ATTY. MARY LYN T. SANGA
If there is one thing one must understand to succeed, Atty. Mary Lyn T. Sanga believes it is the value of hard work.
Atty. Sanga received her Bachelor of Laws degree in April 2000 from the University of the Philippines. She attended the University’s evening program for working students while employed as a full-time systems analyst at a leading commercial bank. She passed the bar on her first try and was admitted to practice in May 2001.
Atty. Sanga joined Follosco Morallos & Herce as an Associate Lawyer in October 2000. During her stint with the firm, she developed a well-rounded practice in business-related areas encompassing corporation, tax consultancy and appellate tax litigation, labor standards and relations, domestic and foreign investments, and contracts. Atty. Sanga left her position as Senior Associate Lawyer in the firm in February 2006 to migrate to the U.S.
In May 2008, Atty. Sanga was admitted to practice law in California after passing the bar on her first try. She worked as an Associate Lawyer and later on as a partner at Bander Law Firm, LLP until January 2010, practicing Immigration and boutique litigation. In March 2010, she established MTS Law, and has concentrated on Immigration and Nationality law.
As an immigrant herself, Atty. Sanga understands the life-changing impact of a decision to move to another country. Hence, she serves her clients with the same persistence and determination that helped her rebuild her legal career in the U.S. She is ready to take on tough and challenging cases with the commitment to help her clients realize their American dream.
Atty. Sanga is a member of the State Bar of California and Integrated Bar of the Philippines. She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA). She wrote the chapters for the Philippines in two international publications, Secured Transactions in International Practice (2003) and Security Over Immovables in Selected Jurisdictions (2005), published by Kluwer Law International under the auspices of the Center for International Legal Studies. She has also written numerous articles on immigration issues and spoken at several immigration seminars in Los Angeles and Manila, Philippines.
Atty. Kaleb Liao
Atty. Kaleb Liao received his Juris Doctor degree from Glendale University College of Law while working at various law firms in Los Angeles. He has focused his practice in the area of personal injury, primarily in litigation. Kaleb also handles general civil litigation matters. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Kaleb graduated with Bachelors’ degrees in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). After graduation, he went on to work in the legal field where he gained valuable experience as a legal assistant/paralegal.
Having come from a multicultural family, Kaleb has an appreciation for diversity and multiculturalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, spending time with family, and watching and playing soccer.
Atty. Karina Grace P. Oribello Estillore
Atty. Oribello-Estillore is licensed to practice law in California and in the Philippines. She is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).
Her areas of practice include: (1) Family Law, including dissolution of marriage (divorce), child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, paternity suits, guardianships, annulment, legal separation, domestic violence and restraining orders; and (2) Immigration, with focus on family-based petitions and special immigration visa types, such as the U visa, VAWA, and requests for humanitarian reinstatement of petitions.
Atty. Oribello-Estillore has worked with various capacity-building and policy development organizations in the public, private, and non-government sectors in the Philippines.
After obtaining her license to practice law in the Philippines, Atty. Oribello-Estillore first worked with the tax advisory services of SGV & Co. (Ernst and Young, Philippines), and later with the Office of the Chairperson of the Philippine Civil Service Commission. She moved to the United States in 2008 and passed the California bar examinations on her first try in February 2010.
Atty. Oribello-Estillore has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (1999), a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (1995 - cum laude), and a Bachelor of Laws (2006 - equivalent to a J.D.), all from the University of the Philippines, that country’s premier university.
Atty. Oribello-Estillore volunteers with the LA County Bar Association (LACBA) Domestic Violence Project, which helps survivors of domestic violence obtain restraining orders against their abusers. She is also a volunteer attorney with the Public Law Center (PLC) and handles family law and immigration cases for low-income residents of Orange County.
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