Our Philosophy and Approach 

Attorneys Cynthia Lucas and Veronica Barba founded Lucas & Barba LLP with the aim of providing high quality immigration expertise to individuals seeking legal representation that is affordable, accessible and reliable. Our firm recognizes that receiving a positive result in an immigration matter is not simply about winning a case, but about empowering the individual going through the process to pursue employment opportunities, a new or more stable life, or peace of mind. We are committed to providing open and honest communication, unwavering advocacy and quality representation to each client. We take the time to explain the process so that our clients have a better understanding of their cases, the law involved and their rights.  

Our Legal Services 

We specialize in U.S. immigration and nationality law, and specifically assist with the following types of general and niche matters within this area: 

  • Family-based immigration matters, ranging from relative visa petitions to complex waivers and consular processing;
  • Special immigrant visas such as those available to survivors of trafficking, domestic violence, serious crimes and vulnerable children through Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U visa, T visa, and Special Immigrant Juvenile laws; 
  • Other special forms of relief including humanitarian visas, Parole in Place for family members of military service men and women, advice and assistance to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients;
  • Removal defense specializing in representing detainees who suffer from mental health and developmental disabilities, as well as general removal defense concentrating on detained and non-detained clients with claims for relief including but not limited to Cancellation of Removal and Asylum/Withholding of Removal/Convention Against Torture; and, 
  • Naturalization matters.

Given the range of immigration practice areas, Lucas & Barba represents clients before all U.S. Department of Homeland Security agencies, the U.S. Department of State, and in U.S. Immigration Courts, as well as California State Probate and Family Courts in connection with Special Immigrant Juveniles in need of related assistance with guardianship and custody matters.