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U.S. Immigration Law Firm Located in California

Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP, has specialized in the practice of immigration and nationality law since the firm was founded by Marc Van Der Hout in 1980. Collectively, our San Francisco immigration lawyers have nearly 100 years of experience. With two locations in California, we have developed a national reputation for representing our clients in a broad variety of matters including family and employment sponsorship, removal proceedings, federal court litigation, asylum and naturalization. We are particularly known for taking on and winning difficult cases.

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Our principal attorneys—Marc Van Der Hout, Christine Brigagliano, Zachary M. Nightingale and Stacey Gartland —have all met the rigorous standards required to be certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Recognizing that each case is unique and fact specific, our attorneys treat each client and matter as deserving of individualized attention without cutting corners. This attention to detail in the analysis and the preparation of each case, combined with the breadth of experience and expertise of our attorneys, sets us apart from nearly every other immigration law firm in the country.

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If you have questions regarding obtaining permanent residency or citizenship in the United States, contact us directly to schedule your appointment. Initial consultations are provided at a rate discounted from our standard fee.

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Practicing nationwide and located in San Francisco, California, Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP, is a full-service United States immigration law firm representing families, individuals, and business clients in the Bay Area and throughout California including San Mateo County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, Marin County, Santa Clara County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, Humboldt County, and Orange County, as well as cities such as Daly City, Oakland, Alameda, Fairfield, Hayward, Livermore, Vallejo, Vacaville, Walnut Creek, Brentwood, Concord, Antioch, San Rafael, Novato, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Milpitas, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Stockton, Tracy, Modesto, Turlock, Fresno, Chico, Los Angeles, San Diego, Napa, Richmond, Redwood City, Redding, Ukiah, Lodi, Fremont, Hayward, Santa Rosa, Merced, Rocklin, Monterey, Yuba City, Clovis, and Madera.