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David M. Haghighi, Esq. 

Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer

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David M. Haghighi


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Mr. Haghighi is a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. As an Iranian Jew, he came to the United States 40 years ago, fleeing persecution. He was granted asylum status allowing him to safely stay in the United States and obtain all the benefits this beautiful country has to offer.

Mr. Haghighi has made it his life's mission to help others from all walks of life fleeing persecution, want a new start in this country, or have come to this land seeking the American dream. During the last 18+ years, Mr. Haghighi has consistently traveled all over the United States, defending his clients from deportation and removal in various immigration courts, whether in detained or non-detained settings. He has successfully represented thousands of clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and various United States Circuit Court of Appeals, legitimatizing their status here, allowing his clients to live and work in the United States. 

Mr. Haghighi received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. During law school, Mr. Haghighi externed for the Honorable Alan M. Ahart, United States District Court, Central District, California. 

As a lawyer and advocate, Mr. Haghighi has learned that not everybody succeeds. This is why an attorney who, like Mr. Haghighi, knows the law, is attentive to detail, compassionate, and willing to vigorously fight on behalf of his clients, helps increase the chances of success. Mr. Haghighi routinely represents clients in a wide range of complex immigration issues all across the United States.   


  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D. 2000 

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), B.A. 1995, 

       Cum Laude, College & Departmental Honors



  • California

  • District Court Central District of California

  • District Court Northern District of California

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

  • American Bar Association 

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association 


  • 2022-2024 Southern California SuperLawyer

  • Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law, by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

  • Superb Rating (10 out of 10), Avvo.

  • Rated Top 3 Immigration Lawyers in Los Angeles, by Three Best Rated. 

  • 10 Best Attorney, Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Legal Counsel, Immigration and Nationality Law Division.  

  • Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Member

  • Top 10 Attorneys, The American Jurist Institute, Immigration and Nationality Division. 

  • Top 100 Lawyers, The National Advocates. 

  • Top 100 Lawyers, The American Society of Legal Advocates. 

  • Top 100 Immigration Lawyers in the State of California by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo.

  • A+ Accredited Business, Better Business Bureau (BBB) 

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