Veronica B. Guinto

Veronica B. Guinto

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Fallon Bixby Cheng & Lee, Inc.
 | 130 Battery Street, Suite 550, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-781-2338
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (60%),
  • Immigration: Business (40%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

I am an immigration attorney and come from an immigrant family. No two stories are ever the same. My clients come from all over the world. Their ethnicities are as diverse as the journeys each took to get to America. The unifying thread is their belief that the U.S. is a place of hope, freedom, safety, and opportunity.

Most of my clients are afraid that they will be separated from loved ones. My job is to keep families together and reunite loved ones. That is not always easy especially because U.S. immigration laws are constantly changing and DHS agencies and consular posts sometimes have varying practices.

Family/Humanitarian Immigration

My office handles family-based and humanitarian immigration cases. I focus particularly in waiver cases where a foreign national has triggered a ground of inadmissibility and the Government is requiring submission of an “extreme hardship waiver.” My office has success with both I-601 and I-601A waiver cases for foreign nationals from all over the worlds, from the Philippines, Africa, Mexico, Tibet/China, Guatemala, and other Latin American countries.

- Waivers/Hardship Cases (I-601/I-601A)

- Fiancee/Fiance/Spouse/Child/Sibling petitions

- Consular processing

- Adjustment of Status

- Removal of Conditions (I-751)


- U visas

- Advance Parole/Parole in Place for Military families

- Humanitarian Reinstatement of I-130 after death of petitioner

- Asylum

- Termination of Removal Proceedings

Employment Immigration

My employment-based immigration case load involves working with small business owners who seek to employ foreign nationals as employees in the U.S. I have successfully obtained H-1B visas for applicants from around the globe, including those from South Korea, Canada, and China.

- H-1Bs

National Interest Waivers

I also have experience with assisting highly-skilled and internationally-recognized individuals who are seeking a waiver of the labor certification requirement. I help these individuals obtain legal permanent residency on their own merit and application through the National Interest Waiver program.

I provide honest feedback so my clients always know what challenges to expect and how such hurdles can be overcome. Once engaged, I work collaboratively with clients and guide them through the entire process from beginning to end.

My office is conveniently located steps away from the 12th St. BART station.


About Veronica Guinto

Admitted: 2005, California

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 40 Under 40 - California Immigration Law, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2017
  • Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 for Immigration Law, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015
  • Recognized for being a leader in the field of immigration law services and as an exclusive member of the Latino Who's Who Round Table, The Latino American Who's Who Round Table for Immigration, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • USCIS liaison, AILA - Northern California chapter, 2017
  • USCIS liaison, AILA - Northern California chapter, 2016
  • USCIS liaison, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Northern California chapter, 2015
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2015
  • New Members Division Co-chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Northern California, 2014
  • Member, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, 2014
  • Co-chair, Solo & Small Firms Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of Northern California, 2014
  • Co-Chair, Solo & Small Firms Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of Northern California, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer attorney at various clinics sponsored by Oakland Community Organizations, Oakland, CA, 2016
  • Founding Member, Pope Francis Legal Clinic, Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, CA, 2016
  • Volunteer Attorney, Legal Clinics - Oakland, CA - for Asian American Bar Assocation of Northern California , 2015
  • Pastoral Council Member, St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, Oakland, CA, 2012
  • Volunteer at Legal Clinics, Oakland Community Organizations, various locations, 2011
  • Volunteer at various DACA and naturalization pro bono clinics throughout the Bay Area, 2011
  • Volunteer attorney, International Institute of the Bay Area - Oakland, CA office, 2011
  • International Institute of the Bay Area, 2011

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • February 13, 2017, Workshop Discussion Leader, Know Your Rights for Community Support, ROC the Bay and Access Women's Health Justice, California, Oakland, 2017
  • Featured Speaker, Immigrants and the Trump Administration, CA, Mission Hiring Hall, Restaurant Workers, SF, 2017
  • Featured Speaker, "Know Your Rights - Preparing for the Trump Administration", Merritt College - Oakland, CA, 2016
  • Panelist Speaker, "Immigration Forum: DAPA & DACA Immigration Reform and its Impact on the API Community, Bay Area Asian Pacific American Law Student Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2015
  • Featured Speaker, DAPA and the Expansion of DACA, Merritt College and Fruitvale Education Center, Oakland, CA, 2015
  • Speaker, "How to Get a Green Card for a Loved One", Consulado General de Peru, San Francisco, CA, 2015
  • Featured Speaker, President Obama's November 20, 2014 Executive Action, Explaine, San Pablo Public Library, San Pablo, CA, 2014
  • Featured Speaker, Immigration Law and Minors, San Pablo Public Library, San Pablo, CA, 2013
Office Location for Veronica B. Guinto

130 Battery Street, Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94111


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Last Updated: 6/7/2017

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