Meet Attorney Henry Haddad

About Our Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer

Read Henry Haddad’s Story

 

My family came to the United States when I was nine years old and like most immigrants they had to make adjustments to their new life, make sacrifices, and to work hard to support their family. Within a few years I saw my parents and extended family begin to take risks and to start their own businesses. It was not easy but they endured, adapted and learned from their experience and began to live the American dream. We all helped each other, worked long hours and felt that this country that adopted us was now our country. I see this pattern repeated with many immigrant groups from all over the world. Coming to America is the beginning of your dream, not the end.

 

As an immigrant, I understand the struggles and concerns that you and your family have. That is why it is my mission to make your immigration process smooth so that you may focus on creating prosperity and happiness for yourself and your family.

 

My experience in the practice of law began to expand as the needs of my clients grew. I began to handle a variety of cases for them and have a proven track record. I have represented clients who suffered severe injuries from automobile accidents to those who were buying businesses or were having business disputes. I have been a lawyer for over 35 years and my approach has always been to provide my clients with the best legal representation possible. That is what I do as a lawyer.

 

Education

 

  • California Western School of Law, JD – Juris Doctor
  • Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor’s Degree

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AN INTERVIEW WITH ATTORNEY HADDAD

What made you choose a career in law?

“From a young age I always questioned things. I wanted to know why there were poor people or why there were rich people, etc. I hardly ever took statements made by people at face value so I would check on sources to confirm that I was being told the truth. When I was in high school, Vietnam was on the news daily and the Watergate scandal made headlines. I was interested in the justification for all these events and found that for us (U.S.) the law or legal system must be at the core of our national decision-making. I was drawn to law school because I believed that a sound legal foundation is fundamental to the survival of our democracy.”

In your opinion, what sets your firm apart from other firms in the area?

“Our firm provides personal interaction with our clients. I meet every one of our clients. I am available for consultation by phone and in my office. I am accessible and, above all, I am straightforward with my clients. Too often attorneys will put their financial interest ahead of their clients. I believe this makes for a short term profit but a long term disaster because there is nothing more rewarding than a client who is appreciative of the legal work that I have done. I inform clients of all aspects of their case before they retain me so that they understand that it is a commitment on both our parts.”

Tell us about a case that you are particularly proud of.

“I represented an individual in removal proceedings (deportation) wherein the government wanted to deport him because of a single burglary he committed when he was 18 but now he was in his forties, had a wife and three kids, one of whom was disabled, and he was the sole provider for his family. That case lasted about ten years in the system with an appeal and numerous motions but the outcome was favorable to my client and he became a U.S. resident. The joy and relief felt by his wife and children was heartfelt. I was glad that I had a role to play in keeping this family together.”

What steps do you take to prepare for a difficult case?

“The challenges are ever present and it causes me to prepare even more than usual and to reach out to my legal brothers and sisters to get second and third opinions. I am never certain unless I am fully prepared to present the case and that is all I can do. If at any point I believe that I am over my head then I notify the client and often times I will be told to associate additional counsel because the client does not want to relieve me from the case.”

How do you view your role in the attorney-client relationship?

“First of all, my role is to ascertain a complete picture of the situation, ask difficult questions of my client, and then advise my client after reviewing the facts and the law. As an example, sometimes, it is a straightforward matter and the client would be better served if payment was made instead of litigating the matter. I run a cost/benefit analysis with the client and recommend the best course of action.”

What sets you apart from other attorneys - why is this important?

“Clients feel comfortable talking to me and asking me questions about their case because they trust me and believe in my judgment. So, I would say I am trustworthy; a word not often associated with our profession.”

How does having experience benefit your clients?

“It makes a world of difference. Having been through the trenches I am able to project how the process will be and provide a clear picture for the client so that he/she will be prepared during the process. Going through immigration and litigation process for a client is stressful, no matter whom it may be (rich or poor).Therefore, it is beneficial that my clients understand what they will be facing because it reduces their stress. It also gives them relief to know that a competent attorney is handling their legal matter.”

What types of cases do you specifically handle?

“Immigration matters. Personal Injury or auto accident cases. Business disputes and litigation. Family law. Bankruptcy. I have general legal background with exposure to various legal issues all of which gives me a rounder or expanded view of a situation.”

In your opinion, what is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

“Bringing results to people who are under legal pressure or can’t seem to find an end to their problem. Making someone a U.S. citizen who never thought they had a chance perhaps because they hardly spoke English.”

What advice do you most often give your clients & why?

“Bringing results to people who are under legal pressure or can’t seem to find an end to their problem. Making someone a U.S. citizen who never thought they had a chance perhaps because they hardly spoke English.”

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