Welcome to the Law Office of Geri N. Kahn in San Francisco and Benicia

The Law Office of Geri N. Kahn is a long-established provider of legal services in the San Francisco and Benicia areas. With over 30 years of experience, Geri Kahn practices exclusively in the fields of immigration and citizenship law and Social Security disability law. The goal is to deliver compassionate, focused and rigorous legal representation to the clients that trust us with their cases. And unlike law firms that take a cookie-cutter approach, Geri works closely with every client to deliver personalized service.

Legal Representation for Immigration and Social Security Disability Cases

Family immigration, employment visas, political asylum and removal proceedings – along with Social Security disability claims – are emotionally challenging. It is important to take a strategic approach during the application process and administrative hearings. With so much on the line for a client, Geri is meticulous in her approach, ensuring every person gets the time and attention their case requires. As an experienced immigration and Social Security disability attorney, Geri understands what needs to be done to deliver successful outcomes.

Meet the Team at the Law Office of Geri N. Kahn

At our law offices in San Francisco and Benicia, our legal team welcomes clients to discuss citizenship eligibility, Social Security disability requirements and other related topics. Throughout the years in legal practice we have developed a strong and cohesive team that works together on behalf of our clients. We are pleased to introduce you to the team.
Geri N. Kahn, Social Security Disability and Immigration Attorney

Geri N. Kahn, JD, Attorney at Law

Geri N. Kahn is designated as 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. 

Geri also practices Social Security disability law and represents disabled individuals at administrative hearings and in federal court. 

Geri has been a member of the California Bar since 1990, and is a member of the United States District Court (Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California), the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Geri received her undergraduate education at the University of California at Santa Cruz, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics with college honors. She received her Juris Doctor (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 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.

Geri 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, Central and Eastern Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


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

Published Works/Achievements

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

Reported Cases

Gutierrez v. Apfel 199 F.3d 1048 (9th Cir. 2000)
Gutierrez v. Barnhart 274 F.3d 1255 (9th Cir. 2001)
Browning v. Colvin 228 F. Supp 3d (N.D. Cal. 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 Social Security Claimants’ Representatives

Toni Dine, Legal Assistant at the Law Office of Geri N. Kahn

Toni Dine, Legal Assistant

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.

Prior to working as a legal assistant, Toni 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 use her past experience to help coach Social Security 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 the flute – and being Gertie’s grandma.

Christin is passionate about baking and moonlights as a pastry chef. She loves being mom to her two kids, kayaking on the Benicia waterfront and distance cycling.
Christin Eales, Paralegal at the Law Office of Geri N. Kahn

Christin Eales, Paralegal

Christin Eales is a paralegal at the Law Office of Geri N. Kahn. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and recently completed her American Bar Association Approved Paralegal Certificate at California State University, East Bay.

Christin has spent a good portion of her career in construction management and project management, where she learned how to work with complex bureaucracies. She is uniquely qualified to help in dealing with the Social Security Administration as well as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. 

Our team is well-qualified to help resolve your Social Security disability claims and provide representation relating to immigration to the United States. Keep reading to see more about these practice areas.

Finding Solutions for Immigration Law Issues

An immigration attorney must be knowledgeable and proactive to facilitate a smooth process. Each case is different, and requires creativity to find a solution that allows an individual to live and work in the United States. While the approach used may vary, there are several factors common to most cases.
  • Complete visa applications for clients.
  • Represent clients in administrative courts.
  • Advise clients on their legal rights.
  • Develop strong appeals if applications are denied.

Experienced Counsel for Social Security Disability Law Cases

An immigration attorney must be knowledgeable and proactive to facilitate a smooth process. Each case is different, and requires creativity to find a solution that allows an individual to live and work in the United States. While the approach used may vary, there are several factors common to most cases.
  • Determine the eligibility of the client.
  • Collect relevant medical records.
  • Complete documentation.
  • Represent clients in court.

Consult With an Immigration and Disability Attorney in San Francisco and Benicia

If you would like help with an immigration or Social Security disability case, contact the Law Office of Geri N. Kahn today. We provide advice and representation for clients seeking to live and work in the United States or obtain Social Security benefits. For assistance, call our San Francisco office at (415) 397-5446 or our Benicia office at (707) 746-1813. You can also request a legal consultation now.

San Francisco Social Security Disability & Immigration Law Firm

The Law Office of Geri N. Kahn assists San Francisco Bay Area residents with immigration and Social Security disability cases.
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Immigration and Nationality Law

Finding the right immigration law attorney isn’t always easy. Whether you are facing deportation, need a visa or are seeking political asylum, we can help.
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Social Security Disability Law

Getting approved for Social Security disability benefits can be difficult. With denials on the rise, having an experienced SSDI attorney can be the difference