Minette A. Kwok

Minette A. Kwok

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Minami Tamaki LLP
 | 360 Post Street, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-788-0436
Fax: 415-398-3887
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
    Attorney Profile

    A partner in the San Francisco-based firm of Minami Tamaki LLP, Minette A. Kwok focuses exclusively on immigration law. Certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Kwok primarily assists businesses ranging from international Fortune 500 corporations to burgeoning tech startups with a diverse array of business immigration matters. She also advises non-profits and individuals. As one of the Bay Area's leading immigration law attorneys, Ms. Kwok has developed an impressive client base. Notable past clients include international athletes, Buddhist monks and even the State Bar of California, which she represented before the California Supreme Court.

    Ms. Kwok assists clients in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. She is licensed to practice law in the state courts of California and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

    Prior to attending law school, Ms. Kwok obtained a B.A. in history from the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with highest honors. She then went on to obtain her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1990. A dedicated attorney with more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Kwok was named as a leading California practitioner in Who's Who Legal. She has received an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the prestigious peer-reviewed directory's highest rating.

    In addition to practicing law, Ms. Kwok serves on the board of directors for the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at the University of California Hastings School of Law. She is also a member of the board of trustees of the American Immigration Council in Washington, D.C., and previously sat on the board of governors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

    *AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    About Minette Kwok

    Admitted: 1991, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.minamitamaki.com/attorneys/minettekwok/


    • Recognized by Law Business Research Ltd. as one of California's leading practitioners in its Who's Who Legal publication
    • AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Highest Rating

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California Bar, 1991
    • Board of Governors, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Executive Director, Asian Legal Services Outreach in Sacramento, California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit,1991
    • Board of Trustees, American Immigration Council (AIC) in Washington D.C.
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1991
    • Chair, Northern California Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Chair of the Committee for Immigration Justice

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Advisory Board, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at the University of California at Hastings School of Law
    • Board of Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO)

    Educational Background:

    • University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in History, with High Honors

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    Office Location for Minette A. Kwok

    360 Post Street
    8th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94108

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