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.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 Premier 100 Trial Attorney||American Academy of Trial Attorneys||2015|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40 Immigration Trial Attorney||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services||State Bar of California||2015|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40 Immigration Trial Attorney||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2014|
|Certified Legal Specialist, Immigration & Nationality Law||State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization||2014|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services||State Bar of California||2010|
|Associate Attorney||Yarra, Kharazi & Associates||2006 - Present|
|Supervising Attorney, Immigration Law Department||Yarra, Kharazi & Clason||2013 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Brigham Young University Political Affairs Society||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Active Member||2006 - Present|
|J. Reuben Clark Law Society||Active Member||2006 - Present|
|Seattle University SOL||N/A||Juris Doctorate||2005|
|Brigham Young Univ||International Law and Diplomacy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|