Immigration Attorney Legal Referrals

The path to citizenship can feel like a long and overwhelming process, but with ample preparation, information, and the right tools, it can lead to success. The first step is finding trusted, qualified legal assistance. Be aware of immigration consultants, tax preparers who offer immigration services, and notarios, who prey on immigrants seeking legal assistance in their immigration process. Often, notarios use the term “notario publico” to advertise their services. Notarios are NOT attorneys, and they are NOT accredited representatives approved by the government. Notarios CANNOT represent you in court, and they CANNOT give you legal advice. Misconduct by notarios can cost you thousands of dollars and may impede your application process.

Fortunately, there are tips and strategies to help you avoid fraud. Always check for credentials of the attorney or legal service provider from whom you are considering assistance. You should also check for past disciplinary actions, and identify that their areas of expertise match your needs. Once you decide on an attorney or legal professional, make sure to get a written contract. Stay informed by asking questions throughout the process, and make sure to request and keep copies of any and all documents.

Find help from trusted immigration attorneys and legal service providers here.


Immigration Attorney Referral List


Here you will find a list of Low-Cost Legal Service Agencies and a list of Private Bar Immigration Attorneys that may be able to help you with your immigration case.

Call to ask for fees, types of services offered, and to schedule an appointment.

For information on free events near you visit the Upcoming Events page or call 619-363-3423.


Low-Cost Legal Service Agencies


Casa Cornelia Law Center

Legal Help: Asylum, U-Visa, T-Visa, VAWA, SIJS

2760 5th Ave., Suite # 200, San Diego, CA 92103

Tel: 619-231-7788


Casa Familiar

Legal Help: Green Card Renewal, FOIA, Citizenship, Family Petitions

119 W. Hall Ave., San Ysidro, CA 92173

Tel: 619-428-1115


Catholic Charities

Legal Help: Citizenship & Family Petitions

4575 B Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120– Tel:619-287-1270

Call above number for east county locations.

293 H Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910– Tel: 619-498-0722

Call above number for north county locations.


Crossroads Justice Center of San Diego

Legal Help: Criminal Defense, Asylum, Removal & Deportation Defense

1102 Cesar E. Chavez Parkway, San Diego, CA 92113

Tel: 619-494-1150


Immigration Center for Women & Children

Legal Help: VAWA and U-Visa

427 C Street, Suite # 208, San Diego, 92101

Tel: 619-515-2200


International Rescue Committee

Legal Help: Citizenship and Lawful Permanent Resident Status

5348 University Ave, Suite # 205, San Diego, CA 92105– Tel: 619-641-7510 x250

131 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020– Tel: 619-440-6208


Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Legal Help: Citizenship, Green Card Applications & Renewals, General Immigration, FOIA, Removal Defense, Cancellation of Removal, Asylum and Waivers

8788 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92123

Tel: 858-637-3365


Legal Aid Society of San Diego

Legal Help: Citizenship, Green Card Renewal, Deportation Defense, Family Petitions, VAWA and Waivers

110 South Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114 OR  216 South Tremont Street, Oceanside, CA 92054

Tel: 877-534-2524


Private Bar Immigration Attorneys


Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP

110 West C Street, Suite # 1810, San Diego, CA 92101

Tel: 619-230-0012

Languages spoken: English and Spanish


Amezola Legal Group

4411 30th Street, Suite # 203, San Diego, CA 92116

Tel: 619-793-5303

Languages spoken: English and Spanish


Tondini Law Group

2173 Salk Ave., Suite #250, Carlsbad, 92008

Tel: 760-579-7389

Languages spoken: English, Italian and Spanish


Law Office of Fabiola A. Navarro

2667 Camino del Rio S., Suite #307-7, San Diego, CA 92108

Tel: 619-995-3224

Languages spoken: English and Spanish


North County Immigration

1201 East Valley Parkway, Suite # 203, Escondido, CA 92027

Tel: 760-233-0800

Languages spoken: English and Spanish


The Bryant Law Firm, PLLC

374 East H Street, Suite A, PMB 429, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Tel: 619-208-0262

Languages spoken: English and Spanish


Law Offices of Tammy Sumontha

401 B Street, Suite #2010, San Diego, CA 92101

Tel: 619-734-7345

Languages spoken: English, Lao, Spanish and Thai


Law Office of Nadia Galash

121 Broadway, Suite # 548, San Diego, CA 92101

Tel: 858-776-9177

Languages spoken: English and Russian


BKJ Visa Law / Brian Kenneth Johnson

750 B Street, Suite # 3220, San Diego, CA 92101

Tel: 619-961-4169

Languages spoken: English, French and Spanish


Union Law Group

325 E. San Ysidro Blvd., San Ysidro, CA 92173

Tel: 619-662-2170

Languages spoken: English, French and Spanish


Law Office of Sharyna Scott

8810 Jamacha Blvd., Suite C, PMB 199, Spring Valley, CA 91977

Tel: 858-375-6674

Languages spoken: English


Stavros Immigration

101 W. Broadway, Suite #1770, San Diego, CA 92101

Tel: 619-354-4484

Languages spoken: English and Spanish


The Law Offices of Janett Pera

4455 Murphy Canyon Rd., Suite # 100, San Diego, CA 92123

Tel: 619-704-4284

Languages spoken: English and Spanish


Abogada Ashley Immigration

2785 Roosevelt Street, Suite B, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Tel: 760-812-3778

Languages spoken: English and Spanish


Employment Rights


Legal Aid at Work

Workers’ Rights Clinic, 5998 Alcala Park, Barcelona Room 305, San Diego, CA 92110

Legal Help: Free advice for low-wage workers in CA for unpaid wages, unemployment insurance benefits, discrimination, wrongful termination, medical leave and more.

Tel: 619-260-7470, E-mail:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish and other languages per request.