Robert B. Jobe

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Law Office of Robert B. Jobe
 | 100 Bush St, Suite 1250
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-636-8164
Fax: 415-840-0308
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Based in California, Robert B. Jobe handles asylum and family immigration issues on behalf of clients across the country and around the world. When he founded The Law Offices of Robert B. Jobe, he knew he wanted to be able to help people during their most critical moments. Today, he is respected as one of the most skilled immigration defense attorneys.

    Licensed for over three decades, Mr. Jobe has played a role in precedent-setting cases. Through taking cases to trial, he has helped shape the laws concerning asylum. His insightful arguments are the reason countless people have avoided deportation, whether through obtaining injunctions, disputing moral turpitude or defining persecution in the context of asylum.

    His courtroom savvy is part of the reason Mr. Jobe has been lauded throughout the legal community. He has been honored with numerous awards, including the Inns of Court Professionalism Award from the 9th Circuit.  He has been a Super Lawyer since its inception in 2005, holds an Avvo “Superb” rating and was awarded the Jack Wasserman Award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Phillip Burton Award for Outstanding Immigration Lawyering by the Immigration Legal Resource Center.  Furthermore, his work on behalf of LGBT immigrants earned him the title of honorary grand marshal of the 2003 San Francisco Gay Pride Parade.

    Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Jobe is able to connect with clients on a personal level. He is invested in getting to know someone’s situation, which enables him to construct the best possible strategy for every client’s case. He also draws on resources from his memberships with legal organizations such as the National Lawyers Guild, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and The State Bar of California.

    In 1982, Mr. Jobe earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Michigan. He then received a Juris Doctor from The University of Michigan Law School in 1987.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Immigration
    Focus Areas

    Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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    About Robert Jobe

    Admitted: 1988, California

    Professional Webpage: http://jobelaw.com/robert-b-jobe/

    Honors/Awards:

    • The National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom's Constitutional Rights Award For Outstanding Legal Service Against the Use of Secret Evidence, Washington, D.C., 2001
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association's Jack Wasserman Award, Excellence in Immigration Litigation, Houston, Texas, 1998
    • Americans Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Ninth Circuit, Big Sky, Montana, 2016 (The Award honors, on a federal circuit basis, "a senior lawyer or judge whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession and the rule of law.")
    • The Immigrant Legal Resource Center's Phillip Burton Award for Outstanding Immigration Lawyering, San Francisco, California, 1993

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
    • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California
    • State Bar of California, Member
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
    • California, 1988
    • National Lawyers Guild, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Challenging Removal Through Habeas Corpus: An Outline of Critical Issues", American Immigration Lawyers' Association, 2003
    • "Challenging Removal Through Habeas Corpus: An Outline of Critical Issues", Immigration Litigation: Winning in Federal Court (Washington, D.C.), 2003
    • Winning Asylum Cases (San Francisco: Immigrant Legal Resource Center 2004), (Co-Author With Jobe, Silverman, and Katz), Leading Treatise on the Law of Asylum, 2004
    • "Strategies for Reopening In Absentia Deportation Proceedings and Mitigating the Time and Numerical Limitations on Motions to Reopen" , American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1998
    • "Establishing Asylum Eligibility through Past Persecution" (Co-Author With Jobe and Radel), California Conference Handbook (Washington, D.C), 2000
    • "Establishing Asylum Eligibility through Past Persecution" (Co-Author With Jobe and Radel), American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2000
    • "Strategies for Reopening In Absentia Deportation Proceedings and Mitigating the Time and Numerical Limitations on Motions to Reopen" , California Conference Handbook (Washington, D.C.), 1998
    • "Suspension of Deportation and Cancellation of Removal under IIRIRA", Practice Under IIRIRA: One Year Later (Washington, D.C.), 1997
    • "Suspension of Deportation and Cancellation of Removal under IIRIRA", American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1997
    • Voluntary Departure under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996", Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, Vol. II, 1998
    • "Voluntary Departure under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996", American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1997
    • "Motions to Reopen and Reconsider: Essentials and Recent Developments", California Conference Handbook (Washington, D.C.), 1996
    • "Motions to Reopen and Reconsider: Essentials and Recent Developments", American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1996
    • "Establishing the Threat of Persecution on a Country-Wide Basis", Immigration and Nationality Law, 1995
    • "The Detention Alternative", (Co-Author With Wolf and Jobe), The Washington Post, 1993
    • "Establishing the Threat of Persecution on a Country-Wide Basis", Washington, D.C.: American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1994

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel:Maravilla-Maravilla v. Ashcroft, 381 F.3d 855 (9th Cir. 2004)
    • Narayan v. Ashcroft, 384 F.3d 1065 (9th Cir. 2004)
    • Ahmed v. Mukasey, 548 F.3d 1023 (9th Cir. 2009)(rejecting BIA's holding in Matter of Velarde-Pacheco, which had made an alien's ability to reopen removal proceedings in order to seek adjustment of status contingent upon DHS's non-opposition)
    • ("LAVAS I"); Legal Assistance for Vietnamese Asylum Seekers v. Dep't. of State (LAVAS II), 74 F.3d 1308 (D.C. Cir. 1996)
    • Kankamalage v. INS, 335 F.3d 858 (9th Cir. 2003)
    • Castillo-Perez v. INS, 212 F.3d 518 (9th Cir. 2000)
    • Harpinder Singh v. Ilchert, 63 F.3d 1501 (9th Cir. 1995)
    •  Aguilera-Medina v. INS, 137 F.3d 1401 (9th Cir. 1998)
    • Jagraj Singh v. Ilchert, 801 F. Supp. 313 (N.D.Cal. 1992)
    • Kankamalage v. INS, 335 F.3d 858 (9th Cir. 2003)
    • Kaur v. Holder, 561 F.3d 957 (9th Cir. 2009)(declaring unconstitutional the government use of secret evidence in an exclusion proceeding)
    • Lolong v. Gonzales, 400 F.3d 1215 (9th Cir. 2005)
    • Al Mutarreb v. Holder, 561 F.3d 1023 (9th Cir. 2009)(reversing an in absentia removal order because DHS failed to present clear and convincing evidence that the alien was, in fact, removable)
    • Hong Kong. See, Legal Assistance for Vietnamese Asylum Seekers v. Dep't.of State, 45 F.3d 469 (D.C. Cir. 1995)
    • Li v. Ashcroft, 356 F.3d 1153 (9th Cir. 2004) (en banc)
    • In Guadalupe-Cruz v. INS, 250 F.3d 1271 (9th Cir. 2001)
    • Borja v. INS, 175 F.3d 732 (9th Cir. 1999) (en banc)
    •  In Barahona-Gomez v. Reno, 167 F.3d 1228 (9th Cir. 1999), aff'd 236 F.3d 1115 (9th Cir. 2001)
    • Surinder Singh v. Ilchert, 69 F.3d 375 (9th Cir. 1995)
    •  Park v. INS, 252 F.3d 1018 (9th Cir. 2001)
    • Coyt v. Martinez. 598 F.3d 902 (9th Cir. 2010)(invalidating a DHS regulation that prohibited reopening a removal proceeding following an alien's deportation)
    • Bhasin v. Gonzales, 423 F.3d 977 (9th Cir. 2005)
    • Brezilien v. Holder, 569 F.3d 403 (9th Cir. 2009)(reversing a removal order against a Haitian asylum applicant because the BIA illegally substituted its factual findings for those of the IJ)
    • Matter of N-K- and V-S-, I & N Dec. 879 (BIA 1997)
    • Cheema v. Ashcroft, 383 F.3d 848 (9th Cir. 2004)
    • Saini v. USCIS, 553 F. Supp. 2d (E.D. Cal. 2008)
    • Vo Van Chau v. Dep't. of State, 891 F. Supp. 650 (D.D.C. 1996)
    • Sidhu v. INS, 220 F.3d 1085 (9th Cir. 2000)
    • Matter of N-J-B-, 21 I & N Dec. 812 (BIA 1997)
    • Hardev Singh v. Moschorak, 53 F.3d 1031 (9th Cir. 1995)
    • Lujan-Armendariz v. INS, 222 F.3d 728 (9th Cir. 2000)
    • Matter of N-M-A-, Int. Dec. 3368 (BIA 1998)
    • Murillo-Salmeron v. INS, 327 F.3d 898 (9th Cir. 2003)
    • Nevarez Nevarez v. Holder, 572 F.3d 605 (9th Cir. 2009)(finding that a recent Supreme Court decision limiting an alien's ability to reopen her removal proceedings cannot be applied retroactively)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A., Major: Political Science, April, 1982

    Industry Groups

    • American Immigration Lawyers Association
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    100 Bush St
    Suite 1250
    San Francisco, CA 94104

    Phone: 415-636-8164

    Fax: 415-840-0308

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