Atoosa Vakili is the founder and managing attorney at the Law Office of Atoosa
Vakili, US Immigration Legal Services. She specializes in business and employment
immigration and “employer compliance” as it relates to the employment of foreign
nationals. Atoosa has over 25 years’ experience in providing legal services. She has
served as legal consultant to businesses in various sectors, including healthcare,
hospitality and food industry, manufacturing, construction, real estate, financial, high
tech and the entertainment industries.
Atoosa received her undergraduate degrees in Math/Computer Science and French
Literature from Binghamton University in the state of NY. She obtained her law
degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and was admitted to the Bar
of California and the 9th Federal Circuit in 1989. Atoosa started her legal carrier at
the San Diego civil litigation firm of Backes, Friesen & Wolf and later formed the
partnership law firm of Solomon & Vakili. In 2009, she formed US Immigration
Legal Services to concentrate on an immigration law practice, while continuing her
business and transactional practice.
Atoosa is an active member of the California Bar Association, the Orange County Bar
Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She
currently serves as Advocacy Liaison for the Southern California Chapter of AILA
and Middle East Consular Liaison for AILA Middle East Chapter. She is an active
member of the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) and was chair of the IABA
Foundation from 2014-2016. She is active in philanthropy and community service
and is director of the youth leadership program for C.H.I.L.D. International.