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Dana Ann Michael Ritter

Dana Ann Michael Ritter

also known as Ritter, Dana Michael

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About Me

With over fifteen years in immigration law, Ms. Dana Ritter provides highly skilled and experienced legal services to clientele worldwide. She has extensive experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration and has served a broad range of clients from Fortune 500 and 100 companies, corporations, small businesses and individuals in the IT, medical, semiconductor, manufacturing, oil, finance, non-profits, allied healthcare and other business sectors. With this extensive experience, as well as working from a high level of personal integrity, Ms. Ritter strives to provide top level legal guidance to clientele.

Ms. Ritter is a graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law where she received her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1993. Prior to law school, Ms. Ritter completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California. Ms. Ritter has worked as an officer at the USCIS, as well as In-House General Counsel for a technology company in Silicon Valley performing all immigration, employment and contract matters. Ms. Ritter is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA,) Santa Clara Valley Chapter. Previously, she has served as the Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Division, and has held various positions on the Executive Board of the Santa Clara Valley American Immigration Lawyers Association including President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Ms. Ritter has worked as an AILA Liaison with the San Jose USCIS Office, Department of Labor and USCIS Service Centers. Ms. Ritter is a member of the California State Bar in good standing since 1993. Please contact Ms. Ritter at

Specialties: Business Immigration: High volume nonimmigrant cases in H/L/TN/B visas and immigrant cases (green card) including PERM labor certificate and intracompany transfers representing clients throughout the US and predominately from India, China and the Philippines.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Melinda Garcia

    I endorse this lawyer. I met Dana last year and I have been impressed by her knowledge, professionalism, and devotion to her clients. I highly recommend her for employment immigration.


    Melinda Garcia Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Dana Michael Ritter, PC

7041 Koll Center Pkwy, Suite 230
Pleasanton, CA, 94566



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationDepartment of Homeland Security2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley Chapter)Nominating Commitee2004 - 2005
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley Chapter)Chapter Chair2003 - 2004
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley Chapter)Dept of Labor Liaison2002 - 2003
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley Chapter)Chair Elect2002 - 2003
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley Chapter)Treasurer2001 - 2002
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley Chapter)Secretary2000 - 2001
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley Chapter)Young Lawyers Commitee Chair1999 - 2000
Santa Clara Valley AILAMember1997 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
Pleasanton Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Southern CaliforniaPolitical Science/Pre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1990