Mr. Floyd James Fernandez

Mr. Floyd James Fernandez

Immigration Service That Cares
  • Appeals & Appellate, Immigration Law
  • Southern District of Texas, Texas
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Floyd J Fernandez is founder and managing attorney of Pacifica Legal Services. His breadth of experience in this field has included individual visa applications, family-based and employer-based, non-immigrant work, travel, and study visas (both domestic adjustment of status and consular applications), deportation defense and appellate work (before BIA, AAO, U.S. 9th & 7th Circuits, and U.S. Supreme Court). My clientele has included individuals both from within all of Southern California, several other U.S. states, and several additional nations.

He has strong writing and research skills from his work in appellate law along with a rich cultural experience in international relationships which enables him to build rapport with people from diverse backgrounds. Clients can expect him to render the BEST in professionalism and old school diligence. For more information see www.pacificalegal.com.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Pay Pal, zelle pay.com,
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    A consultation with an immigration attorney can cost up to $400.00. I have both charged consultation fees of $75 - $100 and offered free consultations but have found that the majority of those seeking free consultations were there for free information and not to seriously pursue a strategy to improve or change their immigration status which became a drain on my time and unfair to the time commitment that clients who have already engaged my services deserved. I understand shopping around for deals and attorneys due to budget considerations but what one saves in a "cheaper deal" can be lost in court! In most cases, your immigration needs affect your whole life and that of family members that might be in consideration. Immigration law can be complex and not a "one size fits all" solution through the submittal of a single form or forms. In these consultations, a lawyer is dedicating his time and expertise to proper case analysis and strategy and should not be compared on the level of a 5 minute consultation with an immigration document preparation service or notario. Therefore, I charge a base rate of 50.00 per consultation and am willing to credit the consultation fee to a prospective client once a written agreement is entered into.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Southern District of Texas
Texas
5th Circuit
7th Circuit
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Pacifica Legal Services
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Specialize in immigration law, marriage and family visas, employment visas, work authorization and labor certifications, deportation defense and federal cases on appeal in the Greater Los Angeles and Ventura County areas while also offering substitutionary counsel & Of Counsel support service to two previously mentioned law firms in Santa Barbara and Ventura, CA. Reference previous two postings.
Of Counsel
Bromund Law Group
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Consulting and representation of clients caught in complex immigration cases involving difficult to obtain visas and deportation defense.
Substitutionary Counsel
Kingston, Martinez & Hogan
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On call substitutionary court appearances for lead counsel in immigration hearings, including prehearing briefings and summary reports.
Founder, CEO of Non Profit Service Corporation
Shiloh House International, Inc.
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CEO and founder of a non-profit service organization to international college students and other immigrants at San Diego State University which provided a needed support system that succeeded in bringing a better quality campus experience for international students and visiting scholars. Various hospitality services for students were established including personal counseling, tutoring, coordination of housing, home stay and legal aid services for asylum applicants from Somalia and Sierra Leone.
General Civil Practice
Floyd Fernandez Attorney at Law
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Case work included wills and revocable living trusts, civil litigation, appeals (ERISA, criminal), bankruptcy, appellate and contract legal support in personal injury, insurance, bad faith and medical malpractice.
Judicial Law Clerk
Texas State Court of Appeals 9th District
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I was a briefing attorney to Honorable Jack Brookshire where I provided appellate, civil and criminal research support along with extensive memorandum opinions and office briefs on complex questions of law.
Education
Regent University
J.D. | Law
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O.W.Coburn School of Law
Texas Tech University - Texas Tech University
M.A. | Public Administration
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Harding University
B.A. | Psychology/Theology
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Professional Associations
American Center for law and Justice
Member Attorney
- Current
Texas State Bar # 06933920
Member
- Current
Non for Profit Organization
Shiloh House
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Activities: Founder and administrator of a nonprofit service organization for international students on the campus of San Diego State University.
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Battle Continues!
Pacifica Legal Lines
COC, Students, Staff Rally Together to 'Defend DACA'
The Signal - Santa Clarita Valley
Ignorance and Hope
Pacifica Legal Lines
Speaking Engagements
Immigration Alternatives to DACA, Associated Students Family Night Dinner, Collegel of the Canyons
Associated Student Government
This was a family night dinner for College of the Canyon immigrant students and family members to celebrate their academic achievements.
Alternative Options for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Defend DACA Rally, Collegel of the Canyons
Associated Student Government ; The Model United Nations Club ;
The following link is an article on the event put out by Christina Cox for the local Santa Clarita, CA newspaper called "The Signal." https://signalscv.com/2017/09/coc-students-staff-rally-together-defend-daca/
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
PACIFICA LEGAL LINES
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. My case is in 9th circuit and my lawer is retired what should i do
A: You need to get a new lawyer, and have him request the Court for an extension of time before the time period for filing a petition for review or, if already filed, the time period for filing a brief (a long document arguing your case), has expired.
Q. I am a citizen and my husband is from mexico hes been here since 2007 can I ask for a petition for him ?
A: Unfortunately yes. With your husband having lived in the U.S. illegally for more than a year when he left to tend to seriously ill family in Mexico for 7 months, he violated Section 212(a)(9)(C)(i), which means that he has a permanent bar from being able to even ask permission to obtain a waiver of his inadmissible status, unless he waits 10 years outside the U.S. He does, however, have the option of asking for an extraordinary relief from USCIS called, 'nunc pro tunc' relief, where you waive the effect of the act of his recrossing the border, based on a severe hardship on your part.
Q. Is a class E felony for a DUI deportable
A: Yes, if your DUI, upgraded by either the seriousness of the offense, or by an enhancement due to your committing the offense before, does leave you deportable as having committed an felony involving alcohol or controlled substance, and for a CIMT (crime involving moral turpitude.
Q. H-1B Transfer Situation?
A: Short answers: 1) Yes, in fact you have to use company A's pay stub and H-1B receipt. But you will have to formally decline company B. 2) Yes, company B may withdraw its petition. If company A is content to keep you until your offer from company C is accompanied by an I-797C Notice of Receipt that its H-1B I-129 Petition is in process. 3) No, you can decline company B's offer, but notify USCIS of your withdrawn acceptance and intent to continue with company A. Otherwise failure to notify could be construed as evidence of intent to use artifice to commit fraud, and document fraud could result in a permanent ban from the U.S.
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Contact & Map
Santa Clarita - Northeast Part of the Greater Los Angeles Area
27240 Turnberry Lane
Ste. 200
Valencia , CA 91355
USA
Telephone: (805) 290-4930
Cell: (805) 290-4930
Fax: (877) 820-2007