Dog Bite

An absolute nightmare! Imagine walking along and you or your child (as in the article linked below) get attacked by a pit bull or any dog. From the article, it sounds like the child will be ok. We certainly hope so. You may or may not know that Guichard Teng Portillo & Garrett has represented victims of dog bites. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a dog bite, give us a call at 925.459.8440 and ask for Matt. He can discuss with you whether or not you have a case against the dog owner. CHP, firefighters rescue girl bitten by dog at Point Pinole

What to look for when hiring a lawyer

Looking to hire a lawyer? Already have one but not satisfied and thinking you might need to change? A lawyer needs to: –Be a good listener –Have attention to detail –Have candor –Be honest –Have experience The lawyers at Guichard Teng Portillo & Garrett possess these attributes. We listen. We give an honest assessment of you case. We do the right thing. We get good results. Give us a call at 925.459.8440. Let us help you with your legal needs.


If in 2020 you are 18 & older, you need to go to the DMV and get your READ ID to travel within the US if you are using your CA driver’s license as id to board an airplane for example.  See the article posted below for more information.

Stress and Lawyers

How do you relieve your stress?  Click on the link below to find out how some lawyers relieve theirs.  In our office folks garden, workout, yoga, read and, yes, knit!  Write a comment on how you get rid of your stress.  We’d love to hear from you and learn new ways!  

Anti-DUI Zero Tolerance announcement by CHP

CHP announces DUI zero tolerance campaign after several CHP officers have been killed or injured by someone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Don’t be one of them.  Don’t drink or do drugs and drive.  Be smart.  Be safe.  For all of us. Here’s the link:


No one wants to admit it, but did you or someone you know get a DUI recently? Not a great way to start the new year. Hopefully no one got hurt. Incredibly embarrassing. Repercussions are tough. Did you know that you not only have to work your way through the legal system, but you also have to deal with the DMV and if you are medical professional, possibly the medical board as well. You are not powerless. Guichard Teng Portillo & Garrett can help you. Call 925.459.8440 today and make an appointment. We won’t make you feel embarrassed as you tell us what happened. We will help you get the best result we can. Call us. Let us help you.

Psychological Evaluations: A Critical Tool for Undocumented Immigrants

Erika Portillo ( is an immigration lawyer and a partner at Guichard, Teng and Portello, with o!ces in San Francisco, Walnut Creek and Davis. She is admitted to practice in the State of California, the U.S. District Court Northern District and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has practiced immigration law for over 10 years. Her practice focuses mainly on removal defense, family based immigration, asylum, form of relief for victims of crimes and naturalization.   A significant focus of immigration law in the United States addresses the issues of  family unity and victim protection. If one takes a close look at the different forms of immigration relief (i.e., relief from removal from the United States) available to foreign nationals, one realizes that psychological evaluations often serve as critical evidence in support of an individual’s application for relief from removal. In hardship … Continue reading

Waiver of Inadmissibility

Don’t forget that GTP also provides a range of immigration legal services. Our partner, Erika Portillo, specializes in immigration law. Do you need a waiver? Erika Portillo specializes in waivers of inadmissibility. She has been able to successfully help secure the immigration status of our clients What is an immigration waiver of inadmissibility? A person not eligible to be admitted into the United States or to adjust her status may obtain lawful admission by filing an a…pplication for waiver of the grounds of inadmissibility. Give us a call at 925.459.8440 to speak with Erika Portillo or email her at Maybe she can help you!