Lourdes Santos Tancinco is the principal at Tancinco Law Offices, APC, a full-service law firm providing expertise in the field of immigration matters. Ms. Tancinco was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993; she is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She was Congressional Liaison for AILA Northern California Chapter in 2003 and was a panelist on the Great Moments in Immigration History in 2002 on the issue of Filipino World War II Veterans. She is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California.
She is the Chair and founding member of the San Francisco Veterans Equity Center, a not-for-profit advocacy organization established to provide a clearinghouse for Filipino World War II veterans issues. From1994 up to the present she is the supervising attorney for the Fil-Am Veterans Legal Clinic where she provides pro bono services to elderly seniors mostly war veterans in San Francisco. Ms. Tancinco also serves in various capacities in other community based organizations including the Filipino American Development Foundation, the Bayanihan Community Center, the Alexis Apartments of St. Patrick’s Parish in San Francisco, and the National Network for Veterans Equity. In recognition of her achievements, Ms. Tancinco has received numerous awards including the Award of Excellence from the Minority Bar Coalition, the Tessie Paredes Civil Rights Award from Filipinos for Affirmative Action (FAA), Outstanding Alumna Award from the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of San Francisco, and the Jose Rizal Social Justice Award presented by the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California.
She is also a host/producer of a locally produced TV show, the Pusong Pinoy Sa Amerika aired on GMA Pinoy TV. As part of her public service, she has a weekly Pinoy Panawagan, a 2 minute TV segment on Balitang America. She authors weekly immigration columns published with Philippine News, Philippines Today, FilAm Star and Philippine Daily Inquirer.