Yesenia Acosta

Yesenia Acosta

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth, PC
 | 767 North Hill Street, Suite 106
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 626-282-6868
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (80%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Ms. Acosta is admitted to The State Bar of California.  She handles a diverse range of cases including deportation defense, employment-based visas, family-based visas, and more.  She is sought out as an expert in dealing with immigration consequences of criminal issues and complex waivers. She has worked extensively helping clients under the Violence Against Women Act, defending clients in Immigration Court, and facilitating consular processing through U.S. consulates all over the world. A small part of her practice includes negotiation and consulting related to contractual disputes and other business matters.  

About Yesenia Acosta

Admitted: 2013, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Congressional Leadership Award by Congresswoman Judy Chu’s 27th District This award recognizes a coalition builder that brings together different groups in order to solve major issues.  Ms. Acosta was recognized for her probono work with unaccompanied minors, the San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homlessness, and her advocacy on behalf of domestic violence victims and the LGBT community, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD, 2016
  • Academic Achievement Award, California Western School of Law
  • Bar Stipend Award, San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • AILA American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer for "Know Your Rights" Campaigns for Non-Profits: YMCA - Maywood; Mexican-American Opportunity Foundation; Southeast Churches Services Center  
  • San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness (Current Volunteer Board Member)  Sole attorney member of the Board of Directors for this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to help gather and facilitate resources to resolve chronic homelessness across L.A. County and beyond.
  • U.S. Citizenship Workshop (Sponsored by the Office of Congresswoman Norma J. Torres)   Attorney Volunteer to help people apply for U.S. citizenship at a pro-bono community workshop. Committing to reoccurring programs for this purpose.      

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Post-DOMA, some LGBT couples struggle with what it means to access immigration benefits, given the unique challenges that are not commonplace with traditional green card applications, Green Cards Still Elusive for Many Same Sex Couples, The Advocate, 2016
  • Discussion on aggravated felonies, crimes of moral turpitude, and exceptions to avoid bars to immigration relief, Synergy of Crimmigration, The Champion, 2015
  • Post-conviction relief for criminal defendants, with a focus on the implications of controlled substances convictions, Overcoming 'Crimmigration' Complexities, Law360, 2015
  • Focus on alternative-sentencing options and how to consult your client facing criminal charges and the implications this may have on future applications for immigration relief, Crimmigration: When Criminal Defense Law and Immigration Law Cross Paths, Attorney at Law, 2015
  • Panelist, City of Industry Chamber of Commerce Legal Panel, City of Industry Chamber of Commerce, 2015
  • Immigration Law, Attorney Legal Panel, 2014
  • Immigration Law Seminar, Community Immigration Workshop, 2014
  • Immigration Law, Legal Panel, 2014
  • Criminal & Immigration, MABA Annual Legal Fair, 2014


  • Obtained approximately $20 million in settlements, consisting of a $9.5 million, $1.25 million and numerous six-figure settlements., 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of San Diego, BA
Office Location for Yesenia Acosta

767 North Hill Street
Suite 106
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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Last Updated: 1/18/2018

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