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At Law Offices of Azhang & Associates, Inc., located In Newport beach, California, we thrive to work hard and help our clients seek business opportunities in the US, reunite with family members outside of the U.S. or simply remain in the U.S. legally and obtain any relief possible under the scope of the immigration laws that one can benefit.  With a wealth of experience and knowledge, we make a strong effort to speak your language, explain your rights and options as simply as possible, and make sure we help you through every step of the process.

To help you seize your opportunities available in the United States, we work very closely with you in innovative ways to achieve success with your business related immigration. We focus on O-1 visas and the various E visas including EB-5’s. We work with fantastic entrepreneurs and professionals with outstanding abilities. We assist startups and investors. We work with companies and colleges and freelancers. We make sure nothing stands in the way for your career or business to flourish in the United States.

To help unite your family, we help with the confusing family visas and adjustment of status. Whether it is bringing your fiancé, spouse or parent/child to the United States, or finding a way to work with your approved I-130 from a now deceased relative, we find the solution for you no matter how complex the case.  We assist same-sex spouses to reap the benefit of the demise of the unconstitutional DOMA.

We work aggressively to stop your deportation or removal hearings. If you have led a decent Life, we make sure the government understands your story fully. We also focus on working with victims of crime. We routinely secure U nonimmigrant status (aka U visas) for our clients working closely with police, district attorneys and child protective family services to secure these benefits.


Ellie Azhang                                            

Ellie Azhang-Med2Attorney Ellie Azhang has successfully represented thousands of clients for more than 25 years and is known for her devotion to her clients and devotion to immigration and nationality law. She has extensive knowledge in all immigration and naturalization matters with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) [i. e. the Immigration Courts], the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of State (DOS), in particular its consular offices and the National Visa Center (NVC). Ellie has achieved success with immigration work for her clients at all levels including Family or Employer Petitions at USCIS, Consular processing worldwide, BIA Appeals, Immigration Court Motions to Reopen. Her  skills include writing persuasive legal briefs and hardship cases, taking depositions, witness preparation, working with Country experts, criminal defense issues for immigrants and putting together the right team and resources to win your case, among many other skills.

A typical area of her practice and expertise includes green cards through employment, family, marriage, fiancée visas, Waivers, Provisional Waivers, Political Asylum, adjustment of status, extreme hardship waivers, citizenship,  consular interviews, consular appeals, visas for victims of crimes and green cards for spouses based upon domestic violence, visas for individuals with extraordinary ability or achievements, investment visas, work visas, U Visa, and green cards based upon Violence Against Women Act (aka VAWA). She has prepared successful Waiver applications with USCIS’ to unite families.  She has worked on difficult VAWA, U and T cases in the U.S. and helped her clients receive Visas and Waivers of Inadmissibility at U.S. Embassies around the world

Ellie attended UCLA (University of California – Los Angeles) for her undergraduate degree in Political Science and immediately began Law school at Western State University graduating in 1989. After passing the bar in 1989, she began her practice in Orange county, California under the supervision of seasoned attorneys and in 1993 she set up her own practice to include both Orange County and the greater Los Angeles. Since then she has provided services for a wide range of clients both corporate and individual, and has been very successful in doing so. She is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association, as well as the California bar. She has extensive experience with clients from all over the world including, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Iran, Italy, England, Canada, Serbia, Brazil, Switzerland and the U.S.

Ellie has established herself as one of the most successful attorneys in the area. Many clients have praised her hard-work and dedication to them and the individual attention she gives to each case, and best of all, the  positive outcome to their case. She provides prompt, competent, friendly and highly individual service and considers herself fortunate to have the opportunity to serve her clients both internationally and locally in her community.  

Gita Fard                                            

Gita FardGita has been with the firm since 2003, as our Senior Immigration Paralegal.  Gita  has 20 + years of experience in immigration law working as paralegal to many law firms in the Los Angeles and Orange County area.  She is well versed in many areas of immigration law.
Gita holds a paralegal certification recognized by the American Bar Association.  She plays an integral role in our firm’s success.  In addition, Gita  is trilingual, she is fluent in English, Spanish, and Farsi(Persian). Gita is a seasoned interpreter and translator, ensuring smooth & efficient communication between our clients and the Immigration personnel. Gita’s dedication to our clients, her compassion and integrity, and her years of experience with Latin American, European, and Iranian clients has proven to be an asset both to us and our clients.