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Leaders in the Field of Immigration Law

San Diego Immigration AttorneysatKathrin S. Mautino, APLC understand that the immigration process is complex. Only dedicated and specialized professionals can be expected to keep up with the demand of guiding clients through the ever changing immigration procedure.

The attorneys at Kathrin S. Mautino, APLC represent decades of specialized practice in the fields of immigration, citizenship and nationality law. They bring to your situation immediate sophisticated knowledge to better assist and provide you prompt positive results.

When you decide to have an attorney represent you, remember to retain the services of a firm that specializes in the area of law that concerns you. The attorneys at Kathrin S. Mautino, APLC are highly respected immigration attorneys whose sole interest is solving your problems.

If you or someone you know in San Diego or within California needs the assistance or legal counsel of an experienced immigration lawyer, contact Southern California Immigration at 619-235-9177, or use the contact form provided on this site to schedule a consultation with a San Diego immigration lawyer.

The following are some of the services Mautino & Mautino offer:

Citizenship and Nationality
Assist individuals applying for United States citizenship, or seeking to establish United States citizenship based upon the United States citizenship or residence of their ancestors.

Permanent Residence Status
Assist individuals applying for permanent residence status in the United States, based upon a petition filed by an employer, or based upon a petition filed by a relative.

Temporary Status
Assist individuals applying for temporary (nonimmigrant) status in the United States. Examples of such temporary status are: visitors for business; visitors for pleasure; skilled workers; treaty traders and treaty investors; students; exchange visitors; spouses and fiancees of United States Citizens; aliens of extraordinary ability, athletes; entertainment groups; artists; and religious workers.

Deportation, and Removal and Exclusion
Advise individuals who have been excluded from the United States, and represent and advise individuals involved in deportation and removal proceedings in the Immigration Courts.

Advise individuals claiming asylum in the United States.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Kathrin S. Mautino (Managing Partner )

Ms. Mautino has been certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in immigration and nationality law, and lectures and writes frequently on these issues for national, regional and local groups.

Ms. Mautino has earned a B.A. degree in Spanish Literature from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Mautino served as one of the Attorney General Honors Program Designees, working for the Immigration Court in Los Angeles.

Ms. Mautino has served as Chairman of the San Diego chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, as well as on numerous government liason committees, and is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association. Ms. Mautino is fluent in Spanish and is acquainted with Swedish and Finnish.

In addition to her professional practice, Ms. Mautino presently serves as Honorary Consul for Finland in San Diego.

Attorney Robert Mautino (Founding Partner)

Robert Mautino is a founding partner of the firm, and has practiced immigration and nationality law exclusively since 1979. He has written many articles and spoken on numerous occasions on immigration and nationality law matters over the years. He is one of the few nationally recognized experts on the subject of United States citizenship law. Mr. Mautino has been certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in immigration and nationality law, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for the last eight years.

Mr. Mautino earned his J.D. degree from the University of San Diego, an M.A, in Political Science from San Diego State University, and a B.A. in International Relations from U.C.L.A. Prior to practicing in the immigration field, he had a varied career. He was a diplomatic and consular officer in the United States Foreign Service, with service in Finland, Washington, D.C., and Mexico. He was a Professor of Law and a Manager for the former Bell System’s Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. He has a familiarity with some nine European languages, including Spanish, French, Swedish, Finnish, German, Italian, Danish and Norwegian. He has been Chairman of the Southern California and San Diego Chapters of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and he is a former member of the national AILA Board of Governors and a former Chairman of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Immigration Committee. He represented Filipino World War II veterans before the United States Supreme Court, and he has been active in federal court litigation against the Immigration and Naturalization Service, especially in mandamus and declaratory relief actions

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Immigration Since 2002
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