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Firm Overview

Founded in 2000, The Law Office of Christine Troy provides high quality legal services to all clients. My focus is on family and employment visas and green cards. All aspects of each case are handled directly by Christine Troy (unlike large firms that hand most cases off to paralegals). Many immigration cases face unforeseen legal obstacles, and the application process is often stressful on you, your family and your employer. In order to minimize this stress, all procedures, options, problems and recommendations are explained and discussed up front. As a result of this thorough hands-on approach, my office has had great success obtaining green cards and visas for applicants, even when other legal offices told them there was no solution.

Example cases

I have successfully won: approval for E-2, L-1 and H-1B petitions where the company petitioning was a new start-up with only a few employees; family based green cards where there were difficult and challenging out of status issues; approvals on O petitions for persons of extraordinary ability for an opera singer, chess master, painters and scientists; a green card for a complex employment based case where the client had a non-traditional education and job description; won an appeal of I-601 extreme hardship waiver for the wife of a U.S. Citizen.

Main Office

Main
870 Market Street
Suite 570
San Francisco  CA  94102

Phone
  • (415) 399-9490
Fax
  • (415) 399-9416

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

My initial consultation fee is $150. A consultation generally takes about one hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

This varies depending on each case. $1500 to $4000

Hourly Rates

I do not have hourly rates and instead set a flat rate with each client directly.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Emergency after hours by appointment

Office Manager

No

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

None, but happy to arrange for translator

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

In immigration law, I get to work directly with my clients to obtain a visa or green card or to reunite a family and that is very satisfying, rewarding work.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think it is very important for people to understand the legal process and the current laws as they relate to their case. In my experience, this greatly reduces the amount of stress felt by my clients during the immigration process.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I can not review documents unless the client is hiring me to prepare the entire case. In my opinion, a cursory examination of immigration forms does not provide a complete picture of a person's history and can lead to faulty or negligent advice and harm the person's ability to obtain a visa or green card.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am happy to provide an initial consultation, to discuss options, problems, procedures and recommendations as they relate to that person's specific case. I also thoroughly prepare my clients for DHS interviews, regardless of whether I will attend with them.

Christine Troy

Prior to opening my own office, I worked for a well-known immigration firm in downtown San Francisco. My previous employment history also includes employment as a domestic violence counselor and internships with Legal Aid of Marin and Earthjustice.

I think any job or education can give you insights and experiences that will make you a better lawyer. For instance, my experiences in the restaurant industry taught me how to do five things at once and how to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. My education at Beloit and Hastings gave me an understanding of the law and developed my critical thinking skills. In addition, every year that I practice makes me a better lawyer.

I am creative and able to develop strong legal strategies for unusual or complex immigration problems. In addition, I am invested in my clients' well being.

I am personable and direct.

Personal interests:

I enjoy ceramics, sailing, travel, family and friends, wine and a good book.

License
  • Bar Number: 206269
    California , 2000
Education
  • University of California Hastings College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1999
    San Francisco, CA
    General Assistance Advocacy Project, Hastings Civil Justice Clinic, Women's Law Journal
  • Beloit College
    Bachelors Degree , 1992
    Beloit, WI
    Focused on Political Science and Women's Studies.

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