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Attorney Julia E. Vera

Julia Vera Attorney Julia E. Vera has successfully represented hundreds of clients in removal cases, waivers, adjustment of status, and immigrant visas as well as defending against criminal charges.

Born in Marysville, California, attorney Julia E. Vera is the oldest daughter of immigrant parents from the states of Guanajuato and Zacatecas, Mexico. As a child, she was raised in two distinct cultures. She spent her summers with her grandmother in Guanajuato and the rest of the year attending public school in the United States. Because of this, she grew to love both her Mexican and American cultures and achieved a true understanding of the hard life of the immigrant worker in the United States. Since those early educational years, she has valued her cultural roots and uses her education to put her values into practice.

She received her bachelor’s degree from California State University Sacramento while working full time as a teller and new accounts representative at Bank of America. Later, she was hired by then-State Assemblyman Antonio Villaraigosa as his scheduling director at the Assemblyman’s Capitol office. She went on to work at the San Francisco Department of Labor before enrolling in law school and returning to Sacramento to attend UOP McGeorge School of Law where she received her law degree in 2005.

Her experiences in banks, with politicians, and the federal government, convinced her that the best way to bring justice to families and workers was to directly represent families and workers as their advocate. Since receiving her license to practice law, she has made it her mission to work zealously for every family and every worker she represents.

One of her more famous cases involved Ms. Vera representing “la tamalera” (aka “the Tamale Lady” ) against removal and successfully defending her in that case.




Attorney Hugo I. Vera

Attorney Hugo I. Vera is our trial attorney and enjoys facing off against the government in defending his clients against removal and in defending those facing long prison sentences. Mr. Vera is also the lead civil litigator.

Hugo Vera Born in Tamazulita, Jalisco, Mexico, a small town in the green and fertile hills of central Jalisco. This region was the epicenter of the civil war of the Cristeros. This war, between poor subsistence farmers and the landed wealthy and the church for land distribution was Mr. Vera’s first lesson in the workers’ struggle for social justice and economic opportunity.

Mr. Vera’s entire family migrated to the USA and moved to Modesto, California. He completed his formal education at University of California Berkeley majoring in economics and politics. He spent one year at the University of Bordeaux in France as a foreign exchange student and took advanced courses in economics and politics in French. He received his master’s degree in international politics at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, in Monterey, California.

After receiving his master’s and before receiving his law degree, he worked as technical advisor in international economics with the Mexican government at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico, D.F., program director of small claims with La Raza Centro Legal in San Francisco, California, technical advisor to microenterprises with Acción San Diego in the border region of San Diego-Tijuana, and as legal assistant at his brother Juan J. Vera’s law firm in Stockton, California.

He was also a lead organizer in the pro-immigrant movement and marches in Sacramento, California, and local president of the Mexican American Political Association “MAPA” in the same city. He was also a volunteer in political campaigns of the Green Party in Sacramento, California.

Mr. Vera moved to Sacramento, California, in 1999 to attend UOP McGeorge School of Law and received his juris doctorate in 2003.



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