SUSAN PEREZ is a member of both the California and Philippine Bars with a combined sixteen (16) years of experience in both jurisdictions in the areas of Immigration and Naturalization, Appellate, Juvenile Dependency, Family, Corporate, Civil, and Criminal Law. She was born and raised in the Philippines, and went through a long and difficult process of immigrating to the United States. Atty. Perez was separated from her parents for ten (10) long years before she became a legal permanent resident of the United States. Her parents left the Philippines when she was 18 years old. Like most immigrants, they left their home country to give their children a better future.
Susan Perez was determined to realize her American dream. While waiting for her I-130 petition, she dedicated her time and energy to become a successful student. Her efforts paid off. She became a Certified Public Accountant and Attorney.
Before immigrating to the United States, Susan Perez had practiced in the Philippines for seven (7) years both as a litigation and corporate attorney. In 2000, she started her career in the United States with the Office of County Counsel in San Diego doing appellate work. Her five years stint at County Counsel honed her writing and appellate skills. In 2006, she left County Counsel to pursue her true passion which to defend the rights of immigrants. She was once an immigrant and speak the language of one of the bigger ethnic populations in Northern America. Since then she has exclusively dedicated her practice to U.S Immigration and Naturalization Law. Atty. Perez handles each case with zeal and dedication. This is how she passed the California Bar on her first try.
Susan Perez earned her Law degree from San Beda College, Philippines. Atty. Perez is also admitted to practice before the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, Ninth Circuit of the Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Diego County Bar Association, and Sororitas Reginae Juris. She is fluent in English and Tagalog.