Candice Garrett is one of the longest-serving members of the law firm, having worked as a paralegal during law school, a new attorney, and now as one of the team leaders in the law firm.
Since joining the firm she gained extensive experience in a wide variety of immigrant and non-immigrant matters, with a focus on EB-5 investment immigration. Ms. Garrett joined the firm as an associate attorney in December 2010. Since that time, Ms. Garrett has counseled and successfully represented EB-5 investors in obtaining their permanent resident status in the United States through I-526 immigrant investor petitions, consular processing, adjustment of status, and I-829 petitions for removal of conditions.
Ms. Garrett has also assisted clients in the fields of high technology, academic, and science with petitions by aliens of extraordinary abilities and outstanding researchers (EB-1), national interest waivers (EB-2), religious workers (EB-4), as well as family-based immigration, citizenship and naturalization. She has aided pro bono clients including U-Visa applicants (nonimmigrant status for victims of criminal activities. Ms. Garrett has assisted clients obtain immigrant visas through U.S. consulates around the world.
Ms. Garrett was a major contributor to the law firm’s work on United States v. Santis-Hernandez, which lead to the ACLU Foundation of Southern California honoring Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP as one of the 2012 Immigrant Rights Advocacy Award recipients.
Ms. Garrett serves as a member of the Union Board of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California, member of the ACLU of Southern California Union Board Executive Committee as well as chair of their immigration policy committee. Ms. Garrett is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before the state courts of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.