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     As an immigration attorney practicing in California for nearly 15 years, I  have been dedicated to helping the immigrant community, and have successfully solved immigration problems for a great number of people needing immigration help.  My long-time practice covers all immigration matters, including both family immigration, deportation and asylum, and business immigration.

     I am a long time member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where I assumed leadership positions in the Santa Clara Valley Chapter.   I have served as a liaison to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the San Francisco Asylum office of the Department of Homeland Security.

     Because my interest in immigration and international law is so strong, I possess not only a general law degree but a Master's in International Law from the prestigious Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.  While obtaining my Master's in International Law, I interned with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington, D.C., the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. and COLEAD, a foreign affairs lobbying group in Washington, D.C. While at the U.S. State Department, I contributed to a draft brief to be submitted to the World Court on behalf of the United States Government.

     All of my education and my positions cemented my desire to work in the immigration and international law field.  I thouroughly enjoy helping people reach their immigration goals.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    15 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark Alan Ivener

    Beverly did an outstanding job on a criminal immigration case that I referred to her.


    Mark Ivener Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I had the pleasure of being introduced to immigration law working with Beverly. I found her to be extremely detail-oriented, thorough and she demonstrates exceptional follow-through. Beverly truly cares about her clients and is a tenacious advocate. She is dedicated to making the best case possible and giving the most relevant advice. She is a highly accomplished immigration attorney whose broad experience in immigration law makes her an invaluable resource.


    Andrea Campanile Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Byrd and Associates

2033 Gateway Place
Suite 600
San Jose, CA, 95110


ALAuthorized to practice law200007/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Executive Board Member Continuing Legal EducationAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2011
Executive Board Member Customs and Border Protection LiaisonAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2005
Executive Board Member ICEAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2005
Defending International FreedomInternational Freedom Foundation1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/Senior AttorneyByrd & Associates2001 - Present
InternUnited States Department of State2001 - 2001
InternUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationExecutive Board Member Continuing Legal Education Liaison2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationExecutive Board Member San Francisco Asylum Office Liaison2006 - 2006
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationExecutive Board Member Customs and Border Protection Liaison2005 - 2005
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationExecutive Board Member ICE Liaison2005 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marriage FraudApproved
Attempted Revocation of an I-130 Marriage PetitionApproved
Deportation DefenseGranted Application for Cancellation of Removal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Manila Mail NewspaperImmigration Q&A2011
Philippines Today U.S.Deportation Defense2010
San Jose Mercury NewspaperImmigration Q&A2007
San Jose Mercury NewspaperImmigration Q&A2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterInternational LawMaster's in International Law2001
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KRON-4 Television StationImmigration Law and Same Sex Marriage2006