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Otis Landerholm

Otis Landerholm

  • Immigration Law
  • California
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Jo-Anna Marie Nieves
Jo-Anna Marie Nieves October 20, 2021
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I have experienced various aspects of Otis’ skills over the course of several years. I have come to know and respect him both personally and professionally and I value what he brings to the industry as a practitioner in our community.
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S. C. October 21, 2021
Successful Adjustment of Status Through Family Petition I met Otis Landerholm and his team in 2016. I then had expressed to Otis that I wanted to visit my sick grandparent in Mexico that I had not seen for more than 10 years and that I had DACA. I had consulted with other attorneys before and they had told me that this was impossible to do. However, Otis encouraged me to apply for Advance Parole through Humanitarian reasons. My advance parole application was filed in 09/2016 and was approved 6 months later. After coming back from Mexico, I was then encouraged to apply for an Adjustment of Status through my US Citizen husband. This application was submitted late 2017 and in early 2019 we received our interview notice. Besides Otis, the managing attorney assigned to my case carefully prepared my husband and I with a lot of time in advance before the interview, and was present the day of the interview. Having him there was really helpful! Two months after the interview, our case was approved and I received my green card! Overall, from start to finish, Otis and his team where very detailed and transparent about their legal advice, tailored a strong strategy for every aspect of my case, and encouraged us all the way through. Having an immigration case open is not an easy task; a lot of stress and anxiety can come from it. Nonetheless, Otis and his team kept us well informed and ensured us in every step of the entire process. I truly believe that it was their team effort and impeccable knowledge in immigration law that made my American Dream become a reality. A million times thank you for making a difference, Landerholm Immigration!
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Otis greatly enjoys learning languages. He speaks both Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. He believes that with increasing globalization, people need to get to know one another; a good way to start is to learn each other's language.

Before practicing law, Otis lived in countries as diverse as Spain, Argentina, Japan, China and Ecuador. He received two bachelor's degrees (in Philosophy and Linguistics) from Washington State University, and he later received his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. While at Golden Gate, Otis received various honors and awards and placed among the top of his class.

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas
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    We offer a free 15-minute phone evaluation, and we accept all payment options including cash, check, and credit cards. We offer reasonable payment plans.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 271749
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Mandarin: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Landerholm Immigration, APC
- Current
Golden Gate University School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Top of His Class
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Washington State University - Spokane campus
B.A. | Philosophy and Linguistics
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year
VLSP Program of San Francisco Bar Association
Outstanding Volunteer
Professional Associations
National Lawyers Guilde
Board Member
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyer's Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
There is Hope! Your Guide to Winning in Immigration Court
Self Published; First edition (September 16, 2016)
Speaking Engagements
Immigration Law and Workers' Comp, Work Comp Talk, Oakland, California
Pacific Workers Comp
Immigration Attorney Otis Landerholm and Workers Comp Attorney Eric Farber discuss the intersections between workers comp and immigration law. To see the conversation, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQKTgbYJ6Q8
Immigration Law in the Trump Administration, San Francisco Lawyer's Network, San Francisco, CA
SFLN (San Francisco Lawyer's Network
Otis Landerholm presents to the San Francisco Lawyers Network regarding various changes in immigration law and policy under the Trump Administration. To see the presentation, see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSGfTMv6COk&list=PLzpeRZPy2eLG8MoxxsUHZWDkoqbtlnGzV
Certified Legal Specialist in Immigration
California State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Landerholm Immigration
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Is it safe to go to Warsaw for an interview if we have an AOS case going here?
A: If your mom is eligible for AOS, and if she leaves the US without an advanced parole document, she will "abandon" her AOS case. My best advice is to talk this strategy through well with a lawyer first. I would almost never recommend that a person leave the US to process a case at the US consulate especially if they have a strong case for AOS here. Good luck!
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Contact & Map
Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C.
Sacramento Office
2233 Watt Ave
Suite 282
Sacramento, CA 95825
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 PM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C.
Main Headquarters
1900 Embarcadero
Suite 310
Oakland, CA 94606
Telephone: (510) 488-1020
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 9 AM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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