About us

Ana Belén Olmos

Partner/Co-Founder and Managing Attorney

As an immigrant herself, Ana Belén Olmos understands the importance of immigrating to a country that can offer a promising future in terms of employment, education, and quality of life. Over the years, she has fought to defend the rights of many immigrants and their families in the Immigration Court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). She is very passionate about defending immigrants’ rights and keeping families together.

Co-founding attorney, Ana Belén Olmos, and her staff are accustomed to working with individuals from all over the world. Ana Belén is originally from Argentina and is a native Spanish speaker. She immigrated to the U.S. at the young age of five and grew up in the Bay Area. She also lived in Brazil for three years and is fluent in Portuguese. She has been working with the Latin American community since 2006.

Prior to law school, Ana Belén studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (with Honors) in Literature and a minor degree in Political Science. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, Ana Belén spent a year providing counseling and legal aid services to victims of domestic violence in Santa Cruz County. She received her Juris Doctor degree along with a certificate in International Law from Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2011.

Ana Belén has an excellent track record in the Immigration Court and at the Asylum Office for winning challenging asylum cases from Central America, South America, Mexico, Brazil, India, Nepal, and other countries. She has been successful in obtaining asylum for victims of gang extortion, victims of domestic violence, victims of political persecution, and victims of religious persecution. Click here to read more about one of her successful cases.

Ana Belén is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has been primarily practicing immigration law throughout her legal career since 2011. Ana Belén also specializes in appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Ann Barhoum

Partner/Co-Founder and Managing Attorney

Attorney Ann Barhoum specializes in immigration and family law, and she is a certified mediator. Ann has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a Master’s degree in English Literature from Notre Dame de Namur University. She graduated from San Francisco Law School and is a member of the State Bar of California. She is also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Sixth Circuit. Ann is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Before becoming an attorney, Ann worked as an executive for non-profits, dealing with issues in the Middle East. She has comprehensive knowledge of the Middle East and has taught courses on the subject at Stanford University. Also, she has been an English and social studies high school teacher. She enjoys working with people of all ages and helping them achieve their goals.

As a spouse of an immigrant, Ann is keenly aware of issues facing immigrants. She has had many successes in her legal career and recently won her oral argument at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2015. Click here to see the published decision.

After working with an immigration firm, Ann decided to open her own law practice with Attorney Ana Belen Olmos to combine their expertise in immigration and family law. Both of them are committed to providing expert legal advice to their clients with sensitivity and compassion.

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