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Simon Stepanyan

Simon Stepanyan

Stepanyan Oganesyan LLP
  • Consumer Law, Immigration Law, Personal Injury
  • California
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Simon Stepanyan is a founding partner of Stepanyan Oganesyan LLP. Growing up in a family of attorneys, it was only a matter of time before Simon would become one himself. He is a graduate of law schools in the United States, France, and Armenia. Simon’s legal education is complemented by his work experience at law firms in all three countries.

Immediately prior to founding Stepanyan Oganesyan LLP, Simon worked at a Los Angeles law firm, where his practice was focused on multi-million dollar complex state and federal cases, consumer class actions, business law, and immigration law.

Having a unique background and international legal experience, Simon founded Stepanyan Oganesyan LLP, offering his clients the best legal experience in specific practice areas. Simon Stepanyan is a California attorney practicing business law, litigation, immigration law, and consumer protection.


University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
Master of Laws (LL.M.) (Business Law Certificate), 2014

Université Jean Moulin Lyon III
Licence Droit, Economie, Gestion, mention Droit, 2012

French University of Armenia
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), 2011

Practice Areas
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Most consumer law cases are handled on contingency.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Armenian: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken
  • Russian: Spoken
Professional Experience
Stepanyan Oganesyan LLP
- Current
Managing Attorney
Stepanyan Law Firm
- Current
Margarian Law Firm
Law Clerk
Margarian Law Firm
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
LL.M. (2014) | Business Law
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Université Jean Moulin Lyon III
LL.B. (2012)
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Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association  # 44315
- Current
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California State Bar  # 304064
- Current
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Graduate Certificate in Business Law
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Lemon Law Attorney | Stepanyan Oganesyan LLP
General Blog | Stepanyan Oganesyan LLP
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. If I have a bank account with enough money in it to equate 3x the poverty level be enough for sponship of an immigrant.
A: The answer depends on many specific details of your case.

You can find most of the information, with examples, on pages 9-10 of the instructions of USCIS Form I-864 available at


Note that this answer is based on the limited information provided in the question. Legal matters are subject to various outcomes depending on the details of the matter.
Q. Can I get the green card?
A: Dear Andrea,

Unfortunately, you would not qualify for follow-to-join benefits because you were over 21 at the time he received his green card.

He can, however, file a green card petition for you. That is, if you are not married. The law does not allow green card holders to file petitions for married sons and daughters over the age of 21.

According to the February 2018 visa bulletin USCIS is currently reviewing applications filed in January 2011 for all countries except Mexico and Philippines. This usually means that you will have to wait approximately 7 years before they will begin reviewing the petitions filed in February 2018, assuming your father will file now. You can contact an immigration attorney or search for the bulletin for more information. You should look for the F2B category.

Things will change if he becomes a citizen while your application is pending or if you get married, assuming you are not.

I hope this helps.

Note that legal matters are subject to various outcomes. This answer tries to respond to the question based on the limited amount of facts present in the question. It might not be true depending on your specific circumstances. The best advice will be to arrange a consultation with an immigration attorney.
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Q. How old does a U.S. citizen child have to be to go to mexico and ask for citizenship of his/hers parent?
A: To petition for parents (mother or father) to live in the United States as green card holders, the child should be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old. The child would not have to go to Mexico to file the petition.

If the petition is approved, parents will apply for an immigrant visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Mexico. They will, thus, first receive a green card (permanent residence card) which will allow them to live, work and study in the United States.

The parents will generally become eligible for U.S. citizenship after 5 years from the receipt of their permanent residence. They can apply for U.S. citizenship 90 days before the 5-year period.


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Contact & Map
Stepanyan Oganesyan LLP
4605 Lankershim Blvd, Suite 202
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Telephone: (747) 777-2977
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Open during COVID-19.
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