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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. The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. Werner to be a Legal Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law continuously since 1990. 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.”

Attorney  Christine Troy, Of Counsel

Attorney Christine Troy has more than fifteen years of experience, practicing exclusively in the area of Immigration and Naturalization Law.

Ms Troy is an active California State Bar member. She is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms Troy is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the San Francisco Women’s Business Immigration Group.

In 2009 and 2010, Ms Troy was recognized as a “Rising Star” attorney for excellence in her field; and as a “SuperAttorney” in 2011, 2012 and 2013. This honor is given to under 5% of attorneys in Northern California. At the request of the White House Office of Science and Technology, Ms Troy and a team of Bay Area immigration attorneys developed solutions to facilitating visa issuance for foreign entrepreneurs and investors. Ms Troy has appeared on KQED to discuss problems that US citizens face at specific US consulates abroad when trying to sponsor their foreign spouses. She has also been interviewed for the Wall Street Journal Digital Network on the impact of current DHS adjudications on H-1B visa petitions.

Ms Troy received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She was a member of the Women’s Law Journal, volunteered at the General Assistance Advocacy Project and completed the Hastings Civil Justice Clinic program. Ms Troy received her Bachelor’s degree in government and minor in women’s studies at Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin in 1992, graduating cum laude.


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.


We file applications with INS offices throughout the United States and with consulates all over the world. We have an extensive network of contacts throughout the world with which to associate when necessary. We represent both small and large companies in the computer equipment, networking, telecommunications, and software businesses, as well as many bilingual schools.