Welcome to the Law Office of Susan V. Perez. Our firm is located in San Diego, California and Manila, Philippines.
Susan V. Perez is a seasoned practitioner. She has the credential, experience, and legal acumen to offer clients quality legal service and personal attention to meet their needs. She is a member of both the California and Philippine Bars with a combined twenty four (24) years of experience in both jurisdictions in the areas of Immigration and Naturalization, Appellate, Juvenile Dependency, Family, Corporate, Civil, and Criminal Law.
Susan V. Perez was born and raised in the Philippines, and went through a long and difficult process of immigrating to the United States. Before immigrating to the United States, Susan Perez had practiced in the Philippines for seven (7) years both as a litigation and corporate attorney. In 2000, she started her career in the United States with the Office of County Counsel in San Diego doing appellate work. Her five years stint at County Counsel honed her writing and appellate skills. In 2006, she left County Counsel to pursue her true passion which to defend the rights of immigrants and help realize their American dream. She was once an immigrant and speak the language of one of the bigger ethnic populations in Northern America. Since then she has exclusively dedicated her practice to U.S Immigration and Naturalization Law.
Although we are based in San Diego, California, we represent clients from across the globe. We have a branch office in Manila, Philippines to assist Filipino clients in their immigration cases and U.S. based clients in their Philippine law issues.
Our legal services span the full range of immigration and naturalization needs, including employment visas, investor visas, family-based and employment-based permanent visas (green cards), self-petitions for residency for widows and widowers, and for victims of domestic violence under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), waivers of inadmissibility due to criminal offenses, fraud or misrepresentations, naturalization, derivative citizenship or consular reporting of birth abroad for children born abroad of American parentage, and visas for students. We also provide legal services for reinstating family petitions that have been revoked due to the death of the petitioner, reinstating family petitions that have been terminated due to inaction from the beneficiary, obtaining advisory opinion from the Department of States for denials by the consular officer of an application for a non-immigrant visa, appeal from denial of adjustment of status by USCIS office, appeal from visa denial by consular post, action for mandamus to compel USCIS to decide a case that has been pending beyond the normal processing time, change of status or extension of status for holders of nonimmigrant visas while in the U.S., returning visa for legal permanent residents who stayed outside the U.S. for more than one (1) year, humanitarian parole to enter the U.S. for emergency or humanitarian reasons, and defending removal or deportation cases.
In a limited capacity, we handle international adoption and California divorce and adoption. Since Susan V. Perez is a member of the Philippine Bar, we can provide counsel on legal issues arising from transactions in the Philippines especially when Philippine law conflicts with U.S. laws.
Susan V. Perez earned her Law degree from San Beda College, Philippines. She is also admitted to practice before the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, Ninth Circuit of the Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Diego County Bar Association, and Sororitas Reginae Juris. She is fluent in English and Tagalog.