Andrés Ortiz is one of California's top immigration lawyers and a foremost authority on the potential adverse immigration consequences of criminal convictions and plea deals (“Padilla Opinions”). Attorneys from across the nation consult Andrés on a regular basis for his expertise in how to resolve criminal cases without triggering deportation and removal.
A graduate of Loyola Law School, Andrés has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work. He was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and was Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy's pro bono attorney of the year for 2016.
Andrés handles cases in immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Immigration Section Executive Committee as well as an ICE Public Advocate Field Liaison.
In addition to Padilla Opinions, matters Andrés handles at Shouse Law Group include:
*Immigration bond hearings,
*Family based adjustment of status,
*Cancellation of removal for permanent residents, non-permanent residents and battered spouses,
*Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA),
*Post-conviction relief in state and federal court,
*Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA),
*Withholding of removal,
*U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT),
*Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) claims,
*U and T Visas, and
*Other federal cases under the All Writs Act.