Our Attorneys

Patrick F. Valdez

Patrick Valdez, founder of the Valdez Law Firm, is dedicated to successfully representing clients in deportation and removal proceedings, including litigation in Federal District Courts, Federal Court of Appeal, Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration at the University of San Diego in 1991. His education would continue at the Southwestern University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 1999. Mr. Valdez also has successfully represented both businesses and individuals in seeking immigrant and non-immigrant visas through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service and various consulates throughout the world. Those matters include family-based and employment-based applications for permanent residency, as well as non-immigrant visas for business partners, managers, executives, treaty investors and traders, religious workers, students, artists, entertainers and a wide variety of professionals. Mr. Valdez is licensed to practice in both California and Nevada and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association and Consumer Attorney of Los Angeles. He works everyday to protect the rights of the immigrant community.

Guillermo Carrillo

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Gary Finn

Gary is 1983 graduate of the University of California and a 1988 graduate of Whittier College School of Law. Gary was admitted to practice law in California on December 7, 1988 and is also admitted to practice before the federal courts in California. Gary aggressively defends noncitizens in immigration cases and also handles appeals, including appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit where we have won a number of important victories expanding the rights of immigrants in the United States. Gary is also completely bilingual, able to read, write and speak Spanish with ease.

Our Team

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Arturo A. Villa

General Manager

Arturo started his professional career in Retail Banking and quickly moved up the corporate latter by taking on a supervisory role at a young age. He was recognized for his unique style of leadership and for his strong commitment to the community in which he served. Arturo went on to become a Senior Personal Banker where he learned how to process mortgage loans and developed his analytical skills by providing quality control and applying keen attention to detail to all his work product while developing his co-workers and becoming a motivator and friend to his employees. Eventually Arturo, left the Banking Industry to pursue his Real Estate License and began to work for independent brokerage firms where he applied all his gained skills. He began to flourish in Real Estate and along the way he obtained a great sense for marketing and business development which would later prove to be a highlight in his legal career. Arturo eventually learned Commercial Real Estate and Land Development and still actively holds a California Real Estate License since 2005. Eventually while working in Real Estate, Arturo met an attorney that motivated him and urged him to consider a career in law. Arturo would later join the ABA Approved Paralegal course in Cal State Los Angeles University and was immediately offered employment before his graduation date by a Criminal Defense attorney. Arturo has worked in the Areas of Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Family Law for a combined total of eight years and shows no signs of stopping. He is well rounded and well versed in business administration and and is currently applying to Law School to become an Attorney. He is the most friendly and caring individual and will always provide a smile. He commands great respect and is always professional a professional.

Damian Salazar

Marketing Manager

Damian started his professional career in Business Management working for his family’s business. At an early age his customer service and leadership skills would shine as he took great pride in customer satisfaction and proved to be an adequate problem solver. While working he attended Santa Monica College and obtained his Associates Degree and transferred to the University of California Riverside. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in American History. After graduating he undertook a sales team in the retail sector and also began working with Social Media Marketing and search engine optimization. He has also been certified by the state of California to roll fingerprints and is a Notary Public, he is always willing to help anyone in need and will always greet you with a handshake and smile

Gerardo Molina

EOIR Paralegal

Gerardo Molina comes from an immigrant background and is the first member from his family to graduate from college. He was brought to the United States as an infant by his and benefited from the DACA program which opened his passion to Immigration law. He obtained his Associates of Arts in Social and Behavioral Science in Santa Monica College in 2012 and would later obtain his Paralegal degree at Los Angeles Trade Tech in 2016 where he received recognition as a top student in the Paralegal program. He began working as an intern and would eventually get employment as a paralegal; he continues to help our firm grow by assisting in our court department.

Ricardo Garcia

Front Desk Agent

Ricardo Martinez

Front Desk Agent

Ricardo is an experienced lawyer in his native land Venezuela and is starting from the bottom up to learn American Law. He is currently our senior receptionist and was recently certified to Roll Finger prints. He attended the University of Yacambu, Valenzuela where he earned his law degree. His patience and fast learning skills have been a great asset to our team.

Leslie Luis

Jr Paralegal

Leslie was Valedictorian at Animo Venice Charter High School and is now a current student at UCLA studying Political Science and Psychology. Her families roots stem from Oaxaca, Mexico which has led her to participate in programs like MECHA at UCLA which empowers Chicano students. Her interest range from outdoor activities such as basketball and running to community service at St. Judes Hospital and hopes to one day attend Law School and work in social justice. Her drive to help her community and others landed Leslie an Intern position at our office

Denise Morfin

Jr Paralegal

Denise is the eldest of five siblings and is fond of the arts like literature, photography and music. Denise professional background stemmed from logistics where she was an account manager for a furniture company. She has continued on to law because of her enthusiasm to help the immigrant community and her desire to work face to face with the people she helps. She now holds a Jr Paralegal position where she hopes to gain the knowledge that she needs to advance her career.

Diana Rodrigues

Jr Paralegal

Diana studied at El Camino College and ATI College to advance her knowledge in ultrasound and mechanical engineering. While at school she would also volunteer for the ECC Program at the Saint Mary Hospital. She comes from a Mexican background and is the eldest of three children, today her critical thinking and enthusiasm helps us in our USICS department as a Jr Paralegal.

Bianca Flores

Payroll Assistant Manager

Bianca started her account management background at the Lynwood City Hall accounting division. She is the proud mother of two beautiful children who are her pride and joy and is constantly attending their soccer games and is an involved mother with their schooling as she is also the Treasurer of the Parents Teacher Association. Her drive and excellent management skills excelled Bianca to become the manager of our Accounts Receivable Division.

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