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V. Thomas Langford

E-mail MeV. Thomas Langford

Location:
Benicia, California
Phone:
707-747-5133
Fax:
(707) 747-5146
Email:

At the Law Office of V. Thomas Langford, my mission is to learn and understand my clients' needs and the external factors affecting them so that I can aggressively and professionally represent them throughout the legal process.

I take the time to personally meet with each client on an individual basis so that I can understand my client's unique circumstances and legal needs. I use these meetings to clearly communicate my legal knowledge and experience, thereby enabling my clients to make well-informed decisions for themselves.

In my practice, I focus on these areas of immigration law:

U.S. CITIZENSHIP

  • 1. Applications for Naturalization
  • 2. Applications for Certificate of Citizenship
  • 3. Applications for Replacement of Naturalization Certificate

RELATIVE IMMIGRANT VISAS

  • 1. family petitions for spouses, fiancees, children, parents and siblings
  • 2. Adjustment of Status in the United States for the spouses of United States citizens
  • 3.. Travel Documents such as reentry permits and advance parole for nationals with pending applications
  • 4. Work Authorization
  • 5. Consulate processing of immigrant visas at the U.S. consulate and Embassy abroad
  • 6. Preparation of Affidavits of Support and supporting financial documents for immigrant sponsorship

NONIMMIGRANT VISAS

  • 1. B-2 Visitor Visas
  • 2. B-1 Business Visas
  • 3. R-1 Religious Worker Visas
  • 4. F-1 Student Visas
  • 5. J-1 Exchange Visitor Visas
  • 6. E-1/2 Treaty Trader/ Investor Visas

EMPLOYMENT BASED VISAS

  • 1. H1B1 Professional Worker Visas
  • 2. L-1A Intra-Company Manager and Executive Visas
  • 3. L-1B Intra-Company Specialized Knowledge Worker Visas
  • 4. Labor Certification Applications for Permanent Employment
  • 5. I-9 compliance
  • 6. Work authorization for eligible dependents

Our philosophy is to provide a personalized attorney-client relationship based on each client's unique concerns and requirements.

I return telephone calls personally and promptly. I also make myself available and accessible by telephone so that clients can call with follow up questions and concerns throughout the legal process. I understand that my clients want to be well informed throughout the legal process. My clients can expect prompt personal service and uncompromising, quality legal representation delivered in a cost-effective manner. I am dedicated to full value for every dollar invested in legal services.

I am constantly seeking to improve my performance in order to be prepared for the challenges facing my clients. I keep pace with the latest innovations in the delivery of legal services by continually investing in training and technology. My work environment is based on diligent work effort, community involvement and a commitment to the profession.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration & Naturalization Law
  • Immigration
  • 20% Citizenship
  • Visas
  • 40% Employment Based Visas
  • 25% Relative Immigrant Visas
  • 15% Nonimmigrant Visas

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1985

Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D. - May, 1984
  • Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, USA
    • B.A. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Thomas J. Watson Fellow
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Fine Arts

Representative Clients

  • Duty Free Shoppers (DFS)
  • Sephora USA LLC
  • Louis Vuiton Moet Hennessey Group of Companies
  • Travel Retail Companies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Solano County Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • California Bar Association, Member, 1985 - Present
  • San Francisco Bar Association, Member, 1985 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Work on Behalf of Various Bay Area Religious Organizations, 1990 - Present
  • Work for Nonprofit Organizations Such as the Point Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO), 2002
  • Master Calendar Deportation/ Removal Proceedings on Behalf of the San Francisco Bar Association, 1989 - 1998

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • French