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About Us

WHO WE ARE

The Law Offices of Eugene M. Palacios is a law firm strategically located in the heart of the city of West Covina in Southern California.

All members of our firm, including our founder, Attorney Eugene M. Palacios, are immigrants – just like almost all of our individual clients. Being immigrants ourselves, we know and fully understand the hardships or struggles that our clients experience as immigrants and recognize their immigration needs, dreams, and aspirations. Unlike other law firms, our clients are not just numbers to us; we believe that each case has a human face and a story to tell. We give our very best every time we handle a case because we treat each case as if it is our very own.

OUR FOUNDER

Attorney Eugene M. Palacios is an immigrant from the Philippines and the founder and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Eugene M. Palacios. He is licensed as an attorney in California (2001) and in the Philippines (1997) and is admitted to practice before U.S. Immigration Courts, the U.S. Central District Court, and California State Courts.

He graduated from the University of the Philippines’ School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Economics degree [Cum Laude; Awarded the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence] and from the Ateneo De Manila University’s School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree.

Attorney Palacios has great depth of experience and a successful track record in handling all types of employment-based and family-based petitions as well as CSPA cases [aging-out cases], humanitarian reinstatement cases, PERM applications and naturalization applications. He is a writer and lecturer on immigration law. His articles regarding immigration have appeared in Asian Journal, a widely-circulated weekly newspaper for the Philippine-American community in the United States, and in other weekly minority newspapers in the United States. His quotes regarding immigration have appeared in the Press Enterprise, the leading newspaper in Riverside County and San Bernardino County, and in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the local news source for Los Angeles County’s San Gabriel Valley region. He frequently holds free immigration seminars and has been invited to provide lectures regarding immigration by various community groups in numerous occasions.

Aside from immigration law, Attorney Palacios also handles the following:

1. California Divorce

2. Bankruptcy [Chapter 7 and 13]

3. Estate Planning [Wills, Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Healthcare Directive]

4. Contract Drafting, Review, and Revisions

He is also noted for his expertise as a business attorney. He worked for several years as a Tax and Business Advisor for Arthur Andersen – Manila (Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co.), which was then the largest professional firm in the Philippines. At that time, he was also a lecturer in taxation at the San Sebastian College Institute of Law.

OUR PROMISE

No client or case is either too large or small to be served or handled by our firm. No matter who you are or what kind of legal case you have, we pledge to provide you with the respect, the time, the service, and the expertise that you deserve and need.

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