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I am a partner at the law firm of Yarra, Kharazi & Clason, in Fresno, California. YKC is the largest full service immigration law firm between Sacramento and Los Angeles. I am one of only two Certified Legal Specialists in Immigration & Nationality Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in Fresno County, and one of only three in the entire Central Valley. I have 10 years of experience in immigration & nationality law. I supervise 4 immigration lawyers and 15 paralegals. I am a zealous advocate for immigrant rights and can win even the most complex immigration cases.


 


In 2013, 2014, and 2015, the American Society of Legal Advocates selected me as a Top 40 Under 40 Immigration Lawyer, and in 2014, and 2015, the National Trial Lawyers selected me as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer. In 2015, the American Academy of Trial Attorneys selected me as a Premier 100 Trial Attorney, and in 2015, the National Advocates selected me as a Top 100 Lawyer. I have twice (in 2010 and 2014) received the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services by the State Bar of California.


 


I and my staff write a monthly immigration law column in central California's Orale Magazine, and I have appeared on Fox News, ABC News, CBS News, and in the Fresno Bee and the Sacramento Bee. I am interviewed frequently on Univision-Fresno's Arriba Valle Central morning program.

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Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 80%
    10 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

YARRA, KHARAZI & CLASON

2000 Fresno Street
Suite 300
Fresno, CA, 93721

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200605/24/2016
WAActive200507/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Premier 100 Trial AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 40 Under 40 Immigration Trial AttorneyThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 40 Under 40 Immigration Trial AttorneyThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2014
Certified Legal Specialist, Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyYarra, Kharazi & Associates2006 - Present
Supervising Attorney, Immigration Law DepartmentYarra, Kharazi & Clason2013 - 2015
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Brigham Young University Political Affairs SocietyMember2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationActive Member2006 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyActive Member2006 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
Brigham Young UniversityInternational Law and DiplomacyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000