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Marc L Van Der Hout 
San Francisco, California
Founding Partner
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Marc Van Der Hout, the founding member of Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP, is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Van Der Hout has been recognized by bar associations throughout the country for his innovative and resourceful representation of immigrants. He has twice received the American Immigration Lawyers Association premier award for outstanding litigation in the field of immigration law. Most recently, Mr. Van Der Hout received a 2008 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award for outstanding achievement in his field during 2007.

Mr. Van Der Hout graduated from the University of Michigan in 1970 and from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1977. He was national president of the National Lawyers Guild in 1985-86. Currently, Mr. Van Der Hout is an active member of the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association (AILA) and serves on AILA's national Litigation Committee. He is a past chair of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and has served on its governing board for the past 20 years. In addition, he is a current member of the Board of the Criminal Trial Lawyers' Association of Northern California. Mr. Van Der Hout has authored many articles and has lectured extensively on the subject of immigration law. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Hastings College of the Law and Boalt Hall School of Law.

Immigration and Nationality Law, California State Bar

Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1977

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1970

Representative Cases:
Oshodi v. Holder, Case No. 08-71478, 2013 WL 4511636 (9th Cir. 2013)
Shia Ass'n of Bay Area v. United States, 849 F. Supp. 2d 916 (N.D. Cal. 2012)
Zavala v. Ridge, 310 F. Supp. 2d 1071 (N.D. Cal. 2004)
Arreola-Arreola v. Ashcroft, 383 F.3d 956 (9th Cir 2004)
Araujo v. INS, 301 F. Supp. 2d 1095 (N.D. Cal. 2004)
Chang v. United States, 327 F.3d 911, 915 (9th Cir. 2003)
Barahona-Gomez v. Reno,, 167 F.3d 1228 (9th Cir. 1999)
Barahona-Gomez v. Reno,, 243 F. Supp. 2d 1029 (N.D. Cal. 2002)
Castro-Cortez v. INS, 239 F.3d 1037 (9th Cir. 2001)
Lujan-Armendariz v. INS, 222 F.3d 728 (9th Cir. 2000)
American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Reno, 914 F. Supp. 1060 (C.D. Cal. 1989)
Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Thornburgh, 940 F.2d 445, as amended, 970 F.2d 501 (9th Cir. 1992) (9th Cir. 1991)
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Reno, 70 F.3d 1045 (9th Cir. 1995)
Reno v. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, 525 U.S. 471 (1999)
Chintakuntla v. INS (N.D. Cal. May 4, 2000)
Magana-Pizano v. INS, 200 F.3d 603 (9th Cir. 1999)
Rafeedie v. INS, (D.D.C. 1988) (D.C. Cir. 1989) (D.D.C. 1992)
American Baptist Churches (“ABC”) v. Meese, 712 F. Supp. 756 (N.D. CA 1989), 760 F. Supp. 786 (N.D.CA. 1991)
Cunanan v. INS, 856 F.2d 1373 (9th Cir. 1988)
Escobar Ruiz v. INS, 813 F.2d 283, 284 (9th Cir. 1987)
Dellums v. Smith, 573 F. Supp. 1489, 1491 (N.D. Cal. 1983)
Bustamante v. Mukasey, 531 F.3d 1059 (9th Cir. 2008)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor, Hastings College of the Law

Adjunct Professor, Boalt Hall School of Law

Lecture, Immigration Law

Honors and Awards:
American Immigration Lawyers Association Premier Award

Recipient, American Immigration Law Foundation's Honorary Fellow Award

500 Best Lawyers 2005's

Chosen by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of California's Top 100 Leading Lawyers, 2007

Named one of the top 100 lawyers and top immigration lawyers by Northern California Super Lawyers 2008 magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Immigration Lawyers' Association

American Immigration Lawyers' Association
Board of Governors, National Litigation Committee

President, National Lawyers Guild, 1985 - 1986

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Past Chair

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.

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