Allison-Claire Acker

Allison-Claire Acker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Santa Monica, CA

Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP
 | 1416 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310-570-4091
Fax: 310-570-4080
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
Attorney Profile

Allison-Claire Acker is a 1988 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, and was recently named Southern California’s Top Female Attorney of the Year by Los Angeles Magazine. She has over thirty years of immigration law experience, counseling individuals and corporations with regard to all aspects of entertainment, family and employment-related immigration law. Ms. Acker assists both individuals and corporate clients to obtain both non-immigrant and immigrant visas in almost every US immigration category. She advises corporate clients regarding the immigration consequences of mergers and acquisitions. She also represents foreign investors with regard to visa options.

Ms. Acker has been ranked by Super Lawyers since 2011, and she has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration since 2017. She is a noted speaker at immigration conferences, seminars and local universities. She is also the author of several immigration related articles. She is currently in charge of the immigration section of the Santa Monica Bar Association as well as one of its trustees, in addition to being a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Associations Immigration section, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Mexican American Bar Association and the Japanese American Bar Association. Most recently, Ms. Acker was AILA’s Southern California Chapter Advocacy Event Co-Chair. She has also been reappointed as an Advisory Committee member to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, representing the County of Los Angeles. She is a member of the County Emergency Planning Task Force and a founding member of the LA County Equine Response Team. Ms. Acker also served on the UCLA School of Law Alumni Board of Directors, and has been recognized by the First Choice Business Brokers

About Allison-Claire Acker

Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Recognized by Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Immigration Section
  • Active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association both nationally and in Southern California.  
  • Co-Chair of the Immigration Section of the Santa Monica Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the AILA's Military Assistance Project. Pro bono military cases.  
  • Advisory Member appointed by the Los Angeles County Supervisors to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
  • Member of County Emergency Planning Task Force 
  • Founding member of LA County’s Equine Response Team

Educational Background:

  • Graduate of UCLA, with a degree in Political Science. , 1983
  • Graduate of UCLA School of Law, 1988
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Office Location for Allison-Claire Acker

1416 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Last Updated: 5/24/2019

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