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Heather Lorraine Poole

Heather Lorraine Poole

Los Angeles Family & Marriage-Based Immigration Lawyer
  • Immigration Law
  • California
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Attorney Heather is a private immigration attorney passionate about protecting the human rights of immigrants. Primarily focused in the area of family-based immigration including unlawful presence & criminal waivers, Heather regularly obtains visa approvals, green cards, and U.S. citizenship for her clients. She regularly travels throughout the US for court appearances and CIS (immigration agency) green card, citizenship, and conditional green card waiver interviews to be by her clients' side and to protect their interests. As immigration law is all federal law, she is able to represent clients in every US state & throughout the world.

Attorney Heather has a very high (98% overall success rate) on all immigration cases.*

Her expertise stems from her practical legal experience in the field and her background in grass-roots activism on behalf of women and immigrants.

Heather was named in Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine "Super Lawyer: Rising Star" for excellence in immigration law four times to date. The Rising Star designation is an honor granted to only 2.5% of all Southern California Lawyers each year. This is an exceptional honor, given that Southern California has the second largest population of lawyers in the US behind New York and less than 1% of immigration lawyers receive this honor.

She has also been commended for her work by and has trained many other immigration lawyers on complex family-law issues for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, and Beverly Hills Bar Associations, among others.

She is a nationally published author and attorney trainer on immigration issues. She co-authored the first-ever article on the new "V visa" and recently wrote on the subject of Conditional Green Card Waivers in Forms & Fundamentals, two key training books for other immigration attorneys that are published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the pre-eminent, leading organization of immigration attorneys nationwide. She has been internationally published on various family-immigration issues including conditional green card waivers, marriage-based immigration, and options for abused immigrants. Her articles have also been published in major bar association publications including Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine and The Orange County Lawyer Magazine. She is currently serving on the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Publication Board, overseeing scholarly writings and training material development for other immigration attorneys.

Heather also teaches Immigration Law at Fullerton College in Southern California. FOR MORE INFO ON HEATHER, VISIT: www.humanrightsattorney.com

* Success rates do not indicate or guarantee a favorable outcome in a future case. It is illegal and unethical for any attorney to guarantee an outcome. Always consult a competent immigration attorney about your case to determine your options and chances.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute initial phone consultation with Attorney is free of charge.
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Professional Experience
Immigration Law Professor
Fullerton College
- Current
Attorney
HEATHER L. POOLE, PC, Prof. Law Corp.
- Current
Supervising Attorney
Legal Assistance Project, Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women
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Attorney
Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, APLC
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Education
California St Polytechnic Univ
Undergraduate Degree
New York Law School
Law Degree
Awards
Super Lawyer: Rising Star
Law & Politics Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine
Top 2% of immigration lawyers in Los Angeles county under the age of 40.
Top 100 Attorneys
Pasadena Magazine
Super Lawyer: Rising Star
Law & Politics Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine
Top 2% of immigration lawyers under the age of 40.
Volunteer of the Year
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Super Lawyer: Rising Star
Law & Politics Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine
Top 2% of immigration lawyers in Los Angeles county under the age of 40
Distinguished Alumna
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences Alumni of the Year award.
Super Lawyer: Rising Star
Law & Politics Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine
Top 2% of immigration lawyers in Los Angeles county under the age of 40.
Commendation
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Commendation
Haven House, Women's Shelter
Professional Associations
University of La Verne Law School
Speaking Engagement, Annual Law Symposium
Current
Activities: "Hot Topics in Immigration Law"
American Immigration Lawyers Association - So Ca Chapter
Secretary
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association - National Publications Committee
Editor/Author
- Current
Los Angeles County Bar Association - Immigration Law Section
Board Member
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association - National New Member Division
Vice Chair & Newsletter Editor
- Current
Activities: 2009-2011 Steering Committee At Large Member 2011 - Current, Vice Chair & Newsletter Editor
California State Bar # 213820
Member
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Speaking Engagement, 2011 Annual Conference
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Activities: "I-751 and Waivers: Removing the Conditions on Residency"
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Speaking Engagement, California State Conference
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Activities: “Modern Marriage and Family Issues Before USCIS and on Appeal”
Federal Bar Association - Immigration Section
Speaking Engagement, National Conference
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Activities: "US CIS Interviews & Tips on Presenting Complicated I-130/I-485/I-754 & Naturalization Cases"
Beverly Hills Bar Association - Immigration Section
Speaking Engagement,
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Activities: "Making Hardship Easy: Understanding the Grounds of Inadmissability and Preparing Successful Waivers"
American Immigration Lawyers Association - So Ca Chapter
Speaking Engagement, "Violence Against Women Act Basics"
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Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence Project
Speaking Engagement
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Activities: "Domestic Violence and Immigration"
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Speaking Engagement, Immigration Law Section Conference
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Activities: "From Birth to Marriage to Death: Handling Complex Issues in Family-Based Immigration"
Pasadena Bar Association
Speaking Engagement, Family Law Section
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Activities: "The Foreign Affair: Immigration Consequences of Marriage, Divorce & Custody"
Los Angeles County Department of Child & Family Services
Speaking Engagement, Annual Conference
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Activities: "The Violence Against Women Act and the Immigrant Population"
Orange County Bar Association
Speaking Engagement, Immigration Section
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Activities: "A Marriage to Save, Ditch or Escape? When to Opt for a Conditional Green Card Waiver"
Orange County Paralegal Association
Speaking Engagement, Immigration Law Section
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Activities: “U.S. Citizenship via Naturalization: Avoiding Denials, Heartbreak and Deportation Triggers"
Publications
Articles & Publications
Modern Marriage: Family Issues Before CIS and On Appeal
American Immigration Lawyers Association - California Conference materials
Annotations to Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
Forms & Fundamentals, 2011 Ed., American Immigration Lawyers Association
International Affairs (Feature cover story)
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, Los Angeles County Bar Association
The Quickest Way to a Green Card is Harder than You Think
Orange County Lawyer, Orange County Bar Association
When Marriage Is Not Enough: Facing Deportation Because of Your Spouse
Buck County Courier Times
The V Visa: a New LIFE Form
Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Social Media
Contact & Map
HEATHER L. POOLE, PC, Prof. Law Corp.
225 S. Lake Avenue
Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
USA
Telephone: (877) 486-2678