Top rated Immigration attorney in Mountain View, CaliforniaAlcorn Immigration Law
Practice Areas: Immigration
Licensed in California since: 2008
Languages Spoken: English, German, Spanish
Sophie Alcorn is recognized by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist Attorney in Immigration and Nationality Law — a rare designation for attorneys in Silicon Valley. Last year, the American Institute of Legal Counsel named Sophie as one of the 10 best immigration lawyers in California. Her work has been recognized in The New York Times, Financial Times, TechCrunch, and The Atlantic.
As founder of Alcorn Immigration Law — the fastest-growing immigration law firm in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services — Sophie earned the 2019 Women's Business Enterprise Excellence in Growth Award for the Pacific Region of the United States for starting one of the fastest-growing women-owned businesses.
The Alcorn Immigration Law mission, to overcome borders, expand opportunity, and connect the world by practicing compassionate, visionary, and rigorous immigration law in service of the betterment of humanity, speaks to Sophie’s values as a founder and thought leader.
Sophie is the global thought leader on U.S. immigration for early-stage technology startups. She is recognized by TechCrunch as a Verified Expert Lawyer and contributes various pieces to the publication that demystify the U.S. immigration process and empower people around the world to live their dreams, including "Dear Sophie,” her immigration legal advice column.
In 2019 Sophie was named one of the 10 best immigration lawyers in California by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. Upon graduating summa cum laude from Washington University in 2008, Sophie received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate Award as well as the Equal Justice Works Award. Prior to graduation, she served on the editorial award for the Washington University Global Studies Law Review, advised international LLM students as the peer mentor leader, and was chosen as a Public Interest Fellow, 2007 after receiving High Distinction for Public Service in 2006. Sophie is also a 2005 graduate of Stanford with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations.
First Admitted: 2008, California
Professional Webpage: https://www.alcorn.law/member/sophie-alcorn/
- Stanford University - Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, 2005
- American Immigration Lawyer's Association - Santa Clara Valley Chapter - Treasurer, 2016
- Sophie is recognized by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist Attorney in Immigration and Nationality Law, 2020
- Tech Immigration
- Rising Stars: 2018 - 2023
Certificates and credentials
Immigration and Nationality Law