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(562) 494-1010


Janis Peterson-Lord


Attorney at Law

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Email directly:immigration.law@verizon.net.

Practice Areas

Immigration and Visa Law:

I-601 and I-601A Waivers of Inadmissibility,

Permanent Residency through Employment: EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4;

Permanent Residency through Family: spouses, parents, siblings, children, Fiance(e) Visas,  

Consular Processing anywhere in the world,

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Relief from Removal;


Worker and Investor Visas: H-1B, E-3, L-1, TN, E-1, E-2,

Religious Workers R-1

Workers with Extraordinary Ability O-1

Artists/Performers who are Culturally Unique P-3

Student Visas,

J-1 Waivers

VAWA and U visas,

US Citizenship and Naturalizattion

Military Parole-in-Place

Business Formation and Business Plans;

International Adoption and California Adoption Law;



  • 1996, California Supreme Court and U.S. District Court, Central District of California




Saint Paul, Minnesota


Staff speaks Spanish

The best advice I ever got:

Follow your dreams,

Go to law school,

Travel as much as you can

My favorite place on earth:

Paris, France

The music I listen to in my car:

The Avett Brothers or new music on NPR Morning Becomes Eclectic

My favorite quotations:

"I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end."―Abraham Lincoln

"People of excellence go the extra mile to do what's right."― Joel Osteen

"Our lives on this planet are too short, the work to be done is too great.  But we can perhaps remember, that those who live with us are our brothers, that they share with us the same short moment of life, that they seek as do we, nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and in happiness.  Surely this bond of common fate, this bond of common roles can begin to teach us something, that we can begin to work a little harder, to become in our hearts brothers and countrymen..." ---  Robert F. Kennedy

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal. -- John F. Kennedy

"The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources--because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples."---- Lyndon B. Johnson

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The Law Office of Janis Peterson-Lord is located in Long Beach, CA and serves clients in and around Long Beach, Hawaiian Gardens, Artesia, Harbor City, Wilmington, Cerritos, Bellflower, San Pedro, Carson, Paramount, Compton, Norwalk, Woodland Hills, Torrance, Lynwood, Santa Fe Springs, South Gate, Gardena, Bell, Huntington Park, Pico Rivera, Maywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Orange County.


Immigration Lawyer Long Beach

1383 Redondo Avenue Suite Two.
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 494-1010