Immigration

Our immigration practice is cutting edge and stands apart from other law firms. That is because in today’s hostile immigration environment, it is not enough for an immigration attorney to just provide immigration services to their non-citizen clients. In order to competently and effectively serve non-citizen clients today, a law firm must have both immigration and criminal defense expertise in order to competently defend their clients and win their cases. That is why we have trained over the years to master both immigration and criminal defense laws.

 We offer our both immigration and criminal defense legal services to all of our non-citizen clients who have criminal convictions and need to be represented in the immigration courts, the criminal courts or before USCIS. We also represent our non-citizen clients with great successes in the criminal courts to eliminate the adverse immigration consequences of criminal convictions that would otherwise make them deportable or inadmissible.

 Because we are both immigration and criminal defense attorneys, you do not need to retain a second criminal defense attorney or a criminal defense lawyer and be faced with the additional expenses and the various problems associated with having two different lawyers from two different law firms representing you. When you retain Eckdish & Hall Law Group, LLP, you are retaining immigration and criminal defense attorneys who can remedy your legal problems without having to rely upon another attorney. See our Reviews and Ratings for winning clients’ cases.

We are a full service immigration law office. Our immigration practice emphasizes finding legal remedies for difficult cases. We routinely and successfully represent clients who wish to become lawful permanent residents but have overstayed and are consequently out of status, those who have sustained misdemeanor or felony convictions, those who are in removal/deportation proceedings in need of being defended and those who wish to become eligible for U.S. citizenship through naturalization.

If you are an alien who is seeking to naturalize, adjust your status, has overstayed your visa, entered without inspection, has any criminal conviction(s), or are in Immigration Court removal/deportation proceedings or facing charges in the California state criminal courts, then you should retain our law firm. We are recognized experts practicing in both the criminal and immigration courts. Eckdish & Hall Law Group, LLP have more than 50 years of experience in representing non-citizens involving criminal and immigration related problems. Click here for more information.

  • The U.S.C.I.S. is now using newly administrative and execute orders enacted by the Trump Administration and by Attorney General Sessions to make it much more difficult for aliens to come into the U.S. while making it much easier to deport and remove aliens who are already here. This situation has placed many non-citizens in jeopardy of losing their current status and being permanently removed from the U.S.  

We aggressively defend those in removal/deportation proceedings with all forms of available relief. Those forms of relief include, but are not limited to, Motions to Terminate Removal Proceedings and elimination of the immigration consequences for criminal convictions - Post Conviction Relief (PCR).

We are also skilled in filing the defenses of Cancellation of Removal, filing for waivers of excludability, inadmissibility and deportability, filing for Adjustment of Status to lawful permanent residency and for Naturalization. We also prepare and file applications for our client who have asylum claims such for political asylum, withholding of deportation or for protections under the Convention Against Torture (C.A.T.) Click here for more information.

Our law firm's success and winning reputation in the San Francisco Bay Area have been achieved through early preparation, attention to details and creative solutions to reaching your legal objectives as quickly and economically as possible.


E-mail: Stephen Eckdish, Esq. – seckdish@sfatty.com
Benjamin Hall, Esq.  – bhall@sfatty.com

649 Mission Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: (415) 776-1633
Facsimile: (415) 974-6745
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