E: padma.athreya@chugh.com

T: 408.343.7615

F: 408.510.5163


Padma R. Athreya

Padma Athreya is an Immigration paralegal working with Attorney Melissa L. C. Chan’s immigration team at the firm’s office in Santa Clara, since July of 2011. She earned her Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from University of Mysore, India. She holds a Management diploma from Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi, and has a Paralegal Certification from Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California. Prior to working with the firm, Padma worked with Lens Crafter as a retail manager. She had previously worked in India for Hindustan Machine Tools, otherwise known as HMT, a government of India undertaking company at Bangalore, India in Corporate Public Relations. She has also worked for WIDIA (INDIA) Limited, in Bangalore, India, where she handled training and was a Hiring Representative.

Practice Area

  • Immigration


  • University of Mysore – India
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University – New Delhi
  • Evergreen Valley College – San Jose, California