Camille K. Cook
Preserving the family unit in the Central Valley of California
Ms. Cook is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, a member of the California State Bar Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Council (INLAC), and an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is an expert in family immigration, waivers, deportation (removal) defense, consular processing, asylum and naturalization law. She has defended scores of people in Immigration Court and helped hundreds of people obtain U.S. residency and citizenship. She has extensive experience litigating immigration cases in the Federal Courts. She represented the named petitioner in Castro-Cortez v. INS,239 F. 3d 1097 (9th Cir 2001), an important case involving due process and reinstatement of removal.
A graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, she has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1988. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University. Ms. Cook is admitted in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals and the Executive Office for Immigration Review, including all Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Having lived in Spain, Colombia and Honduras, Ms. Cook is fluent in Spanish. She has been a presenter at seminars for other attorneys and legal workers for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the Bay Area, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and the Bar Association of San Francisco, among others. Ms. Cook has worked closely with the Mexican Consulate in Fresno and numerous non-profit organizations in community outreach and assisting immigrants throughout the Central Valley. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Centro La Familia Advocacy Services.
Ms Cook is often interviewed by the media and has been quoted by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Fresno Bee, the Associated Press, National Public Radio and the Business Journal, among others. She has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Univision and Telemundo, and is a regular guest on Univision Fresno’s “Arriba Valle Central” with Lupita Lomeli.
Roxana Castaneda is an immigration attorney at the Law Office of Camille K Cook. Ms. Castaneda has practiced exclusively immigration law for the last 10 years. She has represented clients with USCIS, in Immigration Court and with the Board of Immigration Appeals. Ms. Castaneda graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a double major in Global Studies and Portuguese. She obtained her law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. Ms. Castaneda is the proud daughter of immigrants and a first-generation American. Ms. Castaneda believes that knowledge is power. If her clients know their case, they will be prepared and know what to do. Ms. Castaneda’s first language is Spanish, as she grew up speaking it at home. She later learned to speak Portuguese through her studies at UCSB. She lived and studied in Brazil for one year and experienced the language and culture of Brazil. Ms. Castaneda enjoys spending time with her family; she has two amazing sons, Joshua and Felix.