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Anna Benvenue graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in American History. At UGA she was a Presidential Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and spent a term studying abroad in the Semester at Sea program. After college, Anna spent two years with Teach for America in San Jose, CA., obtained her state California State Teaching Credential from San Jose State University, and taught fourth grade for a third year.

She graduated with highest honors and in the top 3% of her class from Golden Gate School of Law in 2008, where she was the Managing Editor of the Law Review, a Peer Mentor, a Moot Court Board Member, and wrote a law review article on the rehabilitation failures of the California Youth Authority.  She won awards for legal writing, constitutional law, business associations, evidence, and appellate advocacy.  

While in law school, Anna interned with the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, and Minami Tamaki, LLP.  She also served as an extern for the Honorable Judge Thelton Henderson of the US District Court for the Northern District of California.  After graduation, Anna was hired through the Attorney General Honor's Program and worked for the Department of Justice as an Attorney Advisor at the San Francisco Immigration Court.  

At the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe, Anna's practice centers around defending people in deportation proceedings before Immigration Judges, representing clients in appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Federal Courts of Appeal and in lawsuits in Federal District Court under the Administrative Procedures Act.  She has successfully argued multiple cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, including Ali v. Holder, 637 F.3d 1025 (9th Cir. 2011).  She particularly enjoys cases involving immigrants with criminal convictions and alleged ties to terrorist groups.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys road biking, going to the beach and watching college football.  Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Anna has been residing in San Francisco since 2002 and loves the weather and culture of the Bay Area too much to return to the South.   


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  1. Immigration: 100%



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  • Heliodoro Moreno Jr.

    Anna is a superb attorney. She understands the nuances of immigration law, and represents her clients in the best way possible.


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The Law Office of Robert B Jobe

550 Kearny Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA, 94108


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Academic Excellence in Legal Writing AwardGolden Gate University School of Law2008
Witkin Award for Business AssociationsGolden Gate University School of Law2008
California Bar Foundation Public Interest ScholarshipCalifornia Bar Foundation2007
Witkin Award for Writing & Research IIGolden Gate University School of Law2006
Witkin Award for Constitutional Law II,Golden Gate University School of Law2006
Witkin Award for EvidenceGolden Gate University School of Law2006
Witkin Award for Appellate Advocacy,Golden Gate University School of Law2006
Witkin Award for Writing & Research IGolden Gate University School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyThe Law Office of Robert B. Jobe2009 - Present
Attorney AdvisorUnited States Department of Justice2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyers' Committee for Civil RightsVolunteer Mentor Attorney2015 - Present
AIDs Emergency FundBoard Member2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ali v. Holder, 637 F.3d 1025 (9th Cir. 2011)Ninth Circuit granted the petition for review
Kumar v. Holder, 399 Fed. Appx. 281 (9th Cir. 2010)Ninth Circuit granted the petition for review
Garcia v. Holder, 472 Fed. Appx. 467 (9th Cir. 2012)Ninth Circuit granted the petition for review
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of GeorgiaAmerican HistoryBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Asylum Law and Practice In-DepthAsylum Practice2014
AILA National Immigration Law ConferenceGetting Your Client Back to the U.S.2013
Asylum for ExpertsAdvanced Topics in Asylum Law2012