Contact Info:

David Hirson & Partners, LLP
1122 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

mguzman@hirson.com

Direct: +1 949 383-5370
Main: +1 949 383-5358
Fax: +1 949 383-5368

Megan Guzman, Esq.

ATTORNEY

Megan joined David Hirson & Partners, LLP in 2018 and is a licensed attorney in California. Megan handles all types of U.S. immigration, including both EB-5 and non-EB-5 practice areas. Her practice focuses on immigrant and non-immigrant visas for individuals, families, and corporate clients.

Megan also has significant experience in litigation, representing individuals in immigration proceedings with asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, various waivers, and post-conviction relief. This includes appellate representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit. She has previously worked on mandamus actions for declaratory relief for pending immigration cases.

Representative Experience:

  • Successfully responded to USCIS requests for additional evidence on the issues of eligibility for both immigrant and non-immigrant visas
  • Assisted corporate and other business clients in completing PERM labor certification, I-140 petitions, and National Interest Waivers
  • Prepared non-immigrant visas, including B-1/2, H-1B, J-1, TN, F-1, and L-1
  • Oversaw the filing of employment-based and family-based immigrant petitions, including attending interviews at USCIS with clients
  • Successfully completed citizenship applications with USCIS

Professional Accomplishments:

Education

  • Loyola Law School, J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.

Memberships

  • Member, Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Publications and Lectures

  • 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)

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of California

Pro bono:

During law school, Megan worked for the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic, where she successfully handled cases for immigrant victims of domestic violence pursuant to U-Visa and defensive asylum cases, along with advocating 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.