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I write a monthly column on Immigration Law published in the Irish Herald newspaper found in all good pubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in helping clients through the green card process when a U.S. citizen marries someone who has come to the U.S. legally as a visitor, student, or with a work visa. I also handle U.S. and Irish citizenship cases. In addition, I prepare E-3s, H-1Bs, and H-3B visas.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    27 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Edyta Christina Grzybowska

    Susanna is one of the kindest and most resourceful attorneys I have ever worked with. She is super knowledgeable, always keeps abreast of the newest trends and laws, and is very passionate about clients' rights. She is always the first to offer selfless advice and has helped me tremendously on many cases. I highly recommend her and fully endorse her.


    Edyta Grzybowska Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Wilson Purves

    Susanna has advocated for immigrants for over 25 years and she continues to be a great source of knowledge for our firm when we take on complex family and business immigration matters.


    Wilson Purves Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Susanna I. Bogue

Kerosky, Purves & Bogue
785 Market St., 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94103-2024


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of RecognitionNorthern California Chapter of AILA2007
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Volunteer AttorneyIrish Immigration Pastoral Center1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Irish American Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2001 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaCertified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law1992 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Barry White v. US INS, (N.D. Cal. 2001), C01 1735 VRW, unreportedFed. Judge dismissed case so INS could do its job
Elias v US DOS, 721 F. Supp. 243 (N.D. Cal. 1989)US Passport was issued.
Wauchope v US DOS, 985 F.2d 1407 (9th Cir. 1993)Clients were issued US passports, government paid attorney fees
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Publication nameTitleDate
Irish Herald/New Irish Gael Newspaper"The Alien File" monthly since 19962015
San Jose Mercury Newsanswered question for "Immigrant Experience"2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate Univ SOLLawJ.D.1987
Earlham CollN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UpFront Radio Show - listen at newamericamedia.org10/19/2007 show on Undocumented Irish2007
San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission Hearing 3/12/07Guest Speaker on Comprehensive Immigration Reform2007
Irish Immigration Pastoral Center Returning to Ireland - twice a year since 1999Immigration issues, citizenship, reentry permits2007
Irish Immigration Pastoral Center Green Card Lottery annual since 1999Information and Advice on Diversity Visa Lottery2006
Crossroads Irish American FestivalIrish/America Now2005
Irish Immigration Pastoral Center Immigration UpdateImmigration Update, New rules on US VISIT & other travel issues2004
Irish Immigration Pastoral Center U.S. CitizenshipU.S. Citizenship2002
Irish Immigration Pastoral Center Citizenship & MarriageMarriage and Citizenship - U.S. & Ireland2002
Barrister's Section of Bar Association of San FranciscoI Married an Alien: What's Next?2002
Irish Immigration Pastoral Center Green Card Sponsorship245i and Employer Sponsorship2001
AUSTRADE Australia-Silicon Valley eBusinessBusiness Immigration2000
Irish Immigration Pastoral Center INS InformationU.S. Citizenship1999