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Immigration Attorney I am an immigration attorney, and am proud to be helping families, investors, businesses and professionals in all aspects of immigration law. I am proud of my Mexican heritage being the son of Mexican immigrants who came to the U.S. to be able to offer my siblings and me a better life. Through my parents’ hard work and effort, they were able to provide a quality education, allowing me to go to the University of San Diego and major in Business Economics and Political Science. Afterward, I went to the University of San Diego School of Law where I received a Juris Doctor (JD) and become a member of the State Bar of California. My father, Carlos Sanchez, has been an immigration consultant since 1972, and he was able to teach me everything he knew about the process of immigration. After law school, I decided to follow in his footsteps and begin an immigration practice, assisting immigrants like my parents with all aspects of immigration law.
Estela de Orduña- Associate Attorney
Born and raised in Mexico City, (Maria) Estela de Orduña moved to Tijuana with her parents and siblings where she graduated from Law School at the Iberoamericana University (“UIA”). She has been licensed as an attorney in Mexico since 1997 wherein she practiced as Corporate Counsel.In late 2000 Estela accepted an invitation to work as In-house counsel for a Japanese corporation located in San Diego, California. The following year, she made a decision that changed her career and life by enrolling in the LL.M in Comparative Law at the University of San Diego.
Erika Rodriguez- Associate Attorney
Erika Rodriguez joins our team with over eight years of experience in the legal field. Originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico, Erika received her Law Degree from the University of Guadalajara in 2005. She first gained experience working at the Mexican Patents and Trademarks Office (Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial). After six years with the Mexican Patents and Trademarks Office, Erika was presented with an opportunity to immigrate to San Diego.Soon after moving to San Diego, Erika enrolled in the LL.M in Comparative Law Program at California western School of Law, where she graduated cum laude in 2008.
Carlos Santana – Legal Assistant & Foreign Counsel
Carlos Santana was born in San Diego, California, and raised in Tijuana, Baja California Mexico. Carlos always knew he wanted to help out his community and decided to study law in Universidad Autonoma de Baja California where he received a law degree specializing in Administrative and Constitutional Law. Upon graduating, he worked for Mexican Customs and thereafter, he clerked as the Federal Courthouse in Tijuana, Baja California, before joining Union Law Group, in early 2009.
Jesus Grijalva – Legal Assistant & Foreign Counsel
Jesus Grijalva was born in San Diego, CA, and raised in Tijuana, Baja California Mexico. Always active in his community and passionate about helping others, Jesus knew he wanted to pursue a career in the legal field. He decided to study law in Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, where he received a Law Degree specializing in Administrative and Constitutional Law. Upon graduating, he worked for prestigious Mexican Notario # 3, Xavier Ibanez and soon thereafter, practiced Civil Law in Tijuana, Baja California. Looking to further expand his knowledge base and his ability to help people, Jesus joined Union Law Group in 2012.
Guillermo Carrasco– Foreign Counsel
Born and raised in Tijuana, Baja California Mexico, Guillermo’s experiences living in the busiest border-crossing city in the world inspired him to pursue a career where he could work with people and entities on both sides of the border.Guillermo Carrasco is a licensed attorney in Mexico with a L.L.M from the University Of San Diego School Of Law. Guillermo first gained experience as a junior associate for a top firm in Tijuana. Having gone through the immigration process, Guillermo was eager to assist his clients in understanding the process and helping them achieve their desired status.
Guillermo is an avid surfer and cyclist and has competed in the San Diego Triathlon Series. Always living an active lifestyle, Guillermo is mostly doing something outdoors when not in the office.
Erika Márquez – Firm Administrator
I am the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Union Law Group. I am proud to be part of a team that is dedicated to uniting families across borders. It is my pleasure to let everyone know that Union Law Group can help families, entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals regarding all aspects of their immigration process.
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