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Attorney ROBERT G. WERNER has been practicing immigration law in San Francisco since 1971, after being educated at Harvard and Berkeley and assisting a Professor at the University of Florence, Italy. J.D. Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, 1970, top 10% of the class and Editor of the Law Review. A.B. cum laude Harvard College, 1967, National Merit Scholar. Author of professional articles and books, including, How to Secure Your H-1B Visa (2013) and “The New Immigration Act: Impact on the Computer Industry,” The Computer Lawyer, Vol. 8, No.3, March 1991: pp.21-26. Associate at Morrison & Foerster 1971-74.

Mr. Werner has been granted the highest Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating for legal ability and ethical standards and is included in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  Designated a Northern California Super Lawyer in the field of Immigration Law, and recognized by his peers to be one of the Top Immigration Attorneys in Northern California, he served as a Commissioner of the California State Bar Immigration and Nationality Advisory Commission from 2007 to 2010.


The firm specializes in immigration law, particularly H-1B, PERM labor certification, TN, L-1, EB1, E-2, and family visa petitions. Although we perform work in all areas of immigration law, we focus heavily on employment visas for businesses, with emphasis on high technology companies, bilingual schools, and the international transfer of executives and managers. Our extensive background in employment law makes us sensitive to the need to protect the employer from potential employment law claims when preparing immigration-related letters and documents.


We have always emphasized responsiveness and personal attention to our clients. Our approach to the practice of law is especially cost-effective, with a high success rate, because of our depth of expertise and our pragmatic approach to solving problems. Unlike some other firms, we do not advise unnecessary legal work. Our objective is to obtain the proper visa or status as quickly and directly as possible. We provide practical, cost-effective, and innovative solutions as well as sound legal advice, often producing positive solutions when other attorneys have told our clients that the situation was impossible.