Robert opened his office in Martinez in 2009 and enjoys the local character and small-town sensibilities. Centrally located in the county seat of Contra Costa County, Robert has assisted clients throughout the Bay Area in family law cases, criminal defense, estate planning, probate, civil litigation, and unlawful detainers. Robert draws on skills from a wide range of legal practices to approach complex legal issues with a breadth of knowledge to best serve his clients.
Robert places a strong emphasis in ensuring that each of his clients receives the personal representation and treatment that they deserve. In difficult financial times, Robert understands the value of the providing quality legal representation at rates that his clients can afford.
Robert received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2008, where he served as the Managing Editor of the Oregon Review of International Law and the Director of the Minority Law Students Association. While in law school, Robert interned for the Honorable Lyle C. Velure, a well known and respected trial judge in Oregon State. Robert also served as a clerk for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.
During the summer of 2006, Robert had the opportunity to teach and travel in China, crossing the length of the country by air, train, bus, and boat from the far northeast in the City of Harbin to the island of Hong Kong in the far southeast. While there, Robert taught an American Law class to undergraduates at one of China’s top universities, H.I.T. (Harbin Institute of Technology). Following his experience in China, Robert was inspired to study international law. Robert’s article, “The Liberty Rights of Resident Aliens,” was chosen for publication by the Oregon Review of International Law and published in 2009 in Volume 11, Issue No. 1, which can be found on Hein Online, Westlaw, and in most academic law libraries.
Prior to law school, Robert received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
Carla has practiced immigration law since 2008, after being admitted to the California State Bar; and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
She has assisted clients in both the employment-based and family-based immigration setting. In terms of employment-based immigration, Carla has extensive experience in nonimmigrant visas (including, but not limited to H-1B, TN, E, L, O, R visas), PERM and the I-140 processes. In terms of family-based immigration, she continues to assist her clients in petitions for family members, Fiance visas, U visas, DACA, and Provisional Waivers.
The most rewarding aspect of Carla’s job is being able to successfully assist her clients in reaching their immigration objectives.
Carla received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon, School of Law in 2007 where she was the part of the Managing Board of Directors of the Oregon Review of International Law and the Executive Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. While pursuing her degree, she interned at Oregon’s Lane County Circuit Court, as well as the Immigrant Legal Resource Center here in the Bay Area. Prior to pursuing her law degree, she worked at the Office of Congressman George Miller, representative for the 7th District, Contra Costa County.