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Sarah Kay Berry

Immigration Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 15 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    License Administratively Revoked No misconduct found

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Why did you decide to be a lawyer?
I don't remember a distinct decision to become a lawyer; rather I felt drawn to the profession.  I applied to law school knowing what kind of lawyer I wanted to be:  a solo.  I left law school knowing what area of law I was destined to practice:  immigration.  All the pieces fell together so naturally, that I can't help but think, "this is what I was meant to do."

What work experience and education helps you be a better lawyer?

I owe much of what I know to an excellent immigration practice class I took in law school, a legal internship at Pittsburgh Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center and a immigration fellowship at the International Institute of the Bay Area.  I was able to learn about immigration by doing immigration work for people who could not afford private attorneys. 

After law school I spent a year in private practice doing different types of law.  This time allowed me to see how an office operates, how to handle difficult issues on short notice and prepare me to open my own office.

Why immigration?
Immigration has always felt so right.  I think it takes my best assets as an attorney and lets me use the skills to help others.  Who can ask more of a profession? 

What do you like best about being a lawyer?

Meeting interesting people.  Solving legal problems together.  The thrill and joy in receiving an acceptance notice for the green card, citizenship, etc.

Personal:

I wouldn't be an immigration lawyer if I didn't love different cultures -- so I LOVE to travel.  I tote my camera with me, a good book, and look for the best gluten free restaurants food (I'm gluten intolerant).  I currently reside in Dublin, California, with my husband (a mathematician) and daughter (a precocious preschooler).

Location

SKBERRY Law LLC
304 Ross St.
Ste 600
Pittsburgh, PA, 94219
SKBERRY Immigration Law
4695 Chabot Dr. Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA, 94588
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Finally an honest attorney
Ms. Berry was retained to assist me in filing a fiance visa. Due to her experience, she recognized numerous red flags and that this person was just using me for my money. She advised me to reconsider filing for the visa. Ms. Berry could have just continued with the case but instead refunded me the balance. This is the type of attorney that you can trust to be honest and do the right thing.
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Posted by Jessica | February 27, 2015
She is amazing!!
I thank Sarah very much in behalf of my parents as well. We had gone through a lot of lawyers, that were only frauds. But finally found not only a good lawyer but a kind and warm heart person. She is very patient and good at what she does. Thank you Sarah from the bottom of our hearts you dont know how thankful we are. Oh! and thank you for being very patient with my dad (Carlos) lol
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Posted by Gerald | December 23, 2014
Sarah made the process so much easier.
Sarah Berry is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. I can't imagine going through the immigration process without Sarah's help. She was always there for us and helped us through a few rough spots. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone seeking immigration help.
Posted by Sam | January 16, 2013
Excellent, result oriented and reasonable
I have been impressed by Sarah's ability to represent our case and her knowledge of the law. I will use her again and I highly recommend her services.
Posted by Nygel | March 22, 2012
She is a very very good immigration lawyer and im saying this based on experience working with her for my immigration need
I was searching for a lawyer to assist me in processing my GC through marriage around the dublin-pleasanton CA area and i found Sarah to be the closest to my location plus her fee is very reasonable. She is very knowledgeable, very helpful and just plain awesome to work with every step of the way and we never had any trouble in processing my application because of her guidance and help. I will definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a immigration lawyer.
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Response from Sarah Berry March 28, 2012
Thanks, Nygel. It was a pleasure working with you as well.
Posted by Sonu | May 6, 2011
Helpful,knowledgeable and easy to work with
I wasn't quite sure that I would be able to get the resident status for both my parents but Sarah helped build my confidence and guided me throughout the process. I really appreciate the commitment and dedication she demonstrated in resolving various complications that came up during the course. Her services far exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend her as an immigration lawyer. Thank you very much Sarah for helping my parents achieve Permanent resident status. -Sonu
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Response from Sarah Berry March 28, 2012
Thanks, Sonu. I hope your parents are enjoying their Permanent Residence. :)
Posted by Ahmed | July 31, 2010
She is the best.... , very smart , patient ,she always want every thing perfect.
She is the best.... , very smart , patient ,she always want every thing perfect. I been looking for a lawyer to help me apply for green card for 3 month,when I met her I found she is the one whom will help me , I recommend her as a perfect lawyer.
Response from Sarah Berry March 28, 2012
Thanks, Ahmed. I'm certainly not perfect, but I'm glad I to be your attorney.
Posted by Wilsam | March 7, 2010
Sarah Kay Berry is an exceptional lawyer
I was a client of Sarah Berry when she was a volunteer attorney at the International Institute of the Bay area. I badly needed an immigration lawyer to represent me in a very complex case. Sarah was very approachable, outgoing and was easy to talk to. She and her team took on the case and had done an exceptionally good job working with me to ensure that the process went smoothly. She worked tirelessly compiling all the documents needed to make my case presentable, she never appeared to be tired of me or annoyed by me asking questions even when the questions did not make much sense. I was very impressed with the level of professionalism. Sarah is very detail-oriented and very courteous. She is a person who truly cares and one who is willing to go the extra miles to satisfy her clients. She treated everyone with great respect regardless of their race, gender or social status. Would I recommend Sarah Kay Berry? Most certainly!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Elliott & Davis, PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • SKBERRY Immigration Law
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Immigrant Rights Fellow
  • International Institute of the Bay Area
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate
  • PFD Law
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Jewish Family & Children's Services
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA
  • 2004

Associations

  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
  • Pro Bono Assylum Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Eastern Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney Honor Roll
  • Lawyer's Commitee for Civil Rights
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award - Immigration
  • Duquesne Law Schol
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • 5 Steps to Citizenship
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Immigration Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Berry-Is a very diligent Attorney, a true professional who cares deeply for her clients. But above all she gets great results!"
General practice Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Intelligent. Gave great attention to detail. Very reasonable fee for great legal results."
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