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Cecily Erin Clements

Cecily Erin Clements

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About Me

Cecily Clements won her first case when she successfully immigrated her own husband to the United States through the consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Since then, she has helped individuals from all over the world be reunited with their family members, even where the circumstances were difficult and the prospects for success limited. Due to her personal experience, Cecily brings a sensitivity to her work that is unparalleled. She provides her clients with effective representation through building personal relationships as well as conducting an individualized, detail-oriented analysis of every case.

Cecily graduated with honors from Golden Gate University School of Law and was the recipient of the school's Rose Elizabeth Bird Award for Professionalism and Integrity. She has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2009 and was selected as a "Rising Star" on the Northern California Super Lawyers list for 2014 and 2015.  She is admitted to the California Bar as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Cecily speaks Spanish and English. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    8 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Lina Baroudi

    I've known Cecily for years and she has always been extremely dedicated to her clients. She is kind and diligent; her research and work are well-thought out and thorough. I sincerely endorse her for immigration law!


    Lina Baroudi Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Grace Rosas Alano

    Cecily is an outstanding lawyer. She is committed to her clients and always keeps up to date with what is happening in immigration. She is also active in the immigration community, acting as a liaison and representative for AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) Norcal. I endorse her without hesitation.


    Grace Alano Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Johnson & McDermed, LLP

400 Montgomery Street
Suite 680
San Francisco, CA, 94104



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rose Elizabeth Bird Award for Professional ConductGolden Gate University School of Law2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyJohnson & McDermed, LLP2015 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Cecily E. Clements2009 - 2015
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Robert B. Jobe2007 - 2009
Legal InternLaw Office of Carol Dvorkin2005 - 2006
Judicial ExternUnited States District Court For The Northern District Of California2005 - 2005
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Northern California chapter)Co-Liaison for the Executive Office for Immigration Review2011 - 2013
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2011 - 2015
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted2010 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawDoctor of Jurisprudence2006
University of California at Los AngelesPsychologyBachelor of Arts2001
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
AILA NorCal Half Day CLEElimination of Bias: Perspectives from the Bench and the Bar2014
MCLEThe Fundamentals of the I-601A Waiver2013
Lunchtime Workshop CLEAsylum Based on Gender Violence in Central America2013
2011 AILA California Chapters ConferenceDocumenting Hardship for Waiver Petitions2011