Irma Leticia Perez Cordova was born in Colima, Mexico. She and her family immigrated to California in 1962. She is bi-lingual and bi-cultural. She served as General Counsel to the nonprofit California Human Development where she was responsible for company finances, legal issues, interfacing with government representatives, regulatory agencies, and liaison with the Mexican Consulate. Ms. Cordova was also an international trade consultant for Latin American domestic and foreign trading partners.
Irma has been very active in her community, serving as the Advisor to the Latino Health Coalition of Sonoma County, and a Steering Committee member of the Children’s Health Initiative of Sonoma County. She was appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to the position of Trustee of Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol. She is a founding member of the Northern California Health Care Authority, and served as representative member of the Joint Powers Authority (JPA).
Irma’s many honors include having received the “Business of the Year” Award by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the “Amazing Women of the Century” award from the Women’s National History Project.
While her major focus is immigration law, Irma is also experienced in areas of labor law, criminal defense, employment law, business formations, and personal injury. She is also a successful mediator, with an emphasis on assisting Spanish speakers.
Irma received a BA in History and Latin American History from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a nationally ranked Captain of the Fencing Team, and her JD from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.