Elham Sadri

Elham Sadri

Sadri Law, PC. Full-time
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As the founding attorney of the San Jose-based immigration law firm Sadri Law, PC, Elham Sadri has a reputation for passionate advocacy and insightful legal counseling. Elham is a seasoned expert in Nationality and Immigration Law and specializesin subjects such as removal defense, custody, asylum, green cards, visas, and naturalization. She is dedicated to keeping families together through successful representation in immigration cases across the United States.

While still a student at the PennState Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights, Elham took an active role in developing immigration solutions specifically for non-citizen crime victims, including survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Because of her storied involvement in immigration issues, she has been interviewed by the Voice of America and other media outlets as an immigration law expert.

After earning her law degree, Elham founded a non-profit community-based forum for Iranian residents in Philadelphia and co-founded the Iranian Lawyers in North America group, which was recently partnered with the National Iranian American Bar Association.

Elham is the author of the Persian book An Introduction to LLM Programs, which serves as an introduction to American legal studies for Iranian students. She also hoststhe bi-weekly talk series “Iranian-American Women in Law,” which focuses on empowering minority female lawyers in taking leadershiproles.

Elham’s volunteer work with the Philadelphia Bar Association received recognition from the Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Mayor of Philadelphia. As a member of the New York state bar, she is also an active member of the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) and the IABA (Iranian American Bar Association). Elham is an Executive Committee member of AILA Santa Clara Valley, an Advisory Council member of AILA NorCal, Advisory Committee member of NorCal IABA, and Boardof Directors ofIABA National.

Practice Area
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Sadri Law, PC. Full-time
- Current
Represent clients in complex family based immigration cases, removal proceedings, and EB2 NIW.
Associate Attorney
Law Office of Daniel Shanfield, Immigration Defense, PC
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Represent immigrants before USCIS and EOIR in family and removal proceedings, including Cancellation of Removal, Asylum, Humanitarian Waiver, VAWA, U visa, Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, and Writ of Mandamus.
Associate Attorney
Rai & Associates
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Managed high volume caseloads (~300) and represented clients in family, removal defense and employment-based immigration cases, Adjustment of Status, and Naturalization. Represented clients through IV and NIV petitions, including H1-B, EB2, PERM, E2, Adjustment of Status, and Naturalization. Advised clients in maintaining status during the transition from F1-OPT to H1B and green card.
Internship
Landau, Hess, Simon & Choi
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Immigration Outreach Project
Civil Legal Representation Project
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• Developing immigration outreach project chart to get in touch with international communities • Complete sexual assault and domestic violence training
Volunteer Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Advocate
Centre County Women's Resource Center
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Provide resources in languages for immigrant victim of domestic violence and sexual assault through international outreach project. Provide support services for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Ensure victims are advised of suitable treatment options, as well as perform crisis intervention services.
Legal Intern
MidPenn Legal Services
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• Interview with clients, who are victims of domestic and sexual abuse, protection from abuse, immigration, custody • Preparation of court hearing document
Research Assistant
Center for Immigrants Rights, Pennsylvania State University
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Researched immigration remedies for non-citizen victims of domestic violence and sexual assault for the Centre County Women’s Resource Center (CCWRC)
Legal Intern
Centre County Court of Common Pleas
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Drafted opinion and outline in variety of civil and criminal matters Attended pre-trial hearings, plea hearings, and civil and criminal trials
Education
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New York  # 5472550
Member
Current
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Sadri Law, PC.
111 North Market Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Telephone: (408) 416-3000
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
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