Erika Portillo

Top rated Immigration attorney in Walnut Creek, California

Guichard Teng Portillo & Garrett
Erika Portillo
Guichard Teng Portillo & Garrett

Practice Areas: Immigration; view more

Licensed in California since: 2007

Education: Golden Gate University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

Guichard Teng Portillo & Garrett

101 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Suite 112
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Visit website


As partner at Guichard, Teng, Portillo & Garrett, Erika Portillo represents clients in California in matters related to immigration law. These include issues of naturalization and citizenship, deportation and removal defense, the Violence Against Women Act, fiancé visa petitions, the LGBTQ immigration process, family-based green card petitions, crime victims and U visas, and DACA. A compassionate, knowledgeable lawyer and an immigrant herself, she takes a personal interest in her clients.

She is admitted to practice in the state of California and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She is also admitted to practice law in Mexico. 

A member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Women’s Section, Ms. Portillo is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and in the past has served on the advisory council. She is also a member the One Hundred Club and a former president of the Hispanic Cancer Association.

A firm believer in giving back to her community, she offers pro bono representation during the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Attorney of the Day program at the Immigration Court in San Francisco. Fluent in Spanish and English, Ms. Portillo has written for the California Psychological Association magazine and the Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine and presented for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the Contra Costa Leadership Program and John F. Kennedy University.

Practice areas

Immigration: Consumer

Focus areas

Naturalization & Citizenship

  • 100% Immigration: Consumer

First Admitted: 1999

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, the California Psychological Association Magazine, among others. She has been a speaker at several conferences, including the Contra Costa Leadership Program, the Contra Costa Bar Association, JFK University, the Hispanic Chamber of Contra Costa, among others
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of California, the U.S. District Court Northern District and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Portillo was admitted to the practice of law in Mexico in 1999
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a participant in the advisory council for AILA NorCal, a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, a member of the Women’s Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, and a member of the One Hundred Club. She is also the former president of the Hispanic Cancer Association
Educational Background:
  • Master of Laws in United States Legal Studies from Golden Gate University School of Law
Industry Groups:
  • DACA & More
  • Family Based Immigration
  • Humanitarian visas
  • Naturalization & Citizenship

Office location for Erika Portillo

101 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Suite 112
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-459-8440


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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