our focus: our clients


Tel: 562.691.6000    Fax: 562.691.2220


Opinions, Quotes and Articles

Annaluisa Padilla, Esq.

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. Among the various organizations Ms. Padilla belongs to, she is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Immigration and Family Law Sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.  She has volunteered with the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), the Domestic Violence Project, the HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance, and the Immigration Legal Assistance Project. She is fluent in Spanish, conversational in German and Portuguese.

Bar Admission

United States Supreme Court, 2006
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2002
United States Disctrict Court, Central District, 1997 California, 1997
State Bar of California (Verify Admission)


Whittier College, School of Law, J.D. 1997
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1989

Competent, affordable legal representation at your hands.


Our attorney is committed to personalized quality affordable service.

We value your trust and confidence. For over a decade our attorney has provided families and individuals with quality affordable legal representation. When you call on us to help you with your immigration, divorce, custody or support matter you will schedule a consultation with the lawyer, not a paralegal or other staff member to discuss your case in detail and receive a legal analysis of your situation.

When going through a family dispute or traveling the maze of immigration you need to know you can rely on your attorney. During the process, you can rely on us to remain focused on your best interests and the welfare of your family.

01. Experience You Can Trust

We guarantee effective and knowledgeable representation.  We have over a decade of experience in handling complex cases and we are committed to our continued improvement attending and speaking at multiple seminars throughout the country.

02. Dedicated Attorney

The success in achieving favorable results has been built on not only on our experience, but the dedication to our clients.  We will do a comprehensive analysis of your circumstances and provide the best approach for a successful outcome.

03. Respect and Understanding 

Navigating the complex and confusing world of immigration can be overwhelming; dealing with the break up of your family can be taxing; you can rest assured that we are going to help you move to the next chapter in your life. We are committed to providing you with top notch legal representation. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. 

04. Reasonable fees for Services

Many attorneys offer FREE CONSULTATIONS with no obligation, but FREE CONSULTATIONS usually do not provide a thorough explanation of your rights and responsibilities under the law. For an initial consultation fee of $100, Attorney Annaluisa Padilla will personally meet with every client during an initial consultation of approximately 30 minutes, answer all your questions and review your legal options based on the facts you provide. At the end of the consultation we will be able to tell you what we can do for you and how much it will cost.

To download our consultation intake form click here and all our office for an appointment.



Beatriz Islas - Paralegal

Beatriz Islas is the principal Paralegal with our office. She assists in the preparation of cases before the Department of Homeland Security and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court).  She is also in charge of client management and preparation of 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.


Shirley Hernandez - Legal Assistant

Shirley Hernandez joined the Law Office of Annaluisa Padilla in 2016.  She is the principal legal assistant and oversees the scheduling appointments for clients, consultations for potential clients, manages the attorney calendar, and assists with general inquiries.


About Us