Vaani Chawla

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Attorney, President at Chawla Law Group, APC

Summary

Vaani Chawla has practiced Immigration Law in San Diego, California for more than 20 years. She founded Chawla Law Group, APC, as a law firm committed to the mission of serving clients with personal empathy. Chawla Law Group is sensitive to the needs of clients, recognizing that each individual and each business is unique. Ms. Chawla is committed to working with her clients to find the most appropriate and cost-effective immigration solutions for their particular needs.Ms. Chawla personally guides individuals and businesses towards the right path, within the parameters of U.S. Immigration Law, based on their individual priorities and circumstances. Her deep personal interest in the results of her clients' matters is rooted in her own personal experience. She feels a close kinship with clients involved in the immigration process because she grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by a close-knit community of immigrant families. The daughter of immigrants, Ms. Chawla became very familiar with the struggles of these families, their strong work ethic, and their aspirations.Ms. Chawla has represented corporations and individuals in a wide range of business and family immigration matters since 1994. Over more than 20 years she has achieved success for her clients in the areas of employment-based immigration with investors, multinational executives, professionals in high tech and biotech fields, as well as outstanding researchers, individuals whose work is in the national interest of the United States, and people with extraordinary abilities. Ms. Chawla also works with individuals on family-based matters including good-faith waivers for divorced couples or battered spouses.Ms. Chawla earned her Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School and became an associate at the prestigious law firm of Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich (now DLA Piper). As an associate at Gray Cary, she was introduced to family-based immigration, political asylum, and immigration appeals. In 1994, Ms. Chawla left Gray Cary to start her own immigration law practice. Since that time, she has practiced immigration law exclusively.Ms. Chawla is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is a former Treasurer for the San Diego AILA Chapter. She is a former charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and a former Silver Sponsor for the TiE South Coast Chapter. Ms. Chawla has worked with underserved Hispanic families as an attorney volunteer for the California Western School of Law's Community Law Project. Ms. Chawla is a current member of the State Bar of California, the Executive Board of the South Asian Bar Association San Diego (SABA-SD), and serves as Co-Chair of the Equality & Action Committee of the Lawyer's Club of San Diego. She speaks Punjabi and Hindi. She also understands Urdu and Gujarati, and she has an experienced paralegal who has more than 12 years of experience in the field of Immigration Law.

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United States of America

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CA159351

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Skills & specialisations

Visa specialisations
Permanent residency
Family
Business activities
Innovation & investment
Work
Industry specialisations
Engineering
Technology
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Construction
Finance and accounting
Health care
Languages spoken
English

Fluent

Hindi

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Experience

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2002
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Now
Attorney, President

Chawla Law Group, APC

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1991
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Now
Associate Attorney

Gray, Cary, Ware & Freidenrich

1997
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2002
Attorney, Partner

Darvas, Chawla, & Lappin LLP

1994
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1997
Attorney

Law Office of Vaani Chawla

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Education

1989
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1991
Juris Doctorate

Boston College Law School

1983
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1989
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

University of Arizona

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Outstanding Volunteer

California Western School of Law Community Law Project

2008

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Outstanding Volunteer

California Western School of Law Community Law Project

2009

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10 Years Continuous Support

TiE San Diego (now TiE South Coast0

2010

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Service to Binational Aids Advocacy Project

Procabi

2001

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Chawla Law Group, APC

Business address
Chawla Law Group, APC

9750 Miramar Road, 215

215

San Diego

United States

92126

Opening hours
Monday9am - 5pm
Tuesday9am - 5pm
Wednesday9am - 5pm
Thursday9am - 5pm
Friday9am - 5pm
Saturday -
Sunday -
Consultation details
Duration: Half Hour
Price: 75 USD
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Shananya Patel

5 November 2018

Vaani is THE most dedicated, professional and helpful immigration lawyer that I have ever come across. She helped me with my US Green Card (Permanent Residency), was extremely quick to respond and very thorough. I cannot thank her enough for all the time she spent helping me. Highly recommended and would definitely seek out again and recommend to all.

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