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Stephanie Corinna Smith

Stephanie Corinna Smith

Senior Associate
(415) 395-9331 ext. 320
scsmith@wsmimmigration.com

Ms. Smith has traveled significantly throughout South America, Asia, and Europe.  She enjoys the practice of immigration law because it allows her to live in the Bay Area while continuing to meet talented people from all over the world. In 2016, Ms. Smith was named a Rising Star in Northern California by Super Lawyers for excellence in immigration law. 

Ms. Smith has extensive experience counseling companies and non-profit organizations in obtaining non-immigrant visa status and permanent residency for essential foreign workers.  Ms. Smith has also litigated family-based adjustment of status, asylum, cancellation of removal, and criminal-related immigration cases in immigration courts and at the appellate level.  She has experience analyzing the impact of a criminal conviction on the immigration status of a foreign national, and in defending criminal cases in state and federal courts. Ms. Smith is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Education:   Vassar College, B.A. International Studies, 2001. University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 2006.

Professional Memberships: CA Bar Member;Board of Trustee of the American Immigration Council (AIC) (2014-2015); American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); Advocacy Co-Chair for the AILA Northern California Chapter, 2012 – 2015; ProVisors San Francisco Chapter, 2012 – 2015.

Speaking Engagements: “President Trump’s 1/27/2017 Executve Order,” WSM Webinar, February 2017; “Getting Ready for H-1B Season,” WSM Webinar, January 2017;“Non-Immigrant Visa Options for Entrepreneurs,” WSM Webinar, September 2014;“Schedule A Group II, the Underused but Effective Visa,” Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA), Houston, May 2012; “Immigration Basics,” WSM Seminar at Bar Association of San Francisco, March 2012.

Articles and Media: Interview on H-1B Visa Crisis with FWD.us; “Small Business Struggles with Immigration ,” The Recorder, Sept. 21, 2012; Guest speaker on Larry Olson’s JOB Radio Show, discussing immigrant entrepreneurs and issues affecting highly skilled immigrants, 2011;  ABC News (KGO-TV), “Small Businesses Fight for Visas,” June 8, 2011.

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