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“Mil gracias Abogada ELR por su ayuda Despues de tantos años al fin soy Residente gracias a usted y a su staff que me han ayudado lo mas rapido posible. Tiene un staff eficaz. Los recomiendo al 100%.”

Adela Flores Gomez

For Us Family Is Everything

Everyone at our firm believes that family is everything, which is why we treat our clients AND our team like family. 

About ERika

Erika Roman has been practicing law since December 2001, representing clients before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Department of Homeland Security in Los Angeles, California.

Erika serves on the EOIR Liaison committee and communicates directly with the immigration judges. This allows us to know what is going on and stay up to date on new policies and implementation.  

She received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), graduating cum laude. Erika is a member of the California State Bar.

Erika was born in Los Angeles, California. Her grandfather served in World War II and was a prisoner of war for many years. He shared with her the struggle to liberate oppressed persons and explained how her own family immigrated to this country. Erika’s uncle was an Immigration Judge and often told her stories about the importance of honoring all cultures and the hope of keeping families together. Erika is known for tackling challenging cases and achieving successful results, even in the most difficult cases. She never gives up and finds creative solutions to provide relief.

Erika represents clients in removal proceedings in Immigration Courts all over the country in applications for asylum, cancellation of removal, waivers and motions to reopen. She also handles all types of visas, including artist visas, employer sponsored visas, family-based immigration cases and applications for adjustment of status, consular processing, and naturalization. She represents clients weekly before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Erika also specializes in cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

On the weekends, Erika enjoys spending time with her family, trying new cuisines and playing tennis. She loves to travel, and has studied abroad in Europe and China.

Your Team

Irving Jimenez


Irving Jimenez was born in the Dominican Republic. His father was granted political asylum when he was only 4 years old and his family immigrated to America. Later he served in the military before embarking on a career in immigration. With over 30 years of experience, he began working for a law firm in New York in 1990, during the time of amnesty reform. He remained at that firm for 15 years before moving to California.

Maleha Khan-Avila, Esq

Immigration Lawyer

From an immigrant Pakistani family, Attorney Maleha Khan-Avila was born and raised in California. She received her Bachelor of Arts, in Political Science Law and Society from University of California, Riverside in 2009 and her Juris Doctor in 2011 from California Western School of Law.

She was sworn into the California State Bar in June 2012, and has a strong social justice background. In her eight years of practice she primarily handles immigration deportation cases, defending immigrants to prevent their deportation both in trial and as an appellate attorney.

She has had success in numerous immigration court trials, remands from the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals obtaining legal status for her clients. She is member of California State Bar, Southern District of California, Central District of California and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Our Mission

To Keep families together and create opportunities to live the American dream.

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