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James A. Bach

James A. Bach

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About Me

My goal is to find creative ways to achieve our clients' goals, and to provide fast and responsive service.  I understand how important the immigration applications are to our clients, that they can affect the success of a business and provide individuals with the amazing opportunity to live in this great country.  We pride ourselves on being very responsive, and on quickly and efficiently preparing successful applications, with a minimum burden on the HR Departments of our clients.  Our reputation with our clients and the government is based on honesty, hard work, and a thorough understanding of immigration laws and procedures.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Immigration: 100%
    35 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Robert George Werner

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Jim is an excellent and very experienced immigration lawyer with the highest ethical standards. He also has an unusual combination of in-depth experience with both business related visas and deportation/removal issues in immigration court.


    Robert Werner Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Mr. Bach for 24 years, since we worked in the same law firm. He is a long time expert in immigration and is certified by the State Bar as a specialist in that field. I have referred all immigration matters to him for many years and unhesitatingly endorse him as an expert in his field.


    David Porter Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of James A. Bach

100 Bush Street Suite 1980
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
AV Rated since 2000Martindale-Hubbell2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Certified Specialist in Immigration and Naturalization LawState Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Offices of James A. Bach1990 - Present
AssociateCrosby Heafey Roach & May1986 - 1990

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory CommissionCommissioner2012 - 2013
State Bar of California Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory CommissionChair2011 - 2012
State Bar of California Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory CommissionCommissioner2008 - 2011
Bar Association of San FranciscoArbitrator2007 - 2014
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1980 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Untitled to protect client confidentialityPetition approved, and applicant now has her green card.
In the Matter of MELTWATER NEWS US1, INC.New precedent with nation-wide impact

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Publication NameTitleDate
ApressHow To Secure Your H-1B Visa2013
CreateSpaceThe HR Manager's Guide to Immigration Law2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Taxation of Foreign Students and Scholars1992

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Dartmouth CollegeLiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Bay Area Lawyers NetworkVisa Options For Investors and Executives2014
Bay Area Lawyers NetworkAn Anatomy of an I-9 Audit2013
CCEImmigration Opportunities for the World's Top Athletes, Artists, Performers, and Scientists2011
CCEAvoiding Liability in H-1B Cases2011
Bay Area Lawyers NetworkImmigration Based on Extraordinary Ability2011
Your Legal RightsRecent Developments in Immigration Law2010
MCLE ConferenceThe Essentials of Family-Based Immigration2009
MCLE ConferenceSocial Security Administration No-Match Letters2008
MCLE ConferenceThe H-1B Visa: Working Status for Professionals2007
MCLE ConferenceImplied Attorney/Client Relationship and Withdrawal as Attorney2006
Heavenly Valley MCLE ConferenceDual Representation Of Clients With Potentially Competing Interests2005
MCLE ConferenceImmigration Strategies for the Very Rich and the Very Poor2004
MCLE ConferencePatriot Act2003
MCLE ConferenceImmigration Policy in the Wake of 9/112001
MCLE ConferenceImmigration Solutions for Engineers and Scientists2000