Lisa D. Ramirez
Lisa is a California State Bar Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist and notably one of the first women and the first Spanish speaking specialists in Orange County. Her practice focuses on Department of Homeland Security I-9 investigations and audits, establishing compliance programs for companies, and obtaining various visas for professional athletes, artists, scientists, and religious workers. Additionally, she supports family-based immigration through petitions and waivers, naturalization, and removal (deportation) defense in Federal Immigration Court.
Before co-founding U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP, Lisa established a solo practice representing individuals through all aspects of the immigration process. She began her legal career serving as the Director of Legal Services and Advocacy for Catholic Charities of Orange County, and served at the Public Law Center, where she developed the legal immigration services program.
Lisa is most proud of her pro bono work on behalf of the poorest and most vulnerable immigrants, including asylum seekers, trafficking victims, and battered women and children. She is a past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County and served on the Hispanic Advisory Commission for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for almost two decades. She has been a member of the Board of the Orange County Justice Fund since 2018.