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I have been helping families stay together for over 15 years.  Our office emphasizes family-based immigration ("marriage visas" and other family matters) for all couples, including LGBT.   My other practice areas include: deferred action for DREAMers, asylum law, particularly in groundbreaking areas such as LGBT ("gay asylum") and domestic violence, I-601 waivers and I-601A provisional waivers, and bringing family from abroad via fiance and immigrant visa petitions.


Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    19 years, 1.5 thousand cases

Attorney endorsements

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    Joye Wiley is a brilliant immigration lawyer who has successfully represented hundreds of clients from all over the world. Joye is highly-respected throughout the immigration law community, both on a local and national level. She and her law partner are at the very top of my referral list for San Francisco area immigration lawyers.


    Victoria Dobrin Immigration Attorney
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  • Amie Denise Miller

    Joye Wiley is an experienced and compassionate immigration attorney who works hard for her clients. She is well-known in the immigration lawyer community as an advocate, and has generously given her time as a lecturer and mentor to other attorneys. Joye is also a kind person, who truly cares about her clients.


    Amie Miller Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Wiley & Jobson

2140 Shattuck Ave.
Suite 1108
Berkeley, CA, 94704


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Among top immigration lawyers in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyer Magazine2015
Among top immigration lawyers in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaw Office Of Robert B. Jobe1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
ASISTAMember2012 - Present
Immigration Clinic Alumni Council, UC DavisAdvisory Board2007 - 2011
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectMember2004 - Present
AIDS Legal Referral PanelVolunteer Attorney2004 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)Board Member-EOIR Liaison2001 - 2002
ProBARVolunteer Attorney1999 - 1999
La Raza Centro LegalClinic volunteer1999 - 2000
Lawyers' Committee for Civil RightsMentoring Attorney1999 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Northern California chapter)Member1999 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of R.P.Asylum approved.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of North CarolinaInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Community EventDACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
Asylum Law & Procedure for Pro bono AdvocatesEthics Issues in Asylum Cases2012
UC Davis School of Law, LAMBDALGBT Immigration Law Issues2011
Seminar classNuts and Bolts of an Asylum Claim2011
Seminar ClassImmigration Law Overview2011
Asylum Program Lunchtime WorkshopsEthics Issues in Asylum Cases: Overview and Troubleshooting2004
Women DefendersImmigration and Crimes2000
UC Berkeley PanelCareers in Immigration2000