Immigration Quiz

Nathalie Gomez

Nathalie Gomez Legal Assistant

San Bernardino County native, Nathalie Gomez, joined our team in March of 2014 as a legal assistant. Ms. Gomez helps the attorneys and staff primarily with Family-based petitions, adjustment of status, K1 Fiancé Visas, and Applications for Naturalization and Citizenship. Prior to joining our firm, she interned at a personal injury practice as well as the Trans-Border research institute at the University of San Diego where she was involved in the research of all aspects of security and the rule of law in Mexico. Ms. Gomez has very strong analytical and writing skills having been involved in journalism for over 6 years. Ms. Gomez is also very passionate about immigration law, having been through the adjustment process with her husband and coming from a family who immigrated to the United States over 20 years ago. In her free time she enjoys learning about different cultures and traveling the world. She has traveled to Paris, Belgium, Austria, Istanbul, and Greece and is fluent in Spanish.

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University of San Diego
B.A. in Political Science and International Relations
Minor in Business Administration

A Little Bit More About Nathalie Gomez

What is your position with the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick?
I am a legal assistant at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick

How did you end up working for the Law Firm?
After graduating from college I knew I wanted to work for a law firm to begin honing my skills in the legal field. I reached out to Jacob after graduating and the rest is history. I am honored to be a part of the team.

What does your job entail?
I assist the attorneys primarily with adjustments of status, applications for citizenship, I-751 Waivers, DACA cases, K-1 Visas, and I am a regular blogger for our blog pages.

What is the most difficult part of your job?
The most difficult part of the job is definitely seeing the grief and stress that clients have to go through. I think that since most of our staff immigrated to the United States at some point, we know firsthand and completely understand what our clients are going through.

What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is calling a client and congratulating them on the approval of their visa

Where are you originally from?
Upland California

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Watch documentary films or spend time with family.

Do you have any unusual hobbies?
Not that I can think of

Can you tell us about your family, pet, etc.?
I have two older sisters and live with my husband and two pets Luke and Christian

Do you have a favorite saying or quote and if so, what is it and why?
Give me a place to stand and I shall move the world - Archimedes

It reminds us that we are capable of anything

A favorite book or movie you would like to share?
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Leo Africanus Amin Maalouf
Anything by Epictetus and Plato

Favorite movies
Pans labyrinth
Blood Diamond
El Infierno
Maria Llena de Gracia
Enemy at the Gates
Full Metal Jacket
City of God

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.