Since his graduation from the LSU School of Law Joseph has devoted his practice to handling Immigration Law. He is particularly adept at representing detained clients in order to obtain their release from the detention centers. He has handled almost all types of Immigration matters and is proud to say that he has a proven record in obtaining asylum grants for multiple clients from many different countries. He is one of the three founding partners of Giardina & Guevara LLC and is very proud of what he and the attorneys for the firm have been able to accomplish for their clients since the firm’s founding. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), USDC for the western district of Louisiana and the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeal. He is married to Isabel Giardina and they have two children, Matthew and Josie. Joseph enjoys fishing, skiing and anything to do with LSU sports and New Orleans Saints football.
Joseph attended Parkview Baptist High School where he was a member of the wrestling team. He was fortunate enough to finish in third place in his weight class during his senior year. Joseph has carried this competitive spirit and willingness to fight into his adult life and now into his law career. He will vigorously defend his clients’ rights and do everything he can to obtain victory in their cases.
Growing up in Louisiana, Joseph, like so many others, always wanted to attend Louisiana State University, and enrolled in school there after graduating high school with honors in 2009. While at LSU, he majored in History with a focus in Classical Studies. Joseph had always wanted to become a lawyer but has always had an appreciation and interest in the world and its history as a whole. He studied abroad in his junior year and gained appreciation and empathy for those wanting to come to the U.S. from other areas of the world that were less fortunate and not as safe. As he grew older and realized the inequality inherent in the justice system, especially for minorities, he felt drawn to the field of immigration law as well as criminal defense.
Joseph truly believes everyone is entitled to a fair and unbiased representation. Joseph believes that it is more imperative than ever - given the unpredictable and unsettling climate surrounding immigrant families without status to have an experienced, local hands-on immigration attorney who is not afraid to fight for his clients and will not accept “no” for an answer.
Louisiana State University Law School
Juris Doctor, 2017
Comparative Law, 2017
Louisiana State University B.A.
History with Classical Studies concentration, 2013
ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS
Louisiana State Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar
United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals