About Us

Our Team

Our Team

Luna & Associates provides quality and experienced legal representation in the areas of immigration law, general civil practice and environmental law and policy. We represent individuals, businesses, and non-for-profit organizations in an array of immigration matters including family immigration, deportation and asylum defense, business visa processing and employment-related immigration.

We also represent clients in various civil matters including plaintiff personal injury cases and gaming law. In addition, we are dedicated to the assistance of local and regional grass-roots environmental organizations by providing legal analysis and support, primarily on U.S.-Mexico environmental law and policy matters. Luna & Associates is committed to the advancement of common notions of justice and the promotion of social responsibility. Give us a call today and let the best immigration lawyers in San Diego represent you.

Cesar Luna

Owner and Lead Attorney
 

Cesar Luna

Attorney Luna is owner and lead attorney of Luna & Associates with offices based in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. His principal area of practice is immigration law. Since 1997, Cesar Luna has represented numerous individuals as well as corporate clients in an array of immigration matters including deportation defense, family immigration, asylum, business and investor’s visa petitions and employment-based immigration. Additionally, he has prior experience with U.S.-Mexico environmental law and policy, as well as civil litigation. In addition to immigration law, Cesar Luna has also practiced Indian Law by serving as co-counsel with the firm Robert J. Lyttle, P.C., a nationally recognized Indian law firm.
Attorney Luna is a member in good standing with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He belongs to the San Diego AILA Chapter and the Southern California Chapter. Cesar Luna actively volunteers his time by participating in community presentations, consultations at the Consulate and at the Family Justice Center. His regular appearances in local media and seminars throughout Southern California have given him special notoriety and prestige within this community. Attorney Luna is fully proficient in Spanish.

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Gabriela Solis

Foreign Attorney & Legal Support
 

Gabriela Solis

Gabriela obtained her law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana & a master’s degree in Corporative Management from Colegio de Estudios Superiores Humanitas, both in Mexico City. Gabriela worked for two prestigious law firms in Mexico City, Noriega y Escobedo, A.C. and Creel Abogados, A.C. for six years. Later, she worked for the Mexican financial system for 15 years until reaching the position of Director of the Legal Department of IXE Banco, S. A. She left to work for the government in the Legal Department of a parastatal company, DICONSA, S.A., which is dedicated to supplying food to the 22,000 poorest communities in Mexico. In 2009, she was appointed Consul of Mexico in San Diego, CA, as head of the Protection Department where she had the opportunity to attend many protection cases.

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Yvette Lopez-Cooper

Of Counsel
 

Yvette Lopez-Cooper

Ms. Lopez-Cooper brings a wealth of understanding & experience to serve our clients’ global interests. She focuses on family immigration, applications for asylum, citizenship & naturalization matters, and complex litigation issues. She has successfully represented individuals before the United States Immigration Courts and appellate bodies. She has been a legal commentator on television and radio and a columnist for Enlace, the Spanish edition of the San Diego Union Tribune. As part of Luna and Associates, she consults for the San Diego Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit, Family Justice Center. She is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and California Supreme Court.

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Cosette Blasquez Ramirez

Legal Assistant and Marketing Coordinator
 

Cosette Blasquez Ramirez

Mrs. Blasquez Ramirez joined Luna & Associates in 2007. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a minor in Sociology from San Diego State University in 2008. Mrs. Blasquez Ramirez has continued her education in many fields including Marketing, Website creation and programming and Immigration Law. Her dedication and versatility has allowed her to work in the areas of non-immigrant visas, Indian Law, Deportation and Removal and more recently with Family Immigration.

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Karla Elaine-a Garcia

Social Media and Communications Analyst 

Karla Elaine-a Garcia

Karla graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in May of 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Chicano Studies. Karla has worked for the City of Chula Vista as well as the National Chamber of Commerce, expanding on her passion of giving back to her community. Karla has grown into the role of strategizing the firms social media accounts as well as our external communications. She continues her training here at Luna & Associates on various types of immigration cases.

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Yavira Crabtree

Legal Assistant and Office Manager
 

Yavira Crabtree

Mrs. Crabtree joined our firm in 2004 and has since been a key part of our team. She has almost 20 years of experience in the immigration field. Her critical thinking, dedication, and attention to detail make her a client’s favorite. Currently she is the Senior Legal Assistant for Family Immigration and Removal Proceedings Legal Team as well as the office manager. Her education includes attending City College for Legal Administrative and Psychology. As part of our team she has attended AILA Immigration Seminars in 2000, 2002, 2009; and 2017 as well as multiple Immigration classes and webinars.

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Francelle Moreno

Foreign Attorney and Business Visa Coordinator 

Francelle Moreno

Ms. Moreno joined our team in June 2011 as legal support for both the immigrant and non-immigrant Departments. In 2015, Ms. Moreno obtained her LL.M in Comparative Law from California Western School of Law. In 2010, she obtained her Law Degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California and prior joining this law firm she worked in Tijuana, Baja California with the Mexican Civil and Trade Law Firm of De la Rosa, Moreno & Gonzalez Montalvo. As part of her training here at Luna and Associates and her transition to the American Law System, Ms. Moreno has participated in the Immigration Court Rules and Procedures and other legal Seminars.

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Karina Flores

Legal Support
 

Karina Flores

Karina has previously worked in the field of environmental justice as an administrator for Justice Transition Alliance where she began her career in social justice. Karina joined Luna & Associates in 2012 as administrative support and has continued to provide excellent customer service and legal assistance ever since .Karina is bilingual and bicultural and has grown into the role of legal support for our immigration cases including Consular Processing, Adjustments of Status and U Visas. She has attended several immigration seminars and trainings to continue to expand on her knowledge in the immigration field.

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