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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.

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.

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • 2018: “Living with RFEs as the New Norm," October WSM Webinar.
  • 2017: "President Trump’s 1/27/2017 Executive Order,” February WSM Webinar; “Getting Ready for H-1B Season,” January WSM Webinar.

Publications 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.

Languages: Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. 

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