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)