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Christopher A. Kerosky


  • Has practiced law since 1984 and has handled over 1000 immigration cases and over 500 civil and litigation matters.

  • Graduate of University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law School.

  • Former Counsel U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C.

  • Appointed Honorary Consul for the Republic of Poland in San Francisco (2004-present)

  • Named one of the top lawyers in San Francisco Bay Area by San francisco Magazine "Superlawyers" Edition, 2006 - 2010

  • Speaks English and Polish (fluent); Russian, Spanish and French (conversational)

  • Voted best Immigration Lawyer by Anons Russia newspaper and Slavic Community Services, 2006

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    Languages spoken: Polish, English, Russian, Spanish

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    Practice areas


    1. Immigration: 50%
      32 years, 1 thousand cases
    2. Business: 50%
      26 years, 500 cases


    Payment types:

    Cash, Check, Credit card

    Attorney endorsements

    2 total 

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    • Susanna I Bogue

      I endorse this lawyer. Chris has been doing immigration law for decades, he knows his stuff! If you have married a US citizen or need an H-1B or an H-3 Special Education Exchange Visitor Visa, Chris is the man to talk to!


      Susanna Bogue Immigration Attorney
      Relationship: Co-worker

    • Angela Dee Bortel

      I used to work for Mr. Kerosky in San Francisco, and I can say that he is an excellent attorney who genuinely cares about getting the best result possible for his clients, their families and their businesses. He was also a great mentor and has a wealth of knowledge that serves him well.


      Angela Bortel Immigration Attorney
      Relationship: Worked for lawyer

    Contact info

    Kerosky Purves & Bogue

    785 Market Street, 15th Floor
    San Francisco, CA, 94103-2024

    Kersoky Purves & Bogue

    131 Stony Circle, Ste 500
    Santa Rosa, CA, 95401-9522



    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
    Avvo contributions
    Legal answers
    Award nameGrantorDate granted
    Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2010
    Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2009
    Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2008
    Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2007
    Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2006
    Association namePosition nameDuration
    American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
    American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
    State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
    Legal cases
    Case nameOutcome
    Krotova v. GonzalesNinth Circuit Court of Appeals remanded.
    Karamurzin v. GonzalesNinth Circuit Court of Appeals remanded.
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    Publication nameTitleDate
    North Bay BizComplying with Immigration Law When Hiring Employees2010
    School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
    University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
    Miami University of OhioPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
    Speaking engagements
    Conference nameTitleDate
    Sonoma County Bar AssociationImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2010
    Immigration Law Issues and New Hire Orientation SeminarSeminar for Employers: Immigration Law Issues and New Hire Orientation2010