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About Me

Carolyn Choi has expertise in business and family immigration law, having practiced in Silicon Valley since 1990. She was awarded a J.D. from the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1990, and a B.A. degree in English and Psychology from Rice University in 1981. Ms. Choi is past Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and past Chair of the Santa Clara County Bar Association Immigration Section.


Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 100%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Indu Liladhar-Hathi

    I have known Carolyn for 15+ years. Carolyn is an excellent attorney with many years of immigration experience. In my interactions with her, she has shown a solid understanding of complex immigration issues. I would endorse her without any hesitation!


    Indu Liladhar-Hathi Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kelvin Kwok Lee

    I endorse this lawyer. Carolyn is a conscientious, hard-working certified immigration attorney who espouses and practices Christian values. We have known each other for 25 years and she has my highest recommendation. Kelvin Lee, Administrative Law Judge, State of California


    Kelvin Lee Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info


445 Sherman Avenue, Suite T
Palo Alto, CA, 94306-1839



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Service AwardN/A1996
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRose Carson Kaplan Choi & White, LLP2007 - Present
PartnerAllen, Choi & Do, LLP2003 - 2007
Senior AttorneyLaw Office of Karen Tietjen Allen2002 - 2002
Of CounselShoji & Yap, LLP2001 - 2002
Corporate CounselRightworks Corporation2000 - 2001
Sole ProprietorLaw Offices of Carolyn Choi1998 - 2000
PartnerChoi & Coran1993 - 1998
Associate AttorneyPolly A. Webber & Associates1990 - 1993
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Minnesota chapter)Member2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationChair, Santa Clara Valley Chapter1995 - 1996
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationChair, Immigration Law Section1992 - 1994
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Matter of *Name Not Provided*Denial Reversed
Matter of *Name Not Provided*Appeal Sustained
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Publication NameTitleDate
Emerging Issues in Immigration LawAssociate Editor1991
Pacific Basin Law JournalApplication of a Cultural Defense in Criminal Proceedings1990
David Stanton Manual on Labor CertificationStrategic Planning for the I-140 PetitionN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Rice UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Rice UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
California Chapters ConferenceLabor Certification1996
California Chapters ConferenceFamily Immigration1995
AILA Annual ConferenceEthics1995