Perez Legal





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Perez Legal is an immigration law firm founded by attorney Araceli S. Perez-Brizo, who practices exclusively in the areas of Immigration and Naturalization law.  Ms. Perez-Brizo specializes in representing individuals with complex immigration matters.  She has represented hundreds of individuals in immigration court (EOIR) and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. In addition, she has successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Ms. Perez-Brizo is fluent in Spanish.

Ms. Perez-Brizo received her Bachelor's degree from Pomona College and earned her J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of the Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where she serves as a local ICE Liaison.  Ms. Perez-Brizo has been advocating for the rights of the immigrant community for fifteen years.  Prior to founding Perez Legal, she was an attorney with Gomez & Associates heading the firm's office in La Puente, CA.  Before joining Gomez & Associates, she was a Staff Attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization, and an Equal Justice Works fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California.




7743 Painter Ave, Ste. D

Whittier, CA 90602

(562) 464-0055


Areas of Practice

United states Citizenship & Immigration Services

Perez Legal represents individuals with most applications for benefits before USCIS, including:  Applications for Lawful Permanent Residence (adjustment of status); Family Based Petitions; Naturalization; Derived/Acquired Citizenship; Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); Advance Parole; Asylum; Credible Fear Interviews; NACARA; Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); Temporary Protected Status (TPS); Waivers (unlawful presence; prior removals, and crimes); and U Visas (victims of crimes).   

immigration court and appeals before the BIA and 9th Circuit

Perez Legal represents individuals in deportation/removal proceedings in Immigration Court.  Perez Legal specializes in representing all Respondents in Immigration Court, including: Individuals in Unlawful Status; Individuals with criminal offenses; Lawful Permanent Residents with deportable offenses; Asylum Seekers; Motions to Reopen; and Bond Proceedings.  Perez Legal also represents Respondents with appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.      

immigrant visas and consular processing

Perez Legal assists clients with consular processing of immigrant visas, including stateside provisional waivers and appeals of waiver denials.


We can’t let people drive wedges between us...because there’s only one human race.
— Dolores Huerta


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