City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed suit today against a San Francisco-based immigration attorney, accusing him of defrauding multiple clients and bilking them of their life savings to fight doomed immigration cases that often led to deportation.
The suit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, claims Martin Guajardo ran an illicit immigration law practice named Immigration Practice Group, P.C. for two years after resigning from the California bar while facing multiple disciplinary charges. The suit alleges Guajardo operated the front with assistance from attorney Christopher Stender, who is also named. Neither Guajardo nor Stender immediately returned calls Wednesday.