Pamela Hartman practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. Since graduating from UCLA Law School in 2003, she has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for immigrants. Ms. Hartman has worked on a variety of immigration matters. She has filed successful petitions for many immigrants of extraordinary ability, including musicians, jugglers, makeup artists and scientists. Ms. Hartman has helped dozens of Iraqi immigrants gain asylum in the United States since the outbreak of the war in 2003, and has written several articles on the topic. She has extensive experience in family and employment visas, and in filing motions to reopen and litigating immigration issues in federal court.
Ms. Hartman is the chair of the Immigration Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. In conjunction with the Los Angeles County Bar Association, she assisted Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office in preparing pending federal litigation to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act. See “Feinstein-Kennedy Proposed Legislation”. With the invaluable assistance of Sen. Feinstein, Ms. Hartman and the Los Angeles Bar successfully persuaded the Executive Office for Immigration Review to post fraud warning signs in all immigration courts throughout California. U.S. Department of Justice Notice / Departamento de Justicia E.E.U.U Aviso
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Hartman worked for 10 years as a journalist, living along the Mexican border and writing in depth articles about immigration issues. She speaks Spanish and has reported from Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica and Israel. Her articles on legal immigration issues have been published in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Los Angeles Daily News and the Los Angeles Daily Journal. She has been interviewed on immigration issues in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and La Opinion, among other publications.
In 2007, Ms. Hartman rode her bicycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for AIDS research and care. She is an avid cyclist, and often rides her bicycle to work. Ms. Hartman’s grandparents were immigrants to the United States, and she shares the belief that immigrants make this country and the world a better place.