Tatyana A. Edwards-Behar*, Esquire, is a highly experienced attorney and a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the California State Bar, with over 17 years of the established private practice in San Diego, California. She is the Managing Attorney partnering with her husband, Giacomo Jacques Behar, Esq., who is the founder of Behar International Counsel, PLC, a full-service immigration firm active throughout the entire United States and in over 50 countries worldwide. Attorneys are fluent in 8 languages to include Spanish, Russian, Italian, French, Turkish, German and Hebrew.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Tatyana A. Edwards-Behar, Esq. is herself a legal immigrant who arrived in the U.S. with her family over 30 years ago. Tatyana completed her studies at Moscow University and U.C. San Diego. She holds a degree of B.A. in Economics and an MBA in Finance from San Diego State University. Tatyana A. Edwards-Behar, Esq. also obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah School of Law.
Tatyana A. Edwards-Behar, Esq. is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, Federal Courts of the Central and Southern Districts of California, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where Tatyana A. Edwards-Behar, Esq. is maintaining a very extensive appellate practice. Several of her appellate cases have set new precedents in Immigration Law and Federal Immigration litigation.
Tatyana A. Edwards-Behar, Esq. is active in local immigrant community. For two consecutive years Tatyana A. Edwards-Behar, Esq. served as a Treasurer of the San Diego Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”). She is currently the Chair of AILA ICE/ERO Liaison Committee and is on the Board of AILA Asylum Committee of the San Diego AILA Chapter. She also serves on the Practice Management Committee of AILA Rome District Chapter.
Tatyana A. Edwards-Behar, Esq. is a frequent blogger. Her articles on the most current immigration issues frequently appear in several Russian language publications nationwide. Tatyana also hosted a radio talk show on the cutting edge issues of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law.