Reza Athari
Reza Athari is a member of California bar and an international lawyer. He practiced law outside the United States prior to admission to the California bar in 1996. His total practice as an attorney exceeds 25 years.Mr. Athari's passion is immigration law. This passion has allowed Mr. Athari to dedicate himself to help immigrant families and businesses. He started Reza Athari and Associates as a solo practitioner in 1997. Ever since, his practice has grown steadily throughout the years, and now is one of the leading law offices in the field of immigration law Nevada, Utah and now in California. Additionally he practices immigration law throughout the United States. His offices became a multijurisdictional law firm in 2003 and the firms practice area has extended to other legal matters in Nevada and California including family, criminal and personal injury.
In September 2004, Mr. Athari successfully applied and passed the exams for legal specialization and became a Certified Specialist in immigration law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He provides immigration and other federal law-based services throughout the United States including his offices in Nevada and Utah.

With Mr. Athari's broad international experiences, he can be your primary source in immigration and international matters.

Admitted: 1996, California; 2004 Certified Specialist,

U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, 3rd, 6th, 9th and 10th Circuits; Federal District courts, Northern, Central and Southern California

Member: State Bar of California; American Immigration Lawyers Association (Miembro de la Asociacion de Abogados de Inmigracion). Languages: English, Farsi, some German and some Spanish[...]

Reza Athari & Associates.
3444 Camino Del Rio North Suite # 103
San Diego, California 92108
Telephone: (619) 284-8811
Fax: (619) 284-8822

Erika M. Mayorquin, Esq - of counsel attorney
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2011 University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor Degree in Science, Psychology, 2005

Bar Admissions:
California; All Federal District Courts in California; U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Areas:
Family Law; Criminal Defense; Mediation

Professional Background:
I have worked within the field of law for over ten years, focusing in family law and criminal defense. After graduating from UCLA in 2005, I began working as a legal secretary for a family law firm and continued to explore other fields throughout law school. During law school I interned as a certified law clerk at the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office for one year where I assisted in felony arraignments, argued bail reductions, and OR releases. I conducted Preliminary Hearing cross-examinations and assisted Deputy Public Defenders in preparing for felony trials. I tried a VC23109(c) bench trial which resulted in an acquittal. In 2012, I started my private practice focusing primarily on family law. I have settled complex cases and zealously represented clients with custody, support, property division, and judgment enforcement issues. I have defended clients against restraining orders and have been successful at having these dismissed, or alternatively enforced. I served as a mediator for the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Mediation Pilot Program. The program is comprised of a panel of mediators, which the Probate Court refers Guardianship and Conservatorship cases in need of mediation. In 2013 I was a part of a team of attorneys litigating two nationwide, large scale cases. One case was litigated in the United States District Court, Southern District of California and the other in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Central Division. The case was complex and required several depositions and motions for discovery. The case resulted in a full settlement in 2014. My passion for the law has been unwavering throughout my career. As an attorney, I have a great responsibility to voice client’s concerns and protect their rights. Every case, big or small, complex or simple, is equally important to me. Family law is a field that allows me to serve as a counselor both in and outside of the courtroom. I acknowledge the fact that people’s lives are impacted by each court proceeding and I make sure to maintain communication after these proceedings culminate, as life goes on after the courtroom.

Professional Affiliations
California Bar Association, and the San Diego County Bar Association.

Personal Background
I am the youngest of three. My parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico. My brother lives in Virginia and has been in the Secret Service for 12 years. My sister has her private practice in internal medicine in Jersey City. I come from a tight nit family and enjoy the time we share. I love to shop and above all celebrate my accomplishments with friends and colleagues. I enjoy outdoor activities and often attend kick boxing classes to release stress.

Erika M. Mayorquin, Esq.
Reza Athari & Associates
3444 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92108
Office: (619) 284-8813
Fax: (619) 284-8822