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11238 El Camino Real
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130
United States of America

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • University of Arizona
    Bachelor of Arts

Spoken Languages

  • French

Nicole Marie Richard

Nicole's practice includes representation of corporate clients, including employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions, immigrant petitions, adjustment of status applications, outstanding researcher and multinational manager petitions, and PERM applications. She originally joined the firm in 2006 as a paralegal, before completing her law school studies. Prior to this she worked for two years for an immigration law firm providing family-based immigration services and removal defense.

Representative Experience

Assisted in managing the immigration program of an international telecommunications company, including coordination of nonimmigrant petitions, as well as initiation of the permanent residence process for new and existing employees

Represented clients’ interests in dealings with U.S. consulates and the U.S. Dept. of State to resolve visa issuance problems

Prepared Outstanding Researcher petitions and responded to complex requests for additional evidence.

Obtained approvals for individuals with complex nonimmigrant and immigrant cases involving long-standing issues.

Professional Accomplishments


Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, California Bar Association

Member, San Diego County Bar Association

Member, Lawyers Club of San Diego

Pro Bono

Nicole provides services as a Volunteer Attorney for Casa Cornelia Law Center for the preparation of VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) petitions for immigrant victims of domestic violence.