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, Asylum, U-Visa, T-Visa, VAWA, SIJS, Removal & Deportation Defense, UAC's

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

St. Francis Catholic Church: 525 W. Vista Way, Vista CA, 92083 (Parish Office)– Tel: 619-287-1270

250 W. Orange Ave, El Centro, CA 92243 - Tel: 760-353-6822 


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, Green Card Applications, Family Petitions, DACA, Work Authorizations and Citizenship Preparation Classes 

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



Legal Help: DACA, Naturalization and Citizenship, FOIA, VAWA, T visas, TPS, SIJS, Family Based, Asylum, Waivers 

1600 Buena Vista Dr. Vista, CA 92081

Tel: 760-477-7537


Private Bar Immigration Attorneys


Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP

1620 5th Avenue, Suite # 750, 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

1650 Linda Vista Drive, Suite # 203, San Marcos, CA 92078

Tel: 619-255-7310 / 760-301-1030

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Colin Immigration Law

1901 1st Avenue, Suite # 217A, San Diego, CA 92101

Tel: 619-786-5828

Languages spoken: English and Spanish


Tondini Law, APC

2173 Salk Avenue, Suite # 250, Carlsbad, 92008

402 West Broadway, Suite # 400, San Diego, CA 92101

Downtown office by appointment only

Tel: 760-579-7389 / 760-284-3607

Languages spoken: English, Spanish and Italian


Law Office of Fabiola A. Navarro

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

Tel: 619-995-3224

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, Spanish, Thai and Lao


Law Offices of Ian M. Seruelo

7710 Balboa Avenue, Suite # 325, San Diego, CA 92111

Tel: 281-455-2462 / 858-256-0227

Languages spoken: English, Filipino (Tagalog, Hiligaynon), and Spanish


Garcia Law Firm

1680 Broadway, Suite A, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Tel. 619-347-4238 

Languages spoken: English and Spanish


Law Offices of Erin J. Lee, P.C.

500 La Terraza Blvd. Suite #150, Escondido, CA 92025

Tel: 619-361-1015

Languages spoken: English, Spanish and Korean