Charina Palomares Garcia
Charina Palomares Garcia represents and counsels companies and individuals on both employment and family-based immigration matters.
Ms. Garcia earned a J.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. While attending the University of Washington, she argued successfully before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and participated in the Refugee and Immigrant Advocacy Clinic. Ms. Garcia completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley earning a major in Economics and a minor in Asian-American Studies.
Ms. Garcia is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”). She has served on the Executive Board of the Northern California Chapter of AILA, and is currently the Vice-Chair of the AILA National Liaison Committee for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service’s California Service Center. Ms. Garcia has been a speaker at national American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) conferences and also a panel speaker at the regional conference of the National Association for Foreign Student Advisors (“NAFSA”). In addition, Ms. Garcia has served on the Board of Directors for Filipino Advocates for Justice (formerly Filipinos for Affirmative Action) and has previously served on the Board for the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California and the Asians for Job Opportunities/English Language Institute of the Bay Area. Ms. Garcia is also a member of the faculty of Law Review CLE, Sterling Education Services and Lorman Education Services, which provides continuing education seminars and has edited publications for the Continuing Education for the Bar.