Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Staff Attorney


Jessica Castellanos is a Staff Attorney in the immigration unit at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles. She joined Advancing Justice-LA in 2017 and provides removal defense services throughout Los Angeles County. Prior to Advancing Justice-LA, Jessica was an Asylum Officer at the Los Angeles Asylum Office, Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Pro Bono Immigration Fellow/Practice Attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP, and a Staff Attorney at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. Jessica received her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law and her B.A. from UC Berkeley. 

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For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395


Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.