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Nassim Arzani

Nassim Arzani

Certified Specialist Immigration & Nationality Law

Ms. Arzani migrated to the United States from Tehran, Iran in 1980. She arrived in the United States with her family and experienced firsthand the sacrifices families make in order to come to the United States. Prior to her arrival, she had lived in England as well as Spain.

Ms. Arzani gained an in depth understanding of various cultures and their individual needs through her passion to explore the world. She represents clients from all over the world, enabling her to truly understand and appreciate their paradigm.

Ms. Arzani received her Bachelors of Arts in Accounting from California State University Fullerton. She later received her Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Management. She attended law school at Trinity International University as well as Tulane University Law School.  Ms. Arzani is Certified as a Legal Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

Ms. Arzani also served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge James Bar of the United States Bankruptcy Court during her second year of law school, . She further advanced her legal career by studying abroad in Paris and obtaining a Paris Institute Certificate in European Legal Studies from Sorbonne. Among her distinguished memberships are: the California Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Los Angeles Bar Association.

Ms. Arzani has been a guest speaker at several immigration panels, most recently she was the guest speaker at the Iranian American Bar Association Orange County Chapter where she discussed the complexities of the I-601A Waiver in addition to the recent trends with Executive Action.    Prior to that event she provided her insights on the ‘Perspectives of Social and Economic Impact of the DREAM Act’ hosted by the Claremont College. In addition, Ms. Arzani has held informative seminars on the latest immigration trends throughout the Inland Empire.

Her passion and love for law is what drives her every day.  Ms. Arzani feels that integrity, honesty, and humility makes a good lawyer.  She believes that lawyers are placed on this earth to bring justice and equality.  Their passion should be to improve and serve the life of others, ultimately striving to selflessly serve humanity.

Her love for humanity and these guiding principles are the foundation of her everyday practice of law.

Coral Arias

Coral Arias


Ms. Arias joined American Law Center in March of 2012.  She is bilingual (fluent in Spanish).  She passionately advocates for her clients in every stage of their immigration matter. She currently dedicates her efforts to maintaining families together and empowering victims of domestic violence and felonious assaults.  Her expertise includes obtaining immigration relief for victims of violence through the use of U visa and VAWA.  In addition to her practice before USCIS and Immigration Courts, Ms. Arias works extensively with clients to gather all necessary evidentiary documents and prepare them for their cases to ensure the successful outcome of their case.

Ms. Arias has successfully prepared numerous Cancellation of Removal for Nonpermanent Residents/Legal Permanent Residents, asylum, appeals, unlawful presence waivers, fraud waivers, consular processing, adjustment of status, citizenship and naturalization in addition to Motions to Reopen/Terminate, and Motions for Prosecutorial Discretion.

Ms. Arias pursued her bachelor’s degree at Brown University where she double majored in History and International Relations. While at Brown, Ms. Arias studied abroad at La Universidad de la Havana, Cuba.

Ms. Arias earned her Juris Doctorate from U.C. Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco.  While at U.C. Hastings, she interned for the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant.  At the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, she worked on affirmative asylum cases and represented clients at their interviews before immigration officers.

During her 2L year in law school, Ms. Arias worked under the tutelage of Professors Karen Musalo and Kim Thuy Seelinger at the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic at U.C. Hastings.  Afterwards, Ms. Arias interned at the Immigration Center for Women and Children, helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault obtain U Visas and VAWA.

Ms. Arias continues to engage in community service as an ambassador of her alma mater reaching out to academically exceptional students through classroom visitation, presentations and college conferences.  In addition she has conducted several seminars in the Inland Empire on the recent Immigration trends.

Ms. Arias is now in charge of operating a HIV/AIDS clinic in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, however she will always be part of the ALC family.

Howard R. Davis

Howard R. Davis

Howard R. Davis has been practicing immigration law for the past 20 years and has been Of Counsel to our firm for the past 10 years.  Mr. Davis is a graduate of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California. He has successfully represented numerous individuals in the immigration courts, before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been a speaker at various immigration law seminars. His topics of discussion include; Post-Removal Relief, Federal Jurisdiction, Voluntary Departure, Post-Removal Relief, Federal Jurisdiction, Voluntary Departure, and various other Ninth Circuit seminars. Mr. Davis’ vigorous representation has led to several published federal court decisions listed below:

Fajardo v. INS, 300 F.3d 1018

(9th Cir. 2002)

Karapetyan v. Mukasey, 543 F.3d 1118 (9th Cir. 2008)

Elian v. Ashcroft, 370 F.3d 897

(9th Cir. 2004)

He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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