James Mayock - Elliot & Mayock, LLP

James Mayock
Elliot & Mayock, LLP
220 Sansome Street,12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104


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James Mayock
Elliot & Mayock, LLP

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Law School

Indiana University, Bloomington
1975 - 1978




James Mayock leads one of the few law firms that offer significant expertise with the entire gamut of immigration opportunities and challenges. From rapid processing of E, H and L business visas, to finding shortcuts to the onerous Labor Certification process, Elliot & Mayock makes the hiring of international personnel a competitive advantage. The firm also specializes in facilitating business visa issuance abroad, having resolved problem cases at US consular posts throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.
          Mr. Mayock is best known for his successful representation of individuals seeking visas under the extraordinary ability and multinational manager categories, having represented a wide variety of international executives, entertainers, artists and athletes. Mr. Mayock secured visas for Boris Yeltsin and Mikhail Gorbachev as O-1 "outstanding individuals".
          Mr. Mayock has served in a number of capacities at both the local and national level with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), including Service Center liaison, lobbyist, litigation coordinator and media liaison for the local chapter.  
          Along with a busy legal practice, Mr. Mayock also provides expert instruction to the public and legal community. He is often called upon by the local and national press to comment on current immigration related issues.  

State Bar of California, 1978  [Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law]
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1978
U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985
Bar Association of San Francisco
          Past Chair of the Immigration Committee  
American Immigration Lawyers Association
          Past Chair, Northern California Litigation Committee
          Past Chapter Liaison , EOIR Executive Office for Immigration Review
San Francisco Lawyers Committee on Urban Affairs
          Past Advisory Panel, Salvadoran & Guatemalan Emergency Representation Project

Turcios v. INS, 813 F.2d 262 (9th Cir. 1987) [Political Asylum: credibility]
Platero v. INS, 804 F.2d 1127 (9th Cir. 1986) [Political Asylum: credibility]
Mayock v. INS, 714 F. Supp. 1558 (N.D. Cal. 1989) [FOIA: 10 day time limit]
Castillo - Villagra v. INS, 972 F.2d 1017 (9th Cir. 1992) [Administrative Notice]
          Spanish, 1980
          Centro de Estudios Universitarios Colombo-Americano                                            
          Bogotá, Colombia
          Juris Doctor, 1978
          Indiana University School of Law                                                                                   
          Bloomington, Indiana
          Bachelor of Arts, 1975
          University of Toronto, St Michael's College                                                                   
          Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Spanish (fluent)
Russian (conversational)