OUR DEDICATED STAFF
Each case becomes part of us, because before being lawyers we are human beings
Supervising Paralegal Bella Fernandez
Bella Fernandez has been helping the immigrant community since August 1999 when she took on her first position as a legal assistant.
Over the years, her passion for helping immigrants gave her the drive to learn as much as she could, and now with over 20 years of experience, she is the Supervising Paralegal for the firm.
As the daughter of immigrants, she understands the sacrifices families make to come to the U.S. for a better life.
Paralegal Liz Mendoza
Born and raised in Argentina, Mrs. Mendoza obtained her degree in the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and joined the Diamante Law Group in 2008 as a paralegal.
She enjoys helping the immigration community and has learned to love the diversity and culture of others.
Attorney Monia Ghacha
Monia Ghacha is an experienced immigration attorney who was admitted in the State of Florida in 2012 and practices exclusively 100% immigration law in all 50 American states and abroad.
She is recognized for her dedication and compassion for the immigrant community. Her reputation as a strong honest advocate and a fighter for the rights of her clients is well known.
Federal law 8 CFR §292.1(a)(1) allows Attorney Monia to practice immigration law before the USCIS, ICE, CBP, and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) in all states.
Monia is not admitted by the state of California, but is allowed to practice 100% immigration law in all states.
Monia Ghacha is an active member in the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association. She is fluent in Spanish, Arabic and French. Besides representing clients before the USCIS and the U.S. State Department, she also actively represents clients facing deportation and removal proceeding before U.S. Immigration Courts.
Attorney Eric Lee
Eric Lee is an immigration attorney with a focus on appellate advocacy at the Ninth Circuit and Board of Immigration Appeals. Mr. Lee’s legal efforts halted the 2017 deportation of a Los Angeles father who was on his way to drop of his daughter at school when ICE arrested him; the case was one of the first internationally-recognized setbacks for Donald Trump's nationwide attack on immigrant rights.
Among his other high-profile victories, Mr. Lee secured permanent residency for an undocumented spouse of an individual impacted by the Adam Walsh Act, despite immigrant advocates calling this "virtually impossible." In addition, Mr. Lee successfully reopened a matter of a father wrongfully convicted of a felony, thus removing the immediate threat of deportation. Mr. Lee also won back the permanent residency of a Southeast Asian immigrant detained by ICE in 2018 and scheduled for deportation to a country of which he had no memory. In 2018 he served as an attorney-monitor of a Texas child detention center as part of the Flores settlement and helped reveal the abuse of child detainees by Southwest Key.
Mr. Lee has represented clients from six continents, and none have been deported. He has never lost a case that he was involved in before the Circuit or District courts. He joined the Michigan bar in 2015 after graduating cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is fluent in Spanish.
Legal Assistant Gemma Cruz
Gemma Cruz, a daughter of Oaxacan (Mexico) immigrants, was born and raised in the County of Los Angeles.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Her hardworking, immigrant parents, have been her models of resourcefulness, risk taking and survival for the betterment of family.
Her parents have proudly shared their rich culture with co-workers and friends. Because she has personally witnessed what immigrants can achieve against all odds, she has been motivated to fight for a most righteous cause, enabling immigrants to achieve the American dream.
Receptionist Gandell Guzman
Born in Montebello and raised in Pico Rivera, California to Mexican Parents, Gandell Guzman earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
She has advocated for the release of caged immigrant children in 2018, while in the U.S. and in Mexico.
She was a liaison with U.S Senator Kamala Harris’ Office, and has been advocating for the immigrant community ever since.
She utilizes her unique fervor to spearhead the firm’s public relations.
Legal Assistant Ana Vasquez
Ana Vasquez is the daughter of immigrants and
first generation college graduate. She earned
her Bachelor’s Degree from California State
University, Northridge in Political Science.
Ana's mother has been her source of
inspiration because of her tireless
resilience and drive which helped her overcome
many obstacles and achieving many
goals including U.S. citizenship.
Ana has been ardently working in the immigration field since 2016 when she saw the dark cloud of the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policy looming in the horizon.
Office Manager Frida Aguilar
Born and raised in the City of Los Angeles.
Frida Aguilar comes from a Salvadoran
immigrant family that has motivated her to assist
the immigrant community.
She's been with the Diamante Law Group
since 2017 and has witnessed the injustice
of the Trump administration firsthand and has
become more impassioned about helping
others because of it. She is the lead
administrator for the firm.