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Vaughan R De Kirby

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Vaughan de Kirby founded the Law Offices of Vaughan de Kirby, A.P.C. in 1983. President and Founder Vaughan de Kirby is admitted to practice law in the states of California, Texas, Maryland, the District of Columbia as well as being admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Vaughan de Kirby has served as an adjunct professor of law at Empire College of Law in Santa Rosa, California teaching Agency and Partnership, and Corporate law. Vaughan de Kirby is the author of a number of books available on Amazon including EB-5 Due Diligence WorkbookThe Investors Guide to a Green Card,” now in its fourth edition;  and “The Student Parent Green Card Guide." Additionally, Mr. de Kirby has authored several Consumer Guides, including The Business Owners Guide to the United States Residency L-1 Visa.

Vaughan de Kirby has achieved a 10 Superb rating on and the Law Offices of Vaughan de Kirby, AP.C. has been rated #1 in Client Service by the readers of the World Journal and Sing Tao Daily. Mr. de Kirby is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the California Consumer Attorneys Association.

                The firm consists of four attorneys focussing in EB-5 Investment Immigration Law. The firm attorneys are supported by carefully trained staff who who speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, and Urdu. To assure excellent communication with our international clients, the firm has staff and attorneys working until 8:30PM PST. 


Languages spoken: Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Hindi, Urdu

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ilana Sable

    When you are facing a sensitive (and often complex) immigration law matter, you want the best help possible. Vaughan is a trusted advisor and an authority in all areas of immigration law. I endorse him for his work ethic, depth of knowledge, and history of great service to his clients.


    Ilana Sable Business Attorney
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  • Kathryn Elizabeth Walker

    Vaughan is very knowledgeable about immigration issues and works hard to provide his clients with the best service possible. I would highly recommend his services.


    Kathryn Walker Workers compensation Attorney
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Contact info


TXInactive 199308/17/2016
DCInactive 199207/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Voted #1 in Client ServiceSing Tao Newspaper2007
全城至TOP客户服务大奖World Journal Newspaper2006
Outstanding Customer ServiceBetter Business Bureau2005
World Journal NewspaperGolden Crown2005
Golden CrownWorld Journal Newspaper2004
Outstanding AchievmentCalifornia Trial Lawyers Association1998
Presidents AwardCalifornia Trial Lawyers Association1989
Leadership AwardSan Diego Trial Lawyers Association1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of Vaughan de Kirby, A.P.C.1983 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorEmpire College of Law2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Heritage Registry of Who's WhoHonored Member2012 - 2012
Better Business BureauMember2005 - 2007
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - 2010
California Consumer Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1989 - 1993
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1981 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shanel Lewis v. AAA InsuranceResolved in Mediation at $235,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
California State University, NorthridgeCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
5th Annual Invest in America SummitEB-5 Investment Visa2015
Tampa GLM Mastermind MeetingStudent Immigration2014
Glass Legal Marketing ConferenceEB-5 Investment Immigration2014
Great Legal Marketing ConferenceServing the Ideal Immigration Client2013
Great Legal Marketing ConferenceImmigration Law Practice2013
Outstanding Artists, Educators and ResearchersEB-12011
Investor's Guide to A Green CardEB-5 Green Card2011
Business ImmigrationL-1 Visa for Business Executives2011
Great Legal Marketing ConferenceConsumer Education Marketing2010
GLM Mastermind ConferenceInvestment Immigration Practice China2010
Foster Web Marketing Web SeminarWriting A Consumer Book2010
Empire College of LawBusiness Associations2002
Empire College of LawBusiness Law2001