Gerri Dolores Marshall
Senior Associate Attorney
Gerri was born, raised and educated in Los Angeles, California. She was
raised in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles by her Mexican mother. As such, Gerri
is completely fluent in Spanish. She attended the University of California,
Los Angeles (UCLA) for her undergraduate studies, obtaining a Bachelor’s
degree with dual majors in Political Science and History in 2008. While
at UCLA, Gerri enrolled in several History graduate seminars under Professor
James Wilkie’s instruction. She was on the Dean’s Honor Roll
for several quarters. Gerri was also a teacher’s aide to Professor
Wilkie. Professor Wilkie also afforded Gerri the wonderful experience
of being able to work as an instructor for UCLA’s summer high school
program entitled “Migrant Scholars Leadership Institute” during
the summer of 2007, where she provided English writing classes to migrant
high school students’ living at UCLA. This teaching experience was
very rewarding for Gerri and solidified her interest in immigration law.
In 2012, Gerri earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern Law
School (Southwestern). While at Southwestern, Gerri volunteered for NALEO’s
Citizenship Workshops and she clerked at Southwestern’s Immigration
Law Clinic where she prepared U Visa Petitions and Special Immigrant Juveniles
Status (SIJS) cases. Gerri was also an avid negotiator at Southwestern.
She was the National Champion in the 2011 NBLSA International Negotiation
Competition in Houston, Texas and was a finalist in the 2011 Southwestern
Intramural Negotiation Competition. She also coached the winning 2012
NBLSA Negotiation team. During the summer of her second year at Southwestern,
Gerri clerked at El Rescate Immigration Services where she prepared Asylum,
Naturalization and Adjustment of Status (Legal Permanent Residency) applications.
That same summer, Gerri also clerked at the Law Offices of Michael M.
Felix, at the end of which she was made an offer to become an associate
attorney by principal attorney Michael M. Felix.
Gerri is licensed in California and practices Immigration law with an emphasis
in obtaining work visas and Legal Permanent Residency for various individuals
in the entertainment industry (musicians, singers, music groups, models,
producers, directors, writers, variety artists, and DJs), athletes and
business executives from Mexico, Canada, Australia, England, Italy, Holland,
Bangladesh, South Korea, and Central and South America. She has submitted
hundreds of O-1 and P-1 Visa Petitions to the United States Citizenship
and Immigration Services and has prepared numerous employment and family
based petitions and applications such as I-130, I-140, I-485, DS-160,
DS-260, I-90, I-751, H-1B Visas, TN Visas, EB-1, EB-2, PERM, DACA, as
well as Non-immigrant and Immigrant Waiver applications such as 212(d)(3)(A)
and I-601A waivers.
Gerri is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the
Mexican American Bar Association, the John M. Langston Bar Association,
the Southeast District Bar Association and is a board member of the UCLA
Southeast Alumni Association.