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Christine M. Stouffer

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Christine is a certified specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law with the California State Bar. She has been practicing exclusively immigration law since 2006. She previously worked as Interim Staff Attorney for Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco with their Pro Bono Asylum Program, and as Staff Attorney for Arab American Legal Services, part of the San Francisco Immigrant and Legal Education Network.

A variety of experiences over the years led Christine to immigration law. She has traveled extensively and lived in Morocco and France. Her mother and her husband are both immigrants to the United States. Based on her personal experiences, she has a deep appreciation for the challenges faced by individuals and families living in a new country. What is already challenging is only made more difficult when, as in many cases, life in a new country brings separation from loved ones. It means a lot to her to work in a field that allows her to help clients navigate the complicated immigration laws so they can focus on moving forward with their lives and reuniting with their families. Christine feels truly honored by the chance to get to know people from all over the world, learn their unique histories, and help translate the law in such a way that allows her clients to make the most informed decisions about their immigration matter. Once the appropriate path is identified, she enjoys working as a team with clients to present the strongest case possible to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service or the Immigration Court.

Christine is fluent in French, and conversant in Arabic and Spanish.


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2005
  • University of Washington
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Major: Middle Eastern Studies

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California

Professional Associations

  • Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • EOIR Co-Liaison to the San Francisco Immigration Court for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Northern California Chapter (2014-2016)
  • Co-Chair, National Lawyers Guild Immigration Committee, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (2008-2011)

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney
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Practice Areas

  • Immigration


  • Northern California Super Lawyers for Immigration (2019-2022)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star for Immigration (2012-2015)
  • Rising Star Award from the San Francisco Minority Bar Association (2009)
  • Award for Achievement in Public Interest Law from Golden Gate University (2005)

Classes & Seminars

  • Panelist, Introduction to Removal Defense, Immigrant Legal Resource Center Continuing Legal Education Program, 2015 and 2017
  • Panelist, Emerging Human Rights Conditions in the Middle East and Their Impact on Asylum, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Lunchtime Continuing Legal Education Workshop, 2013
  • Panelist, Mentor, Mentee and Interpreter Panel, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Fall 2012 Asylum Seminar for Pro Bono Advocates, 2012

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (2006-present)
  • Mentor Attorney, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Pro Bono Asylum Program (2006-present)
  • Volunteer Attorney, Centro Legal de la Raza Oakland’s Low Fee Evening Immigration Clinic (2010-present)
  • Volunteer Attorney, La Raza Centro Legal San Francisco’s Free Evening Immigration Clinic (2005-2010)