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Robert B. Jobe is the recipient of several national awards for excellence in immigration lawyering, including the American Immigration Lawyers' Association's Jack Wasserman Award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center's Philip Burton Award for Outstanding Immigration Lawyering. In 2016, he received the prestigious American Inns of Court Award for Professionalism in the Ninth Circuit, which honors "a lawyer or judge whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession and the rule of law."


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    28 years, 12.5 thousand cases

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  • Carl Michael Shusterman

    Bob Jobe is one of the finest immigration litigators in the United States. He has won more cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit than any lawyer I know. I highly endorse him for both his expertise and his experience.


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Law Office Of Robert B Jobe

550 Kearny Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA, 94102


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Inns of Court Professionalism Award (Ninth Circuit)American Inns of Court2016
Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2016
Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2015
Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2014
Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2012
Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2011
Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2010
Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2009
Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2008
Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2007
Super LawyersSan Francisco Magazine2006
Super LawyersSan Francisco magazine2005
Honorary Grand MarshalSan Francisco LGBT Pride Parade2003
Constitutional Rights AwardNational Coalition to Protect Political Freedom2001
Jack Wasserman Award for Excellence in Immigration LitigationAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association1998
Phillip Burton Award for Outstanding Immigration LawyeringImmigrant Legal Resource Center1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Law Offices of Robert B. Jobe1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Vahora v. Holder, 641 F.3d 1038 (9th Cir. 2011)Petition Granted
Borja v. INS, 175 F.3d 732 (9th Cir., 1999)Petition Granted
Li v. Ashcroft, 356 F.3d 1153 (9th Cir. 2004)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
US Courts for Ninth DistrictRenowned Immigration Lawyer to Receive Ninth Circuit Professionalism Award2016
Immigrant Legal Resource CenterWinning Asylum Cases2008
Winning in Federal Court"Challenging Removal Through Habeas Corpus"2003
AILA California Conference Handbook"Establishing Asylum Eligibility Through Past Persecution"1998
AILA, California Conference Handbook"Strategies for Reopening in Absentia Deportation Proceedings"1998
AILA, Practice Under IIRIRA"Suspension of Deportation and Cancellation of Removal Under IIRIRA"1997
AILA, Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook"Voluntary Departure Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act"1997
AILA, California Conference Handbook"Motions to Reopen: Essentials and Recent Developments"1996
AILA, Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook"Establishing the Threat of Persecution on a Country-Wide Basis"1994
The Washington Post"The Detention Alternative"1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of MichiganPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pincus Seminars, San Francisco"Asylum Law and Practice in Depth"2014
Pincus SeminarsImmigration 101: An Intro to Immigration Law and Practice2012
Pincus"Practicing Immigration Law in the Ninth Circuit"2011
SeminarAdvanced Asylum Law2004
San Francisco Lawyers Committee SeminarHandling Asylum Cases2004
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Northern California chapter)Asylum Law: Recent Cases & Practice Pointers2004
AILA National Conference, New OrleansLitigating Asylum Before the BIA2003
AILA Conference, Las VegasTaking Action Through Litigation2003
AILA California Chapter's ConferenceAsylum, Withholding of Removal & CAT2003