Pamela Hartman

Pamela Hartman

  • Immigration Law
  • California
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Pamela Hartman practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. She is a California Certified Legal Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Since graduating from UCLA Law School in 2003, she has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for immigrants. As an attorney, Pamela has worked on a variety of immigration matters. She has filed successful petitions for many immigrants of extraordinary ability, including musicians, jugglers, actors and scientists. Pamela has helped dozens of Iraqi immigrants gain asylum in the United States since the outbreak of the war in 2003, and has written several articles on the topic. She has extensive experience in family and employment visas, and in filing motions to reopen and litigating immigration issues in federal court.

Pamela is a former chair of the Immigration Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and has served as a liaison to Customs and Border Protection and the California Service Center for the Southern California chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Pamela worked for 10 years as a journalist, living along the Mexican border and writing in-depth articles about immigration issues. She speaks Spanish and has reported from Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica and Israel. Pamela’s articles on legal immigration issues have been published in the Los Angeles Daily News and the Los Angeles Daily Journal. She has been interviewed on immigration issues in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and La Opinion.

Pamela’s grandparents were immigrants to the United States, and she shares the belief that immigrants make this world a better place.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
University of California - Santa Cruz
Undergraduate Degree | Anthropology
UCLA School of Law
Law Degree (2003) | Law
New York University
M.A. (1989) | Journalism
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Current
Activities: Advocate for immigrant community; organize and speak at legal education seminars.
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Executive Committee Member of Immigration Law Section
- Current
Activities: Advocate for immigrant community; organize and speak at legal education seminars.
California State Bar # 228860
- Current
Articles & Publications
Immigration decision: Is U.S. on the rise, or diminished? Guest commentary
Los Angeles Daily News
Raining on ICE Raids
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Immigration Raids During Proceedings Undermine Courts
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Feinstein Introduces Immigration Fraud Bill
San Francisco Daily Journal
Cycling a Way to Break Oil Addicition
Daily News
Alien Indifference
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Make Way for Iraqis
Los Angeles Daily Journal
In the Shadows of War
Websites & Blogs
Social Media
Contact & Map
11340 West Olympic Boulevard
Suite 222
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Telephone: (310) 597-4222
Fax: (310) 499-4797