Erin Lee is an experienced, licensed attorney with the State Bar of California. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego. Ms. Lee is licensed to practice in all Immigration Courts in the U.S., the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Central District of California. She has served as the primary attorney on hundreds of successful cases and is passionate about obtaining success for her clients. She also speaks Spanish and Korean fluently.
Prior to working at the Law Offices of Erin J. Lee, Ms. Lee was an immigration lawyer at the Law Offices of Manuel E. Solis where she tirelessly defended hundreds of client from deportation, and fought for the unification of families in the U.S. and Mexico and other Latin countries. She then joined Reeves & Associates, where she rose the ranks to a Senior Immigration Attorney through her success with waivers of inadmissibility, numerous victories against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and zealous deportation defense.
Prior to becoming a licensed attorney, Ms. Lee was a Legal Advisor at the Small Claims Court at the Superior Court of California located in Kearny Mesa, California. She helped hundreds of people through the small claims process, from filing to post-judgment collection.
In her free time, she dedicates serving the community as a pro bono attorney with the American Bar Association’s Immigration Justice Project, as well as serving as an attorney advisor for the North County Immigration and Citizenship Center (NCICC). She also is the immigration columnist for the Philippines & Asian Report, a local newspaper. Further, Ms. Lee serves on the board of the Pan Asian of Lawyers of San Diego, and is a member of the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego, San Diego County bar Association, and American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA).
Awards & Recognitions
San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine, “2017 San Diego Rising Star List”
San Diego Business Journal’s “2016 Best of the Bar”
American Society of Legal Advocates’ 2016 “Top 40 under 40″
National Association of Distinguished Counsel, “Top One Percent,” 2015
Avvo, “Superb” Rating
Philippines & Asian Report, “Child Status Protection Act,” August 31, 2015
Philippines & Asian Report, “Automatic Citizenship,” August 10, 2015
Philippines & Asian Report, “U.S. Supreme Court Finds Same-Sex Marriage Lawful!“ July 20, 2015
Philippines & Asian Report, “My Child is Now 21, Can They Petition Me?” June 29, 2015
Philippines & Asian Report, “Travel for DACA Recipients,” June 8, 2015
Philippines & Asian Report, “Criminal Convictions and Your Immigration Case,” May 18, 2015
Philippines & Asian Report, “Falsely Claiming Citizenship Makes You Inadmissible,” April 27, 2015
Philippines & Asian Report, “Benefits of Naturalization,” April 6, 2015
Philippines & Asian Report, “Certain H-4 Dependents May Qualify For a Work Permit,” March 16, 2015