About Us

Padda Immigration Lawyers

Your American Dream Begins Now

The United States immigration system is complex and, in many respects, confusing.  During the last decade, immigration issues have consistently been in the news, as befits a topic with major ramifications on both human rights and the political system. Due to the ever-changing nature of this subject, it’s important to have a strong, intelligent, and compassionate immigration attorney on your side.  Whether seeking an immigrant or non-immigrant visa, fighting deportation, or looking to obtain some other immigration benefit, you can find help through Padda Immigration Lawyers.  Our legal team of dedicated lawyers and paralegals understand the intricacies of the laws and here to help.  When you want the best, you’re going to want Padda Immigration Lawyers.   

Areas Of Practice

We handle a wide variety of cases.  Whether you’re seeking to sponsor a loved one through the family-based immigration system or seeking a visa for a fiancé, we can help.  If you’re dealing with deportation issues in immigration court, you’ll definitely want to call us.  We have a long record of success with deportation cases.  We take on the cases that other lawyers are too afraid to touch.  Our lawyers have litigated in immigration court and have taken cases to the federal trial and appellate courts.  If it involves appearing in court or standing before a judge and making a strong argument, we’re the lawyers you want on your side. 

Our Mission

“Creating A Foundation For Your Future”

A Commitment to Excellence

What is excellence?  Excellence means being the law firm which educates the community on the latest in legal developments.  It means understanding how to best present a client’s case before a particular judge.  It means treating clients with respect and dignity.  At Padda Immigration Lawyers, we’re a team of attorneys and paralegals dedicated to staying ahead of the latest legal developments in order to better serve our clients. 

It’s our responsibility to give every client the best advice possible, and it is our duty to fight for their American dream.  These responsibilities and duties are carried out by focusing our knowledge on understanding the rapidly changing developments in immigration law, and by our membership and networking connections which we have fostered through the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the preeminent bar association focused on immigration law.  Our commitment to excellence is our promise.  A promise that we make to provide unparalleled, unequaled high-quality care and representation.  

A Commitment To Compassion

You’re not a number, and you should never feel like one.  Sometimes even highly competent lawyers lack a true sense of compassion for their clients.  At Padda Immigration Lawyers that will never be the case.  Many of the attorneys and legal staff at our firm are themselves first generation Americans.  We don’t just believe in the American dream, we live it! 

Our commitment to compassion means treating you, your family and anyone you might refer to us with the dignity and respect.  It means taking the time to understand a client’s anxieties and crafting a place to alleviate concerns while creating a plan of action to help.  No lawyer can ever guarantee a result.  However, we can guarantee that you will be treated like family and that we will truly invest ourselves in helping you with your immigration needs.  We care about our clients and we demonstrate that every day through our compassion. 

Meet Our Team

While many law firms claim to know immigration law, there are only a few that have the in-depth experience, professional backgrounds, and unique life experiences of our legal team.  At Padda Immigration Lawyers our team combines the experience and expertise necessary to handle the most complex immigration cases. This know-how allows our immigration attorneys to provide effective, efficient, high quality services at prices that are fair and with payment plans you can afford.

Our lead attorneys, Paul Padda and Gil Manzano, both have years of individual knowledge spanning every immigration practice area. This means there are no immigration services that you need that are too complex for our immigration lawyers to solve. Padda Immigration Lawyers also employs a multicultural, multi-national team of legal professionals that understand your needs and the story of your American Dream. We are focused on your U.S. immigration needs, and we will show you at every level, why we truly are the best.

Paul S. Padda, Esq.

Immigration Lawyer

Paul S. Padda is a highly accomplished lawyer that has represented thousands of clients during his career.  The owner and founder of Paul Padda Law, a preeminent personal injury law firm, Paul is well-respected as a litigation attorney.  He routinely handles high-stakes cases involving millions of dollars in state and federal courts.  An attorney with impeccable academic credentials and a successful legal career, Paul knows what it takes to win and has obtained amazing results for his clients.  

Paul began his legal career with the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) in Washington, D.C.  Selected straight from a judicial clerkship, Paul was one of the very few attorneys hired by DOJ straight out of law school.  After spending more than a decade with the DOJ handling complicated civil and criminal cases in federal courts, Paul launched his own firm dedicated to helping individuals and businesses vindicate their legal rights.  Well-respected as a plaintiff’s lawyer, a civil rights attorney, a criminal defense attorney, business litigation lawyer and immigration attorney, Paul brings a unique skill set to benefit his clients.   

Paul is a first-generation American.  His parents, both educators, emigrated to the United States from India.  As such, he respects immigrants and understands their struggles and anxieties.  He founded Padda Immigration Lawyers because, during the course of his career, he has had the honor to represent many immigrants in personal injury cases.  He was repeatedly asked by many of his clients to help them with legal matters beyond personal injury law.  Because of his skill and compassion, many of those clients would ask him to handle their immigration cases.  In too many instances, Paul witnessed clients receiving poor representation from other lawyers.  An attorney with the ability to quickly master any practice area of law, Paul launched Padda Immigration Lawyers to help immigrants receive the outstanding legal representation they deserve. 

As the founder of Padda Immigration Lawyers, Paul brings the skills, excellence and experience gained from his DOJ career to benefit immigrant clients.  As a former federal prosecutor, Paul helps his clients navigate the complexities of the legal system and get on the path to success the right way.  Indeed, the legal way.  Paul Padda is licensed to practice law in every immigration court in the United States, including its territories.  He is admitted to several federal and state courts as well as the State Bars of Nevada, California, Illinois and Washington, D.C.  A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Paul keeps abreast of the latest developments in immigration law so he can properly guide and advise his clients.  Paul graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree.  He received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.  He also holds two master’s degrees, one from Oxford University and the other from the London School of Economics.  When you hire Padda Immigration Lawyers, you truly are getting the best.


Immigration Lawyer

If you’re dealing with an immigration issue, Gil Manzano, Jr., Esq. can help.  A highly experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney, Gil has represented scores of clients in some of the most complex immigration cases.  He’ll take on cases other immigration lawyers are afraid to touch.  His vast experience includes cases relating to Cancellation of Removal (Defense), Convention Against Torture (CAT), Appeals in the federal courts, Visas and Work Permits, Asylum Applications, Complete Adjustment (Green Card), Consulate Processing, Employment Petitions, Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the underutilized EB-2 Investor Treaty Visas.  Gil Manzano is an “out-of-the-box” thinker that crafts creative strategies to tackle difficult legal situations.  He’s represented and helped individuals from countries as diverse as Mexico, El Salvador, Canada, Australia, France, and Italy, among others, gain proper legal standing in the United States.  There is no immigration problem too big or small that Gil cannot handle.

Apart from his positive attitude for his clients, Gil has an impressive background.  A native of southern California, Gil received his B.S.B.A in Finance from Northern Arizona University.  While an undergraduate, he was named a member of Who’s Who Among College and University Students and was selected as a member of the National Hispanic Honor Society.  He received his law degree from the Pacific Coast University School of Law where he graduated in the top 5% of his class.  In law school he was the recipient of numerous American Jurisprudence Awards for academic excellence.  To complete his academic career, in 2005 Gil obtained a masters degree in Taxation with an emphasis in E-Commerce from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.  He is a member of the Connecticut State Bar, the American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  In 2010, Gil was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Gil is qualified to appear in every immigration court in the United States.