of that in your possession.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2018
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Filing a Civil Action against Andrew Driggs for Breach of Contract
I am in the process of filing a Civil Action Lawsuit against Andrew Driggs. I retained Andrew Driggs to assist with getting a I-30 Petition filed and ultimately approved. The case was difficult so we agreed to pay him 3 times more than other Immigration Attorneys. When I initially retained him and asked him when will I get an update on the strategy, legal research and steps he will be taking in order to secure that the I-30 Petition will be approved. Months later I never received ANY strategy or legal documentation from him showing me that he was actually working on the case. Instead, he stated that its a bad time, because he's studying for the California State Bar Exam. We did not pay him a partial payment of $3,500 to study for his bar exam. I will be suing him to the full extent of the law.
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Response from Andrew Driggs May 17, 2018
Eva, I am sorry that you felt the need to post this review. However, your review is not honest. First, this case is for your brother, not you. Second, the fee I charged for this particular case is not more than good immigration attorneys charge because it is an extraordinary amount of work. I told you that this was the same fee I just charged another person in your brother's same position. Third, I was not being paid to give you strategy updates. In our initial three meetings (!) I laid out exactly what the strategy was and that I needed to speak to your brother when he came to the United States. We set an appointment, but you unilaterally changed it to a different day when I was actually taking the bar exam (not studying) in California (as you know I am already licensed in Nevada and therefore qualified to practice immigration law in any state) because your brother's schedule had changed. There was no breach of contract and I have contacted him to sort this out and while you claim to have power of attorney from him, when you made this adversarial, I asked for the executed power of attorney, and you have not sent it to me--making me unsure that you are telling me the truth. During my studying for the bar, I maintained my practice and had several significant approvals of visa applications and court cases. However, because I was unavailable on a day that I told you I would be unavailable, you claim breach of contract when there was never any breach. I hope to continue with your brother's case, but since you have proven to be unreasonable, I will not be working with you.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Driggs Law Group
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Santoro, Driggs, Walch, Kearney, Holley & Thompson
  • 2000 - 2004
  • General Counsel
  • Express One, Inc.
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Exploration Counsel
  • Phelps Dodge Corporation
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Associate Attorney
  • Woodburn & Wedge
  • 1991 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD
  • 1991
  • Brigham Young University
  • MA
  • 1985
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Motion to Reopen Deportation
  • Motion to Reopen granted by the Board of Immigration Appeals

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Nevada chapter)
  • Chapter Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Nevada chapter)
  • Executive Board
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Publications

  • Book
  • Five Bad Mistakes Immigrants Make and How to Avoid Them
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • AILA Annual Conference
  • Complicated Marriage Issues in Immigration
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (15)
Endorse Andrew
Immigration Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Andy and I are members of a Lawyer group that focuses on finding innovative ways to provide high quality, high value services to our clients. We talk normally once a week and I can truly tell he genuinely cares for his clients welfare and does everything in his power to really help them through their challenges. I feel very comfortable recommending Andy for representation in navigating the immigration system!"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He does a great job for clients, you're in good hands!"
Immigration Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a very qualified immigration lawyer. As an INS attorney, I had the chance to watch him work as opposing counsel, and I was always impressed with his attention to detail and preparation for hearings. I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very personable and professional. He does both family immigration and business immigration. I strongly recommend Andrew!"
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Driggs is an exceptional attorney with thorough insight and high degree of professionalism in the handling of all legal matters. He is a well respected attorney within the Las Vegas legal community with a deep commitment for his profession. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andy is dedicated, thoughtful and an exceptionally smart colleague. If I or my partner ever have Immigration issues come up, he is our number one resource. Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andy is a very smart and creative lawyer. He has a passion for his work and a dedication to his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Andy's knowledge of immigration law is tops. But, more than his powerful grip on the Black letter law is his tenacious representation of each client. Andy is truly an advocate for his clients and an invaluable resource to his friends and fellow attorneys."
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