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Crystal Tran Cortez

Immigration Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   4 reviews

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About Crystal

Learn Crystal’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Immigration
    citizenship (naturalization), green card (permanent resident), fiance visa (K1), nonimmigrant visas, waivers, and deportation.

    9 years

Crystal Cortez is an associate attorney with the Sacramento office of Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC. Ms. Cortez earned her juris doctorate at Atlanta’s John Marshall law School and is admitted to the Georgia bar. She is licensed to practice immigration throughout the United States. She has experience in representing clients on family-based immigration cases as well as removal defense in immigration court.

As a child of immigrant parents, she saw the struggles that her parents experienced as non-English speakers and the challenges in navigating through the U.S. immigration system. Her experience has allowed her to help her clients through this complex system. Prior to joining W & O, Ms. Cortez worked at several small law firms practicing mostly immigration in Georgia before moving back to California.

Crystal Cortez assists clients in naturalization, permanent resident (green card), fiance visas (K1), DACA, nonimmigrant visas, asylum, waivers, and deportation/removal proceedings. 

Crystal Cortez speaks fluent Chinese Cantonese.

Please contact our firm today for a consultation for your immigration law needs.

*currently member of the GA bar only; authorized to practice immigration law in CA.


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Wilner & O’Reilly firm holiday celebration 2019
Licensed for 8 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Crystal

Wilner & O'reilly, Aplc
2730 Gateway Oaks Drive
Suite 208
Sacramento, CA, 95833


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Hugo | September 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Represented me to file my paperwork for DACA and Ms. Cortez offered me excellent service and was very helpful with the process. I will definitely hire her again in the future and recommend her. Her potential shows by the positive outcome of my case
Posted by Richard | November 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Crystal got me custody of my kids and fought for what I deserved.
I am a hard working dad and my wife decided to file for divorce. It came as a shock to me because we just had our first baby only a few months ago and I thought things were just fine. I came home one day to find my daughter, my furniture and my wife gone. I know that sounds just like a country song, but it did happen. I got served with divorce papers a month later and she wanted custody of our daughter. I was so upset because all my buddies were telling me that I would just get every other weekend. I found out she moved in with some "friend" and had all of our things there. She even drained our bank account. Things were so unfair. I found Crystal on the internet when I searched for a divorce lawyer in Cartersville and when I met her, she was understanding as she listed to me. She told me that I didn't just have to settle for every other weekend and gave me a bunch of information that made me feel like I didn't just have to let all this happen to me. She fought for me and now I have custody of my daughter and we are doing fine. I got money back and the house. I am writing this review because Crystal was there for me. She didn't drag out my case and she answered all my calls. I really didn't want to have to hire a lawyer, but I swear, calling her was the best thing I ever did. Thank you Crystal.
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Posted by Derek | November 3, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Calm and informative
Crystal was calm and collective when we met. My fiancé and I met with her to discuss options to help her stay in the U.S. We had lots of questions for her and she took her time to answer everything we needed and even offered to let us send her any follow up questions we might have. We will be back to have her help us with our case once we decide which option we want to take. Thank you Crystal again for your information. You made everything sound very easy to understand.
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Posted by Crystal | October 28, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Resourceful, thorough, and honest
Crystal was very detailed and knew the answers to our questions. My father wanted to sponsor his son from China. She was able to break down the options available, the steps to each process and the length of time to be expected. If she did not immediately know the answer to something, she was honest but followed up after she did the research. She was professional and courteous. I would definitely seek her legal advice on immigration in the future.
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Response from Crystal Cortez October 29, 2015
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure meeting with you and your father. Please let me know if there are any other questions about this process.


  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Wilner & O'reilly, APLC
  • 2019 - Present


  • John Marshall (Atlanta)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013

Legal Cases

  • Adjustment of Status with a waiver for inadmissibility
  • USCIS granted LPR status
  • Asylum-removal proceedings
  • Immigration Judge granted asylum
  • Asylum-removal proceedings
  • Immigration Judge granted asylum
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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese


  • Board Memeber Contributor Award
  • Bartow Hispanic Center
  • 2015
  • Contributor Award
  • Cartersville Mock Trial Association
  • 2015
  • Dean's Recipient Award
  • Dean of John Marshall Law School
  • 2011


Speaking Engagements

  • Wilner & O'Reilly, APLC blog
  • President Trump's temporary suspension of immigration into the U.S.
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse Crystal
Immigration Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Crystal is very passionate about helping immigrants in all aspects of immigration. She is very dedicated to her clients. You will not be disappointed with her zealous representation. I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cortez is diligent defender of her clients' rights in all family law matters in which I have known her to be involved. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She's open, honest, and always willing to help."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Crystal is a talented and experienced immigration attorney who works hard for her clients and gets results. I highly endorse Crystal and recommend her to anyone in need of assistance with their immigration matter."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to endorse Attorney Cortez as a family law and immigration attorney. She is intelligent, friendly, and diligent. I have full confidence in her abilities when I refer clients for her services. Ensuring that her clients needs and best interests are met is her number one priority. I highly recommend Attorney Cortez for your family and immigration law needs."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Crystal is a highly qualified, enthusiastic, and caring attorney. She is knowledgeable and has advised me on several immigration matters. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Crystal is an excellent immigration attorney who listens to her clients, shows compassion in their case, and effectively pursues their goals. She is knowledgeable, honest, and dedicated. I recommend Crystal as an immigration attorney."
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Sacramento Immigration Lawyer Crystal Tran Cortez
Crystal Tran Cortez
Immigration Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 8 years
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