About the Team

Attorney Geri N. Kahn

Geri N. Kahn is designated a certified specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She specializes in removal (deportation) defense, business, and family immigration matters. She represents applicants for political asylum, professionals and religious workers and individuals at all stages of the naturalization process.  Ms. Kahn also practices Social Security Disability law and represents disabled individuals at administrative hearings and in federal court.  Ms. Kahn has been a member of the California Bar since 1990, and is a member of the United States District Court (Northern and Eastern Districts of California), the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ms. Kahn received her undergraduate education at the University of California at Santa Cruz, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics with College Honors. She received her law degree from the University of San Francisco in 1990.

She is an active participant in professional law associations, having served as a Commissioner with the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization’s Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission for three years, and as a liaison to the Board of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Northern California. She has spoken at local and regional conferences and panels.

Ms. Kahn has been awarded an AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating for competence and ethics issued by that publication, and reserved for attorneys designated as outstanding in their field.

Areas of Practice:

Social Security Disability Law
Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law

Bar Admissions:

California, 1990
U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


University of California, Santa Cruz 1985 – Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics. (With College Honors)
University of San Francisco, School of Law, 1990, Juris Doctor

Published Works/Achievements:

Certified Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Immigration and Nationality Law

Reported Cases:
Gutierrez v. Apfel (9th Cir. 2000)
Gutierrez v. Barnhart (9th Cir. 2001)

Browning v. Colvin (228 F. Supp. 3d 932 2017)

AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Board of Legal Specialization Immigration and Nationality Law
Bar Association of Solano County
National Organization of Claimants’ Representatives
SL Bar Association

Crystal Kim

Crystal Kim is a Legal Assistant at the Law Office of Geri N. Kahn. She graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Psychology and a minor in English. Outside the workplace, she is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer. In her free time, she enjoys a nice cup of coffee while reading a book and going on walks with her little Chihuahua.

Toni Dine

Toni Dine, Legal Assistant, has been working with us since 2015. She earned a bachelor of arts from UC Santa Barbara with a major in music and, prior to working as a legal assistant, worked in training development, event planning, and end-user software training. She also freelanced for a time as a writer and editor. Toni is able to utilize her past experience to help coach disability clients through the application process and help them write and submit the strongest documents possible in support of their claims. In her spare time Toni enjoys singing, playing her flute, and being Gertie’s grandma.

Benicia, CA

© 2020 by Geri Kahn

San Francisco                                                          

465 California St., Suite 607                      

San Francisco, CA 94104                                  

 Tel:  (415) 397-5446                                          

Fax:  (707) 312-8271                                           


940 Adams St., Suite I

Benicia, CA 94510

 Tel: (707) 746-1813

Fax: (707) 312-8271