About the Team

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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

Education:


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

Christin Eales

Christin is a Legal Assistant at the firm.  She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and is currently pursuing her Paralegal Certificate at Cal State East Bay.  She 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.  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.

Toni Dine

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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