Robert P. Uy

Robert P. Uy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Oakland, CA

Uy Law Group
 | 436 14th Street, Suite 1106
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-893-3294
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (40%),
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Immigration: Business (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Tagalog
Attorney Profile

Mr. Uy has significant experience in immigration, family law, domestic violence and human trafficking law. He has experience in employment-based visa applications, PERM applications, H-1B, VAWA, U-Visa, T-Visa, immigrant visa petitions, consular processing, adjustment of status, appellate work, asylum, and removal proceedings. Robert is also an experienced in all aspects of divorce, dissolution proceedings, restraining orders and in the drafting of prenuptial agreements.

Robert was previously an associate at a well-regarded, full-service immigration law firm in San Francisco. Previously, Robert was a Staff Attorney and the immigration project lead at API Legal Outreach. There he coordinated six legal clinics throughout the bay area. Robert has previous been published in the Berkeley Journal of Gender Law and Justice and serves as a columnist for Philippine News. He has frequently been invited to speak at public interest law events, and other professional events as an expert on immigration law. Robert has been invited to speak at UC Berkeley School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, USF School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, Stanford University, UC Hastings School of Law and various other educational institutions throughout the bay area.

Robert has taught CLE courses with the American Immigration Lawyer's Association and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Robert is the immediate Past President of the board of directors of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California and of the FBANC Law Foundation (founding President). He was formerly on the board of directors of the Young Filipino Professionals Association. He is a Director-at-Large for the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area. He is currently a Regional Governor for the National Filipino American Lawyers Association. Robert also served on the Membership, Admin and Immigration committees for the National Filipino American Lawyers Association.Robert was previously the President of the Alliance for Community Empowerment (ALLICE) Kumares and Kumpares community organization. Robert is also a delegate to the Pro Bono and Community Services Committee of NAPABA. 

Robert has been recognized for his contributions to the community through awards, certificates, or commendations from the city of Daly City, the City of San Francisco, and from the State Senate. Robert is a recipient of a 2015 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award. 

Robert is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law. Prior to law school, Robert graduated from the University of California Los Angeles.

Robert is fluent in Tagalog.

About Robert Uy

Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.uylawgroup.com/about-us

Honors/Awards:

  • Award given by the Minority Bar Coalition of the San Francisco Bar Association for outstanding work and leadership in promoting diversity in the legal profession. , Unity Award, Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award, 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation for serving as a director for the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area., Certificate of Appreciation, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 2013
  • Recognition for Work as FBANC Legal Clinics Director, Certificate of Recognition, California State Senate, 2011
  • Appreciation for work as a Pro Bono Attorney, Appreciation Award, Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center, 2011
  • Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Work, Commendation , City of Daly City, 2011
  • Recognition for work as FBANC Legal Clinics Director, Certificate of Honor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California President (2014-2015), Internal Vice President (2013-2014), External Vice President (2012-2013), Secretary (2011-2012), Legal Clinics Director (2010-2011). , 2010
  • San Francisco Immigrant and Legal Education Network Executive Committee (2007 and 2009) Helped draft guidelines and procedures for deportation advice hotline. Assisted in the hiring of the network attorney.Developed organizational plans of action for Immigration Reform
  • Young Filipino Professionals Association - Director at Large (2011-2013)
  • Director at Large, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (2013-Present) Community Services Co-Chair (2008-2013)  

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center, Director at Large 2007-2008, Vice President 2008-2009, 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The article discusses how the discourse on Human Trafficking, has to switch away from the "Perfect Victim Paradigm," in order to better serve victims of human trafficking., Author, Blinded by Red Lights, UC Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice, 2011
  • PIC/UC Hastings School of Law, Immigration 101, Law Students 9/9/ 2007 Law Student Training Lecturer
  • PIC/University of San Francisco School of Law, Immigration 101 9/16/2008 Law Student Training Lecturer
  •  PIC/University of San Francisco School of Law, Immigration 101                          2/2/2009 Law Student Training Lecturer           
  • UC HASTINGS APALSA, AABA Law Day Training 3/27/ 2009 Law Student Training Lecturer
  • AILA New Member Division, Immigration for Victims of Crime 9/15/2009 CLE Lecturer
  • PIC/USF LAW, Immigration 101 9/29/2009 Law Student Training Lecturer
  • UC Berkeley School of Law, Immigration 101 - PALS 1/19/2010 Law Student Training Lecturer
  • Legal Aid Association of California, Immigration 101 6/8/2010 Law Student Training Lecturer
  • PIC/University of San Francisco School of Law, Immigration 101                           9/22/2010 Law Student Training Lecturer                       
  • PIC/Golden Gate University School of Law, Immigration 101                                  1/12/2011 Law Student Training Lecturer                       
  • Dina Trujillo Public Interest Retreat, Immigration and Legal Clinics 3/26/2011 CLE Lecturer
  • Pilipino American Social Worker’s Association, Immigration Issues                                  4/16/2011 Continuing Education Lecturer 
  • U-Visas and Motions to Quash in the U-Visa Contex           t                                               3/9/2012 CLE Lecturer
  • Berkeley Law, Asian Americans and the Law, Filipino Legal Issues                                    2/ 20/2007 
  • UC Hastings, PALS, Legal issues of Filipino Veterans, 10/ 23/2007
  • Stanford– Asian American Studies Conf., Careers in Public Interest, 1/26/2008
  • Berkeley Law, Bay Area APALSA Conference, Careers in Social Justice, 2/23/2008
  • UC Berkeley School of Law, Immigration Relief for DV Survivors, 10/3/2008
  • CA Department of Public Health, Meeting for Executive Directors, Domestic Violence Panel, 4/8/2009
  • Santa Clara Law, Bay Area, APALSA Conference, Civil Rights Panel, 1/31/2010
  • Policing Sex: Symposium on Gender and the Law,  UC Berkeley School of Law, Human Trafficking Panelist, 3/31/2010
  • API Policy Summit, Human Trafficking and the API Community, 3/25/2010
  • Fellowships Panel, Santa Clara University School of Law, 4/12/2011, Panelist discussing Non-profit Fellowships. ,
  • Envisioning Public Interest - Panel - UC Hastings School of Law 10/28/2010

Educational Background:

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • B.A. History and Asian American Studies, University of California - Los Angeles, 2003

Industry Groups

  • Asylum
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Based Immigration
  • Family Law
  • Immigration
  • Removal Defense
  • Trafficking
Office Location for Robert P. Uy

436 14th Street
Suite 1106
Oakland, CA 94612

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Last Updated: 2/15/2019

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