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Sophie Marie Alcorn

Immigration Attorney at Mountain View, CA

5.0   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
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About Sophie

Learn Sophie’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    We help individuals and companies obtain visas, green cards, and citizenship to live and work legally in the United States.

    16 years, 600 cases

I AM A STANFORD GRAD PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING TECH STARTUPS, FOUNDERS, BUSINESSES AND CORPORATIONS LIVE AND LAUNCH THEIR DREAMS IN THE U.S.

Sophie Alcorn is certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California. She is one of the small percentage who have risen to the very top of this comlpex legal field.

A California native and first came to the Silicon Valley when she attended Stanford University and studied International Relations. She received her J.D. cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, as well as the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate Award and the Equal Justice Works Award.

Sophie is admitted to State Bar of California, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Ninth Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Sophie founded Alcorn Immigration Law in 2015 in Mountain View, California, to focus on the U.S. immigration law needs of Silicon Valley including visa and green card options for founders, investors, talent and families. She is currently serving as Treasurer of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Santa Clara Valley Chapter.

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Location

Alcorn Immigration Law, PC
800 W El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA, 94040

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Posted by Amir | February 22, 2010
The best lawyer that I can recommend to anyone
She is the best lawyer that I can recommend to you. She is so responsible, punctuate, trustworthy and helpful. When I came to immigration law I found there are so many greedy lawyers in CA that charge you so much and did not give you the best service as you anticipate. The most famous one the worst and most expensive service. But Sophie was a miracle in between. She was really helpful. I am serious. She helps me crossing every bridges in changing of my visa status when I was really frustrated. Her meticulous character plus her father experience made everything possible. so I really recommend her to you and believe that she will be soon one of the best immigration lawyer in CA that every body wants.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2010
Excellent! Achieved the very best outcome for me in my unique situation.
Excellent! Sophie Alcorn achieved the very best outcome for me in my unique and complicated situation. Where others said it couldn't be done, or would cost tens of thousands of dollars, she rose to the challenge and won. Her work was impeccable and methodical but also creative and thoughtful. I would highly recommend Sophie Alcorn to anyone who needs help.
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Posted by Sam | September 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyers and great team
Sophie and Anita did a great job on preparing and submitting the adjustment of status for my green card application. They worked quickly yet very thoroughly to meet my case deadline. They suggested which documents I have to prepare and which extra documents would help my case. During the application, they discussed my options and gave insightful advice. Anita was very calm and helpful during my interview with a meticulous inspector. I highly recommend Alcorn Immigration Law. Thank you Sophie, Anita and the team at Alcorn Immigration Law.
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Posted by ELIF | December 11, 2017
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E2 Visa Application With Alcorn Immigration
We applied to E2 Visa with Sophie and they did an amazing job. Our business was a newly established online business and it was challenging for us; we didn't have a standard E2 case. But, they worked so closely with us and leaded us so precisely on which documents we need to prepare and what should we work on. We put deadlines for each step to finish everything on time. Also, they were very responsive in any subject. We could be able to reach them whenever we wanted. Sophie has a very good network in Bay Area and she helped us in each stage: from opening a bank account to finding a good accountant. We couldn't able to get our visa so easily without her. They did an excellent job. Thanks Alcorn Immigration!
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Posted by Anand | December 9, 2017
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EB1-A green card
Sophie and the whole team at Alcorn did a fantastic job guiding me through the long and daunting process of collecting documentation, choosing referees, getting reference letters and preparing a solid application with personal statements. My application was just recently approved and I very much appreciated the positive "can do" attitude that Sophie and the team took throughout the year. I highly recommend her as your immigration lawyer and the best reference I can give is to refer her to others who need support... which I have already done twice. Thanks again Sophie, Mary, Aleen, and the whole team at Alcorn!
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2017
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Excellent in legal analysis and writing and great team to work with!
In short: 0.5 working day after our RFE response was received, it was approved (a premium process ) Longer: Our case was an H1B REF. We wanted to defend ourselves so much because we do have the experience and education required, but we did not know how. After our case was handed over to Sophie's Team, the path was clear. The team worked closely with the company and the beneficiary. The communication was very timely and you feel you are working in a team with a common goal. Beside the professional side, Sophie, and her team were very supportive too!
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Posted by Anna | October 11, 2017
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Excellent immigration lawyer
Alcorn Immigration Law helped me to get my H1B visa and it was approved at the first shot. They guided me through the whole process with great attention to detail. Sophie efficiently solved any problem I came up with and is very caring. Alcorn Law always answers back within hours and communicates clearly as well as knowledgeable. They took care of the whole process in a very dedicated way. I will strongly recommend the firm to friends. I am truly grateful for your help!
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Posted by Sisi | October 1, 2017
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Excellent Team!
I got my permanent resident card last week!!! I would like to thank Sophie and Mary and all their team members. They did such a nice job. We started our case at end of March and got approval notices in Sep. They are really friendly and responsible. They answer all your questions very fast and professional. Sophie is a really professional lawyer, she knows what she is doing and really confident. I do really recommend this team to all of you who is seeking immigration services and advice!!
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Posted by Fernando | August 17, 2017
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Great Experience
The team at Alcorn did a fantastic job on my Green Card application. Sophie herself is very knowledgeable and thoughtful. Throughout my application, she always discussed my options, laid out their pros and cons, and gave advice tailored to my situation. I've worked with immigration lawyers in the past and Alcorn was by far my best experience. I would strongly recommend the firm to friends.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2017
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As good as it gets
Sophie and her team are some of the most excellent professionals I have had the pleasure to work with.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
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She is great listener and carer.
Our case was very complex. She was a very very good listener and she can clearly read your mind about what you really want regardless how complex the case you are facing to. Not only solving the case itself, she also truly and deeply cases about you and your career. I highly recommend her if you have an immigration puzzle to solve as a cofounder in a startup.
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Posted by Alex | March 3, 2017
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Understanding and thorough followthrough
I needed advice on how best my wife could immigrate from Brazil and decided on Alcorn Immigration Law. To say the least, we were not disappointed in our choice. Sophie is not only competent but understanding of our situation. Despite a very busy client load, she never missed following up on questions or doubts, either in person or by email. The slightest concern we had, even if illogical or not fully informed was professionally handled with care and comprehensiveness. After my wife's arrival, we had a very heartwarming final meeting at which Sophie verified that everything was A-OK. And she recommended next steps for my wife's "assimilation". Her knowledge of immigration law and all its subtleties is very, very good. Beyond this, she is a marvelous human being, culturally aware and proactive, which is specially important in the Trumpist times. I will not hesitate to recommend her firm to anyone and everyone in Silicon Valley (or elsewhere).
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Posted by MH | December 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A smart, compassionate, and dedicated attorney
Now I can see why there are many positive reviews about this lawyer. I would highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who is involved in a complicated immigration matter. I have recently had an exceptional consultation with her and I was very impressed. She is smart, highly knowledgeable, excellent, professional, caring, passionate, and a dedicated attorney. Not only does she deeply care about the case, she cares about her client as a person. She is definitely someone you want on your side to help you through.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2016
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very responsive and interested in
she is very very responsive and interested in the cases, thanks for her support
Posted by Thomas | March 24, 2010
Entire satisfaction
I was referred to this young woman for an immigration affair, and I wish to record my complete satisfaction. The case was successfully resolved after six months' diligent and knowledgeable work. Sophie is not only good at her work, but is an attractive, warm, and thoughtful person.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2010
Great lawyer with great personality
We were very pleased that Sophie had represented us in an immigration case. Our case was not typical and rather complicated but she has demonstrated great ability to make things work in our advantage. We had won the case under her console and action. She is very professional with full of energy. She is very dedicated and gave us 100% attention and made us feel that our case is the only case that she is working on. She is very caring and honest.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2010
Exceptional service!
Ms Alcorn provides her clients with in depth personalized attention while paying attention to culture sensitivity and the needs of others. She is a knowledgeable lawyer and has an equally competent team at the law firm to back her up. My experience with her has been a very positive one and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone in need of an immigration lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2010
great lawyer
Sophie Alcorn is trustworthy, she worked on my case effectively, gave me good advice, and helped me reach the result I needed. I strongly recommend her. She is also easy to talk to, and reachable at any time. I would definitly trust her with my issues and my family issues.
Posted by Jack | February 25, 2010
Looking for a special Lawyer?
She is the answer. She prepared everything perfectly and did a wonderful job.
Posted by KLAUDIA | February 22, 2010
The Best Immigration Attorney's in the West Coast
The Law Offices of John Alcorn, have our respect for life. However Sophie Alcorn was one of the attorney's assigned to our case and she was great. These are the offices that know what they are doing, they return all your calls and respect their clients. They are trustworthy and know what they are doing. Professional in every aspect. My family and I will recommend them for life.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Alcorn Immigration Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of John R. Alcorn
  • 2008 - 2014

Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Stanford University
  • BA
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Won Appeal in Vacating Federal Criminal Conviction
  • USA v. Orocio
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Granted
  • E2 Visa Renewed
  • Granted
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Silicon Valley chapter)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mountain View Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Silicon Valley chapter)
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Leadership Mountain View
  • Participant
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2010
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Immigration Section Vice Chair (2010)
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Newport Harbor Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Stanford Professional Women of Orange County
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Young Business Person
  • Mountain View Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney of Orange County
  • OC Metro
  • 2012
  • Equal Justice Works Award
  • Equal Justice Works
  • 2008
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Outstanding Law Graduate Award
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Stanford Breakfast Club Orange County
  • The Future of Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (10)
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Immigration Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is a highly-knowledgeable immigration attorney, and well-respected in the legal community. I am happy to endorse her!"
Immigration Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sophie is an inspiration and a dedicated advocate. Truly a master of her craft."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sophie is smart, incredibly hardworking, and tenacious. She stays at the cutting edge of new immigration rules and strategies, and is passionate about helping her clients. I endorse her without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In addition to being an highly regarded immigration attorney for individuals and businesses in the Silicon Valley , Sophie is herself a talented entrepreneur who knows how to run a successful business. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Sophie for anyone seeking specialty visas in the South Bay Area. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based upon her practical advice to the AVVO community and I recommend her to those in his area."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Alcorn provides detailed and honest postings on AVVO assisting those with immigration questions. Also, her legal guides are extermely useful to not only AVVO posters but also to attorneys in the legal community. A true professional"
Immigration Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an outstanding attorney with an excellent reputation. She is a knowledgeable and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her. Khaja Din, Esq."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Sophie is a dedicated immigration attorney who is not only bright, but is creative in fighting tirelessly for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sophie is extremely articulate, and shows a high command of her profession. I would refer any clients with immigration issues to her."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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