Marie Puertollano
  • Immigration Law
  • California
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Ms. Puertollano is the Managing Attorney of the law offices of Jacob Sapochnick and an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Born and raised in France, she earned two Master Degrees in Law; one in France in Public Law and one in the United States in Comparative Law (LL.M). She is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

As an attorney, Ms. Puertollano represents clients in removal before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the BIA and immigration court. She also practices all areas of immigration law: family based, employment-based, and investment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas.

More precisely, Ms. Puertollano files family based (marriage, fiancé, I-751), employment based (H-1B, H-3, TN, R-1, L-1, PERM, EB1C), and investment based petitions (E-2), as well as naturalization, DACA, F-1 reinstatement, visas based on extraordinary abilities (O-1, NIW and EB-1A), athlete visas (P-1), I-360 Victim of Violence Visas (VAWA) and asylum cases. She prepares clients for their marriage first or second (fraud) interviews, I-751 and citizenship interviews and attend the interview with them. She also deals with complex motions to reopen as well as I-601A and 212(d)(3) waivers.

In her free time, Ms. Puertollano enjoys exercising and spending time with her family and friends. She is a motivational speaker as well as a mentor to high school students.

Practice Area
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick
- Current
Managing Attorney 2016-Present
ABA Immigration Justice Project
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
Law Clerk
Communaute Urbaine de Strasbourg (CUS)
Conseil General du Bas Rhin
California Western School of Law
LL.M. (2011)
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Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV
Master, Local Counties Law (2007)
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Top 40 Immigration Lawyers under 40 in California
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Pro Bono Award
ABA Immigration Justice Project
Appreciation Award
Law Offices of Jacob Sapochnick
Wiley W. Manuel Award
Professional Associations
The State Bar of California
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American Society of Legal Advocates
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
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Websites & Blogs
Marie Puertollano's Website Profile
Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick
Immigration Lawyer Blog
Visa Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick
1502 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 819-9204
Fax: (619) 393-0467