Biography

Merrilee SnellMs. Snell was admitted to the California State Bar in 1982 and is licensed to practice before the Central District of California and before the Ninth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. She served as chair of the Immigration Section of the Los Angeles County Bar and on the executive board of Long Beach Women Lawyers. In 2006, she received the Honorable Benjamin Aranda III Outstanding Public Service Award for her tireless efforts on behalf of immigrants. She was also recognized by the Los Angeles Lawyer magazine as being one of the outstanding lawyers in California for using her legal knowledge and skills to obtain immigrant rights for the victims of domestic violence and HIV. (The Angel Awards – the state’s outstanding pro bono lawyers)

Ms. Snell meets monthly with the Los Angeles District Director of the Immigration Service. She contributes to the immigrant community through her writings and lectures on immigration law.

Ms. Snell has been recognized as a 2011-2012 Super Lawyer.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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