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Mary Jane Weaver

Mary Jane Weaver

Partner
(415) 395-9331 ext. 316
mjweaver@wsmimmigration.com

In law school, Ms. Weaver learned immigration was the culmination of all she deemed worthwhile: constitutional law, business law, family law, criminal law, and human rights.  Following clerkships with the Immigration Court in Miami and San Francisco, she entered private practice.  Immigration issues continue to be her professional and private passion.  Ms. Weaver is interviewed often on immigration issues (SF Chronicle, SJ Mercury News, National Public Radio and SF Daily Journal). She and her husband, a native of Kenya and now a naturalized U.S. citizen, have two sons and live in San Francisco.

Ms. Weaver is a founding partner of Weaver Schlenger LLP, and has devoted her professional legal career to counseling companies of all sizes, across a broad spectrum of industries including high tech, financial services, telecommunications, and engineering. Ms. Weaver has earned the highest rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading attorney rating organization, and was named in the 2009 Who's Who Legal in California for corporate immigration, and recognized as a leader in her field by Chambers USA since 2009. In a survey by The Recorder, Ms. Weaver was characterized by her peers as a top “go-to” attorney in the immigration field.

Education: The Colorado College, cum laude, B.A. in Politics and Economics, 1983.  University of Minnesota, cum laude, J.D., 1989.

Professional Memberships: Minnesota Bar Member; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), member; International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF), member; and INBLF Immigration Practice Group, member.

Recent Speaking Engagements and Publications: “Alternatives to the H-1B Visa,” WSM Seminar at Bar Association of San Francisco, September 2013;  “Advanced Issues in Labor Certification,” WSM Seminar at Bar Association of San Francisco, October 2012; “Recruitment Under PERM: Lessons Learned (So Far)” in the fourth edition of the David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification, the leading treatise on labor certification, February 2009; Contributing author on the amicus brief submitted in In the Matter of Health America, involving the successful appeal of the first PERM case before the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals, July 2006.

 

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