San Francisco Immigration Lawyer Philip M. Levin


Philip M. Levin
Philip M. Levin, Esq.

San Francisco Immigration Lawyer Philip M. Levin  has been practicing U.S. Immigration and Nationality law for over twenty (20) years. From May 1985 to December 1990, Mr. Levin served as an Associate at Lawler & Lawler, where he specialized in family and business immigration and litigated cases on behalf of clients before the U.S. Federal District Court in San Francisco, California. Since 1990, Mr. Levin has been a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law by the State Bar of California.

Mr. Levin represents clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as well as the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). He has assisted corporate clients in developing winning strategies to hire and retain talented employees from all over the world. He has also helped hundreds of families immigrate to the U.S.

Since 1991, Mr. Levin has focused his practice exclusively on Immigration and Nationality Law and has developed an expertise in assisting both companies and families in meeting their needs. His corporate clients include members of the biotechnology, engineering, accounting, real estate construction, science, and financial services industries.

Mr. Levin’s public engagements include being a guest lecturer at San Francisco State University, the John F. Kennedy School of Law in Pleasant Hill and the New College School of Law in San Francisco. He has also spoken on various immigration topics at:

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) seminars – Admissibility, Removal and Relief from Removal (1999), E Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors (2000, 2004); Rotary Clubs; and, The Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Club.

In addition, Mr. Levin has also written on various business-related immigration issues for The Recorder and Online Publishing, Inc.

Mr. Levin has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2006 and received the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Service from the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California.

He has also been on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Marin, Marin County, California since 2006.

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Litigation Percentage:

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • Immigration Law, State Bar of California, 1990

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1983 J.D.
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1980 CBA Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Published Works:

  • Issues in E Status Processing Under USCIS Regulations, 17th Annual AILA California Chapters Conference Handbook, Pg. 67, 2004

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Guest Lecturer, Immigration Law, San Francisco State University
  • Guest Lecturer, Immigration Law, John F. Kennedy Law School
  • Guest Lecturer, Immigration Law, New College School of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 1988 – Present
  • E Visa (Traders and Investors), AILA Mentor to the Association at large
  • Legal Aid of Marin, Board of Directors, 2006 – Present

Past Employment Positions:

  • Appellate Division of San Francisco Superior Court, Law Clerk
  • The Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Neustadt, Law Clerk
  • The Law Offices of Weber & Wilson, Law Clerk
  • Lawler & Lawler, Associate

San Francisco, California
Phone: 800-974-2691 (Office)
Fax: 415-233-8340