Megan Guzman

Megan Guzman

Of Counsel


Education

■ Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, J.D., 2017
■ University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in English & Political Science, 2014

Bar Admissions
■ California

Languages
■ Spanish

Megan Guzman is Of Counsel at David Strashnoy Law, PC. She handles all types of U.S. immigration, including the business, investment and family practice areas. Her passion is finding solutions to cases with complex problems or extensive immigration history – whether that be through I-290B Appeals or Motions, waivers, or federal litigation.

Megan has significant federal litigation experience in filing mandamus actions for declaratory relief and challenging wrongful denials under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).  Her successes include securing temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. She is admitted to practice in the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit, and the District of Columbia District Court.

During law school, Megan worked for the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic where she successfully handled matters for immigrant victims of domestic violence pursuant to U-Visa and defensive asylum cases, and advocated on behalf of those wrongly included in the Los Angeles Gang Database in conjunction with Homeboy Industries. She also served as a legal intern at the Immigration Center for Women and Children helping clients with severe mental disabilities in Immigration Court through their Franco project.

Prior to working at a business and investment immigration firm, Megan represented individuals in Immigration Court, including appellate representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit. Megan is the current Treasurer of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is a member of the Immigration Section of Orange County Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science – International Relations from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Juris Doctor degree from the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.

Megan Guzman

Of Counsel

Education
■ Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, J.D., 2017
■ University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in English & Political Science, 2014

Bar Admissions
■ California

Languages
■ Spanish

Megan Guzman is Of Counsel at David Strashnoy Law, PC. She handles all types of U.S. immigration, including the business, investment and family practice areas. Her passion is finding solutions to cases with complex problems or extensive immigration history – whether that be through I-290B Appeals or Motions, waivers, or federal litigation.

Megan has significant federal litigation experience in filing mandamus actions for declaratory relief and challenging wrongful denials under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).  Her successes include securing temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. She is admitted to practice in the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit, and the District of Columbia District Court.

During law school, Megan worked for the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic where she successfully handled matters for immigrant victims of domestic violence pursuant to U-Visa and defensive asylum cases, and advocated on behalf of those wrongly included in the Los Angeles Gang Database in conjunction with Homeboy Industries. She also served as a legal intern at the Immigration Center for Women and Children helping clients with severe mental disabilities in Immigration Court through their Franco project.

Prior to working at a business and investment immigration firm, Megan represented individuals in Immigration Court, including appellate representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit. Megan is the current Treasurer of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is a member of the Immigration Section of Orange County Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science – International Relations from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Juris Doctor degree from the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Comparing Humanitarian Immigration Law and Federal Litigation” – AILA Law Student Engagement Committee (March 2022)

Speaker, “Litigation & Deportation Immigration Law Webinar” – SoCal AILA New Member and Law Student Division (May 2021)

Speaker, “Immigration Litigation 101”, Orange County Bar Association – Immigration Section (Feb. 2021)

Speaker, “Federal Immigration Practice 101”, SoCal AILA (Feb. 2021)

Publications

■ Author, Case of Expelled Dominicans and Haitians v. Dominican Republic, 38 Loy. L.A. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. (2016)

■ Author, Sawhoyamaxa Indigenous Community v. Paraguay, 38 Loy. L.A. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. (2016)

■ Author, Veliz Franco et al. v. Guatemala, 38 Loy. L.A. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. (2016)

Professional Positions

■ Treasurer, Southern California AILA Chapter (2022-Present)

■ Secretary, Southern California AILA Chapter (2021-2022)

■ Litigation Liaison, Southern California AILA Chapter (2020 – 2021)

■ Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) – Immigration Section (2017- Present)

■ Member, Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) – Immigration Section and Mommy Esq (2018 – Present)

■ Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (2014 – Present)

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