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David Rodriguez

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Meet David Rodriguez, a seasoned immigration attorney with a journey that reflects, dedication, resilience, and a passion for helping others navigate the complexities of immigration law. David entered the immigration field in 2009, initially as an Immigration Consultant with Over the years, David provided thousands of consultations and processed thousands of cases from all over the world. Seeing a career opportunity, he started law school in his 30s, working during the day and taking classes at night. In 2019, he passed the California Bar Exam and finally became an attorney at 40 years old. David continued his career with the Law Office of Deron Smallcomb and Modern Law Group. There, he took on more complex cases, using his BA in English writing skills to prepare motions, briefs, waivers and appeals. He represented clients in court for Asylum and Cancellation of Removal in many jurisdictions across the country. Soon, he became the Lead Attorney for Modern Law Group's San Diego office, where he managed a team of multi-national paralegals and trained new attorneys. Despite his career success, David always possess an entrepreneurial spirit. He's a self-made New Yorker at heart. In January 2024, he began a new chapter in life, taking a risk to start his own practice while traveling abroad to see all the places in the world he learned about from his clients. David is not just a lawyer who knows the theory, while his staff does all the work. He's a solo practicioner who's been there, done that, from the clerical paperwork to advocating in front of a judge. Now, he's prepared to provide real talk with video consultations and case representation.

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Law Office of David Rodriguez

864 Grand Ave #1063 San Diego, CA 92109

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Practice Areas

Asylum and Protection
Consular Processing
Students and Exchange Visitors
Artists, Performers, and Athletes Visa
Waivers of Condition or Criminal Conviction
Religious Workers
Special Circumstances (U, T, VAWA, etc)
Business/Investor Visa & Green Card
Employment-based Visa & Green Card
Family-based Visa & Green Card
Optional Practical Training (OPT)



Active, Acquired in 2019, Updated in 2024


Law Office of Deron Smallcomb

Attorney/Paralegal, 2018 - 2021

Law Office of David Rodriguez

Attorney, 2019 - present

Modern Law Group

Immigration Attorney, 2021 - 2023

Paralegal/Immigration Consultant, 2009 - 2015


Western Sierra Law School

JD - Juris Doctor, Graduated in 2016

Marist College

Bachelor's Degree, Graduated in 2003