John Ayala

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Burbank, CA

Cobos & Ayala
601 S. Glenoaks Blvd., Suite 305
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: 213-943-4949
Fax: 213-943-4950
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Immigration: Consumer
Attorney Profile

As a partner with the Law Offices of Cobos & Ayala in Burbank, California, attorney John Ayala represents the rights and interests of clients throughout Los Angeles County and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving family-based immigration, immigration appeals, asylum for victims of violence and persecution, U visas, deportation defense, and other related matters.

Since his sole focus is on immigration law, Mr. Ayala is able to offer unmatched representation and support to those who seek his counsel. He has more than 23 years of experience advocating on behalf of those who seek a better life in the United States. A highly rated, award-winning lawyer, he has served as lead counsel in two published precedent-setting cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit: one involving a judge's bias and due process violations, and the other involving deportation defense.

Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Ayala once served as chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Southern California Chapter, and he served on the Liaison Committee between the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. In this role, Mr. Ayala was instrumental in helping to explore and implement solutions to improve procedures between various immigration courts throughout the country and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

A 1992 graduate of the University of Southern California, Mr. Ayala attended Boston University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1995. Along with practicing before all state and immigration courts throughout the state, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

From his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal service, Mr. Ayala has earned top peer review ratings from Martindale-Hubbell as well as Superb client ratings on AVVO. His law firm also enjoys a client referral rate of more than 90 percent, lending further testament to the high level of quality counsel he provides.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Immigration: Consumer


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

About John Ayala

Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage:


  • “Super Lawyer” by from 2005-2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States and the Board of Immigration Appeals
  • National AILA/Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Liaison Committee, 2008-2010 
  • Southern California Raid Response Network
  • Chair, Southern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association, 2007-2008
  • Southern U.S. District Courts in California
  • Immigration Courts
  • Central U.S. District Courts in California
  • Board of Immigration Appeals
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Hernandez de Anderson v. Gonzales, 497 F.3d 927 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Sanchez-Cruz v. INS, 255 F.3d 775 (9th Cir. 2001)

Educational Background

  • Southern California, B.A.
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Office Location for John Ayala

601 S. Glenoaks Blvd.
Suite 305
Burbank, CA 91502

Phone: 213-943-4949

Fax: 213-943-4950

Last Updated: 7/9/2021

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