With over 25 years of experience, clients can benefit from expertise that extends to all aspects of immigration law.
Offices in Oakland and Pacific Grove, CA
Robert Baizer received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and graduated in the top 10% of his class at Golden Gate University Law School.
For many years, he was a partner in the firm of Yonemura, Yasaki and Baizer, which represented major Japanese & U.S. firms in employment based immigration cases, as well as individuals in a variety of family immigration and citizenship matters.
As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mr. Baizer has spoken as a lecturer to other attorneys at their educational events, has worked on the organization’s behalf as amicus counsel before the U.S. Supreme Court, and is still learning from his colleagues every day through their valued exchanges of information.
He has successfully represented immigrants before the U.S. Court of Appeals, in U.S. District Courts, at various agency offices in the U.S. and abroad, and has testified before the immigration subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Most of his work has been on behalf of individual immigrants in their varied efforts to gain legal status in the United States. Some matters involving larger classes of individuals are – at beginning of his practice, Mr. Baizer investigated that circumstances of hundreds of Vietnamese orphan cases from the end of the Vietnam war; represented dozens of engineers with Kaiser Engineers; and represented dozens of individuals from many nations in the ‘amnesty’ granted under President Reagan. As the computer industry evolved, Mr. Baizer handled many cases for Silicon Valley engineers and business persons. He has worked with Korean-American attorneys to represent many in that community in international business, religious worker visas, family matters of marriages and adoptions; and in deportation defense. Mr. Baizer has also worked with many clients in the field of education, including dozens of professors at the U.S. Army’s language school in Monterey.
Mr. Baizer is a long-time volunteer participant in the immigration law clinic of the Alameda County Bar Association. Working pro bono, Mr. Baizer has represented asylum applicants in federal litigation, including the asylum precedent, Desir v. Ilchert, 840 F.2d 723.
Mr. Baizer has been certified as a specialist in immigration law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California for over 20 years, and has been selected as a Northern California “Superlawyer.”