Yesenia Acosta

Yesenia Acosta

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in San Gabriel, CA

The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth, PC
 | 801 E. Valley Blvd., Suite 206
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Phone: 626-282-6868
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (70%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Ms. Acosta, also recognized as 2017, 2018, and 2019 Super Lawyers’ Rising Star, is admitted to the State Bar of California. She handles cases including deportation defense in court, employment and family-based visas, and employment law matters. Her past clients range from non-profits seeking legal consulting, victims of crime applying for special visas, unaccompanied children seeking asylum, and business entities defending civil suits. She serves as her firm's lead counsel for a private university, for projects involving contractual and employment law matters. 

    Outside of the courtroom, Ms. Acosta serves as the only attorney on the Board of Directors for the San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness since 2016.

    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:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Held two conferences at Rio Hondo College for DREAMERs regarding latest legal challenges to DACA, and other immigration options for young immigrants., 2018
    • 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. , 2019
    • 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.      
    • Volunteer for "Know Your Rights" Campaigns for Non-Profits: YMCA - Maywood; Mexican-American Opportunity Foundation; Southeast Churches Services Center  

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Panelist, City of Industry Chamber of Commerce Legal Panel, City of Industry Chamber of Commerce, 2015
    • Criminal & Immigration, MABA Annual Legal Fair, 2014
    • Immigration Law, Legal Panel, 2014
    • Discussion on aggravated felonies, crimes of moral turpitude, and exceptions to avoid bars to immigration relief, Synergy of Crimmigration, The Champion, 2015
    • Immigration Law Seminar, Community Immigration Workshop, 2014
    • Immigration Law, Attorney Legal Panel, 2014
    • 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
    • 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
    • Post-conviction relief for criminal defendants, with a focus on the implications of controlled substances convictions, Overcoming 'Crimmigration' Complexities, Law360, 2015


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

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • All I-601A waivers approved, three years running., 2018

    Educational Background:

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

    801 E. Valley Blvd.
    Suite 206
    San Gabriel, CA 91776

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    Last Updated: 2/16/2021

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