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Linette Tobin


Ms. Tobin has worked exclusively in immigration law for over a decade – first with CARECEN in San Francisco, the Law Offices of David Goren in Maryland, then in her own practice. She specializes in

• employment-based visas
• H-1B professional visas and H-2B seasonal/temporal visas
• artists’ visas
• visas for aliens of extraordinary or exceptional ability
• family-based immigration
• consular processing
• asylum and protection under the Convention Against Torture
• Board of Immigration Appeals
• protection from deportation/removal (cancellation of removal)
• waivers for criminal and other grounds of inadmissibility, such as unlawful presence or prior orders of removal/deportation (hardship or discretionary waivers)
• naturalization (citizenship)

She obtained her J.D. from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Oregon. Before starting her immigration law career, she briefly practiced commercial litigation with the Seattle-based law firm of Garvey, Schubert & Barer.

She has taught Legal Writing & Research to law students and offered Immigration Law and Asylum Law seminars to other immigration lawyers, non-profit organizations, and the immigrant community. Ms. Tobin closely collaborates with members of community-based organizations to protect the rights of immigrants and ensure competent representation.

Ms. Tobin has volunteered on human rights missions/delegations to El Salvador, Guatemala, Iraq and Korea; and she interned with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco during law school. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

She is currently a member of the Washington, D.C. bar (licensed previously in Washington State and Pennsylvania), and is admitted to practice before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Tobin is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, the Capitol Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, the National Lawyers’ Guild National Immigration Project, and Presidential Who's Who Among Business & Professional Achievers.



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