ATTORNEY PROFILE

The Law Office of Lina Baroudi focuses exclusively on immigration and nationality law. Having immigrated to the United States from Syria as a young child, Ms. Baroudi’s passion for immigrant rights is both personal and professional. Therefore, she approaches each case with compassion, empathy and a commitment to success.

Ms. Baroudi has spoken as a panelist at the San Francisco Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center’s Brown Bag lunch lecture: “A Hard Place: Refugees & Asylum Seekers in the U.S.,” and has presented for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco on “Understanding Cultural Barriers Faced by Arab Women Seeking Asylum.” Most recently, she gave a presentation on Asylum Law & Recent Trends at the PARS Equality Center in San Jose. Ms. Baroudi has also served as a pro bono Mentor Attorney for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Asylum Program, guiding other attorneys in providing representation to individuals seeking asylum. From 2015-2020, Ms. Baroudi was selected to Super Lawyers’ California Rising Stars lists, which includes no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state.

As an immigrant herself, from Syria, Ms. Baroudi understands her clients’ needs for clarity in understanding the law; therefore, she provides quality representation throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, emphasizing patience, compassion and open communication

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA
  • B.A. (Sociology), San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of California
  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
  • National Lawyers Guild (SF Bay Area Chapter)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association

WORK AND ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Selected to the California 2020 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers
  • Selected to the California 2019 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers
  • Selected to the California 2018 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers
  • Selected to the California 2017 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers
  • Selected to the California 2016 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers
  • Selected to the California 2015 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers
  • Law Clerk, California Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Immigration Law, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Criminal Procedure II, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Dean’s List, Golden Gate University School of Law

PUBLISHED CASES

  • Singh v. Holder, 658 F.3d 879 (9th Cir. 2011)
  • Al Mutarreb v. Holder, 561 F.3d 1023 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • Kaur v. Holder, 561 F.3d 957 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • Ahmed v. Mukasey, 548 F.3d 768 (9th Cir. 2008)

LANGUAGES

  • Services in Arabic and English / أتكلم اللغة العربية أيضاً
Phone: 123-456-7890
Fax: 098-765-4321
Chicago, IL 60606
123, New Lenox