Christine Stouffer

Immigration Law
Law Office of Christine M. Souffer
2000 Hearst Avenue
Suite 401
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 540-4149

Christine has been practicing exclusively immigration law since 2006. She has worked as Interim Staff Attorney for Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco with their Pro Bono Asylum Program, and as Staff Attorney for Arab American Legal Services, part of the San Francisco Immigrant and Legal Education Network.

A variety of experiences over the years finally led Christine to immigration law. She has traveled extensively and lived in Morocco and France. Her mother and her husband are both immigrants to the United States. Based on her personal experiences, she has a deep appreciation for the difficulties faced by individuals and families living in a new country. What is already challenging is only made even harder when, as in many cases, life in a new country brings separation from loved ones. It means a lot to her to work in a field that allows her to help clients navigate the complicated immigration laws and landscape so they can focus on moving forward with their lives and reuniting with their families. Christine feels truly honored by the chance to get to know people from all over the world, learn their unique histories, and help translate the law in such a way that allows her clients to make the most informed decisions about their immigration matter. Once the appropriate path is identified, she enjoys working as a team with clients to present the strongest case possible to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service or the Immigration Court.

Ms. Stouffer is fluent in French, and conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

Licenses And Admissions

California State Bar
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Northern District of California

Professional Organization Memberships And Associations

EOIR Co-Liaison to the San Francisco Immigration Court for the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) Northern California Chapter
Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Pro-Bono Co-Liaison for the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) Northern California Chapter (2013-2014)
Co-Chair, National Lawyers Guild Immigration Committee, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (2008-2011)
Member of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (2006-present)


Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star for Immigration (2012-2014)
Rising Star Award from the San Francisco Minority Bar Association (2009)
Award for Achievement in Public Interest Law From Golden Gate University (2005)

Volunteer / Pro Bono Activities

Mentor Attorney, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Pro Bono Asylum Program (2006-present)
Volunteer Attorney, Centro Legal de la Raza Oakland's Low Fee Evening Immigration Clinic (2010-present)
Volunteer Attorney, La Raza Centro Legal San Francisco's Free Evening Immigration Clinic (2005-2010)

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, Introduction to Removal Defense, Immigrant Legal Resource Center Continuing Legal Education Program, 2015
Panelist, Emerging Human Rights Conditions in the Middle East and Their Impact on Asylum, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Lunchtime Continuing Legal Education Workshop, 2013
Panelist, Mentor, Mentee and Interpreter Panel, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Fall 2012 Asylum Seminar for Pro Bono Advocates, 2012


Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 2005
University of Washington, B.A., Middle Eastern Studies, 1998