Vivian N. Szawarc

Vivian N. Szawarc

Los Angeles, California

Attorney Vivian Szawarc, an immigrant herself, was born in Argentina and migrated to the United States of America at age 19. She has worked for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office and has represented hundreds of clients. She graduated from UWLA School of law and became an attorney in 1993. Throughout her career, her focus has been fighting for the rights of immigrants.Vivian is a member in good standing of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), California Bar Association, and MABA , She is also counsel for the Mexican Consulate at Los Angeles. She is licensed to practice immigration law in all states and territories of the United States, the United States District Court for the Central District of California and in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Some of her volunteer work consists of working with non-profit organizations that work with abused women. She has assisted numerous clients obtain legal status.

Areas of Practice

  • Obama's Immigration Policy
  • Deportation Proceedings
  • TPS
  • Asylum
  • Family Petitions
  • Appeals
  • ICE Arrests

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2001


  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California - 1989
    • Major: Pre-Law


  • Enrique Arevalo, Esq.
  • Judith Daniel, Esq.
  • Retired Immigration Judge Gilbert Gembacz
  • Dr. Raul Hinojosa, UCLA


  • Parent Workshop, Mexican Consulate, 2016
  • Los Angeles District Attorney’s office

Honors and Awards

  • Principal Honor Roll, 1990 - 1991
  • Certificate of Appreciation, City of Los Angeles, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member, 1993 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Member, 1993 - Present
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • MABA, Member
  • Better Business Bureau, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • JThomas Cairns Jr., Of Counsel, 1993 - 1995
  • LADA, Law Clerk, 1989 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Consulado Mexicano en Los Angeles, 2012 - Present
  • AILA/MABA/City of Los Angeles/LACBA, 1993 - Present


  • English
  • Spanish