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We believe we can provide you fair and effective guidance and solutions to your legal concerns through diligent attention to your matter.

Since Ms. Sapida opened her solo practice in 2003, the Law Office has been serving Southern California residents for over ten (10) years.

Our office provides services in all immigration and California matters (including but not limited to civil, corporation, and family matters). On occasions, we provide personal representation at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines and other US Embassy in Asia.

About Marienell B. Sapida, Esq.

After gaining experience on both state and federal California criminal courts and handling civil and immigration matters, Ms. Sapida is currently in private practice in Southern California.

  • Memberships/Activities
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), member
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Immigration section, member
  • Education
    • American College of Law, Juris Doctorate
      – Nottingham Trent University, UK, International Human Rights courses
    • UCLA, Bachelor of Arts
      – Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, Spanish immersion
    • John Glenn High School, Norwalk, California
    • Philippine Christian University Elementary School, Philippines
  • Languages: English/Filipino/Spanish
  • Legal Experiences
    • (Pro-bono) Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA), Legal Aid Foundation, Los Angeles
    • (Pro-bono) Domestic Violence, LACBA
    • Law office of John D. Robertson, Los Angeles, Associate, Federal criminal defense
    • U.S. District Court, Independent paralegal under Criminal Justice Act (CJA)
    • Pillsbury Winthrop, Silicon Valley, California, Corporate and Securities issues, paralegal
    • Interpacket Group, Inc., Santa Monica, telecommunications/satellites, contracts, employment
    • Alternate Public Defender intern, Los Angeles County