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Daniel holds two decades of experience assisting corporations and individuals with immigration and nationality matters. He has received the Martindale-Hubbell® directory’s highest rating (“AV”), and is listed within its Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is also included within the International Bar Association's Who's Who Legal directory for Corporate Immigration. His current practice focuses on corporate immigration matters, but covers all aspects of immigration practice, including representation of professionals seeking to immigration through employment-based or family-based petitions.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of Bender’s Immigration Bulletin, a LexisNexis® periodical providing news and analysis to immigration lawyers nationwide. His co-authored article proposing changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program appeared in the Stanford Law and Policy Review’s Spring 2005 issue.

A long-standing and active member of AILA, Daniel has been invited to speak at several past national and state AILA conferences, and a past member of AILA’s USCIS California Service Center Liaison Committee. Daniel volunteers his time to mentor attorneys providing pro bono assistance to asylum seekers through the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.


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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    22 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Shahpour Meir Matloob

    I endorse Daniel, whom I've known professionally for over 10 years.


    Shahpour Matloob Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Madeline AF Ellis

    Dan's wealth of knowledge on immigration law is astounding. He is an amazing attorney and I would highly recommend him to anyone.


    Madeline Ellis Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Jackson Hertogs LLP

201 Mission Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA, 94105


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Corporate Immigration Law (2007-present)International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers2007
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (2003-present)Martindale-Hubbell2003
"AV" (Highest) Rating (2002-present)Martindale-Hubbell2002
BIA Pro Bono Project RecognitionUSDOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review2002
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJackson & Hertogs, LLP2004 - Present
PartnerBerry, Appleman & Leiden LLP1997 - 2003
AssociateAnn Allott PC1996 - 1997
AssociateLaw Offices of Daniel M. Kowalski1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssocationMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hassan v. INSJRAD validity upheld
Matter of Sanchez-AvilaSuccessfully reversed INS "repulsion" policy
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bender's Immigration BulletinOne Hundred Years of Aptitude2009
Bender's Immigration BulletinDo E-2 and L-2 Spouses Need EAD Cards Before They Start Working?2008
Bender's Immigration BulletinDoes Anyone Want a World Without PERM Remands?2006
Bender's Immigration BulletinIs Termination the End of It All?2006
Bender's Immigration BulletinTime to File for PERM2006
Bender's Immigration BulletinCanadian Born Native Americans2006
Bender's Immigration BulletinOPT and Self-Employment2006
Stanford Law and Policy ReviewThe Doorkeeper of Homeland Security: Proposals for the Visa Waiver Program (with A. James Vazquez-Azpiri)2005
Bender's Immigration BulletinLength of Employment on L-1 Blanket Petitions2005
Bender's Immigration BulletinAC21 Portability for Same Job, New Location?2005
Bender's Immigration BulletinChile and Singapore H-1B1 Free Trade Fees2005
Bender's Immigration BulletinAre the Outstanding Researcher Regulations Authorized by the INA?2004
Bender's Immigration BulletinRecent Changes Regarding Export License Control (with Rajat Kuver)2003
Immigration BriefingsAsylum Law After the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act1997
The Colorado LawyerDefending the Non-citizen1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AILA Annual Conference - San FranciscoCurrent Issues with B-1 Visas2013
AILA Annual Conference - San DiegoIssues & Ethics in FDNS Fraud Investigations2011
AILA Annual Conference - Las VegasControlling Your NIV Responses to RFEs, NOIDs, and NOIRs2009
Annual AILA Conference - VancouverAre You in Jeopardy? (Ethics panel)2008
Annual AILA Conference - OrlandoStrategic Planning in the Post-PERM World2007
Annual AILA California Chapters ConferencePERM Update2007
Annual AILA Conference - San AntonioE-1/2 Treaty Trader/Treaty Investor Strategies2006
Annual AILA California Chapters ConferenceKeeping the Case Alive2004