Julia Torres has been an Associate Attorney with the Law Office of Andrew K. Nietor since 2022. Julia was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, until moving to Carlsbad, California. Julia attended high school in Carlsbad and continues to raise her family there today. As a native Southern-Californian, and with her proximity to the Mexico border, Julia gained an interest in studying the U.S./Mexico border region during her undergraduate studies. Julia graduated from San Diego State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Latin American Studies. In May 2019, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL) and in December of 2019 was admitted to the State Bar of California.
During law school, Julia interned at Casa Cornelia Law Center, where she received special recognition for her work done in the asylum division of the pro bono law center. Additionally, Julia completed a summer internship with the Executive Office for Immigration Review in San Diego. She was a member of the Law Review at TJSL, during which she wrote a note on the H-2B employee visa program, suggesting changes to the program that would increase access to legal means of foreign labor and decrease the rate of unlawful immigration.
After graduating law school, Julia accepted a position through the Attorney General Honor’s Program as an Attorney Advisor for the Otay Mesa Immigration Court. There, she assisted the Immigration Judges with research and writing for cases originating out of the Otay Mesa Detention Center. After three years working at the Immigration Court, Julia was eager to advocate for immigrants and joined the Law Office of Andrew K. Nietor. Julia is a member of the State Bar of California and American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Diego Chapter.