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.
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.
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.
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.