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Varzandeh Anderson LLP | Persian Law firm in Los Angeles, California

Varzandeh Anderson LLP is a collaboration of two former United States government Los Angeles immigration attorneys, Houman Varzandeh and Lisa Anderson. Both Houman and Lisa started their legal careers in immigration law in Los Angeles, California.

They were both chosen by President Bill Clinton’s Attorney General to serve as United States Department of Justice Honor Law Attorneys, working as trial lawyers for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in detained and non-detained immigration Courts.

During their distinguished careers as government immigration law attorneys, they prosecuted cases for years on behalf of the United States government in deportation and removal hearings before immigration Courts throughout Los Angeles and outlying immigration Courts in California.

However, as ideological liberals, they both decided that helping people immigrate or remain in the United States was more within their hearts than separating families through removal and deportation. Iranian immigration lawyer in Los Angeles

So, they both left the INS and the prosecution of illegal immigrants and began zealously defending the rights of immigrants to remain in our country in immigration Courts throughout Los Angeles, California and the United States.

Today, they run one of the most respected full-service immigration law firms in Los Angeles, California and are dedicated to the rights and dreams of individuals fighting to immigrate and stay in the United States. They firmly believe that immigration clients have the right to be treated with respect, honesty, and the highest level of integrity. Although located in Los Angeles, California both Lisa and Houman are highly sought after immigration attorneys by individuals throughout the United States and the world…

Houman Varzandeh began my training in immigration law before graduating from law school. I served as an extern with the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review in 1997.  Persian Law firm in Los Angeles

During that service, I worked closely for the immigration Judges in Los Angeles doing legal research and writing and helping them formulate legal opinions about complex issues of portability. Iranian immigration attorney in Los Angeles

While in law school, I was on the board of governors of Southwestern University’s prestigious Law Review as the Special Projects Editor and also a member of the Moot Court Honors Program.

I graduated cum laude from Southwestern University School of Law in 1998. Upon graduation, I was chosen by the United States Attorney General Janet Reno as part of her prestigious US Department of Justice Honors program and assigned a position as an assistant chief counsel with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”) in Los Angeles, California.

As an assistant chief counsel for the INS, I litigated countless cases on behalf of the US government in both detained and non-detained settings, as well as before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

I joined the private sector in 2001 and today my practice is a national practice whereby I defend immigrants facing removal and deportation throughout the United States.

These cases involve complex issues of removability and/or eligibility for relief from removal. In addition, I am consistently sought by criminal attorneys throughout the United States seeking legal advice on the various federal immigration law consequences to pleas made in state Courts, as well as various strategies in post-conviction relief.

My vast experience and in-depth understanding of immigration law is highly sought by aliens throughout the United States and hence I travel throughout the four corners of the United States, whether it be the immigration Courts in Buffalo, New York or Atlanta, Georgia or Seattle, Washington, or San Diego, California always defending aliens’ rights in removal proceedings.

I am a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, and I am authorized to practice law before all immigration Courts throughout the United States, the Board of Immigration Appeals, along with the United States Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, and 11th circuits.