About

Us

Our office is built by hardworking individuals who are immigrants themselves. Gondim Law was founded by Marcelo Gondim, who immigrated here with his family and a dream. He was a licensed, practicing attorney in Brazil and knew that moving to the United States would take courage and the patience to start over. Our dedication and knowledge come from firsthand experiences and years dealing with the struggles of immigrants, while making their journey easier. We are determined to make as many dreams as possible a reality. Let us be a part of your endeavor!

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Personalized solutions to immigration law issues


Our Services include:

Employment Based

EB-1
Have extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics, or

Are an outstanding professor or researcher, or

Are a multinational manager or executive who meets certain criteria

EB-2 and EB-2 NIW (video)
Are a member of a profession that requires an advanced degree, or

Have exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business, or

Are seeking a national interest waiver

EB-3 PERM (video)
A skilled worker (meaning your job requires a minimum of 2 years training or work experience), or

A professional (meaning your job requires at least a U.S. bachelor's degree or a foreign equivalent and you are a member of the profession), or

An unskilled worker (meaning you will perform unskilled labor requiring less than 2 years training or experience)

Family Based

Spouse
Legally married to a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident

Child
Unmarried child under the age of 21 of a U.S. citizen

Unmarried son or daughter of a U.S. citizen and you are 21 years old or older

Married son or daughter of a U.S. citizen

Unmarried child under the age of 21 of a lawful permanent resident

Unmarried son or daughter of a lawful permanent resident 21 years old or older

Parent
Parent of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old

Siblings
Brother or sister of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old

Our

Team

Lawyers

Marcelo Gondim

Marcelo Gondim is an attorney since 1993 when he was first licensed to practice law in Brazil. He came to the United States pursuing the same dream he's helped many people with. He became a United States citizen and obtained a license to practice law in 2010.Although Marcelo Gondim is an attorney practicing Immigration Law since 2010, he has worked in this area of law as a paralegal since 2001. Marcelo Gondim is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and admitted to the State Bar of California, U.S. District Court (Central District of California), and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Marcelo is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Julia Montenegro

Julia Montenegro is an attorney since 2012 when she was first licensed to practice law in Brazil. She came to the U.S. to pursue a Master's degree in Business Law. She started as an intern at Gondim Law Corp after the completion of her Master's degree from Chapman University School of Law. In 2019 she was licensed to practice law by the California State Bar. She is fluent in English and Portuguese.

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Patricia Mendoza

Since 2013, Patricia Mendoza has been working with Marcelo Gondim, as a legal assistant and as a paralegal. She has assisted in drafting/preparing and finalizing cases in various immigration areas, including but not limited to, removal proceedings in immigration court, asylum, family-based petitions/adjustment of status, naturalization, deferred action, DACA, TPS, employment-based petitions/adjustment of status, etc. It is the love for immigration law that drove her to pursue a legal career. She obtained her juris doctor degree (J.D.) from University of West Los Angeles in 2020. She now is a CA Provisional Licensed Attorney. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Paralegals

Eliane
Ciscel

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Rafaela
Ampessan

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Ricardo
Gondim

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Natalia
Luz

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Cynthia
Macedo

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Juliana
Vegini

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Our

Videos

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Subscribe to our YouTube channel for up to date information on immigration issues.

As 3 principais razões pelas quais o EB-2 NIW é negado
Estudante F-1 para Green card através do EB-3
Quem está preparando o seu EB-2 NIW?
O Fim do Public Charge
Business Plan vs Professional Plan para o EB-2 NIW
Respondendo Perguntas Frequentes!
Tudo sobre o EB-3 PERM
Tudo sobre o EB-2 NIW
Quanto Tempo Leva Cada Processo na Imigração?