Meet Our Team

Christine Troy, Immigration Attorney

ctroyChristine Troy has more than fifteen years of experience, practicing exclusively in the area of Immigration and Naturalization Law.

Ms Troy is an active California State Bar member. She is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms Troy is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the San Francisco Women's Business Immigration Group.

In 2009 and 2010, Ms Troy was recognized as a "Rising Star" attorney for excellence in her field; and as a "SuperAttorney" in 2011, 2012 and 2013. This honor is given to under 5% of attorneys in Northern California. At the request of the White House Office of Science and Technology, Ms Troy and a team of Bay Area immigration attorneys developed solutions to facilitating visa issuance for foreign entrepreneurs and investors. Ms Troy has appeared on KQED to discuss problems that US citizens face at specific US consulates abroad when trying to sponsor their foreign spouses. She has also been interviewed for the Wall Street Journal Digital Network on the impact of current DHS adjudications on H-1B visa petitions.

Ms Troy received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She was a member of the Women's Law Journal, volunteered at the General Assistance Advocacy Project and completed the Hastings Civil Justice Clinic program. Ms Troy received her Bachelor's degree in government and minor in women's studies at Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin in 1992, graduating cum laude.

Raemi Neils

Raemi Neils

Raemi Neils is a San Francisco based attorney, who practices exclusively in the area of Immigration and Naturalization law, with a special emphasis on Marriage/Family-Based Green Cards, Waivers, Removal Proceedings, Consular Processing, Fiancé Visas, Work Visas, Employment-Based Green Cards, and U.S. Citizenship. She approaches each case by balancing compassion with technical expertise. Her priority is to clarify the intricate process of immigration law for her clients, and to provide them with honest, detailed, and carefully considered options. Practicing law as an independent attorney allows Raemi to develop a close working relationship with her clients and handle all aspects of each case personally. Prior to becoming a sole proprietor, she managed a boutique immigration law firm based in San Francisco. She believes in keeping her client’s well-informed throughout their proceedings and has built her practice on the foundations of:

  • Thorough knowledge in the field of immigration
  • Compassion for her clients
  • Extensive preparation
  • Willingness to help people with challenging cases
  • Creative strategies for handling difficult issues correspondence
  • An ethical and responsible practice

Ms. Neils is of counsel and not an employee of the law office. In this capacity, she collaborates on a wide variety of cases with the Law Office of Christine Troy.

Robert G. Werner

alexRobert Werner began practicing immigration law in San Francisco in 1971. His practice is focused on employment visas for businesses, with emphasis on high technology companies, bilingual schools, and the international transfer of executives and managers.

Mr. Werner has been granted the highest Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating for legal ability and ethical standards and is included in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. Werner to be a Legal Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law continuously since 1990. Designated a Northern California Super Lawyer in the field of Immigration Law, and recognized by his peers to be one of the Top Immigration Attorneys in Northern California, he served as a Commissioner of the California State Bar Immigration and Nationality Advisory Commission from 2007 to 2010. Mr Werner is of counsel and not an employee of the law office. However, he collaborates on a wide variety of cases with the Law Office of Christine Troy.

J.D. Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, 1970, top 10% of the class and Editor of the Law Review. A.B. cum laude Harvard College, 1967, National Merit Scholar. Author of professional articles and books, including, How to Secure Your H-1B Visa (2013) and "The New Immigration Act: Impact on the Computer Industry," The Computer Lawyer, Vol. 8,No.3, March 1991: pp.21-26. Associate at Morrison & Foerster 1971-74.

Sheila Quinlan

1331Sheila Quinlan graduated from Northern Illinois University College Of Law in 1994. She holds an undergraduate degree from Reed College and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago. She has been practicing immigration law for 18 years and she is Certified as a Specialist by the State bar of California in Immigration and Nationality Law. Prior to that, Ms Quinlan had experience in the field of criminal defense law. She enjoys re-uniting and solidifying families through practicing immigration law and restoring civil rights to clients who have been deprived of their civil rights. She also enjoys complex nationality issues including restoration of U.S. citizenship. Furthermore, she has extensive knowledge of Canadian and British immigration and nationality law. Ms Quinlan is of counsel and not an employee of the law office. However, she has been collaborating on a wide variety of cases with the Law Office of Christine Troy for fifteen years.

Office Staff

David Troy, Office Manager

dtroyDavid Troy graduated from Grinnell College in 1992 with a degree in history. He has worked in computer programming and IT, and has been managing the law office for the past five years. He also enjoys software development and plays guitar and bass. He is Christine Troy's brother.