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cristina hughesImmigration matters can be complex with little or no margin for error. The Law Office of Cristina M. Hughes is dedicated exclusively to immigration law matters. We continuously monitor developments in immigration law to stay at the forefront of this complicated and intricate section of the law. Our focus is on providing high quality legal services and outstanding client support as we work with clients to achieve their goals and dreams.



Attorney Cristina Hughes completed her undergraduate degree at Clemson University in South Carolina, with a major in Spanish and International Trade. During her undergraduate studies, Attorney Hughes participated in a 6 week cultural exchange in Oaxaca, Mexico and also studied abroad in Spain, where she lived for 9 months.

Attorney Hughes is a 2008 graduate of the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee Florida. During law school, Attorney Hughes participated in Jessup Moot Court and was a member of the Women’s Law Symposium. At the same time Attorney Hughes received her Juris Doctorate (JD), she also completed the Florida State University College of Business MBA program. Upon graduation from law school, Attorney Hughes travelled throughout Australia and South East Asia in order to expand her knowledge and appreciation of other countries and their people.

Why Immigration Law?
Two generations ago, Attorney Hughes’ grandparents immigrated to the US from Italy. This, combined with her extensive international travels and studies is what attracted her to Immigration law. Attorney Hughes began practicing immigration law in July 2010. She is a member of the California State Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association. Attorney Hughes is a native English speaker and can fluently speak, read, and write in Spanish.

Attorney Amber Reinholdt completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at University of California, Santa Cruz. She completed her Masters of Social Work at San Diego State University and Juris Doctor at California Western School of Law, San Diego. Both in graduate school and law school Amber was dedicated to immigration issues and highly involved in the immigrant community. She was especially dedicated to the complex issues that surround refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of torture.

After completing law school, Amber moved to South Lake Tahoe to live in the mountains. A local professor at Lake Tahoe Community College, Amber also has a passion for teaching and empowering youth. The oldest of five siblings, she has two little sisters in the Philippines making her family transnational and diverse. In her free time you’ll find her hiking, camping, kayaking, practicing yoga and hanging out with her three dogs at the lake.

Why immigration? Amber’s great-grandfather Reinholdt immigrated from Germany in 1901 in need of a club foot surgery that was only available in the United States at the time. He learned English in school, eventually became a lawyer, and president of the State Bar of Wisconsin. A deep appreciation for the history of immigration, coupled with a love for travel and human rights, Amber found her place as a lawyer in the immigration community.

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