Law Offices of John R. Alcorn

The Very Best Legal Representation for U.S. Immigration

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Firm Overview

I founded the Law Offices of John R. Alcorn in 1980. Our specialty is dealing with the United States government in the complicated legal areas of U.S. immigration and nationality law. This is the only field of law in which we practice.

We represent employers throughout the United States regarding employment-related immigration matters. We know how to successfully navigate through the complex rules and regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Department of Labor, U.S. consulates and embassies throughout the world, the 50 separate state employment services and the federal immigration courts.

Example cases

I have represented thousands of people in successful applications for permanent residence, work visas, and asylum cases. I have won many deportation cases in immigration court.

Main Office

2212 Dupont Drive
Suite V
Irvine  CA  92612

  • (949) 553-8529
  • (949)553-8550


Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, both telephonic and in office.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Our legal fees are billed only on a "flat fee" basis. This means that we determine what amount of money we think constitutes a fair legal fee. If the person agrees that this is a fair legal fee, and if she or he decides to sign a written agreement with us (the written agreement specifically states that the legal fee will never be increased), then we have officially entered into "an attorney/client relationship."

If a person cannot pay the legal fee in one payment, we are happy to work out a monthly payment schedule. Additionally, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for payment of legal fees.

Hourly Rates

Our clients know the exact amount of our legal fee pertaining to their case from the day they retain us, and they have the security of knowing that our legal fee will never be increased, and that we will continue to represent them without any additional legal fees until their case is fully resolved.

Office Information

Office Hours

My hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For emergencies, I am available on my cell: (949) 228-3363.

Office Manager


Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

I speak German; we have others who speak Polish, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Farsi, etc.

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

I decided to practice Immigration Law to help people from all countries of the world by providing expert legal representation regarding immigration matters.

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

I always like my clients to be fully informed and aware of both the law and the issues, as well as participate with me in the decision making process that relates to the case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?


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


John R. Alcorn

I have served as a Commissioner on the Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission of the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. I also served as a Captain and Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps from 1974 to 1977, and worked on U.S. immigration matters for a major U.S. corporation from 1977 to 1979.

My 26 years of work experiences has helped me to become a great lawyer.

My passion and strength is the desire to win for my clients.

I am low-key, informal and casual.

Personal interests:

I enjoy participating in civic groups, such as the Sister Cities Foundation, the Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary International.

  • Bar Number: 92482
    California , 1980
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
    J.D. , 1973
    Santa Clara, CA
    I was 100% focused in U.S. Immigration Law.
  • Stanford University
    Bachelor of Arts , 1970
    Stanford, CA
    I majored in Political Science.

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