After successfully representing thousands of clients over seven years at The Law Office Of Victoria Argumedo in San Francisco, California, Ms. Argumedo has formed the Argumedo Garzon Law Group along with Marco Garzon. Today, she consults with clients at the firm’s San Francisco and San Rafael offices, and focuses on cases involving deportation defense and asylum practice before the U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Review. She also has extensive experience representing clients before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Federal 9th Circuit, as well as in family-based immigration matters, naturalization, and consular practice. Ms. Argumedo’s practice has a special focus on the intersection between criminal and immigration law, and in particular, representing victims of domestic violence and other serious crimes in applications for visas and permanent residency. Her practice also includes consulting with non-citizens and their criminal defense counsel as to the immigration consequences of pending criminal charges, and mitigation of existing criminal convictions. For years, Ms. Argumedo has been well known for her regular and frequent pro bono representation of both detained and non-detained individuals in immigration proceedings before the San Francisco immigration court. She is also a leading volunteer with the Canal Community Alliance concerning their philanthropic immigration efforts in the San Rafael and greater North Bay area. Ms. Argumedo earned her bachelor’s degree with dual concentration in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Vermont in Burlington in 1995, and received her Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2000. Ms. Argumedo is the daughter of Peruvian immigrants. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and is conversational in French. Ms. Argumedo is an active member of the State Bar of California and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is married and the mother of two boys.
Marco Garzon has been an immigration attorney with Argumedo | Garazon Law Group since July 2010. In this capacity, he represents the firm’s diverse client base in numerous areas of immigration law, including removal and deportation defense, asylum, family-based immigration, and obtaining corporate visas. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Garzon represented workers and immigrants in several areas of employment and worker’s compensation law.
Mr. Garzon immigrated from Colombia to the United States in 2000. In Colombia, he had attended the Universidad de los Andes School of Law in Bogota, and had served as a private legal consultant for Colombian governmental agencies, including the Ministry of Defense, the State of Valle del Cauca, and the TRANSMILENIO S.A. Rapid Transit Authority. He was also a member of the Colombian Youth National Soccer Team, and still enjoys playing today.
Having received his Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2009, as a law student, in addition to an extended clerkship with Surowitz & Argumedo, Mr. Garzon volunteered with several community organizations that provide legal representation to low-income workers and immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mr. Garzon is fluent in Spanish and English, and is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.