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IMMIGRATION LAWYER IN WALNUT CREEK, CA | Te: 925-407-2149 / Espanol: 415-409-9229 | - - 

Practice Areas:

  • Family Immigration law: marriage, fiance visas, family petitions, waivers of unlawful presence, re-entry permits.

  • Gay and Lesbian Immigration Law (LGBT)

  • Deferred action for childhood arrivals

  • Adjustment of status (Green card) trough family or employement

  • Business Immigration: visas to work and invest in the USA

  • Citizenship and naturalization




Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 85%
    7 years
  2. International Law: 15%
    18 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Spojmie Ahmady Nasiri

    I endorse this lawyer. From the onset of meeting Marcela, she comes across as a experienced and diligent attorney who has the best interest of her clients in mind. I have seen her work very hard on behalf of her clients and she has vast knowledge of immigration law. If you are looking for an honest, hard working and dedicated attorney to handle your immigration matters, Marcela is the one for you.


    Spojmie Nasiri Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Petra Heidi Andrea Korn

    Marcela has the ability to explain and apply her knowledge of the Argentinian and US legal system in a professional and transparent manner. Marcela is very knowledgeable and resourceful. I acknowledge her integrity and authenticity, and look forward to working with her again in the near future. I endorse this lawyer.


    Petra Korn Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Marcela B. Knaup

2950 Buskirk Ave, Ste. 300
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Marcela B. Knaup, CA2009 - Present
Legal AssistantHalverson & Associates, San Francisco, Ca2003 - 2007
Immigration Spanish legal interpreterVolunteer Legal Service Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco, CA2002 - 2004
Professor of International LawFASTA University, Argentina1999 - 2002
AttorneySan Carlos de Bariloche Bar Association1996 - 2002
Lawyer - AbogadaEstudio Juridico Vidal, Knaup & Zapata, Argentina1996 - 2002
Law ClerkJudicial Power of the Province of Rio Negro1992 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)Member2012 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
Colegio de Abogados de Bariloche, ArgentinaMember1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association, International TradeThe World Wine Trade Group2010
International Law News (ABA)Investing in Vineyard Estates in Argentina2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2006
Universidad de SalamancaN/APrivate International Law Specialist2002
Universidad Nacional del ComahueLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration law workshop, Concord LibraryImmigration law workshop2015
Immigration Law WorkshopImmigration Law2014
Immigration Law WorkshopImmigration Law Workshop2013
Primer on DACADeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Immigration Law2012
Immigration Law WorshopImmigration Law2012
Immigration law workshopImmigration Law2012