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Janell Freeman Somera

Immigration Attorney at Stockton, CA

5.0   32 reviews

also known as Janell Lynn Freeman


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It is empathy, justice, and love that guide Janell Freeman Somera’s life and practice of law. Janell’s passion for helping others has continued to drive her as one of the most prominent and successful Immigration attorneys in the area, and she dedicates herself to serving others both in and out of the courtroom.

Janell’s extensive professional background and unparalleled work ethic has aided immensely in her career. After completing her undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University, Janell worked for a Fortune 500 company where she was recognized as one of their top performing representatives. Janell then worked as a business development director at a private equity investment firm while obtaining her Juris Doctorate degree from Lawrence Drivon School of Law. Before starting her immigration law practice, she interned with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s office.

Janell is a member of the California State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She has represented individuals in removal proceedings before the federal court and USCIS; as well as represented businesses in investor-based petitions. Her primary practice is now focused on family-based immigration and humanitarian relief.

Janell has always had a strong commitment to serving disadvantaged communities and has been highly involved with several non profit organizations. Janell also lends her professional expertise to those in need, volunteering with several non-profit legal clinics, organizing community outreach events, and providing an array of free legal services to people who are stranded without counsel.

Licensed for 9 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/01/2022

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

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Law Offices of Janell Freeman Somera
2087 Grand Canal Blvd, Suite 6
Stockton, CA, 95207

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Posted by Julio | August 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
K visas for my fiance
She made realized my dream to live with my wife, she is from Argentina and now our family live in the same roof. Jannell attorney helped me to get my visa fast for the travel to the United States and be able to marry my wife.
Posted by Jennifer | May 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended for Immigration Issues
I just want to say thank you for everything you have done with my case. You have been a great attorney. I never met a lawyer who works so hard, cares so much, and I admire your professionalism and perseverance in the way you handled my case, also to your hardworking staffs who kept me updated. You not only took my case, you gave me hope from the very beginning and that is what kept me going thru my difficult time. I highly recommend The Law Offices of Janell Freeman Somera. They are brilliant team of caring and dedicated professionals who love to achieve positive outcome to their clients. Again thank you for everything you have done to help me with my case. I could not have done it without you!
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Posted by Jairo | March 9, 2020
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Client
If you are seeking legal counsel pertaining to immigration, Janell is the attorney for you. She helped my wife through her process of residency. Her team was very helpful. Whenever there was a time of doubt or any question we presented to her office, they would always respond within a great time frame. When our appointment for Juarez arrived she quickly arranged my wife's medical appointment, and fingerprint appointment. Even while we were over there she would stay in communication to make sure we were ready and prepared. Once my wife was approved she quickly called my wife and genuinely cared that she was approved I strongly recommend this office, from beginning to end she was honest and clear on the expectations we should have, the length of the process, and made sure we were successful. Thank you Janell for everything!
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Posted by Alex | February 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Immigration Advice
Janell was wonderful, efficient, and uncommonly scrupulous. I found Janell as a resource late in the process of bringing my fiancée to the USA from China to get married and live here. The process was complicated and took a long time. When we thought we were almost there, we got an rfid in reply to our adjustment of status application. That’s when I sought professional help. I was referred to Janell and contacted her. She gave me clear advice as to how to respond to the rfid. I drafted my reply and she even looked it over for us. Since it looked good and the case was straight forward, she said to send it in and contact her if any more issues came up. We got our interview a few weeks later and then the approval for the AOS just yesterday, we couldn’t be happier! I only wish we had found her earlier in the process since she clearly could have saved us a lot of time and worry, on retrospect trying to do it ourselves to save a little money cost us much more in the end. Go with a professional to save time and for the peace of mind!
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Posted by Brendan Cornies | February 5, 2020
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Immigration attorney
Ms. Freeman and her team were excellent throughout the entire process. My wife and I went to them when we needed help with my immigration and establishing my permanent residency status. They helped us throughout the entire process and kept us updated frequently along the way. With their help I was able to complete the process with ease, which I couldn’t have done without them. I truly appreciate it and would recommend them to anyone
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Posted by harry | September 6, 2019
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citizenship
For the past 10yrs or so. I was in the process(trying)of figuring out how to become a United States citizen. Jumped through hurdles and went thru different channels trying to get done. I got NOWHERE!!!! So, I was referred to Janell by a friend. Things went great from the initial consultation up to the day I was sworn in. Janell showed great compassion and understanding throughout the process. Her e-mails and phone followups made me feel at ease. She answered all the questions I asked. When there was a question she was unsure of. She got back to me promptly when she found the answer. I've always heard of lawyers that do not follow up with clients. She is not one of them. In short, I would highly recommend her to anyone that is in process of obtaining citizenship.
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Posted by Amy & Neuth | July 22, 2019
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Awesome Lawyer
Janell has been a great lawyer through this process. She is truly amazing and I can’t thank her enough, we finally have our Citizenship certificate. It was a long process, but so worth the wait. Her and her wonderful staff continued to follow up and make sure we were in the loop, even after months of waiting. My boyfriend and I can’t wait for what is in store for us in the future, now that he’s a Citizen. We are so thankful for Janell and her team. She is also very honest and always there to answer any of our questions. Janell, thank you so much for everything!!!!
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Posted by Sean | June 2, 2019
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Great Immigration Visa Lawyer
I can't say enough good things about Janell and her team. She assisted my English fiance and I with getting her a K-1 Visa and they handled it all from the paperwork to prepping for the Embassy interview to even responding with great advice via email the night before the interview when we were freaking. Her office team was beyond excited for us every time I came and also exhibited the proper professionalism when needed. Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Highly recommend
I hired Janell in April 2018 because I needed help with obtaining US citizenship and had lost my Legal Permanent Residency card. She was professional and very knowledgeable. The entire process from hiring her to taking my citizenship test only took 8 months. I met with her a couple of weeks before my citizenship test and she went over some of the questions on the test. I would definitely recommend her.
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Posted by Natalie | November 30, 2017
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She is absolutely brilliant
Working with Immigration Attorney, Janell Freeman Somera was an absolute pleasure. She is a consummate professional and knew her way around the laws and procedures extremely well - way above my expectations. Our green card application went very smoothly with her guiding the ship and I was so pleased that we did not try to do it ourselves. Her fees were reasonable and her scheduling adaptive to our needs. Every step of the process was meticulously detailed by her and everything we did scrutinized. I was never nervous or worried throughout the process because Immigration Attorney, Janell Freeman Somera made sure everything was perfectly in order. All the i's were dotted and t's were crossed and our process went perfectly smooth. I could not imagined having done the process without her. I would recommend Immigration Attorney, Janell Freeman Somera to anyone with immigration law needs. Today we were approved and we are more than blessed by Janell. Look no further because she is the one for you! Trabajando con el abogado de inmigración, Janell Freeman Somera fue un placer absoluto. Ella es una profesional consumada y conocía muy bien las leyes y los procedimientos, muy por encima de mis expectativas. Nuestra solicitud de tarjeta verde fue muy fluida con ella guiando el barco y estaba tan contento de que no intentáramos hacerlo nosotros mismos. Sus tarifas eran razonables y su programación adaptada a nuestras necesidades. Cada paso del proceso fue minuciosamente detallado por ella y todo lo que hicimos fue analizado. Nunca estuve nervioso o preocupado durante todo el proceso porque La abogada de inmigración, Janell Freeman Somera se aseguró de que todo estuviera en orden. Todas las i's estaban salpicadas y las t se cruzaron y nuestro proceso fue perfecto. No podría haber imaginado haber hecho el proceso sin ella. Recomendaría a la abogada de inmigración Janell Freeman Somera a cualquier persona con necesidades de leyes de inmigración. Hoy fuimos aprobados y estamos más que bendecidos por Janell. ¡No busques más porque ella es la indicada para ti!
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2017
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Green Card
Great Service. Very confident with her work and the end results are positive. My case seemed impossible but she gave me the confifence that it is very strong. I had no hope but my case was on the basis of abuse and she created a strong file. Thank you for all your help Janell your great.
Posted by Pedro | July 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best inmigration lawyer
If we could give her more stars we would do it, she is the best immigration lawyer to whom she can turn, she is extremely professional and perfectionist, without her advice we would not have been able to obtain our visa, she guided us step by step and despite the distance because we are in Illinois and she in California always try to solve all our doubts and answered promptly each one of the subjects, it is highly recommended his treatment besides that is a woman with an excellent human quality. Judith and Peter, Visa E2 is approved! Si pudieramos darle mas estrellas lo hariamos, sinceramente es la mejor abogada de inmigracion a quien pueden recurrir, es sumamente profesional y perfeccionista, sin su acesoria no hubieramos podido obtener nuestra visa, ella nos guio paso a paso y a pesar de la distancia porque estamos en Illinois y ella en California siempre trato de resolver todas nuestras dudas y atendio puntualmente cada uno de los temas, es muy recomendable su trato ademas que es una mujer con una excelente calidad humana. Judith y Pedro, visa E2 aprobada! Illionois.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2017
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Immigration
Janell Freeman Somera is one of the best lawyer Immigration in town she help me with my case and reduce it.
Posted by Rosalba | May 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Exelente abogada.
Exelente abogada, toma el tiempo en atenderlo a uno, y personalmente esta comunicandose con uno. Ella es muy amable y muy profecional.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and very Efficient
She explained everything step by step and in detail even all the costs ( hers and the USCIS 's). She made sure we had all our documents and that they were in the exact order as required . In other words, she made sure that we were completely prepared for the appointment . And yes, my husband was approved for his green card on April 11, 2017. We are so grateful that she helped our family ( Carbajal) stay united and together .
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Posted by Norma | April 5, 2017
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Amazing lawyer
Janell is the most amazing lawyer I meet! She has provide me with the best services ever, she always responds to my email and any of my questions. I have nothing bad to say about her but only THANK GOD FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL HELP JANELL HAS GAVE ME AND MY FAMILY AND SPECIALLY FOR ALWAYS CHEERING ME UP !!! I strongly recommend her, she doesn't just give you false hopes she tells you the true and if she knows there's something good and she can work with you she will tell you she is 100% honest !!!
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Posted by Linda | March 30, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Janell somera is a exellent lawyer
Best lawyer in town She is very kind, and always answer all the doubt you have
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Janell was amazing she had my case approved within a month after submission. I would recommend my friend and family to go with her.
Posted by Juan | March 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
601A waiver approved
Let me start off by saying she is the best! My husband and me had hired another lawyer in 2011 that did nothing for us he was a fraud and stold 13 thousand dollars from us. After that happened to us we were afraid to look for another immigration lawyer because we were scared to get scammed again. But after 5 years we decided to give it another attempt and in 2016 we were given Janell's business card and heard really good things about her so we decided to make a appointment with her. We called her office we were asked a couple of questions and had a appointment within a week, we went in for our appointment we discussed our situation and what we needed she told us what she would be able to do for us and we were very pleased with what she said we immediately signed the contract and began working on my husband 601a waiver. It took us about 6 months to gather all the papers and information she needed and in August we sent out all the papers 3 weeks later we received the receipt from homeland security saying that the waiver was received and in process and on January 2017 we received the approval letter. Going with her was the best decision we have made Janell and her staff are really helpful and so professional I have recommend her to my friends and family and I would recommend her to anyone else.
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Posted by sulema | January 18, 2017
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Shes professional
She's very professional and does a very good job
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Somera Law Group, APC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Intern
  • San Joaquin County Office Of The District Attorney
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Business Development
  • Private Equity and Capital
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Business Development
  • Regis Corporation
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Humphrey's Coll SOL
  • N/A
  • San Francisco State Unv
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  • University of the Pacific
  • N/A

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Publications

  • Vision Magazine
  • What you need to know about DAPA
  • 2015
  • Vision Magazine
  • Defamation
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Immigration Attorney | Nov 24
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"Ms. Freeman is the type of immigration attorney you want on your side. I refer all my friends and family to her because she is smart, knowledgeable and talented. She has an unprecedented track record of success and is trusted to get the best possible results for her clients. Most importantly, she is kind, compassionate and caring."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 04
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
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"An excellent lawyer who treats her clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism. She is an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend her for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 24
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 06
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 06
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 06
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 06
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 04
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 01
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 01
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 01
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 01
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 01
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 01
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 01
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 01
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 01
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"I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 01
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"I endorse this lawyer. A great and dedicated professional, and a compassionate individual."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 01
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Stockton Immigration Lawyer Janell Freeman Somera
Janell Freeman Somera
Immigration Attorney
Stockton, CA
Licensed for 9 years