OUR ATTORNEYS

CARLOS A. DE LA PAZ

carlos-a-de-la-pazCarlos was born and raised in the United States to an immigrant father from Mexico City, Mexico. He understands the struggles families undergo to provide better lives for their children. Carlos is eager to assist families in their pursuit for happiness as a Los Angeles immigration attorney.

Since graduating at the University of Illinois College of Law, Carlos has spent his time exclusively practicing in litigation matters as an immigration lawyer, including defending California businesses against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for immigration related audits and lawsuits. He also has experience working with employers to ensure compliance with the complicated immigration system. Carlos is licensed as an immigration attorney in the California and New York state courts, and also the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Carlos resides in Los Angeles, and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys taking frequent trips to Baja, Mexico in search of big waves to surf.

YESENIA ACOSTA

yesenia-acostaYesenia Acosta focuses her practice primarily within the area of Immigration Law. She manages an immigration department that handles a diverse range of cases including deportation defense, employment and family-based visas, and a variety of cases involving past criminal convictions. She is sought out as an expert in “crimmigration,” overcoming the immigration consequences of criminal pleas. Her past clients include foreign investors, victims of crime applying for special visas, unaccompanied minors and others seeking asylum, and business entities defending civil suits. Part of her practice includes civil litigation related to personal injury claims and contractual matters.

Ms. Acosta is admitted to the bar of the State of California. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Ms. Acosta frequently leads workshops for professional organizations and community members on immigration in both English and Spanish.

Ms. Acosta serves as the only attorney on the Board of Directors for the San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness. In 2016, she was awarded a Congressional Leadership Award by the Office of Congresswoman Judy Chu for her advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations. Ms. Acosta stands out as a committed attorney who works to promote justice both inside and outside of the courtroom.