Temecula Immigration Attorney Ready To Help Your Case
Temecula Immigration Lawyer, Marie E. Wood, offers a broad level of professional US Immigration Legal Services. We strive to understand your personal circumstances, and we work to find you a solution and help you navigate what can be a confusing and complex immigration process. Our advocacy on your behalf includes services such as family-based petitions, permanent residency, naturalization, asylum, DACA, fiancé(e) visas, etc., and representation with government agencies and immigration court. Let us help you achieve your immigration dreams!
Temecula Attorney Marie E. Wood – Also Serving Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, and Other Counties
Marie E. Wood is a licensed attorney authorized to practice law in the State of California and throughout the United States in federal immigration matters. She is admitted to practice in all California state courts, the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern District Courts, the Immigration Courts, and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Temecula Attorney With Exceptional Knowledge in Immigration Law
Ms. Wood immigrated to this country at a young age, and is fluent in Spanish. As an immigrant, she has personal knowledge of the emotional and financial struggles faced by individuals and families during the immigration process. This personal experience is what encouraged her to become an immigration attorney.
Throughout her legal career, Ms. Wood has assisted individuals with numerous petitions and applications, and has facilitated the process for those individuals to obtain their permanent residency and/or their citizenship. Ms. Wood’s experience includes completing and filing petitions for relatives, applications for permanent residency, naturalization, and asylum, applications under the deferred action program (DACA), work permits, travel documents, fiancé(e) visas, visitor visas, student visas, and other non-immigrant visas.
Ms. Wood also volunteers countless hours at legal clinics and events such as law day and citizenship day in which she offers pro bono legal services in both immigration and civil matters. She is also a professor and teaches legal courses at a local community college where she has had the opportunity to encourage students to pursue careers in the legal field.
Prior to founding her practice, Ms. Wood represented individuals and lending institutions in civil litigation matters from inception of the case, trial, and post-judgment. Her experience includes drafting pleadings, preparing motions, responding to discovery, engaging in settlement negotiations, and representing clients at depositions, hearings, and trials. During this time, Ms. Wood continued to offer pro bono immigration services to individuals in the Counties of Riverside and San Diego.
As a dedicated lawyer, businesswoman, mother, and immigrant, Ms. Wood is committed to represent families and businesses with their immigration matters.
Ms. Wood received her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009, where she graduated magna cum laude. While attending law school, she was a member of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Phi Alpha Delta, the country’s oldest legal fraternity, and La Raza Student Association. Ms. Wood is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the AILA San Diego Chapter, the Riverside, North County, and Southwest Riverside County Bar Associations, the Fiorenzo V. Lopardo Chapter of the American Inns of Court, and is a volunteer/pro bono attorney with the American Bar Association Immigration Justice Project.
Areas of Practice
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Legal Services
Which include family petitions by U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residences, applications for permanent residency, waivers for unlawful presence and fraud, applications for naturalization, work permits, travel documents, asylum, and fiancé(e) visas, etc., and non-immigrant visas, including business, students, and tourist visas, etc.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
This program was initially implemented on June 15, 2012 when the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years and obtain work authorization, subject to renewal. Thousands of individuals have already renewed their deferred action and work authorization for an additional two years. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.
Our business law services includes formation of business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. Our services include, but are not limited to, drafting articles of incorporation, bylaws, partnership agreements, buy/sell agreements, and other documents necessary for a successful formation of your business entity.
Our civil litigation services include representation in court on behalf of yourself or your company. We have experience in filing lawsuit as well as defending clients in litigation matters, including assessing claims, drafting complaints, answers, motions, discovery, engaging in pre-trial settlement negotiations, trial representation, and post-judgment collection matters. Our services include representation in real property disputes, breach of contract, fraud, and business collections.
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