Kalpana V. Peddibhotla practices immigration and nationality law exclusively. Her practice areas include employment and family-based petitions, naturalization and appeals. Prior to launching her own law practice, Kalpana represented individuals and companies in complex business disputes for two prominent Silicon Valley law firms, while maintaining a substantial pro bono practice on the side.
Kalpana has always believed in immigrant rights and advocacy. Providing competent and cost-effective representation to local immigrant communities has become her mission and prompted her to launch her own law firm in 2005.
Kalpana continues to maintain her community and local involvement through various pro bono projects and activities. Kalpana’s past contributions include serving as a volunteer attorney with Catholic Charities, the Muslim Community Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She also established the India Community Center’s volunteer program as its first Volunteer Services Director. In addition, Kalpana is actively engaged with various local and national bar associations. She has previously served on the Executive Board of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
In 2012, she was recognized by the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California with the Trailblazer’s Award for advocacy on behalf of the former students of Tri-Valley University and her representation of Mandeep Chahal a DREAM Act Student. She was also was recognized as the Public Interest Attorney of the year in 2012 by the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA).
Kalpana is a graduate of Chicago Kent College of Law (1998) and UC Berkeley (1988). She is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal District Court.