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Attorney Referral Information & Links to Local Professionals

Attorney Referral Information

Attorney Heather L. Poole regularly receives referrals from family lawyers, criminal lawyers, and business lawyers, among other types of lawyers, because of her expertise in immigration law & U.S. citizenship.  How can immigration foul up your case? Here a just a few examples . . .

  • In the family law context, many times a divorce proceeding is held up or a client is not cooperative with an attorney’s strategy and recommended course of action because the client’s immigration status has expired and the client needs to show the right to work in a custody battle or needs to show the right to travel in & out of the U.S. or the client is too afraid of what the government or the opposing spouse could do to their immigration status if they make aggressive or certain choices in their case;
  • In the criminal law context, the Supreme Court placed criminal lawyers on the liability hook for failure to inform a client of the immigration consequences of their plea and the effect of certain would be-convictions. It is more important than ever to consult a competent immigration attorney first before a plea or settlement is made, which could affect the client’s ability to obtain or keep their permanent residency (green card)- their right to stay in the U.S.; 
  • In the business and contracts law setting, small business owners in the middle of continuing employment verification updates often run into snags when social security numbers don’t match up and they are forced to fire a good employee or face liability themselves. Encouraging the employee to contact a competent immigration attorney right away to determine if a work permit is possible, the length of time it would take, and any other options available for the employee to legalize their status could save the business a good employee and potentially help keep the employer detached, with plausible deniability as to the legality of the immigrant’s status, and less liable when it comes to ICE proving that the employer “knowingly” hired an illegal immigrant. Employers turn to their employment lawyers for this advice who are often in a legal conflicts bind, ethically more bound with protecting the liability of the business and the owners interests, unable to focus on the employee.
  • Even in the immigration law setting, immigration attorneys often run into conflicts when they start off representing a couple, then later realize when the couple is having marital problems or abuse is happening that they cannot ethically continue representation of both spouses and have to refer the immigrant’s case to another immigration attorney to avoid ethics violations. In addition, many immigration attorneys specialize in areas such as business immigration or deportation defense and do not have the working knowledge and experience to handle a particular type of case and refer to other immigration attorneys with that focus. 

These are just a few examples of how immigration can derail your case or your client.

Why refer to a competent immigration lawyer instead of trying to tackle the case yourself if you are not an immigration lawyer?

Immigration law is a highly-specialized area of the law, what many believe is second only to tax law in its complexity. There is a different type of visa for nearly every letter of the alphabet and then various types of visas under those letters. The law changes on a daily basis, with new memos, regulations and court cases affecting all nuances of various sub-practice areas. The law is so complicated that even most immigration lawyers specialize in one or two key areas of immigration (business OR deportation defense OR employer compliance OR consular processing and waivers).  Honestly, you will open yourself up to more liability if you try to educate yourself and screw the case up.

Why refer cases to us?

  • We pay REFERRAL FEES to a referring attorney, which are based on a percentage of the fees earned in a referred case.
  • Heather appreciates your referral and will be honest with your client about their options & chances before going forward if we are able to help them. If we take them on as a client, rest assured that we will take good care of your client, including preping them the entire way through the process, keeping them apprised of deadlines, developments, and ways to strengthen their case;
  • Heather has over 10 years of experience in immigration law and has received numerous awards and commendations for her expertise;
  • Heather has extremely high overall approval rates on cases;
  • Heather regularly represents clients all over the U.S., is often jetsetting to CIS appearances outside of our homebase (CA) as well as represents clients in immigration courts at removal hearings throughout the U.S.(immigration law is all federal law so Heather can practice anywhere in the U.S.)

For more information about our Attorney referral policy or to refer a case to us, feel free to contact us at 877.HUMAN.RTS (486-2678) or 626.432.4550 (M-F 9:15am – 4:30pm PST) or email heather directly at

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Recommended Local Professionals

Why a links page?  We often are asked by our clients for contact information to other trusted professionals in related fields.  Given the amount of requests and our experience with truly exemplary professionals, we have created this page to share the information with you. 

Have these professionals been prescreened by the firm?  All legal professionals listed here have been prescreened by us.  However, we cannot guarantee a favorable legal outcome for you when consulting with other lawyers; no attorney can make such a guarantee; such guarantees are prohibited by law.  If you are uncomfortable with any lawyer during representation or when consulting a lawyer for the first time, you owe it to yourself and your case to find another lawyer you feel comfortable with.  Finding the right relationship is key.

Lawyers  (U.S.)

Family Law

This area of the law includes complicated divorce matters, custody issues, child support/spousal support, community property division, and trial representation.

Patricia Rigdon, Esquire

301 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 700    

Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 793-5196

Maya Shulman, Esquire

Adelman & Seide, LLP

16055 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 712

Encino, CA 91436-2610

(20 minutes from Pasadena & downtown LA)

(818) 981-8810

Robert Gantman, Esquire

Law Office of Robert Gantman

15760 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1520

Encino, CA 91436-3026

(20 minutes from Pasadena & downtown LA)

(818) 501-0113

Criminal Defense

Daniel Nardoni, Esquire

144 N. Glendale Ave. Suite 313
Glendale, California 91206

Personal Injury Law

This area of the law includes  representing injury victims in wrongful death, work and vehicle accident, products liability, premises liability, construction accidents, medical malpractice, aviation crashes, dog bites and other assorted injury and death cases..

Thomas Beck, Esquire

Thon, Beck & Vanni LLP

1100 Green Street

Pasadena, California  91106




Business & Contracts Law

This area of the law includes forming businesses, employment matters, leasing and purchasing real estate, intellectual property, franchising, bankruptcy and general business planning.

Mishawn L. Yarovesky, Esquire

Greenberg & Bass LLP

16000 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1000

Encino, California  91436-2730


Fax: 818.986.6534

Email:     Web:


Pre-Paid Legal Services

A nationwide program that provides unlimited phone consultations with an attorney in any area of law, plus much more(a/k/a legal insurance for you and your family). For more information, contact us (626)432-4550 (626) 432-4550 .

Law Firm Directory(Law Firm Directory and Attorney Search for anywhere in the US)

Immigration Assistance to Other Countries

Acacia Immigration Australia

P.O. Box 1197

Queen Victoria Building

Sydney NSW Australia 1230

612-9230-0888 Phone

612-9230-0788 Fax

Immigration to Canada

Canadian Immigration Attorney – Representing clients in Canada and abroad, Catherine works closely with individuals, families, corporations, executives,universities, government and small business to satisfy their unique immigration requirements.

Private Investigation & Process Servers

SIU Specialists * Surveillance * AOE/COE * Bilingual Investigations

Tom Bohnstedt, Field Investigator

Buendia & Associates

14622 Victory Boulevard, Ste. 101

Van Nuys, CA 91411

(818) 618-4255

Fax (818) 781-6257


Accounting & Financial Management

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) handles the financial matters including payroll, bookkeeping, and individual and company tax filings..

Steven S. Tyre*

Certified Public Accountant

Individual & business tax filings

(Temple City)

Se Habla Espanol

(626)285-7033 (626)285-7033    

Real Estate Professionals

Anna Toma


Avanta Real Estate Services

148 E. Foothill Blvd.

Arcadia, CA 91006

(626) 852-8818 (626) 852-8818 office

 (909) 282-7699 (909) 282-7699 direct line


Local Business Links

USA Directory/Business Directory

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