About Atoosa Vakili
Atoosa Vakili is an EB-5 immigration lawyer and the founder of the U.S. Immigration Legal Services (USILS), an immigration law firm with offices in Irvine and Laguna Niguel, Calif. Attorney Vakili has been practicing law, particularly in the areas of naturalization and U.S. immigration law, for more than 20 years.
U.S. Immigration Legal Services was founded by attorney Vakili in 2009, and has since continued to provide quality legal services to its immigrant clients who require legal assistance with U.S. immigration law. The goal of attorney Vakili and her associates is to help these immigrants with the requirements, petitions, and applications needed to obtain permanent resident status in the United States. The firm’s services include, but are not limited to, providing assistance in obtaining non-immigrant visas, employment- or investment-based visas, EB-5 investment-based visas, trainee visas, family visas, employment-based immigrant visas, and humanitarian relief visas. Since U.S. immigration law is federal law, the firm can practice in all states, and can represent international clients. The firm’s associates are also experienced in handling cases regarding business transactional law.
Attorney Vakili has over 20 years of experience handling immigration and naturalization cases. During her first years as a lawyer, she worked as one of the associates of Backes, Friesen and Wolf, a law firm based in San Diego, where she practiced in the area of civil litigation. In 1991, she started Solomon & Vakili with another associate and practiced civil law and transactional practice, including bankruptcy, immigration, corporate, general civil litigation, and business. In 1994, prior to creating U.S. Immigration Legal Services, she founded her first law firm, the Law Offices of Atoosa Vakili, a firm that focused on immigration, bankruptcy, business, and various real estate transactions.
When attorney Vakili is not helping her immigrant clients, she works as a volunteer attorney for the International Orphan Care and serves on the board of directors of Children’s Hope International for Literacy and Development.
Attorney Vakili completed her law studies at the University of San Diego School of Law in 1989. During that same year, she was admitted to practice in the Federal District of California, 9th Circuit, and the State Bar of California. She is also affiliated with several professional affiliations and organizations, including the California Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), the Rome District Chapter, the Network of Iranian Professionals of Orange County, the California Board of Realtors, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), and the San Diego County Bar Association.
Attorney Vakili is multilingual and she has clients from Turkey, Germany, Spain, Peru, Iran, Afghanistan, France, El Salvador, and Taiwan. She can converse fluently in English, Persian, Spanish, French, and Russian.