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With a concentration exclusively on immigration law, Brooks represents a high percentage of clients who require representation in order to acquire green cards, temporary work visas, or who need defense in deportation cases. Yehlen Brooks is additionally well-versed on recent changes in the United States' immigration laws, particularly those that address criminal convictions.A political science graduate of the University of the Philippines in Quezon City, Brooks earned her Juris Doctor in the U.S. at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. She is admitted to the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Brooks has been devoted to the practice of immigration law for more than 15 years and holds a winning record in the majority of the hearings, appeals, waivers, and cases she has represented.Prior to practicing with Immigration Attorney Services in California, Brooks was Assistant General Counsel for the Kansas Corporation Commission. In that capacity, she acted on behalf of the state's interests during utility acquisitions and mergers. Brooks began her legal career as a staff attorney working for the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals, analyzing tax appeals and developing strategies for the state government to pursue in such matters.Internationally well-traveled, Yehlen Brooks has been a visitor to several of the world's seven continents. She is a fluent reader, writer, and speaker of Tagalog, the Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines. For details about her immigration law practice in California, visit the website

Work experience

Jan 1999Present

Immigration Attorney

Immigration Attorney Services


Jan 1987Dec 1989


Washburn University School of Law

Washburn University Law School Alumni Association scholar

Jun 1981Mar 1985


University of the Philippines
Graduated Cum Laude