Kalpana Immigration Attorney Fremont - MPLG

Kalpana V. Peddibhotla

Kalpana V. Peddibhotla practices immigration and nationality law exclusively. Located in Silicon Valley / San Francisco Bay Area, her immigration practice includes employment and family-based petitions, naturalization and appeals.  #Immigration Attorney Fremont / Bay Area

Prior to launching her own law practice, Kalpana represented individuals and companies in complex business disputes for two prominent Silicon Valley law firms, while maintaining a substantial pro bono practice on the side.

Kalpana launched her own law firm in 2005 and has represented numerous companies on their business immigration matters. She has successfully guided Silicon Valley companies from inception to exit. Kalpana has significant experience with H-1B, L, PERM, and Extraordinary Ability petitions. She has taught business immigration CLE’s, has been featured on radio and news programs, and has been an invited speaker at AILA conferences.

Kalpana continues to maintain her community and local involvement through various pro bono projects and activities.  Her past contributions include serving as a volunteer attorney with Catholic Charities, the Muslim Community Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In 2018, Kalpana received the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award from the Tahirih Justice Center. She has also been recognized by the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California with the Trailblazer’s Award and as the Public Interest Attorney of the year by the South Asian Bar Association of North America. In 2018 she served as the national co-chair for the South Asian Bar Association’s Annual Naturalization Drive.

She is currently the Advocacy Co-Chair with the AILA – Santa Clara Valley Chapter.

Kalpana is a graduate of Chicago Kent College of Law (1998) and UC Berkeley.  She is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal District Court.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

  • South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, Community Impact Award (2019).
  • South Asian Bar Association of North America, Outstanding Program Award, Immigration Committee (2018).
  • Tahirih Justice Center, Public Interest Award (2017-2018).
  • South Asian Bar Association of North America, Public Interest Award (2012).
  • South Asian Bar Association Bar Association of Northern California, Trailblazer Award (2012).
  • California State Bar, Public Interest Award, Nominee (2012).
  • California Lawyer Magazine, CLAY Award, Nominee (2012).

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • AILA National Conference, Setting Yourself Up for EB-1 Success: You Can Get There From Here! (2019).
  • AILA California Chapter’s Conference, San Diego, CA, Overcoming New Challenges: Tips for Successful Extraordinary and Outstanding Petitions (2018).
  • SABA Know Your Rights Panels, Fremont, CA; San Jose Gurdwara (2017).
  • AILA Fall Chapter’s Conference, Chicago, PERM and H-1B Compliance for the Modern Worksite (2016).
  • Maitri, Guest Speaker, Immigration Consequences and Divorce (2016, 2017, 2018).
  • South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, Panel Speaker, Immigration 101 (2013).
  • South Asian Bar Association of North America, Panel Speaker, Immigration Reform (2014).
  • AILA National Chapter, Audio Seminar Panelist, F-1 Students at Troubled Schools (2013).
  • Telugu Association of Northern America (TANA), Guest Speaker, Immigration Issues for Students (2012).
  • AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter, Panel Speaker, Alternatives to H-1Bs (2012).
  • Indian Consulate San Francisco, Guest Speaker, Tri-Valley University Closure and Student Options (2011).
  • Indian American Forum for Political Education (IAFPE), Moderator, Immigration, Health Care & Politics (2009).
  • AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter, Panel Moderator, H-1B and Layoffs (2009).
  • Indian Business and Professional Women (IBPW) Annual Conference, Moderator (2009); Panel Speaker (2010).
  • American Association of Bangladesh Engineers & Architects (AABEA), Speaker, Business Immigration (2009).
  • IT Professionals of Indian Origin (ITPIO), Panel Speaker, Immigration: Policy Changes Affecting IT Industry (2009).
  • Santa Clara University, Domestic Violence Class, Guest Speaker, U-visa (2008).
  • Next Door Solutions / Maitri, Guest Speaker, U-Visa and Other Options for Victims of Violence (2007).
  • North American SABA Convention, Panel Speaker, Solo and Small Firm Practice (2007).
  • Indus Women Leader (IWL) Annual Conference, Panel Moderator, Cultural and Spiritual Identity (2007).
  • India Community Center (ICC), International Women’s Day, Panel Speaker, Family Law and Immigration (2006).
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Brown Bag Series, Guest Speaker, Divorce and Dowry (2006).

 

MEMBERSHIPS:  AILA, SABA, ACLU.                                BAR ADMISSION:  California, Jan. 1999.