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Geri Nadine Kahn

Geri Nadine Kahn

Practice areas:

Immigration, Social Security

About Me

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I practice both Immigration and Nationality Law and Social Security Disability law.



As to the immigration field, I represent people in removal (deportation) proceedings.  I also assist small businesses in obtaining professional visas such as H-1Bs or L-1s for their employees.  I represent applicants for political asylum, and religious workers and individuals at all stages of the naturalization process.  Finally, I help people who wish to bring their family members to the United States.


In the Social Security field, I represent disabled individuals at administrative hearings and in federal court.      



In both areas I have taken cases to the federal court and up through the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  I have listed a couple of the cases in my profile.



I am the secretary and past president of the SL (Second Life®) Bar Association (  The picture in the profile is a picture of my law office on Second Life.  If you have access to Second Life, you may find my office here:



Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Social Security: 50%
    21 years
  2. Immigration: 50%
    25 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Paul J Molinaro

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Paul Molinaro Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Vance Thomas Langford

    I have known and worked with Geri for years. I highly recommend her as an immigration or social security lawyer. She is a smart, personable and thorough. She is particularly knowledgeable about asylum, withholding and removal proceedings.


    Vance Langford Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Geri N. Kahn

465 California Street
San Francisco, CA, 94104-1221

Law Office of Geri N. Kahn

940 Adams Street
Suite I
Benicia, CA, 94510-2957





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Certified Specilist, ImmigrationState Bar of California1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyJewish Family & Children's Services1998 - 2005
AttorneyLaw Office of Geri N. Kahn1995 - Present
AttorneyJewish Family & Children's Services1991 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Second Life Bar AssociationSecretary2013 - 2013
Second Life Bar AssociationVice President, Finance2007 - 2009
Benica Chamber of CommerceMember2006 - Present
HadassahMember2006 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2005 - Present
Solano County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
California State BarMember1990 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Gutierrez v. ApfelRemanded back to the SSA
Gutierrez v. BarnhartGranted and reversed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Circuit 9 Inc., conference materialsImmigration Issues in Social Security cases2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U of San Francisco SOLLawJD1990
Univ of California Santa CruzPoliticsBA Politics,with college honors1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Presentation at Mission Neighborhood Health CenterImmigration Law2013
Immigrating to the United StatesImmigration Law2013
Circuit 9 19th Annual Meeting for Experienced Social Security PractitionersUpdate on Immigration Issues for Social Security Disability Practitioners2009
Basics of Immigration LawBasics of Immigration Law2009
2009 Law Firm Management SeminarLawyers and Legal Issues in Second Life and Beyond2009
Labor and Employment Law 2008 Mid Year Meeting of the Technology in the Practice and Workplace CommitteePromises and Perils of Living in a Virtual World2008
Hadassah General Meeting - Vallejo chapterJewish and Israeli sites on Second Life2008
Circuit 9 18th Annual Meeting for Experienced Social Security PractitionersImmigration Issues in Social Security Cases2008