Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

The Jacobson Law Firm, LLP
 | 10401 Venice Blvd, Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: (310) 277-2266
Fax: 310-277-3366
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (50%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Persian (Farsi)
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N i k k i  M e h r p o o  J a c o b s o n
First & Only Dual Certified Specialist In
Workers' Compensation & Immigration Law

By The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Attorney at Law | Dual-Certified Specialist:  Workers' Compensation & Immigration Law
Super Lawyer  |  Professor of Law  |  Legal Analyst  |  Advocate  |  Expert Witness
Author  |  Speaker  |  Media Commentator  |  Legal Consultant | LGBTQ Ally


Highly respected Los Angeles Attorney Nikki Jacobson has very clear goals and priorities as a lawyer:  protect the rights of California's injured workers and immigrants from all over the world.   Today, she has a reputation as an attorney who has reached her goals. In fact, her many successes have made her a leader in both practice areas.

Los Angeles Attorney Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson has achieved dual certification by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a legal specialist in Workers' Compensation and Immigration & Nationality Law. This achievement makes attorney Jacobson the only lawyer with this dual certification in the state of California.

The Certified Legal Specialist designation is a prestigious honor granted by the country's first legal certification program. Such dual certification is unprecedented, as no other lawyer has been recognized as a dual-certified legal specialist in Workers' Compensation and Immigration Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since records have been kept for dual certification.


“From the first day Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson walked into my Los Angeles courtroom over 20 years ago, I knew she was a truly exceptional lawyer and I congratulate her for her unmatched extraordinary achievement of double certification in Immigration & Workers’ Compensation Law.” U.S. Immigration Judge Bruce J. Einhorn (retired) said. “Knowing her, I am not at all surprised and I am proud to call her a colleague and friend."

“Her litigation skills and enthusiasm in immigration court were remarkably above the lawyers before me in my court at the Executive Office for Immigration Review.” Einhorn added. “She is an attorney of high integrity, intellect and ethical standards who continues to be a dedicated and zealous advocate for immigrants from all over the world.”


Ms. Jacobson is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker, legal analyst, media commentator, expert witness, lobbyist and legal consultant in immigration and workers' compensation law. She regularly shares her valuable insight in France on France 5, in Iran on KIRN 670 AM, and in Denmark on Ekstra Bladet, as well as Business Insurance, and, analyzing high-profile cases, court decisions and legal issues. She currently represents clients assisting the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigations with matters of national security.


“I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Jacobson at both the local and state level for the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association." Past CAAA President Lawrence I. Stern, a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist, of Mallery & Stern, A Professional Corporation said. “Her commitment to her clients and the law is evident.”

“She has displayed what is missing in most lawyers- a "zeal" to provide representation to those who are most vulnerable, the injured worker and those seeking a better life here in the United States. She is devoted to her clients and to the practice.” added Stern. “Her methods of dealing with difficult issues are to be admired by all. In an era where "words" are used and "promises" made, I can honestly say Ms. Jacobson's word is "her bond" and one does not need more from her. As a "double" certified specialist, she represents the pinnacle of what our profession should be."


As a dual-certified specialist, attorney Jacobson is uniquely qualified to handle catastrophic orthopedic and neurological work-injury cases, and complex employment and family-based immigration matters. She has developed a special niche in the cases where her clients’ immigration status and employment matters intersect. For example, these cases can involve workers who are victims of a crime at work, or who are undocumented and have suffered work injuries.

Ms. Jacobson is a Commissioner on the California State Bar Workers’ Compensation Law Advisory Commission, on the Board of Directors for the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) and an active member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA). Ms. Jacobson is also Professor of Law at West Los Angeles College, published academic, and a distinguished lecturer on the rights of injured workers and immigrants. Attorney Jacobson is an editor and contributing author of several legal publications, including Navigating The Fundamentals of Immigration Law (2016–17 Ed.) and Immigration Practice Toolbox, Third and Fourth Editions.


“Ms. Jacobson is a valued member of the faculty at West Los Angeles College, and we are so very fortunate to have a legal professional of her caliber teaching and mentoring students. The dual certification that she has received will bring even more relevance and value to our students’ educational experience.” James M. Limbaugh, Ph.D., President, West Los Angeles College said.


As a refugee from Iran, she understands the issues and hardships her clients face every day. Ms. Jacobson is committed to giving voice to the voiceless and to insure that people are heard. She is a dedicated LGBTQ ally and is committed to representing members of the LGBTQ community with their asylum claims.

Her adherence to legal ethics and superior skills has earned her the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. In 2015 through 2019, she has been designated a “Top Rated Immigration and Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Los Angeles” by Super Lawyer and in 2009 through 2012 she was named Super Lawyers' Southern California Rising Star, an honor bestowed on attorneys in California who excel in the practice of law. She is also rated “Superb” by AVVO.

Ms. Jacobson can be contacted for a consultation via her website for any Immigration or Workers' Compensation matter.  As a committed Los Angeles lawyer, Ms. Jacobson continues to be a strong advocate and ally.  


Attorney at Law | Dual-Certified Specialist:  Workers' Compensation & Immigration Law
Super Lawyer  |  Professor of Law  |  Legal Analyst  |  Advocate  |  Expert Witness
Author  |  Speaker  |  Media Commentator  |  Legal Consultant | LGBTQ Ally

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*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Immigration (50%): Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Workers' Compensation (50%)

Focus Areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal SpecializationCalifornia Board of Legal Specialization

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About Nikki Jacobson

Admitted: 1997, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2018

  • Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Beverly Hills American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Court Liaison
  • Supreme Court of California, 1997
  • Iranian American Lawyers Association
  • Commissioner, California State Bar, Workers' Compensation Law Advisory Board, 2018
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Executive Committee
  • Member, California State Bar Workers' Compensation Section
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Court Liaison- Southern California 

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Immigration Pro Bono Coordinator, Los Angeles County Bar
  • LGBTQ Ally - Asylum Applications for Members of the LGBTQ Community

  • Representing LGBTQ in Asylum Proceedings before the USCIS and EOIR (Immigration Court) , 1997

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Professor of Law, West Los Angeles College, February 1, 2001 – Present

Representative Clients:

  • Immigrants from all over the world.
  • California's Injured Workers

Educational Background:

  • California State University, Northridge, California, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, June 1994

Industry Groups

  • Guilds
  • Labor Unions
  • Union Members
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Office Location for Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson

10401 Venice Blvd
Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Phone: (310) 277-2266

Fax: 310-277-3366

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Last Updated: 8/12/2019

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