About Us

Building a personal relationship to quickly resolve your legal issues
Diverse Group of People Together Studio Portrait

Our Approach

At The Grande Law Firm we take a different approach to the way we run our firm. We are not just building a business, we are building relationships. We are not just working a case, we are dedicated to lending aid to those who need it most.


Our Passion

Resolving legal issues with the expertise of a big firm and the personal touch of a trusted friend. 

Our Plan 

As a boutique law firm, our plan is to focus on three key areas of the law – Bankruptcy, Family-Based Immigration, and Investor Visas. We’ve built our expertise in these areas and we work with each individual client to apply the best legal strategy for an excellent outcome and positive client experience. 

Our People

In addition to firm owner Cynthia Grande, the Grande Law Firm has a compassionate and highly-skilled team of legal assistants that process paperwork quickly and provide updates to you during the entire process. While other firms assign a legal assistant to meet with you, at our law office you’ll meet directly with our lead attorney, Cynthia Grande. She has the expertise, deep knowledge and compassionate demeanor to fully understand your situation and bring legal challenges to a quick resolution. Everyone at our firm is also a first or second-generation immigrant and we speak multiple languages including Spanish and Tagalog. We understand your perspective and offer the necessary support to guide you through this complex process.

Come in for a free consultation and you’ll immediately discover the supportive environment and friendly team of professionals who are ready to serve you and your family.



Cynthia Grande grew up in San Pedro, California, in a heavily Spanish-speaking neighborhood. Her parents immigrated to the United States from El Salvador and pushed her to be the most educated woman she could be. She witnessed first-hand the number of friends and neighbors that did not have the legal help they needed due to language barriers, lack of resources, education, or just plain fear.  The struggles these people went through and their need for help is what inspired Cynthia to become the attorney she is today. Cynthia earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California, and later, her Juris Doctor at the University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law. After school, she returned to her hometown in the South Bay area of Los Angeles to serve and represent those in need. 

Many people are afraid to contact a lawyer because they are afraid of the process and don’t have much faith in the end result. Cynthia’s goal is to shift the conversation about working with lawyers, so clients know not only what to expect, but can have confidence in the process. She wants to set the example for law firms to provide the top level care and commitment. She wants to be the guiding influence to help her customers navigate the legal situations they face with comfort and conviction, in hopes that they can again have peace of mind.


Our Staff

Of Counsel

William Schuchman

Of Counsel

William “Bill” brings over 30 years of experience in bankruptcy law. He has worked diligently to help thousands of families in southern California with Chapter 7, 13 and 11 bankruptcies. He was a founding member of the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association in Los Angeles, California. Bill works closely with our clients to ensure they understand all of their options so that they can choose the best solution to move forward with their lives. 

Fun Fact: Bill is a proud member of the U.S. Army Reserve and loves all things army-related.

Of Counsel

Valencia Herrera

Of Counsel

Valencia Herrera has several years of experience providing direct legal services. She grew up in the Bay Area and received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of California Santa Cruz. As a first generation college student in her family, she was motivated to continue her education and pursue a career that gave back to her community. She attended UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where she focused on public interest law. Valencia’s passion and commitment to social justice inspired her interest in Immigration Law. She gained her experience by taking on pro bono cases and representing undocumented immigrants in Immigration Court.  She is committed to providing zealous and compassionate representation to our clients.

Fun Fact:  Valencia loves to travel and spend time outdoors. She also is also a proud attorney coach of the Amador Valley High School Mock Trial team. 


Patricia Gonzalez


Patricia has several years of experience working in immigration law. Prior to her work as a paralegal, Patricia worked in customer relations in the airline industry. Patricia is committed that our clients have peace of mind when dealing with the stressful and sometimes confusing immigration system. 

What’s your favorite thing about working here? Working with our clients and listening to their stories. Our clients are inspiring. 

Fun Fact: Patricia speaks three languages and loves learning about new cultures. 


Minerva Capistrano


Minerva has over 15 years of experience in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies. She is a graduate of Carson High School and attended the American Business Institute for training as a legal secretary. Minerva’s commitment to our clients is that they receive the best service possible from our firm. 

What’s your favorite thing about working here? I get to learn something new every day and we get to solve some of our clients toughest challenges. 

Fun Fact: Minerva loves spending time with her family. 

Office Manager

Marco Grande

Office Manager

Marco has several year of experience leading teams and managing operations. He ensures that the team produces the best results for our clients. Marco is committed that our clients are satisfied and happy with their experience when working with us. 

What’s your favorite thing about working here? Working with a great team to make a difference for our clients. 

Fun Fact: Marco enjoys watching soccer and you’ll catch him watching soccer games every weekend.