Tatyana A. Edwards Behar

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 24 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.

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Giacomo J. Behar
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Mr Behar is a brilliant immigration attorney. He was very accommodating in scheduling my husband and I for a urgent consultation. He gave us honest and direct advice on what options we have, as well as the pros/cons of the path forward. He is a creative thinker and clearly has an in-depth knowledge of not only US immigration but international affairs as well.
Thank you Giacomo.
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Professionalism, expertise and genuine concern for my case
I had a very useful consultation with Mr Behar on my case. Mr Behar thoroughly understood the intricacies of my situation and outlined every step of the legal process with clarity and transparency. His ability to break down complex legal concepts into understandable terms is truly remarkable.
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Mr. Behar and his team took great effort to understand my case thoroughly and produced a strategy that worked efficiently in resulting in the positive outcome.
Will definitely come back to him for my future immigration needs.
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Highly informative, well knowledged and helpful. Highly recommend
I needed assistance ASAP regarding my J-2 work authorization request. I called Giacomo on Saturday and we setup a call for the same day! Giacomo Is highly skilled and it very much shows that he is VERY knowledgeable about the all immigration process.
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Tatyana Ewards
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The Best Immigration Lawyer
Tatyana and her team of professionals are exceptional. She handled my case expertly and I highly recommend her services. Working with her was a great decision, resulting in time and money saved. My experience with her was wonderful due to her prompt communication and readiness to answer any questions.
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Best Asylum Lawyer
I highly recommend Tatyana Edwards, she did a great job with my asylum case. My case had been pending for almost 8 years since 2015 . She took a look at my case, and managed to place it on on the standby list not on the waiting list which would have taken longer. Last month, I had an interview notice, did my interview, picked up my decision ( granted).
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It's nice to deal with professionals
My friends who also had a positive experience working with Tatiana Edwards recommended this lawyer to me. My case was very complicated, the trials lasted for several years and the judge extended the hearings because of the large amount of information and documents.
Yury N
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Bravo! Bis!
Professionalism, intelligence and precision! Necessary benevolence and human kindness! May you be lucky to find a protector, like-minded person and ally in Tatyana's face!
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