Stephanie M. Alcala, Esq. was born and raised in San Diego, California. The U.S./Mexico border has been a constant presence in her life. As the daughter of immigrants, the complicated processes of the immigration system affected her family members and friends.
Seeking to understand more about this complex area of law and how to help individuals to navigate the process, she has dedicated herself to the practice of immigration law. Due to her own personal experiences with various immigration processes, she is passionate about helping her clients and empowering them with knowledge of the immigration system. As an immigration attorney she has been able to combine her love of knowledge with her passion for helping people. After attending Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California, she transferred to the University of California, San Diego where she earned a degree in Communication. She then attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, where she earned a Juris Doctor.
Stephanie is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association, La Raza, and Lawyer’s Club. Her practice focuses on immigration and family law.
Ravi Mohan Mohan
Ravi V. Mohan, Esq. is the family law attorney at Stephanie Alcala Law Offices. Joining our firm at the start of 2017, Mr. Mohan works meticulously to advocate for clients in a wide-range of matters ranging from divorce, custody and visitation, and child & spousal support.
Mr. Mohan is proud to have been admitted to Thomas Jefferson School of Law under the Dean’s Merit Scholarship. During his time at Thomas Jefferson, he earned the Jefferson Medal for client interviewing and counseling as well as Pro Bono honors at the Public Defender’s Office.
Prior to dedicating his time to Family Law, Mr. Mohan worked on a major securities case and was in-house counsel for a software technology firm. He has criminal defense experience gained from spending his last year in law school interning at the Public Defender’s office in downtown San Diego. Mr. Mohan has been admitted to practice law in California by the Supreme Court of the State of California.
With his free time, Mr. Mohan enjoys spending time with his wife, going to the gym and watching sports.
Lidia Pantoja is a paralegal with a focus on Immigration Law at the offices of Stephanie Alcala Law Offices, APC.
Lidia has more than 15 years of experience in the field of immigration law. Lidia has worked with distinguished Immigration Attorneys including Barbara Strickland among others. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana. Lidia was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, in 1994, she emigrated to the United States and in 2000 she obtained her American Citizenship, which has allowed her to understand and connect with our clients undergoing the difficult and confusing immigration processes, Lidia is very pleased to be part of the future of our clients.
Joshua Hernandez is a family Law paralegal at Stephanie Alcala Law Offices, APC. Joining the firm in 2016, Joshua works closely with our family law attorney, Ravi Mohan, in handling cases from start to finish with the utmost care and professionalism.
Joshua’s prior experience includes working with a Personal Injury/Social Security Disability Law Firm as well as a large multi-state law firm representing major financial institutions.
Joshua is fluent in both Spanish and English and holds an American Bar Association Approved Paralegal Certificate from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego. In his spare time, Joshua enjoys photography, videography, and mountain climbing.
Ivonne Ruvalcaba Working as Immigration Legal Assistant at Stephanie Alcala Law Offices, APC. Ivonne has a master’s degree in Comparative Law from California Western School of Law. She was born and raised in Tijuana Mexico, graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California and one year later graduated with a Master’s Degree in constitutional Law and Administrative Law from the same institution.
As an Attorney in Mexico and an immigrant, Ivonne feels the responsibility to help those like herself who came to the USA looking for a better future. She is planning to seat for the California Bar Exam in 2018.
Her experience as an Immigration Legal Assistant taught her to better understand the problems our community faces here in the U.S. As an immigrant, she knows that we are not only working for someone’s green card but for their future and their family’s future. There is no greater satisfaction, as a professional, than to know that you are part of a team helping to make our clients’ dreams come true.
Lynnette Neri joined our firm in late December 2016. Lynnette was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She speaks fluently both English and Spanish, Lynnette enjoys her work by supporting our Immigrant community and people who find themselves in problems within the law of Family Law.
Recomiendo el despacho de la Lic. Alcala ampliamente, gracias a su apoyo logre obtener mi residencia apesar de que otros abogados me habian dicho que no era posible, estoy mas que contento con sus servicios ademas su staff es muy amable y preparado, muchas gracias por todo su apoyo.
- Pascual P. 2/15/2018
I really really recomend this place. Best law office I have ever met.
- Libia Moreno. 0/30/2018
Recomendable, la Licenciada Alcala es muy buena abogada de inmigracion, tanto ella como su equipo es muy profesional, me ayudaron en mi tramite de ciudadania y ahora estan llevando el proceso de residencia de mi esposa. Muchas gracias !!
- Hector Esparza. 0/5/2018
This is an outstanding firm that does an excellent job and looks out for the interest of their clients. Stephanie is highly knowledgeable, personable, and honest. She was a pleasure to work with along with her staff. I recommend her firm without any hesitation.
- CSUF SCTA. 11/30/2017
She is a excellent lawyer ,super professional and helpful in every aspect. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends . I am very happy with her service!
- jamy paniagua. 11/29/2017
I really highly recommend this place best law firm place ever.
- April Rios. 11/29/2017
Great staff, very helpful family lawyer! Will care for you and help with anything you might need.
- Alex Meraz. 11/29/2017
This office is by far the best! Stephanie helped my mom with her citizenship and made the whole process stress free and easy. Definitely would recommend her to anyone. Her staff is amazing and extremely helpful too. Thank you Stephanie & staff!
- ann cranston. 11/29/2017
Highly recommend Stephanie Alcala am very satisfied with my experience thank you very much and her staff as well she a very excellent lawer and very helpful they all do such a great job on helping you best lawer thank you very much!!!!!!!!
- Erick Superhero's. 11/14/2017
My experience with Stephanie Alcala Law Offices has been nothing short of outstanding. From the staff to the attorneys and paralegals it's always a pleasure stepping into the office even though it is not under the best of circumstances. It makes it a little easier for me as I go through my case. Personally, I feel like the people who work here genuinely care about you and do the best they can for your case. Couldn't be happier with the way my case has been handled and my attorney Ravi. He is an exceptionally good attorney and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
- Cesar Parra. 11/2/2017
Amazing Attorney, very attentive and on top of everything, my case was resolved in a timely manner. The staff is amazing highly recommend.
- Maribel Garcia. 10/17/2017
Stephanie was great! Not only was she very helpful and professional but she is also bilingual. She was able to help my aunt obtain her citizenship with ease. We are all very grateful for all her help. Truly recommend her!
- Mirna G. 10/17/2017
(Translated by Google) I want to recognize the office of Stephanie Alcala and all the people who collaborate with her. For her professionalism and responsibility they were always at my side helping me and one step ahead of me. Thank God for putting them on my Path and guide me and help me with my proseso God fill them with benedictions a thousand thanks for all your help today thanks to the office and all your staff I can live calmly and without fear and offer a better future to my family. I want to recognize "Lidia" for her help and understanding in the most difficult times of my life she gave me her help and I felt understood words I need to thank her for her help, I just need to leave you the best and a thousand thanks for all your help
Quiero recononer a la oficina de Stephanie alcalar y a todas las personas que colaboran con Ella Por su profesionalismo y responsabilidad estuvieron siempre a mi lado ayudandome y un paso adelante de mi . gracias a Dios por ponerlos en mi Camino y guiarme y ayudarme con mi proseso Dios los llene de bediciones mil gracias por toda su ayuda hoy gracias a la oficina y a todo su personal puedo vivir tranquila y sin miedo y ofreserles un futuro mejor a mi familia. quiero reconoserle a "Lidia" por su ayuda y comprencion en los tiempos mas dificiles de mi vida me dio su ayuda y me senti comprendida palabras me faltan para agradeserle su ayuda solo me queda deciarles lo mejor y mil gracias por toda su ayuda
- Opening Surprise. 10/3/2017
(Translated by Google) Excellent immigration attorney, very professional and attentive. Thanks to her my wife got her residency in 3 months and is now in the process of obtaining citizenship. Thank you so much!!
Excelente abogada de inmigración, muy profesional y atenta. Gracias a ella mi esposa obtuvo su residencia en 3 meses y ahora esta en el proceso de obtener su ciudadania. Muchas Gracias!!