About Ajay S. Thakkar

     As the son of East Indian immigrants and whose spouse is a native of México City, Mr. Thakkar has first hand personal experience with the immigration process.  He knows how confusing and difficult it is to navigate United States immigration laws.  Through 22 years of practicing United States Immigration and Nationality Law, Mr. Thakkar has dealt with a wide variety of individual immigration cases in many different jurisdictions.  He has represented both public and private companies, as well as individuals from all over the world.  Mr. Thakkar has handled hundreds of family based immigration and citizenship applications including those involving criminal crossover issues and waiver applications.  Mr. Thakkar has experience with employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications and representing clients in Immigration Court.  Special emphasis in his legal practice is placed on resolving complex cases of immigration law and procedure, especially those involving criminal law issues.
    
     In addition to being a practicing attorney, Mr. Thakkar is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Legal Studies Department at Brandman University which is part of the Chapman University System.  He is a guest lecturer on Immigration Law and the American Legal System at several Community Colleges.   
 
     Mr. Thakkar graduated “With Distinction” from the University of California San Diego in June 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.  While attending the University of California San Diego, Mr. Thakkar attained membership in the Golden Key National Honor Society.  In May 1994, Mr. Thakkar graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law.  Mr. Thakkar is an active m
ember of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
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