Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP has specialized in the practice of immigration and nationality law and is based in San Francisco, 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.

Associate Immigration Attorney

VAN DER HOUT, BRIGAGLIANO & NIGHTINGALE, LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm in San Francisco. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients.

We are seeking a licensed attorney with 5 or more years of experience for an Associate Attorney staff position. The attorney will work directly with partners and other associate attorneys on a wide range of immigration cases, including deportation defense, federal court litigation, family, asylum, naturalization, and a variety of cases involving the intersection of criminal and immigration law. Cases involve representing clients before the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, CIS, ICE, CBP, and the federal courts. Attorney will work closely with other attorneys in the firm, handling affirmative applications, defensive cases in Immigration Court and legal research and writing in support of litigation and other advocacy, all in a cutting edge, diverse and complex immigration law practice.

  • 5 or more years of experience in immigration law.
  • Strong legal research and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability and interest in taking on complex and difficult immigration cases.
  • Spanish speaking required.
  • Interest in fast-paced, energetic work environment.
  • Admission in a State Bar.
  • Start date expected to be December 2016 or January 2017

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please send your resume, short writing sample and cover letter to:
George Phillips, Office Administrator
via e-mail to
No telephone calls please.

Law Clerk - San Francisco

We are accepting applications for the law clerk positions on a rolling-basis. The positions will remain open until filled. We hire law clerks year-round.

Applicants should have completed their first year of law school. This is primarily a research and writing position. Law clerks will research immigration law topics and prepare legal memoranda, prepare briefs and motions to file before the immigration agencies and federal courts, and assist with other projects as needed.

Required experience : Strong legal research and writing skills. Completion of Immigration Law course or immigration law experience.

Please send applications by email. Please include: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) legal writing sample; and (4) list of three references.

In your cover letter, please indicate your preferred start and end dates, an estimate of the number of hours per week that you would be available to clerk, and relevant coursework, including whether you have taken an immigration law class or plan to take one before starting the clerkship.

The clerkship positions are paid positions.

Please direct applications and questions to:

Law Clerk Coordinator
Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP
180 Sutter St, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104-4029