Diana G. Fakhrai

Director of Development / Of Counsel

Diana G. Fakhrai is the firm’s Director of Development and an experienced immigration attorney, with knowledge in all aspects of immigration law. Diana is a graduate of the University of California San Diego (Masters in Pacific Rim Studies in 2004, and B.A. in Economics in 2001). During graduate school Diana worked as a consultant for Atkins International. After graduate school, she attended the University of Wisconsin Law School. During law school, Diana interned for the Honorable Charles Dykman of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. She also co-founded the Middle Eastern Law Students Association and served as its president during her third year of law school and was an articles editor for the Wisconsin International Law Journal.

Diana’s passion for Immigration and Nationality Law started in law school when she worked at immigration clinics.  That passion grew and after law school she worked for Catholic Charities as an immigration attorney. Diana then worked as an associate in a private firm in Downtown Los Angeles before starting her own law firm, the Law Offices of Diana G. Fakhrai in 2011.

Diana currently serves on the Executive Board of the University of California, San Diego and as the liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  She is also a member of the National American Immigration Lawyers Association Pro Bono Committee.  In the past she has served as the liaison for the Executive Office of Immigration Review for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Diana is from San Diego and enjoys spending time with her husband, and family, her three dogs and friends. She has traveled the world and enjoys learning new languages and learning about new cultures.

 

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School (2007)

Wisconsin International Journal-Articles Editor

Middle Eastern Law Students Association-President

University of California, San Diego

(School of International Relations and Pacific Rim Studies ), Masters (2004)

University of California, San Diego (Economics) B.A. 2001

 

Professional Activities

Director, HELP Legal Aid Program, Los Angeles, Ca

National Pro Bono Committee Member-American Immigration Lawyers Association

Liasion-American Immigrations Lawyers Association

Nominating Committee Member-American Immigration Lawyers Association

Executive Board Member-University of California, San Diego

Athletic Committee Member-Los Angeles Athletic Club

Immigration Section Member-Los Angeles County Bar Association

 

Languages

English, Farsi, Spanish and currently learning French and Arabic