Welcome to the Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal
Sweta Khandelwal, Principal Attorney
Sweta has been practicing law for more than 12 years and has represented a diverse portfolio of clients across multiple nationalities. Sweta has been recognized as amongst the “Top 40 under 40” immigration attorneys in California by the American Society of Legal Advocates.
As an immigrant herself, Sweta came to the United States as a dependent on an H-4 Visa, transferred to a student (F-1) visa, interned under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program, worked on an H-1B Visa, and is finally self-employed while obtaining her Permanent Residency. Sweta has navigated her way through the complex web of U.S. immigration laws and is sensitive to the challenges faced by her clients.
Sweta completed her Masters in Law from the University of California Los Angeles and her J.D. from the Faculty of Law, India. During her academic career, Sweta has been recognized at multiple international forums for her sharp analytical and oratory skills. Sweta is licensed by the State Bar of California.
Sweta is also a Chartered Accountant- equivalent of a CPA. This makes her uniquely positioned to understand the immigration needs of her business clients in the broader context of their corporate objectives. Sweta is actively involved with immigration issues and immigrant communities in various capacities: Member of the Business Immigration Committee at the National Board of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (2014 to Present); Member of the Law Student Committee at AILA National (2014); Chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of AILA (AILA-SCV) (2013-2014); Chair-Elect (AILA-SCV 2012-2013); Media Liaison at AILA-SCV (2014-2015); Advocacy & Media Liaison (2014-2015); AILA liaison for the San Jose Customs and Border Protection unit of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2011-2012); and as a pro-bono/volunteer attorney for several legal-aid clinics. Sweta has addressed multiple conferences/forums in India and the United States on immigration and business issues.
Sr. Immigration Specialist
Nilima is a Sr. Immigration Paralegal at The Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal. Nilima has over 10 years of experience in both business and family immigration, particularly H-1B, EB-2, EB-3, PERM’s, Family Based Visas and Adjustment of Status. Originally from the beautiful Himalayan country of Nepal, Nilima moved to the US when her spouse won the Diversity Visa lottery. Nilima’s family is an example of the role of immigrants in building our community and nation: her spouse has been on active duty in the US Navy. Nilima is fluent in 4 languages: English, Hindu, Nepali and Urdu. Nilima earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the Padma Kanya Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, in Nepal.
Gloria is a Marketing Specialist at the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal. Gloria brings more than five years of marketing experience with firms and businesses across the nation. She is responsible for the firm’s media efforts and outreach. Originally from El Salvador, she is a Public Relations student at San Jose State University. Gloria has a degree in Marketing from the Humphreys University in Stockton, CA.