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It’s a Heckuva Time to Be an Immigration Attorney in Our Border City! – Episode 2 of SDCBA’s “Meet & Confer” podcast is out!

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

The second episode of SDCBA’s “Meet & Confer” podcast hosted by SDCBA Members, Renee Stackhouse and Jim Crosby, is out and available for listening and download at (It’s also an Apple and Android Podcast – “SDCBA’s Meet and Confer”).

In this episode of Meet and Confer, Renee and Jim sit down with San Diego immigration attorneys Teodora Purcell and Jesse Imbriano to discuss the challenges for attorneys practicing immigration law in these turbulent times in our border city. It was, to say the least, a fascinating and inspiring discussion!




Teodora D. Purcell practices in the area of immigration law. She has extensive experience in all facets of U.S. immigration law with focus on business immigration. Ms. Purcell advises corporate and individual clients on a variety of employment and family-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, I-9 compliance, applications for U.S. citizenship and other immigration benefits. She is certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Purcell is a 2001 graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law and Special Counsel at Duane Morris, LLP.

Jesse Imbriano is the supervising attorney at Casa Cornelia Law Center, a pro bono law firm in San Diego. Casa Cornelia Law Center provides direct representation in humanitarian immigration applications, including asylum and related relief and protection, special immigrant juvenile status, U and T visas, and VAWA self-petitions and cancellation of removal. Mr. Imbriano directly supervises the legal work of the law firm—including a robust team of staff attorneys and hundreds of volunteer attorneys from the private bar—while maintaining an active case load. Mr. Imbriano is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law.

“Meet & Confer” is a podcast for and about our unique San Diego legal community. We hope to grow our San Diego audience as we grow the podcast. Please look for new episodes, keep listening, subscribe to the Apple podcast, and let us know what you’d like to hear about on future episodes by sending an email to


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