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The Law Offices of Patricia S. Depew provides legal representation for individuals in the areas of:


Immigration and Naturalization
Bankruptcy
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
Entertainment Law

Free Consultation and Reasonable Fees

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The firm represents clients throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County and the San Fernando Valley region, Ventura County and the surrounding areas. She is committed to protecting the individual whether the legal matter involves immigration and naturalization, consumer bankruptcy, or bad faith on the part of an insurance company. In addition, her background in the entertainment industry makes her highly sought after by writers, directors, producers and actors who are concerned about obtaining fair contracts and protecting their intellectual property rights.

Patricia Depew believes that the key to successfully representing clients is to educate them about the law, make sure they are fully informed and then work closely with them so that they can make sound decisions that are in their long-term best interest. Her clients are not passed off to paralegals or associates. They work directly with her on their legal matters. Satisfied current and former clients continue to be her greatest source of new clients and cases.

IMMIGRATION and NATURALIZATION
The firm's comprehensive immigration practice includes representation for deportation proceedings, family-based immigration, and business / employment immigration. Patricia Depew represents clients before the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly known as the INS) and U.S. Immigration Court, and provides guidance in matters relating to immigration and naturalization, visas, citizenship, asylum, employment, and deportation.

CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY
The firm provides the highest quality representation to clients in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings. Patricia Depew dedicates much energy to keeping abreast of the latest developments in this complex area of law. As Congress prepares to make change re act swiftly on behalf on her clients in the event of legislative changes. She knows the stress and pressure that clients feel when they are being hounded by bill collectors. Patricia Depew also knows the reward of seeing good, honest people get the chance to start over and build a financially secure future.

INSURANCE LAW

When an insurance company violates principles or regulations governing insurance law, it may constitute bad faith in denying a claim, stalling in making a decision on a claim, requiring unreasonable actions or documentation by an insured to prove a claim, or low-balling the value of a claim. Patricia Depew aggressively represents people who are being treated unfairly by their insurance company and zealously pursues these claims. In addition to the value of the claim itself, an insurance company acting in bad faith may also be liable for damages for causing emotional distress to the plaintiff and perhaps even punitive damages if the conduct, or the pattern of conduct, is outrageous.

ENTERTAINMENT LAW
Patricia Depew understands the entertainment industry. As a film producer and director, she produced and directed PBS and network programs, received an NEA grant, and won numerous awards for her films. In her law practice, Patricia Depew works with producers, writers, directors and actors, helping them with contracts and intellectual property concerns. She is a skilled negotiator and works closely with clients so that they are well-informed and able to make decisions that are in their best interest in the long run.