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Anu Peshawaria is an internationally recognized professional lawyer who is licensed in India since 1984 as well as the in United States of America. She is a unique Indian American lawyer who has very in-depth and practical knowledge of laws of both India and United States. She is devoted to the advocacy and protection of legal rights on a global scale. She is an avid social activist for immigration, legal and human rights, as well as a world-class Wimbledon Tennis player.

Anu is the recipient of a variety of prestigious awards for her exemplary legal and athletic abilities, and for her tireless dedication to the human and legal rights of immigrants, and other impoverished, oppressed, and persecuted people from around the globe.

Since childhood, Anu has worked diligently to inspire and empower girls and women to develop their minds and bodies to cultivate self-awareness, confidence, mastery, and independence. She first did this by honing her own athletic skills and becoming the National Womens champion of India in 1981, she achieved national and international acclaim in girls and womens tennis in India, England, Canada and America and played for India in Wimbledon in 1979. She has served as a role model to females around the world in setting goals for individual achievement, and learning strategies to protect their own human rights as a tennis champion and an outstanding lawyer.

Anu decided to pursue a legal career with the intent of providing affordable or pro bono services to the lesser fortunate sectors of the worlds population.For over 30 years, Anu has dynamically planned action initiatives, launched a variety of nonprofit organizations, and extended her services, time, and energy to help destitute and oppressed people realize fulfillment of their human rights, in the U.S., India, and other countries. The Indian government appointed her as the First Legal advisor to Embassy of India in Washington DC in 2009. She is a recognized author has written numerous articles and books. She has written a regular column "I care for the Indian express in the past and is currently an expert on Indian American issues on Economic times as well. She has written for US newspapers as well as Indian American newspapers such as India West and Indiapost in California. Her books "Immigrants Dream and "Lives on the Brink were eye openers for Indian immigrants living in the US. She has anchored television shows, helped numerous non- profit foundations, temples and churches all with the goal of helping the lesser fortunate across a range of struggles and endeavors. Her selfless energetic approach to her professional career has provided exemplary relief to hundreds of people who perceived they had no hope, nor sufficient money to procure legal advice or assistance. She received Award for Excellence for upholding Immigrant rights in California by Anna Caballero the Secretary of state of California in 2012. She was honored by the Mayor of City of Fremont in 2005 with the outstanding community leadership award. She received the title of "Extraordinary Ability Status by the United States Government in the year 2000 in the field of athletics and human rights.

She has received numerous awards and scholarships since 1974 all over the world including several awards from the President of India. She currently serves as Managing Attorney for Anu Attorney Professional Law Firm, a Washington Law Corporation handling a variety of US Immigration, WA Family Law, WA Business Law and International contracts and Business law

Anu is a Active Supporter of Ethical Immigration Practices and Processes, Anu devotes consistent and comprehensive support and guidance to immigrating people to the U.S. to ensure ethical and fair practice, social justice, and protection of their human and legal rights throughout the immigration approval process, and as they acculturated into their new homeland.

Anu provides free legal aid to immigrants who do not have the financial resources to obtain legal counsel through regular channels. She does this in a reverent, compassionate way that makes each client feel respected, informed, and valued as a unique individual worthy of equity and consideration no matter what their financial or social status happens to be.



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