Bill Waddell graduated from California Western School of law in May of 1992. He opened his law office in February of 1993, and has been practicing immigration law exclusively since that time. His practice includes deportation defense, family visa petitions, adjustment of status, political asylum, citizenship applications, appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, and immigration appeals to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Over the years Mr. Waddell has spoken to various legal groups concerning the effects of a criminal conviction on a non-citizens immigration status.
Mr. Waddell is the author of the article “Not So Permanent: The Effect of a Criminal Conviction on Immigrants” published in 1999 in the law journal Guild Practitioner. (56 Guild Prac. 190 (1999))
Mr. Waddell is also the author of “United States Immigration: A Historical Perspective” published as the introductory chapter in the textbook Handbook of Immigrant Health edited by Sana Loue, 1998 Plenum Press.
In 2013, he received a Top Attorney award from the San Diego Daily Transcript in the field of Immigration.
Mr. Waddell is a member of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.