J. Mike Ivancie, Esq. is the founder of the Ivancie Law Firm. He is a licensed California attorney. His practice is based out of San Diego, California.
Mike takes his oath to his clients very seriously. He is a results oriented-attorney who deeply cares about the outcomes he gets for his clients. He knows how significant and intimidating legal cases can be for his clients, and he always takes the time to explain issues in an easy to understand way. He appreciates your business and will be vigilant and available at all times.
Mike focuses on the following practice areas:
Federal Employment LawDiscrimination, EEOC Discipline including suspensions and removals Actions before the MSPB USERRA Cases Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation Last Chance Agreements Suitability Unfair Labor Practices before the FLRA Arbitration Drug Testing Issues Failure to accommodate Disability Constructive removal claims
Immigration LawIssues of Admissibility Visas Adjustment of Status Witholding of Removal Naturalization (Path to Citizenship)
Trade LawAll Title 19 issues 19 USC 1592 penalties 19 USC 1595a seizures and penalties 19 USC 1526(e) issues Valuation C‐TPAT Airport Seal (Badge) Applicant Advice and Appeals
Criminal LawBorder Search and Fourth Amendment Issues Electronic Border Search DUIs Misdemeanors Expungements Arrest Record destruction
Asset ForfeitureCAFRA Cases Drug Related Federal Seizures Customs Seizures Vehicle Seizures Federal Adoptive Seizures (e.g., CHP seizes your property but turns it over ATF or FBI) Failure to Declare more than $10,000 when entering the Country Bulk Cash Smuggling
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., 2009
University of California, Irvine, B.A., 2005
United States District Court, Central District of California (2010)
United States District Court, Southern District of California (2014)
United States District Court, Eastern District of California (2014)
Short Professional Biography
Prior to law school Mike worked for the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. While at the Public Defender’s Office, which is widely regarded as one of the best in the country, Mike gained valuable experience assisting in the defense of various criminal cases.
Thereafter, Mike attended University of Arizona Law School. During law school, Mike interned with a Tucson State Judge and prosecuted cases for the Tucson City Prosecutor’s Office. After graduating in the top third of his class, he was selected to be a staff attorney with the largest law enforcement agency in the country, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
While working at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, Mike was exposed to various state and federal law enforcement agencies and their practices. Mike handled a diverse caseload including trade, immigration, asset forfeiture, Fourth Amendment issues, ethics, and federal employment issues before the M.S.P.B., E.E.O.C., and arbitrators. These unique experiences inside the system allow Mike to provide a competitive edge to his clients when they find themselves facing the very scary proposition of losing their job, criminal prosecution, asset forfeiture, or anything else these powerful institutions can bring to bear.
Choose wisely, pick Mike to be your advocate.