Christina H. Lee

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Oakland, CA

Becker & Lee LLP
 | 1322 Webster Street, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 866-297-5930
Fax: 415-692-8172
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (50%),
  • Immigration: Business (50%)
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    A co-founder of Becker & Lee LLP, Christina H. Lee focuses her practice exclusively on immigration law. The daughter of Korean immigrants, she represents clients throughout California and across the country from the firm's offices in Oakland. Admitted to practice in California and before several federal courts, she is highly regarded by her fellow professionals for her successful track record and superb ethics and has received an "Excellent" peer-review rating through Avvo.

    Ms. Lee's experience has included employment-based immigration, and she has represented both companies and professional workers in matters involving H-1B and other temporary work visas, EB-1 visas for people who possess what is deemed "extraordinary ability" in education, the arts, business or other designated fields, and B-1 temporary business visitor visas. Her family-based practice has covered fiancee visas, marriage-based green cards and naturalization, and she has provided advice and counsel to people who are facing deportation and removal or who are seeking asylum. During her career, Ms. Lee has appeared before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and several other federal tribunals.

    Ms. Lee attended Barnard College in New York City as an undergraduate, where she majored in economics and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999. Her legal education was obtained at the University of California Davis School of Law, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2003. Immediately prior to co-founding Becker & Lee LLP in January 2013, Ms. Lee had her own immigration law firm. Active in several professional organizations, she acts on behalf of the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association as a co-liaison to the San Francisco Immigration Court on matters involving the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Immigration: Consumer
    • 50%Immigration: Business
    Focus Areas

    Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

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    About Christina Lee

    Admitted: 2004, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2013 – 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Advisory Board, Northern California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice (NCCIJ), 2014
    • Council Member, UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic Alumni Council (ILCAC), 2009 – Present
    • Advocacy Co-coordinator, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Northern California Council
    • EOIR co-liaison, San Francisco Immigration Court for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Northern California Council, 2013 – Present
    • Co-coordinator, Young Lawyer’s Division, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Northern California Council
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2004

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mentor Attorney and Regular Panel Speaker, Pro-bono Asylum Program, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR)
    • Volunteer Attorney, Asian Law Caucus
    • Volunteer Attorney, Centro Legal de la Raza
    • Mentor for Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights AILA Northern California EOIR Co-Liaison Of Counsel to National Center for Lesbian Rights Volunteer: Asian Law Caucus 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Risky Naturalization Issues: Bridging the Gap from Residency to Citizenship, 2018 AILA Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, June 14, 2018
    • Korean News Conference informing the Korean Community of President’s Trump Executive Orders, Korean Community Center, San Francisco, California, March 8, 2017
    • Bond Basics and Strategies for Representing Clients Subject to Prolonged Detention Program, Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, California, April 19, 2017
    • Trans Immigration and Mass Incarceration: Moderator, Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, California, August 4, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Barnard College, Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts in Economics
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    1322 Webster Street, Suite 300
    Oakland, CA 94612

    Phone: 866-297-5930

    Fax: 415-692-8172

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