“Practicing immigration law, criminal law, and ‘crimmigration’ at the Law Offices of Gita B. Kapur & Associates provides me with the opportunity to help others in need on a daily basis as they try to navigate the complex American immigration and criminal court system. I am a passionate, dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable attorney who takes pride in being a zealous advocate on behalf of my clients.”
Geoffrey Michael Pogue
Attorney Geoffrey Pogue received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) in 2012. Thereafter, he obtained his Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in May of 2015. Mr. Pogue is a member of the California State Bar since 2016, and is licensed to practice law in all State Courts of California as well as the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
During law school, Mr. Pogue clerked for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office Police Litigation Unit, as well as the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Hardcore Gang Division. Prior to law school Mr. Pogue worked for a plaintiff's litigation firm located in Los Angeles.
As an attorney at the Law Offices of Gita B. Kapur, Mr. Pogue represents clients in removal proceedings before the Los Angeles Immigration Court, as well as on appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Pogue also represents clients seeking asylum with USCIS, in gaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status through Probate Court, and in obtaining post-conviction relief in immigration-related criminal matters.
- Criminal Defense
- Post-Conviction Relief
- Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California
- Juris Doctor - 2015
- Honors: Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office Police Litigation Unit, Clerk
- Honors: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Hardcore Gang Division, Clerk
- California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), Los Angeles, California
- B.A. - 2012
- Major: History
- California, 2016
- U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2016
Current Employment Position
Question & Answers
Why did you choose immigration law?
Because practicing immigration law provides me with an opportunity to meaningfully help other people who are vulnerable and in need, while doing so in a way that allows me to apply my knowledge/education/training/passion/expertise/advocacy skills in the law and history to a profession that also provides me with the added bonus of being exposed to a multitude of different people/backgrounds/cultures/history of other countries.
What motivates you to keep going daily?
Knowing the potential positive impact that I can have on not only my client’s cases but also consequentially their lives if we are successful. Also my family, specifically the generations below and above me, as I want the best for my son while also wanting to honor my parents and their legacy by following in their footsteps.
What has been of the recent highlights of your work?
Successful appeal in CA state appellate court of 1473.7 motion to vacate denial by superior court judge involving oral argument that ultimately led to case being dismissed and client retaining eligibility for successful defense from deportation via adjustment of status; successful 1473.7 MTV [pre-amended statute] involving extensive discovery that led to outright dismissal of case by superior court; successful 1473.7 MTV that took LPR client from removal proceedings to N400 approval; successful asylum claims in immigration court based on Central American gang violence during Trump Administration; and successful 1473.7 MTV in early 2017 that may have been one of, if not the first, grant of this type of post-conviction relief in Los Angeles. These are the cases/accomplishments I am most proud of.
Which cases do you most find rewarding?
Those that present the opportunity to fix or help ameliorate an egregious injustice.
Why should people choose you instead of any other attorney?
I provide dedicated and passionate work. As your attorney, I strive to do everything possible in my power and ability to best represent my clients so as to maximize their likelihood of success in obtaining their desired legal goals.
What else people should know about you?
Lawyering and the law is literally in my DNA, as my mother and father were both lawyers who thereafter became bench officers (mother was Commissioner in LA/San Fernando/Chatsworth after lengthy career in LA Public Defenders office; father served as temporary judge in Glendale and had successful private practice as criminal defense attorney specializing in DUI defense).