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Jacqueline Brown Scott is a San Francisco immigration attorney. Her practice focuses primarily on family-based immigration and defense from deportation and removal.  She also represents individuals seeking United States citizenship. 


Jacqueline is a member of the California Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyer's Association, and the Queen's Bench. She is also the Co-Chair of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Immigration Section. Jacqueline received a JD cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she concentrated her studies on human rights and refugee law.  


In addition to running her own practice, Jacqueline is the creator and editor of a popular immigration blog that deals with new immigration case law in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  




Languages spoken: Spanish, German

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    11 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Cecily Erin Clements

    Jacqueline is an exceptionally talented and compassionate immigration attorney. Methodical and detailed in her approach, she represents her clients with zeal. She is unparralleled in her knowledge and expertise.


    Cecily Clements Immigration Attorney
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  • Khaja M. Din

    I endorse this lawyer. She is an outstanding attorney with an excellent reputation. She is a knowledgeable and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her. Khaja


    Khaja Din Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Office of Jacqueline Brown Scott

5334 Geary Blvd
Suite 4
San Francisco, CA, 94121-2370


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley Manuel AwardCalifornia Bar Association2011
President's Service Award (Sole Practitioner)California Bar Association2011
Pro Bono BenefactorAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2011
Barrister of the YearSan Francisco Bar Association2010
Pro Bono ChampionAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2010
CALI Award of Excellence: International Human Righs LawUniversity of San Francisco School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Law Office of Jacqueline Brown Scott2010 - Present
Contract Attorney: Nat'l Pro Bono Project for ChildrenCLINIC2010 - 2011
Volunteer Immigration AttorneyCommunity Legal Services of East Palo Alto2009 - 2010
Contract AttorneyJacqueline Brown Scott2008 - 2010
Attorney AdvisorExecutive Office for Immigration Review2005 - 2007
Law ClerkVolker Law Offices2004 - 2005
Law ClerkSan Francisco City Attorney's Office2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
San Francisco Bar AssociationBarristers Immigration Co-ChairN/A
The Queens' BenchMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Espinal v. Attorney General of the United StatesPetition for Review granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
EOIR-IJ BenchbookStandard Language on Select Topics:The Terrorism Bar2007
EOIR-IJ BenchbookStandard Language on Select Topics:The Persecutor of Others Bar2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
San Francisco State UniversityInternational RelationsMA - Masters2002
St Lawrence UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1996