Lisa Danella Ramirez

Lisa Danella Ramirez

U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP
  • Immigration Law
  • California
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Summary

Ms. Ramirez was born and raised in the United States; however she traces her roots and cultural identity to Ecuador and Italy from where her family immigrated. A daughter of an immigrant mother, she was always intrigued with people from other countries and cultures. Ms. Ramirez has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Europe having spent summers in Italy and Venezuela where she worked in the legal department of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). As an attorney, Ms. Ramirez has always practiced exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. She believes it is a privilege to help immigrants achieve their dreams and goals to the enrichment of this country. As a lawyer, she believes that while she may not litigate for damages or monetary gain, she accomplishes something far greater and richer – helping businesses thrive, individuals obtain freedom or contribute to the American dream and reuniting families. Nothing could be more priceless – or more American. Early in her career, Ms. Ramirez served at Catholic Charities of Orange County as the Director of Legal Services and Advocacy, and later at the Public Law Center where she developed the legal immigration services program. She is most proud of the work she has done pro bono on behalf of the poorest and most vulnerable immigrants including asylum seekers, trafficking victims and battered women and children. Ms. Ramirez was responsible for spearheading the Orange County Bar Association’s INFO presentation on immigration, is a Past President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County and serves on the District Attorney’s Hispanic Advisory Commission.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP
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Education
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. (2000)
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Claremont Consortium of Colleges - Scripps College
B.A. (1996) | Political Science & Religious Studies
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Professional Associations
California State Bar # 210542
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Preparing for ICE: Campus & Workplace Enforcement Efforts, Orange, CA
Chapman University
Presentation for Chapman University staff and faculty on how to best support undocumented students as they pursue a higher education.
The American Dream (& Promise Act): What Every Immigrant Needs to Know, UCLA's Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference, University of California, Los Angeles
AB 540 Project
This workshop will share up to date information on current policies, trends, and legislation, specifically The American Dream & Promise Act, and provide practical steps that can be taken to ensure immigrants and their families can avail themselves of future opportunities. In this ever-changing, enforcement heavy climate, it is imperative that every immigrant and their families are educated, equipped and empowered to not only know their rights, but to take important steps to know about future immigration benefits and to position themselves in the most favorable light.
Immigration Legal Services in Orange County: The Landscape, the Landslide and the Horizon, Orange County Immigrant Integration Summit
Orange County Grantmakers
The landscape around immigration legal services has changed drastically over the last couple of years with the changing needs of the immigrant population and government policies. More so than ever before, legal practitioners are tasked with the most vulnerable immigrant population: unaccompanied minors, immigrants held in detention, and those who suffer from abuse, neglect and trauma in ways that go beyond legal services. This demand has caused legal service providers to seek more efficient and collaborative models to maximize capacity and to identify other community- based resources to provide the services and accompaniment needed so that legal services can be provided. https://www.ocgrantmakers.org/immigration-work-2019/
Preparing For Your Future, Undocumented Student Conference, Chapman University
This workshop will provide important legal updates and actions that can be taken during this challenging immigration climate. Key topics include: know your rights, implications of marijuana usage, your social media presence, and tax fraud. In this ever-changing, enforcement heavy climate, it is imperative that every immigrant and their families are educated, equipped and empowered to protect themselves and be prepared and positioned to avail themselves of future immigration benefits.
Immigration Forum, San Juan Capistrano
Mission Basilica
- Know Your Rights - Avoiding Immigration Fraud - Opportunities for Legalization - Family Preparedness
Certifications
California State Bar Certified U.S. Immigration Lawyer
California State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
1913 E 17th Street Suite 204
Santa Ana, CA 92705
USA
Telephone: (714) 494-4545