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Law Office of Annaluisa Padilla

United States District Court, Central District, 2017

State Bar of California, 2017 (Verify Admission)

Loyola Law School, J.D., 2017

University of California, Berkley, B.A. 2012

Ms. Padilla has over 20 years experience in family law and immigration law, representing individuals and corporations at all stages of their legal matters including litigation and appeals.  She is a firm believer in giving back to the community and has volunteered with the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), LACBA's Domestic Violence Project, and has served as mentor for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and Kids In Need of Defense (KIND).

Ms. Padilla is also a frequent legal commentator on CNN International, CCTV, MSNBS, Univision and Telemundo.  She has given numerous presentations on issues covering immigration benefits, know your rights, and the interplay between family law and immigration law.

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Christine Brito was born in Orange, California and of Mexican-Peruvian descent. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012, and her law degree from Loyola Law School in 2017. Christine has over six years of experience serving low-income, monolingual immigrant families acquire legal status. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for two years before moving back to Southern California.

As a Public Interest Scholar at Loyola Law School, Christine participated in the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic for two years and served as a law clerk for Olmos and Reynolds during law school. In December 2016, she received the Darlene R. Seligman Immigration Law Award for academic achievement. After graduation, Christine assumed employment practicing both family law and immigration law with the Law Office of Annaluisa Padilla as an Associate Attorney. Christine is an avid runner and Boston Terrier mom.

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Ms. Padilla was born in Guatemala.  She immigrated to the United States in 1983.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her law degree from Whittier Law School.  In addition to being the founding attorney for the Law Office of Annaluisa Padilla, she currently serves as the President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  She has also served in various capacities with the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), including past Assistant VP of the Board of Trustees and Chair of their Immigration Section.  She is also a member of LACBA's family law section and the American Bar Association (ABA).

Beatriz Islas

Annaluisa Padilla, Esq.

Mayra Banuelos joined the Law Office of Annaluisa Padilla in 2016.  She is the principal Legal Assistant.  She oversees client intakes, gathering of client information and documents, preparing applications, maintaining client files and assisting with general inquiries.

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Beatriz Islas is the Office Manager with our office. She assists Clients with the management of their cases as assigned in our office, office policies and procedures, accounts receivables and general office management.  She is also an experienced Paralegal and oversees the preparation of complex pleadings, and judicial council forms.  Prior to joining the Law Office of Annaluisa Padilla, Beatriz held various positions as a legal assistant.  She is a Notary Public. Beatriz Islas has an Associate of Science Degre in Administration of Justice from Rio Hondo College.

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Christine Brito, Esq.

United States Supreme Court, 2006

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2002

United States District Court, Central District, 1997

State Bard of California, 1997 (Verify Admission)

Whittier Law School, J.D., 1997

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1989

Mayra Banuelos, Legal Assistant

Annaluisa Padilla, Esq.

Beatriz Islas, Office Manager

Christine Brio, Esq.

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