Lizbeth Iniguez

Lizbeth Iniguez is an Associate Attorney at the Franco Law Group.  She is also a first-generation Mexican American. Ms. Iniguez grew up in a predominantly immigrant community of Paramount, California.  Watching the daily struggles of immigrants against systematic oppression formed her passion and dedication for immigration law.

Ms. Iniguez attended California State University, Long Beach, where she received her BA in political science and graduated Cum Laude in 2012.  She went on to obtain her J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2015. As a law student she studied internationally in France and China. While studying abroad her studies focused on Women’s International and Comparative Human Rights and International Trade and Finance Law. Upon her completion of her international studies she received a Certificate in Global Legal Studies.

Ms. Iniguez passion for immigration law was reinforced when she interned at Casa Cornelia Law Center, a public interest law firm assisting the immigrant community in San Diego County.  She was able to assist undocumented victims of domestic violence and violent crimes apply for immigration relief. She also participated in the Immigration Removal Defense Clinic offered at her law school. She provided direct representation under the supervising of an attorney to an individual seeking asylum while detained in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ms. Iniguez also interned for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court). As a judicial intern she had the opportunity to work with immigration judges, attorney advisors, and court staff. She drafted proposed orders for immigration judges and made recommendations regarding the resolution of legal issues before the court.

Ms. Iniguez has accumulated a wide-range of skills in the field of immigration law. As an attorney she advises current and potential clients on eligibility for immigration relief. She zealously represents clients before the Immigration Court and U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS). She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and assist clients with numerous immigration matters including applications for asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the convention against torture, cancellation of removal, 212(c), I-601A waivers, consular processing, U-Visa, adjustment of status via family based petition, DACA, naturalization applications, and special immigrant juvenile status petitions. Due to her loyal dedication and unwavering commitment to her clients she received the Dedicated Service award in 2017 from Franco Law Group. Ms. Iniguez regularly participates in workshops and forums to empower and educate the immigrant community.

 

MEMBERSHIP:

State Bar of California

Mexican American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association