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Founded by Deron E. Smallcomb back in 2009 and as a Law Office since 2012, the San Diego, California, Southlake, Texas and New York based Law Offices focus on Business and Family Based Immigration & Asylum Law throughout the country. Filing more than an average of 1000 petitions per year garnering 10,000+ approvals, earning a 99%+ success rate, the firm has raised the standard for client advocacy.

This staff was hand picked to serve our global clientele, we speak multiple languages: Spanish, Russian, Tagalog / Filipino, Chinese, Kapampangan and more which enables us to communicate at a high level with clients. Meet the team that has seen almost every type of case and can likely help you with yours.

Meet Our Team Deron Edward Smallcomb, Esq. Profile Picture of Deron Edward Smallcomb, Esq.

Supervising Attorney

Deron filed his own fiance visa 12 years ago and then founded the office in 2009 to help others. Since that time he has been involved with helping 1000's of clients get their approvals as well.
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San Diego Office - Lead Attorney

David has been working in Immigration since 2010. He has personally helped thousands of clients start their lives in America or remain here to do so. David oversees the San Diego office and is able to assist clients on a vast array of Immigration matters.
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Yulia moved to San Diego and began working at Modern Law Group, P.C., where Yulia’s diverse skill set allows her to effectively work on asylum applications, family petitions, naturalization and adjustment of status. She specializes with Russian-speaking clients from all parts of the world including Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and many others.
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Lead Russian Paralegal – CA Office

Anastasia is originally from Russia and has personal experience with family-based immigration. Her expertise is in Asylum, removal proceedings, and family-based immigration. She has been successful in helping the attorneys assist Russian speaking clients for over 5 years.

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Lead Paralegal / Philippines Lead
(Direct Assistant to Attorney)

Being Deron's right hand, Rose oversees other caseworkers and assists Mr. Smallcomb with our more difficult cases. She speaks Tagalog / Filipino and Kapampangana.

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Kateryna was born and raised in the Ukraine. She graduated from Law University and received a bachelor's degree in Kyiv. When asked about why she focuses on immigration law she said, "I love helping people and that's my passion." In 2018, she won the Green Card Lottery, which enables 55,000 people worldwide to permanently live and work in the United States. She was excited with the opportunities this country provides for newcomers. Kateryna dedicates her efforts to help people start a new life in the US. She speaks Russian & English and is a great resource with Russian speaking clients.

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Russian Speaking Paralegal – NY Office

Boris is a recent college graduate from Binghamton University with a long-term goal of attending law school. He is very interested in immigration legal services and sees a long road of opportunity in this career path. Working for Modern Law Group allows him to pursue a variety of interests, while helping people in need of immigration services for themselves and their loved ones.

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Spanish Speaking Paralegal – TX Office

My name is Bryan Gómez. I graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2020 in B. Ed. to teach Spanish in high school. Realizing that I enjoy helping students learn Spanish, I wanted to help my community and more ways that I could than becoming a teacher. My family went through hardships so I relate to many of our clients, which is the reason why I became a paralegal.

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Lead Spanish Speaking Paralegal – TX Office

Carlos Gómez earned his bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpretation for the Medical and Legal field from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is state certified for Translation and Interpretation in the state of Texas. His career started as a Court Interpreter, where he assisted an attorney in court with interpretation for clients. Later an opportunity opened, and Carlos became the attorney’s paralegal. He has been working as an immigration paralegal for nearly 8 years with a specialty in Hardship Waivers. Carlos is a DACA Dreamer, and personally lived what many of clients have been through. This allows him to have a greater understanding of their situations. His goal is to become an attorney and continue to help the immigration community.

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Russian Speaking Paralegal – TX Office

Darina graduated the University of Texas with a bachelor’s in political science. She speaks both English and Russian and became interested in the immigration field as a child upon visiting her family in eastern Europe. Growing up with two immigrant parents, Darina’s passion has always been to help people achieve a better life and greater opportunities. She is extremely dedicated to everyone’s individual and unique circumstances, and does everything she can to help and accommodate her clients.

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Client Reviews
My asylum case worried me very much. After speaking with Mr. Smallcomb, I was much surer that everything would be done ok. He and his staff helped me to file and get my work card. I was lucky to have their help and the price was lower than most lawyers. Adam S.
Very Professional, very thorough and simplified the process so you know what to expect and what is required. Very satisfied with the Modern Law Group, P.C., Thank you. Robert S.
These folks were a critical part of my k1 visa preparation and subsequent parts of the process to eventual citizenship. Additionally, they helped with my stepson green card process. I will definitely use their services as my stepson heads for citizenship. Very professional, extremely competent! Kevin F.