Immigration Quiz

Anna Fadul

Anna Fadul

Associate Attorney
Ms. Fadul is an Associate Attorney at the Law Office of Jacob J. Sapochnick. She earned her law degree from Brazil, graduating in 2006 and became a member of the Brazilian Bar in 2007. Thereafter, she completed a post-graduate program in Environmental Law in Brazil and a Master's in Bioethics, in Argentina. As an attorney in Brazil, she worked at two law firms, in civil law and litigation. She worked at her previous job for 7 years before deciding to enhance her knowledge in the U.S. arriving in 2018. In the U.S. she completed a Paralegal Certificate at UCSD and a Master's in Comparative Law at California Western School of Law. She loves new challenges and appreciates the opportunity to start something new. Although she is fascinated by criminology and litigation, working with immigrants has been an enriching and life-changing experience. Ms. Fadul was admitted to the California State Bar in 2022.

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  • Portuguese
A Little Bit More About Anna Fadul

What is your position with the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick?
I am currently an Associate Attorney

How did you end up working for the Law Firm?
I am an immigrant myself. A friend told me about Jacob being an immigration attorney, as I was uncertain about my next steps and I read his book “My American Job”. After I completed my academic program in the U.S. I reached out to Jacob to get a better understanding of my options and he decided to give me the opportunity to work for him!

What does your job entail?
I am mostly a listener and a writer. Clients will tell me their life stories and, together with the attorneys, we will find the best way to present their requests to immigration. I work with both family and business units.

What is the most difficult part of your job?
The language barrier as we have clients from all over the world

What is the best part of your job?
Working with people and being able to help make a difference in their lives

Where are you originally from?
I am from the first Capital of Brazil, Salvador state of Bahia!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am passionate about photography and I’ll usually be walking around with my camera in my free time. I also practice yoga, read, and draw.

Do you have any unusual hobbies?
I like to people watch

Can you tell us about your family, pet, etc.?
My parents live in Brazil and I miss them dearly. I am the youngest of three women, and I have three nephews. I always had pets, but have not had one since in the U.S. I hope that changes soon.

Do you have a favorite saying or quote and if so, what is it and why?
You have a choice every day. Choose to be kind.

A favorite book or move you would like to share?
I love true stories or anything related to criminal investigation
Anything from John Grisham!
The Glass Castle
The boy in the striped pajama
The Girl who Couldn't Read
Who wants to be a millionaire
In cold blood

Client Reviews
Great immigration lawyer, very professional, knowledgeable and experienced. Jacob always answered my questions, e-mails and calls; great customer service from him and everybody at his office. I highly recommend Jacob, probably the best immigration lawyer out there. Plinio Franca
I trust you know how much all of us at the Spreckels Organ Society appreciate your incredible generosity in providing legal assistance with the visas required by the international artists last year during our International Summer Organ Festival. We consider it an honor that you and your firm provided this service, and were delighted to publicize your firm in our concert materials. George H.
That's good news on the approval of our 3 executive L1A visas. You fought a tough RFE, but we won. We are pleased to be working with you. KB is also bringing passports tomorrow again to the US Embassy in Tashkent for visa processing. We look forward to his arrival to the US. Sarvar
I wanted to thank again and again for obtaining my E1 Treaty Trader visa for me. The process was not easy, especially since our trade was all based on Technology. You knew the law, and was able to craft an outstanding file to be presented to Immigration. We are now ready to take the business to the next level. Toda Raba
Thanks for helping me with my marriage-based immigration case. You were very accessible - taking my calls, returning my messages and emails promptly. You answered all my questions. I was most impressed and relieved that you attended the immigration interview with me and my wife. You made the whole process streamline and simple. You really know your stuff, and you're a nice, friendly guy as well. Shane P.