Rafael Climaco | San Francisco Immigration Attorney

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How did you build a successful practice?

Mostly through referrals from satisfied former clients.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

Honesty and personal attention to their case.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

While it is not absolutely crucial, it does help to know the immigration judges and officers in your local district.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

Whether the caller should take the time to come for a consultation or not. Based on the initial phone call, I will ask someone to come in for a consultation unless I think that they have a viable case.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

A summary of the facts of their case/situation.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

Personal, hands-on attention to all of my cases.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Helping clients win their cases.

What are your other interests in addition to law?

Sports (football, basketball, tennis, baseball), reading (fiction, novels).

Are you involved in your community?

Yes, I volunteer at pro bono events for people with immigration law questions. I was an officer of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California for 3 years, one year serving as president.

Position Organization Location Duration
Adjunct Professor, Immigration LawJohn F. Kennedy UniversityPleasant Hill, CA2012 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Rafael S. ClimacoSan Francisco, CA2006 - Present
School Degree Major Graduation
University of San Francisco School of LawJD Law School2004  
University of California - Los AngelesBachelor of ArtsPolitical Science2000
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California2005
  • President, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, 2007 - 2008
    Secretary, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, 2005 - 2007
  • Unity Award, Minority Bar Coalition, 2009
    Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012-2015
  • We have helped many clients win approvals for their cases. Here are some examples: L-1A visa approved! August 22, 2014, (for Intracompany Executive/Manager). L-1B visa approved! March 23, 2015, (for Intracompany Employee with Specialized Knowledge). I-601A application approved! August 26, 2014 (Provisional Waiver for Unlawful Presence). Permanent Resident application approved! May 24, 2015 (in deportation proceedings in immigration court).

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1990 N. California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
37.9068221,-122.0660443

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Walnut Creek, CA 94596


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