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About me

While being a social worker in Gainesville, GA, I developed a passion for the protection of immigrants' rights. I attended California Western School of law in the United States with the sole purpose of becoming an immigration lawyer. 

Now I file employment based petitions (H-1B, H-3, TN, R-1), family based petitions (marriage, fiance, I-751) petitions, investment based petitions (E-2), naturalization, F-1 reinstatement, extraordinary abilities visas (O-1) and athlete visas (P-1) as well as I-360 Victim of Violence Visas (VAWA). I prepare the clients for their marriage first or second (fraud) interviews, I-751 and citizenship interviews and then attend the interview with them. I also deal with asylum cases and consular processing.

I was born and raised in France. I earned two Master Degrees in Law; one in France in Public Law and one in the United States in Comparative Law (LL.M). And I am fluent in French, English and Spanish.

In my free time, I enjoy swimming, biking, and dancing. I regularly serve food to the homeless and I am a motivational speaker. I also love spending time with my family.


Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
    290 cases
  2. Corporate: 5%
    10 cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Marie is a great attorney. She is experienced and cares for her clients. I confer with her almost daily about a wide variety of legal issues. Her breadth of experience and professional judgment are great assets for her clients.


    Begum Benchimol Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • William A Markham

    Marie really cares about her clients and is conscientious, absolutely reliable, knowledgeable, and committed to helping her clients. She is also honest, forthright, and completely trustworthy. I highly recommend her services.


    William Markham Antitrust and trade law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Jacob Sapochnick

1502 6th Ave
San Diego, CA, 92101-3216


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Pro bono awardABA Immigration Justice Project2016
Appreciation AwardLaw Offices of Jacob Sapochnick2014
Wiley W. Manuel AwardSDVLP2012
Academic Award Achievement: Legal SkillsCalifornia Western School of Law2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Jacob Sapochnick2012 - Present
Law ClerkAmerican Bar Association Immigration Justice Project2011 - 2011
Law ClerkSan Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program2011 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
9th Circuit court of AppealAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
9th circuit motion for stayApproved
5th I-130 marriage petitionApproved
Expedited Advance ParoleApproved
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws2011
Universite de Bordeaux ICounty LawMaster 22007
University of Paris Pantheon AssasPublic LawBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Engaged EncounterA wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime2015