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I practice both Immigration and Nationality Law and Social Security Disability law.



As to the immigration field, I represent people in removal (deportation) proceedings.  I also assist small businesses in obtaining professional visas such as H-1Bs or L-1s for their employees.  I represent applicants for political asylum, and religious workers and individuals at all stages of the naturalization process.  Finally, I help people who wish to bring their family members to the United States.


In the Social Security field, I represent disabled individuals at administrative hearings and in federal court.      



In both areas I have taken cases to the federal court and up through the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  I have listed a couple of the cases in my profile.



I am the secretary and past president of the SL (Second Life®) Bar Association (  The picture in the profile is a picture of my law office on Second Life.  If you have access to Second Life, you may find my office here:



Languages spoken: English, Hebrew

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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 50%
    22 years
  2. Immigration: 50%
    26 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Vance Thomas Langford

    I have known and worked with Geri for years. I highly recommend her as an immigration or social security lawyer. She is a smart, personable and thorough. She is particularly knowledgeable about asylum, withholding and removal proceedings.


    Vance Langford Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Geri N. Kahn

465 California Street
San Francisco, CA, 94104-1221

Law Office of Geri N. Kahn

940 Adams Street
Suite I
Benicia, CA, 94510-2957



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
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AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Certified Specilist, ImmigrationState Bar of California1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Geri N. Kahn1995 - Present
AttorneyJewish Family & Children's Services1998 - 2005
AttorneyJewish Family & Children's Services1991 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
HadassahMember2006 - Present
Solano County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
California State BarMember1990 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present
Second Life Bar AssociationSecretary2013 - 2013
Second Life Bar AssociationVice President, Finance2007 - 2009
Benica Chamber of CommerceMember2006 - 2013
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2005 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gutierrez v. ApfelRemanded back to the SSA
Gutierrez v. BarnhartGranted and reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Circuit 9 Inc., conference materialsImmigration Issues in Social Security cases2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of California - Santa CruzPoliticsOther - Bachelors1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Know Your RightsImmigration Law2016
Circuit 9 26th Annual Conference of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesSocial Security Law2016
Presentation at Mission Neighborhood Health CenterImmigration Law2013
Immigrating to the United StatesImmigration Law2013
Circuit 9 19th Annual Meeting for Experienced Social Security PractitionersUpdate on Immigration Issues for Social Security Disability Practitioners2009
Basics of Immigration LawBasics of Immigration Law2009
2009 Law Firm Management SeminarLawyers and Legal Issues in Second Life and Beyond2009
Labor and Employment Law 2008 Mid Year Meeting of the Technology in the Practice and Workplace CommitteePromises and Perils of Living in a Virtual World2008
Hadassah General Meeting - Vallejo chapterJewish and Israeli sites on Second Life2008
Circuit 9 18th Annual Meeting for Experienced Social Security PractitionersImmigration Issues in Social Security Cases2008