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Julie Pearl


315 Montgomery Street, #700
San Francisco, CA, California 94104-1803
United States
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Immigration, Nationality and Consular Law
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Julie Pearl

Julie Pearl

With a practice of professionals devoted to business immigration, we are big enough to have the best resources available — such as Technology, legal update services, full complement of legal resources — yet small enough to be flexible, responsive and free of bureaucracy.

Pearl Law Group Attorneys

From the outset, we’ve been making it on our merits by being innovative, resourceful and reliable. We emphasize the can-do approach to business immigration law — we know how to expedite matters and we explore all legal and safe options for clients. We continually devise new systems and software solutions for excelling in our field.

Most of all, we truly partner with our clients. Our watchward is Accountability. We share more information than any other firm we know, including real-time case-progress updates and reports of actual case turnaround times. Innovation aside, we embrace the old-fashioned way of building up trust — day by day.

How We Differ

How do we turn around cases so quickly, with such a high approval rate? We’ve found that quality customer service in our field is a function of four things:

We hire the best people and reward them well. A-plus performers, attorneys and other staff alike, chosen for their smarts and attitude. We thoroughly check customer satisfaction histories and test for detail-orientation.

We offer so much free training to our client-partners, and we provide daily, weekly, and monthly updates to our legal staff, because it really pays. There is no substitute for knowledgeable teams in a field with such fast-changing law and policy.

We leverage tools, from benchmarking reports on corporate immigration policies to our nationally acclaimed Software (for faster case preparation and meeting target dates, web-based tracking for clients and extensive reports).

By keeping caseloads at manageable sizes, we give paralegals and attorneys the time they need to be proactive and to allow them to respond quickly to clients. By accepting only the number of clients we can handle well, we ensure that superb work is our norm. Compare our average weekly filings-per-paralegal with those of other firms. It’s a simple principle, easily overlooked in the flat-fee service world.


Julie Pearl

Former Deputy Attorney General in California, Julie Pearl founded her award-winning firm in 1995, along with Alan Nelson, the former head of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service under Presidents Reagan and Bush Sr. Within three years, she developed Tracker Immigration, the immigration management system now used by over 75% of top-ranked law firms and many Fortune 1000 companies, hospitals and universities. She was named among the “Top 15 Immigration Attorneys” by HR Executive Magazine (2009 & 2010) in their annual list of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys.”

Julie won a Cisco Systems Growing with Technology Award (Customer Service Category) and was profiled in the book The Moral Advantage, Getting Ahead in Business by Doing the Right Thing (Stanford University Project on Good Works) for applying the “Golden Rule” to her clients’ needs. She is also a co-author of Inside the Minds: Leading Executives on Creating a Leadership Plan, Evaluating Risks, and Managing Cyclical Growth.

She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of California, all Federal courts and the United States Court of International Trade. A founding member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers and former Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Immigration Subcommittee, Julie has spoken on immigration topics to dozens of human resources, legal, accounting, and other business and professional organizations. Julie ranked #2 in the American Bar Association’s Client Counseling Competition (Combined Finals for Australia, Canada, U.K. and U.S.). She has lived in five countries and speaks three languages.


B.A., Stanford University
M.P.A., Harvard University
J.D., University of California, Hastings


  • Named one of “The Nation’s Top 15 Immigration Attorneys” and one of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” (Human Resource Executive Magazine, 2009-Present)
  • The only Northern California attorney with a “Star Attorney” ranking (Chambers USA 2010, Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2010
  • International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2010
  • Super Lawyers of Northern California 2010 (Thomson Reuters)
  • #1 Woman-Owned Law Firm in San Francisco (SF Business Times)
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who of American Women