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I am an attorney, certified by the state bar of California as a specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, one of fewer than 160 attorneys presently so certified.  My practice is limited to immigration and US citizenship issues--which is enough, given how complex and ever changing the laws, regulations, memos and agency interpretations are.  I am one of a dwindling number of attorneys who understand the Western Hemisphere Priority Date program and I am an expert in US citizenship issues for those born overseas.  My practice includes business, deportation/removal, family, naturalization, and Federal Court litigation, meaning that I can provide a complete review of all of an individual's options.  It is not unusual for an individual to come to my office for a consultation related to a business visa and leave with possible options for family immigration or other special programs.  I provide an honest assessment of a case, meaning that if there is really nothing I can do to help, or if the chances of success are small, you will hear it from me first.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Swedish

Contact info

Mann Stuart K Attorney

444 West Centre Street
San Diego, CA, 92101

Mautino & Mautino

1059 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92101


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%

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  • Jan M Pederson

    Kathy Mautino is a consummate immigration lawyer, brilliant and compassionate. I would highly recommend her for any immigration matter.


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    I endorse this lawyer. She is a truly exceptional immigration advocate.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Juris Doctor cum laudeUniversity of San Diego School of Law1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerMautino and Mautino1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego chapter)ChairmanN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Irene B.Husband naturalized, Irene granted green card
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Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles LawyerMilitary Naturalization2012
Bender's Immigration BulletinEverything Old is New Again the Return of Entry and Departure2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - San DiegoSpanish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Chapters ConferenceLoss of Citizenship and LPR Status2012
Annual ConferenceMaintaining Residency for Naturalization2012