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Abbe Allen Kingston has practiced immigration law in Santa Barbara for over 35 years. He has been certified by the California State Bar as an Immigration Law Specialist and has served as a Commissioner on the California State Bar Commission on Legal Specialization. A substantial part of his practice focuses on the transfer of international personnel. Mr. Kingston earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Mr. Kingston has published several law review articles and is a frequent lecturer on immigration related matters.


Languages spoken: German, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Manouchehr Manley

    I endorse this lawyer. Abbe Allen Kingston is a very well respected immigration attorney. He is an expert in this field of law. A person seeking immigration counsel would do well to choose Mr. Kinston as his or her attorney


    John Manley Immigration Attorney
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  • Renee Joy Nordstrand

    I endorse this lawyer. In my criminal defense practice there are often times when immigration issues arise for clients. Abbe Kingston has skillfully and sucessfully assisted these clients through the often complicated issues that have arisen.


    Renee Nordstrand Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Kingston Hogan Attorneys

1300 Santa Barbara Street

Santa Barbara, CA, 93101


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaThe legal network2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerKMH Immigration1977 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1975 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1975 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
State Bar of California, Legalization SpecializationCommissionerN/A
American Civil Liberties UnionChair2000 - 2003
Publication nameTitleDate
Santa Barbara LawyerImmigration and Proposition 472015
Santa Barbara LawyerNew Affidavit of Support2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of California - Santa BarbaraElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual County Bar MeetingImmigration2016
La LatinaThe New Deferred Action Program2015
Ojai Community ProgramImmigration Update2014