Helena S. Younossi

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in South San Francisco, CA

Younossi Law
 | 601 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 210
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: 650-737-7600
Fax: 650-737-7605
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2013, 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Persian (Farsi),
  • German,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Attorney Helena S. Younossi founded her law firm, Younossi Law, in South San Francisco, California, to provide comprehensive immigration representation to residents of the Bay Area and San Mateo County and all across Northern California. Along with handling all areas of individual and family-based immigration, Ms. Younossi also represents business clients, from technology startups to multinational financial corporations, with their legal needs related to their companies as well as their hiring of talent from all over the world.

After receiving a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1987, Ms. Younossi went on to receive her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1992. The State Bar of California admitted her to practice that same year, and before founding her private practice, attorney Younossi was a partner at the largest corporate immigration firm in the United States.

Operating under the belief that one's immigration attorney should be a forward-thinking advocate, attorney Younossi considers her clients as her partners, and she works closely with them throughout the immigration process to ensure that they achieve their goals as efficiently and smoothly as possible. For domestic businesses looking to bring in foreign talent, attorney Younossi handles all aspects of strategic immigration and hiring practices, including visas, employment eligibility, immigration compliance and enforcement, labor certifications, naturalization, and sponsorships.

Her success and dedication to her practice have earned attorney Younossi respect from her peers, and she has received numerous awards and recognitions for her service, including being a three-time recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California. Ms. Younossi remains active in several professional organizations, and she speaks English, French and German.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Immigration (100%): Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Focus Areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2013, 2015 - 2019

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About Helena Younossi

Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage: http://younossi-law.com/our-team/helena-younossi/


  • Listed among Women Leaders in the Law in The American Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • Selected as a ‘Top Rated Lawyer’ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lifetime Member of Strathmore's Who's Who
  • Competed in and completed Ironman Canada in 2004
  • Called "Very Sharp" attorney who is among the "Leading Lights" in California, “Who’s Who Legal edition 2007
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 'The Best Lawyers in America' every year as of 2010
  • Peer recognized for inclusion in Super Lawyers, Northern California, each year consecutively since 2010
  • Peer recognized among San Francisco's Best Lawyers each year since 2012
  • Three-time Recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, San Mateo Bar Association
  • Member, California Minority Counsel Program
  • Chair, Norcal American Immigration Lawyers Association Ethics Committee
  • Member, National AILA Ethics and Practice Management Committee
  • Board Member, Norcal American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee Member, International Law Section, State Bar of California, 2009-2012
  • Board of Advisors, AILA National Ethics Compendium, 2013 – present
  • California, 1992
  • District of Columbia
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Cultural Advisor, Alliance for International Women's Rights
  • Board Member, San Francisco Aids Foundation
  • Board Member, Pangaea Global Aids Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Corporate Immigration and Ethics issues, the American Bar Association
  • Speaker, Corporate Immigration and Ethics issues, the Public Law Institute
  • Speaker, Corporate Immigration and Ethics issues, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Speaker, Corporate Immigration and Ethics issues, Sixth Annual Statewide Ethics Symposium

Educational Background:

  • University of California, B.A., 1987

Industry Groups

  • Biotechnology
  • Financial Services
  • High Technology
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Office Location for Helena S. Younossi

601 Gateway Boulevard
Suite 210
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Phone: 650-737-7600

Fax: 650-737-7605

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Last Updated: 2/8/2019

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