Immigration Attorney Los Angeles
about the Immigration Attorney
As an Immigration attorney, of Mexican descent, I feel privileged to be able to work in Los Angeles. As a Southern California native and the proud son of Mexican immigrants, I am extremely proud and excited to be back home and offering my services to our community. My name is Eduardo Z. Herrera and I practice immigration law.
As a child, I always enjoyed helping others and as an immigration attorney to help unite, reunite, or keep families together. I started off as an attorney in Portland, Oregon where I attended law school and lived for close to a decade. But in the end, home is home and I had to come back to Los Angeles. We are a full-service immigration law firm, click here to learn more about our practice areas. My passion is helping to unite and keep families together.
I was born and raised in a working-class neighborhood in Pasadena, California to Immigrant parents. After finishing up high school in Pasadena, I was fortunate enough to attend the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). This was a major accomplishment for my community and me as I was not only the first member of my family to go to college, but the first person in my neighborhood to go to college.
At UCSB I majored in History with a minor in Education. I thought about going straight to law school and becoming an immigration attorney, but I did not feel ready.
After college, I decided to give back to the community that supported me all my life. I was fortunate enough to be hired as a middle school teacher in Pasadena, CA. Later, I spent several years as a middle school teacher in South Central Los Angeles before I attended law school in Portland, OR.
On Becoming An Immigration Attorney
During law school, I worked for the Northwest Workers Justice Project helping mainly immigrant and Spanish-speaking clients file wage theft claims. The next year, I had the privilege of working for Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR) via the Oregon Justice Resource Center (OJRC)—both Portland-based nonprofits. At SOAR I was fortunate to work with great immigration attorney’s who mentored me along the way. While their, I provide immigration legal services to families who could not afford to hire a private attorney.
After SOAR, I spent a year interning for Multnomah Defenders Inc. (MDI) working as a certified law student. At Multnomah Defenders Inc. (MDI) I worked as a public defender on cases ranging from violation of a restraining order to class A misdemeanors. My time at MDI provided me with valuable trial and court experience, but I still yearned to become an immigration attorney.
Following school, I started an immigration and criminal defense law firm called, “Northwest Immigration & Criminal Defense,” with the help of a classmate and dear friend. As an Immigration attorney who also handled criminal cases. As a result, I gained the expertise of criminal law, immigration law and the skills to try a case.
Office Locations Los Angeles & Portland, Oregon
Los Angeles: Portland:
4605 Lankershim Blvd, Suite 401 520 SW 6th Ave, Suite 1205
North Hollywood, CA 91602 Portland, OR 97204