Rhodora Derpo

Associate Attorney

Rhodora received her law degree from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, graduating with a certificate in Asian-Pacific Legal Studies. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Davis. Rhodora served as a law clerk to Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth Eden Hifo in Honolulu.

Prior to joining Becker & Lee LLP in 2016, Rhodora practiced in Chicago for seven years. She has represented clients in all areas of immigration law and has helped them obtain legal status based on adjustment of status, deferred action, inadmissibility waivers, employment-based nonimmigrant visas such as H-1B, O, L, and E, as well as EB-1 immigrant petitions and EB-2 National Interest Waivers. Rhodora has also worked on cases involving self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act. While in Chicago, she was a monthly immigration columnist for a Filipino American newspaper.

Rhodora has conducted immigration law seminars and workshops for community-based and nonprofit organizations. She is fluent in Tagalog.