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Jennifer Alexis Smythe

Jennifer Alexis Smythe

also known as Jennifer Smythe

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

Jennifer is a Partner and Immigration Attorney at Dubrovsky Law in San Francisco, CA, focused on U.S. employment and family-based immigration, including temporary nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence (green cards), and U.S. citizenship/naturalization.  She is a member of the California Bar Association, the Northern District of California and the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA).  She is also a member of the San Francisco and Contra Costa county bar associations. 


 


Jennifer is a published author of two immigration articles, one of which led to receipt of the 2005 national Burton Award for Legal Achievement at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.  Her articles have appeared in the University of Chicago School of Law's Children's Legal Rights Journal and Interpreter Releases, in addition to online publications.  Considered an expert in her field, Jennifer is routinely invited to speak at universities, business associations and language schools about immigration options.    

Jennifer earned her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco with a Certificate of Specialization in Public Interest Law.  She is a Witkin Award recipient in Advanced Legal Research and a CALI Award recipient in Advanced Legal Research, Immigration and Refugee Policy and Appellate Advocacy.  Jennifer holds a Bachelor's degree with Honors in Cultural Anthropology and a Minor in Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Immigration: 100%
    9 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Otis Carl Landerholm

    Jennifer is a fantastic immigration lawyer! She is an H1-B expert and extremely knowledgable in all areas of employment based immigration. Moreover, she is easy going, compassionate and a pleasure to work with. Hire her for your matter; you won't regret it. I absolutely endorse Jennifer Smythe.

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    Otis Landerholm Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kennedy Koblin

    I have had the opportunity to consult with Ms. Smythe on a few cases involving immigration issues. She has always impressed me with her command of the law in what is a highly complex area of practice. Ms. Smythe is an excellent attorney and an asset to her clients.

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    Kennedy Koblin Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Dubrovsky Law

240 Stockton Street.
Suite. 400
San Francisco, CA, 94108

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200605/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CALI Award for Excellence in Immigration and Refugee PolicyGolden Gate University School of Law2006
National Burton Award for Legal AchievementBurton Foundation2005
CALI Award for Excellence in Appellate AdvocacyGolden Gate University School of Law2004
Witkin Award for eSearchGolden Gate University School of Law2003
CALI Award for Excellence in eSearchGolden Gate University School of Law2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner / ImmigrationDubrovsky Law2014 - Present
Immigration AttorneyLaw Office of Gali Schaham Gordon2013 - 2013
Immigration AttorneyJennifer Smythe, Attorney at Law2007 - 2014
Contract AttorneyCornerstone Law Group2007 - 2010
Contract Law ClerkLaw Office of Gali Schaham Gordon2006 - 2007
Judicial ExternThe Honorable Maria-Elena James2006 - 2006
Legal InternLaw Office of Gali Schaham Gordon2004 - 2006
Legal InternLegal Services for Children2003 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Francisco Bar AssociationCo-Chair of Immigration Section2013 - 2014
Contra Costa Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
San Francisco Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyer's AssociationMember2009 - Present
California Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Immigration DailyA CAT Among Wolves2006
Immigration DailyI Came to the United States and All I Got Was This Orange Jumpsuit: Age Determination Authority Of Unaccompanied Alien Children And The Demand For Legislative Reform2005
University of Chicago School of Law Children's Legal Rights JournalI Came to the United States and All I Got Was This Orange Jumpsuit: Age Determination Authority of Unaccompanied Alien Children and the Demand for Legislative Reform2005
Interpreter ReleasesI Came to the United States and All I Got Was This Orange Jumpsuit: Age Determination Authority of Unaccompanied Alien Children and the Demand for Legislative Reform2005

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Univ of California Santa CruzCultural AnthropologyBachelor's Degree with Honors2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
International Education WeekBeyond OPT - Pursuing H-1B and Permanent Residence After Graduation2013
Entrepreneur CenterIt's H-1B Visa Season! Hiring Foreign Professionals and Other Workers2013
Language SchoolU.S. Work Visas and Green Cards2012
International Education WeekBeyond F-1 and J-1 - Pursuing H-1B and Permanent Residence After Graduation2012
International Education WeekBeyond OPT - Pursuing H-1B and Permanent Residence After Graduation2012
GGU Appellate Advocacy JudgeGGU Appellate Advocacy Judge2012
Entrepreneur CenterHiring Foreign Nationals - What Every Employer Needs to Know2012
Entrepreneur CenterHiring Foreign Nationals2012
Entrepreneur CenterHiring Foreign Nationals - What Every Employer Needs to Know About U.S. Work Visas and Green Cards2012
International Education WeekBeyond OPT - Pursuing H-1B and Permanent Residence After Graduation2011
International Education WeekBeyond OPT: Pursuing H-1B and Permanent Residence After Graduation2011
International Education WeekRealities of Working in the U.S.2011
GGU Appellate Advocacy JudgeGGU Appellate Advocacy Judge2011
University presentationBeyond OPT: Pursuing H-1B and Permanent Residence After Graduation2010
International Education WeekRealities of Working in the U.S.2010
BASF Immigration SectionVisas for Entrepreneurs2010
University presentationBeyond OPT: Pursuing H-1B and Permanent Residence After Graduation2009