I am passionate about helping clients achieve their personal and professional dreams, and I am grateful for the relationships that we cultivate along the way.
As a first-generation American, born and raised in the Bay Area, I understand first-hand the struggles that immigrants face.
My parents met while attending Sacramento State University. My father came to the U.S. from Taiwan to pursue a master’s degree in physics. My mother immigrated from Vietnam to escape the pending Vietnam War and further her education. Back then, the immigration process was more permissive than it is now. My parents had the option to remain here after they graduated.
Now the avenues toward naturalization—and even green cards and visas—are fewer and much narrower, which I’ve witnessed over the years with college and family friends. My interest in practicing immigration law stems from wanting to help people like them who are seeking to advance their careers here and create a better life for themselves and their families.
At Alcorn Immigration Law, I focus on employment- and investor-based immigration matters. That means I handle B-1 business visitors, EB-2 PERM and National Interest Waiver green cards, EB-3 green cards, EB-5 green cards, O-1A extraordinary ability visas, L-1 transfer visas, H-1B professional visas, TN status for NAFTA professionals, as well as E-1 treaty trade E-2 investor visas.
Before taking up immigration law in 2014, I worked on complex litigation matters and negotiated contracts for a major, publicly-traded gaming corporation with holdings in the U.S. and Asia. I find that strategizing an approach to complex litigation cases and writing legal briefs for such cases translates well to devising immigration strategies and writing compelling immigration petitions. But crafting compelling petitions also depends on clients opening up about their personal history and goals. So, I aim to make my clients feel at ease.
I graduated with bachelor’s degrees in economics and rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley. I earned my law degree from Northwestern University School of Law. While attending law school, I served as the editor of the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business.
When I’m not practicing law, I enjoy spending time with my wife and chasing our two dogs—a Jack Russell Terrier named Haru, and a Miniature Schnauzer named Taro. I also enjoy playing basketball and volleyball, and reading, particularly autobiographies.
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