Law Office of Lina Baroudi

Immigration Law



The Law Office of Lina Baroudi focuses exclusively on immigration 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.


  • 10+ Years as an Immigration Attorney
  • 20+ Years in the Immigration Law Field
  • California 2015-2020 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers (which includes no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state)
  • 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

Public Service

  • Spoke as a panelist at the San Francisco Legal Aid Society – “A Hard Place: Refugees & Asylum Seekers in the U.S.”
  • Presented for Asylum Law & Recent Trends at the PARS Equality Center in San Jose.
  • Served as a pro bono Mentor Attorney for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Asylum Program



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


  • 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
  • Federal Bar Association

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)


Family, marriage and fiancé cases; Visa petitions; Green card applications; Overseas consular processing; I-601 & I-601A waivers; I-212 applications; I-751 petitions (joint and waiver); Humanitarian Reinstatement of I-130 after death of petitioner.

Affirmative asylum (before the asylum office); Defensive asylum (in immigration court); Nunc Pro Tunc asylum; Notice of Intent to Deny; I-730 petitions; Green card applications for asylees and refugees.

Three- and five-year naturalization applications (N-400); Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions (N-648); Consular Report of Birth Abroad; Derivative and Acquired Citizenship.

For non-citizens of all genders and sexual orientations who are experiencing extreme relationship problems with their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or parent or U.S. citizen child.

Representation and fierce advocacy for LGBTQ+ clients in all practice areas, including asylum and family-based immigration cases.

Petitions for Writ of Mandamus for unreasonable delays; 1447(b) lawsuits for naturalization applications delayed more than 120 days post-interview; APA lawsuits to challenge unlawful agency action.

Before the U.S. Court of Appeals and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Removal/deportation defense for all case types, including asylum, adjustment of status, waivers, and cancellation of removal.

Before the asylum offices, immigration courts and Board of Immigration Appeals, including changed country conditions and eligibility for new relief.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS); Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); Deferred Inspection interviews; Parole in Place.