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Chien-Yu Michael Wang

Immigration Attorney at Sacramento, CA

4.9   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
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Chien-Yu (Michael) Wang is an associate attorney at Wilner and O'Reilly, and managing associate of the firm's Sacramento office. He handles both family-based and business-based immigration matters. Mr. Wang is admitted to the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. In addition, he is a member of such esteemed organizations as the Los Angeles Country Bar Association, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, and the Japanese American Bar Association.

Mr. Wang graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor's Degree in Japanese and East Asian Studies, and also studied at the Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern Law School, graduating at the top of his class. While at Southwestern, Mr. Wang was awarded the Southwestern Alumni Scholarship for his service in Public Interest. Also during law school, Mr. Wang worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) in the Asian Pacific-Islander Community Outreach Unit, where he helped monolingual Chinese clients with their immigration matters. Prior to joining Wilner & O'Reilly, Mr. Wang clerked at the California Department of Justice, working on complex anti-trust litigation matters.

As an associate attorney at Wilner & O'Reilly, Mr. Wang is responsible for preparing and accompanying clients to USCIS for both family and employment-based adjustment of status interviews, naturalization interviews, and N-336 appeals. In addition, he prepares Motions to Reopen/Reconsider and Waivers and Appeals to USCIS, the Administrative Appeals Office, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Mr. Wang prepares both immigrant and non-immigrant visas such as E-2 treaty visas and EB-1 petitions, and also represents clients in removal proceedings where he is versed in forms of relief such as cancellation of removal proceedings and 237(a)(1)(h) waivers.

Committed to public interest, Mr. Wang volunteers his time at many community based pro-bono legal clinics. As an immigrant from Taiwan, he has gained valuable personal experience with the immigration system in the United States. Mr. Wang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and conversant in Japanese.

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Wilner & O'Reilly
2730 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 208
Sacramento, CA, 95833
Wilner & O'Reilly, APLC
611 Gateway Blvd
2nd Floor
South San Francisco, CA, 94006
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Posted by Mai Altares | July 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Atty. Michael Wang
Even before we start the interview, Atty. Michael Wang is very confident we will get the approval despite the missing document, he gave us the assurance and confidence that everything will go well, his manner of communication gave us motivation and encouragement. Thank you so much Atty. Michael Wang. More Power to you and your career.
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Posted by Ulara | November 4, 2021
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Excellent immigration legal support
Michael and his team are all highly professional and helpful. I appreciate that they totally stay on top of recent changes with the USCIS and are very responsive whenever I reach out with a question or concern, no matter small. Their communication is always very clear, to the point, and covers all the bases without a ton of back and forth, which I have not experienced previously with some other lawyers and legal firms. Michael's entire team is great to work with, however when necessary I have been able to speak directly to Michael as the managing attorney. I believe it's a combination of the firm's cumulative high level of expertise and knowledge, its effective internal communication and being truly dedicated to their clients from a place of high integrity that makes them so great to work with. I spoke to over a dozen immigration attorneys before landing at W&O and am glad I went with them. They have helped me navigate my immigration journey as smoothly as possible during an extra stressful period with the impacts of Covid. I'd recommend Michael and his team to anyone and will and continue to be a client myself into the future.
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Posted by Abdallah | August 17, 2021
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Michael and his team were incredibly human and responsive throughout the process
I had a terrific experience working with W&O immigration lawyers on my H1-B petition. Michael and his team were incredibly human and responsive throughout the process, patiently explaining all details and taking the stress off my shoulders. My case was difficult, but W&O’s team brought it to a successful end! Highly recommended!
Posted by Martin | February 10, 2021
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N-400 Naturalization
I was looking for a top notch immigration lawyer. After speaking to few immigration lawyers I became very hesitant to hire one because I wanted someone who would not see me as a case only that might have a chance to succeed. Then I found Michael at the Law office of Wilner & O'Reilly's in Sacramento! Most immigration lawyers charge for the first consultation. Michael didn't. Well that was a big surprise. After the first consultation with Michael, I was 100% sure to have him and his team at the Law office representing me. Having been consulted by few other immigration lawyers I knew with Michael I would succeed and that he was the right person for the job. About Michael and his team: The procedure started in 2019, and until it was finalized Michael and his team (Crystal, Marco, Yanlin) would contact me for updates. Michael and his team are very knowledgeable about every single section, subsection of laws. Michael and his Team see their clients as people not as cases and they strive for quality Michael's team, Crystal, Marco are people who accommodated me to the best of their abilities. I can't express how thankful I am. Whoever is thinking of hiring Michael and his team at the Sacramento office to represent your case, don’t hesitate. They have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the procedure. Above all, they have the determination to help their clients.
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Posted by Alice | August 12, 2020
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Kind, Quick and Very Helpful
I called Michael with a few specific questions. He answered them clearly and succinctly. He was very friendly and easy to talk with. I greatly appreciated his availability and responsiveness. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again or refer him to others.
Posted by Sunday | March 10, 2020
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Sunday AchiAyah
Michael wong is the best immigration lawyer I have ever met in my entire life he did a wonderful job for me by processing my immigration paperwork for removal of condition for my Permanent resident in the United State without ny wasting of time my petition was approved. Michael I thank you so much and God bless you.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Patent attorney
Helped transfer my H1B visa to new company, then helped renew H1B visa. Now processing final stages of green card application. Has been knowledgable, responsive and provided sound advice throughout all my dealings with him. Grateful for the excellent service.
Posted by Suzanne | October 4, 2019
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Great Attorney's And Team At Wilner N Oreilly's!
Great attorneys and team they have, hardworking! Very satified with the work i received for my husband's case!!!
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great immigration lawyer
very strong team, communication and worked well. !! Michael Wang and his assistant quickly processing the case!! highly recommend !!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Wilner & O'Reilly
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of California - Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • Waseda University
  • Language Program
  • 2004

Associations

  • Immigration Law Section of Sacramento County Bar
  • Co-Founder
  • 2016 - Present
  • Asian Bar Association of Sacramento
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization
  • 2013 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Souther California Chinese Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Japanese American Bar Association
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Japanese
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent attorney. His outreach in the community is tremendous and his character is without question. He is a knowledgeable and highly skilled attorney who fights aggressively for his clients. I recommend Michael without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is very knowledgeable on the law and is known for being able to figure out how to win a case even when it seems unwinnable. I endorse this lawyer."
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