Christine V. Troy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Law Offices of Christine Troy
 | 870 Market Street, Suite 570
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-399-9490
Fax: 415-655-1199
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2015 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
Attorney Profile

When she founded the Law Office of Christine Troy, Christine V. Troy knew she wanted to help people during some of their most difficult moments. She steers individuals and families through immigration matters and counsels businesses on nonlitigation immigration issues. Her practice area includes the San Francisco Bay area, including San Jose and Oakland, as well as throughout Santa Clara, San Francisco, Alameda and San Mateo counties.

With an Avvo “Excellent” rating, Ms. Troy is known for her exceptional commitment to her clients. She has the ability to explain highly complicated issues simply so people know what their options are and understand how their case may progress. With more than 15 years of experience in these matters, she navigates them with efficiency so clients are able to move as quickly as possible through the process.

Among her accomplishments, Ms. Troy was on a team of immigration attorneys who developed ways to help foreign investors and entrepreneurs receive visas. This came at the request of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She has also been quoted in national media outlets regarding immigration-related topics.

Ms. Troy holds memberships with The State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the San Francisco Women in Business Immigration.

In 1992, Ms. Troy graduated cum laude with a degree in government and a minor in women’s studies from Beloit College. She then attended the University of California Hastings College of the Law, earning a Juris Doctor in 2000. While there, she was a member of the Women’s Law Journal.

 
Practice Areas
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Immigration (100%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2015 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

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About Christine Troy

Admitted: 2000, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.troylaw.net/Meet-Our-Team.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Included in the 2016 "20 Best San Francisco Immigration Attorneys/Firms" by private survey company Expertise.  Selections are based on the following criteria: reputation, credibility, experience, availabilty, professionalism and engagement.     Here is a company synopsis: https://www.expertise.com/about, Top 20 Immigration Attorneys in SF, https://www.expertise.com/ca/san-francisco/immigration-attorneys, 2016
  • "Rising Star", 2010 and 2009
  • Since 2011, have had a Better Business Bureau Rating of A+, 2014
  • Since 2011, have had Avvo.com "excellent/very good" rating. 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Panel presenter for  “Immigration Aspects - How to do business in Silicon Valley” at week long event sponsored by Apex-Brasil América do Norte. Held at the Fairmont Hotel, SF in December 2015. , 2015
  • California Supreme Court and the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • California State Bar, Member
  • I was invited to attend and participate in the The Startup America: Reducing Barriers event, which was sponsored by the White House and the Small Business Administration. As stated in their invitation, "The Startup America: Reducing Barriers event is a regional platform that allows federal agencies to hear directly, from entrepreneurs and local leaders like you, how we can achieve our goal of reducing the barriers faced by America’s entrepreneurs. Senior Obama administration officials need input on what changes are needed to build a more supportive environment for entrepreneurship." As I was out of town for that event, I met separately with Doug Rand, of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, to provide my feedback on issues facing foreign entrepreneurs wanting to open start up businesses and hire US workers.  
  • I am an active member of the American Immigraton Lawyer's Association, routinely attend conferences and am active on the AILA message boards.
  • Ini October 2016, did presentation on Immigration and Family Law crossover issues for the Family Law Section of the Barristers Club (BASF).  This provides MCLE credit to attendees.  Topics included green card options for separated spouses including self-filed I-751 peittions and other non-marriage based options (U visa, VAWA, etc.); affidavit of support issues; and general questions.  My co-panelist is Paula Lawhon, a Family Law Mediator., 2016
  • Consulted for popular blog,  "Engineer's Guide to US Visas".  At the author's request, I reviewed his article and corrected several legal errors. I did this because he seemed like a nice guy who was interested in helping fellow professionals understand their options.  The article is here:  http://blog.sourcing.io/visa-guide  I should note that he lists me as a recommended attorney at the end, but that I had no idea he was going to do this.
  • Member of the Women's Business Immigration Group, a San Francisco based organization comprised of seasoned immigration attorneys. The purpose is to work through and solve complex legal questions which arise in the business arena.   I am an active member of AILA, the American Immigration Lawyer's Association.   I attend trainings/seminars and also remain updated on all bulletins published.
  • Interviewed and quoted in article regarding H-1B visas in the Wall Street Journal, online edition. 
  • Based on some of my AILA message board postings, I have been contacted numerous times in the past two years by other AILA attorneys, seeking advice about that particular issue. I was able to provide critical insight, information and redacted documents which were used by my colleagues to improve their cases. 
  • Webinar on the "ABC's of Immigration" for the Melita Group.  This was for 80+ business members and was for one hour on August 16, 2017.  I covered terminogy, agencies, H-1B visas (including LCA/reporting requirements); numerous employent based visa categories and other materials relevant to business owners and HR staff. , 2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • One of my colleagues takes on a great number of low fee cases. She often consults with me regarding best practices/solution for particular cases. While I am not actively taking on the work, I handle the consults for free.
  • Answer questions regarding a wide variety of immigration issues for Law Q&A on a daily or weekly basis. 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • I have been a panel member for the Hastlings Civil Justice Center numerous times since 2010; and for the Hastings International and Comparative Law Society in October 2012.  
  • Along with six other AILA immigration attorneys who work routinely with foreign entrepreneurs and start-up companies, drafted a memorandum for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, at this agency's request. Our memorandum provided an outline of the different non-immigrant visa categories available to these applicants, the specific ways in which DHS is currently hindering their ability to invest in the US economy and specific ways in which these barriers could be resolved., Co-Author, StartUP America: Immigration Lawyer's Memo
  • Wrote an article presenting alternatives to the H-1B visa for the Melita Group's Spring 2015 publication.  They are an organization that works with HR teams for start-ups to large sized corporations. www.melitagroup.com, Writer, Visa Options for Foreign Workers, 2015

Representative Clients:

  • In terms of client representation, I would like to refer you to the testimonials page of my website at www.troylaw.net and at my yelp sight, where you can find numerous statements from business and individual clients. I would also refer you to my linked in and avvo pages that also contain testimonials from colleagues and clients. 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • In the past two years, I have successfully won several very complex PERM/Green Card, E-2 and H-1B cases. Based on the AILA message board, many other attorneys were either losing these cases or recommending that these cases could not be won.  Examples include- H-1B cases: Cost Accountant and  Construction Manager for a Construction Company; E-2 start up business for a Life Coach; PERM case for a Winery Director (where his experience was based on a three year, non-equivalent degree); several green card cases for L-1A executives at small companies.  

Videos:

  • This video was made for my yelp page and is also available on my website. 

Newsletters:

  • Interviewed by University of Hastings for an article regarding the Hastings Civil Justice Clinic and Professor Shawna Marshall. 
  • I use Twitter to draw attention to fairly balanced immigration articles, in response to the steady stream of non-fact based articles that were being released in the main stream press. This feed is also on my homepage at www.troylaw.net.    

Educational Background:

  • Graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1999

Industry Groups

  • American Immigration Lawyer's Association
  • California State Bar
  • Women's Business Immigration Group
Office Location for Christine V. Troy

870 Market Street
Suite 570
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: 415-399-9490

Fax: 415-655-1199

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Last Updated: 12/4/2018

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