Teodora D Purcell has extensive experience in all facets of immigration law, including global immigration, consular practice, administrative and federal appeals, and immigration compliance. She counsels clients in a broad array of industries with a focus on the technology, innovative, life science and biotech sectors on global mobility and business immigration issues. She also represents individuals in various family immigration matters, as well as foreign investors in complex immigration cases. Ms. Purcell has also handled asylum, removal defense, naturalization and other special immigration cases, including immigration appeals and has successfully argued before the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court. She is active on several professional and industry local organizations and is frequently invited to speak on immigration law topics.
For her legal expertise, leadership in the community and pro bono service, Ms. Purcell is recipient of many accolades, among which the Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers Award, Immigration Law (2016, 2017, 2018), the 2016 KPBS Local Hero Award, Women’s History Month; American Immigration Lawyer Association San Diego Chapter 2016 Pro Bono Award; Global Awards 2016 - Winner - Relocation Category; 2015 La Mancha Award, Distinguished Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Casa Cornelia Law Center 2015 and 2014 Top Attorneys in Immigration Law, San Diego Daily Transcript List.