About

ATTORNEY ANDREI ROMANENKO

Andrei Romanenko is a licensed attorney in the United States, a member of the State Bar of California. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California and can practice immigration law in all fifty states.

EDUCATION:

Andrei received his Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree from Berkeley Law, one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States.

At Berkeley Law Andrei majored in immigration and business law and was awarded a certificate of successful completion of the business law program.

Andrei graduated with honors from San Francisco State University and received a BA degree in Japanese language and literature. Prior to that, he completed four academic years at the Minsk State Linguistic University, interpreters’ department, where he studied Japanese, English, Russian, and Polish.

Andrei completed a summer program of Polish language studies at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland.

EXPERIENCE:

Andrei Romanenko works as an immigration attorney, defends immigrants in removal proceedings in immigration court, represents clients at USCIS hearings, prepares cases for consular processing. Previously he worked as an immigration attorney at the Law Offices of Kerosky Purves & Bogue, the Law Offices of Robert David Baker and the Law Offices of Dominic Capeci.

In law school, Andrei worked as an Assistant Managing Editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law, interned with East Bay Community Law Center, Asian Law Caucus, and California Asylum Representation Clinic. During his summer vacations, he interned with Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office.

CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN IMMIGRATION LAW:

Andrei is proud to be a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law.

California State Bar certifies legal specialists who have gone beyond the standard licensing requirements. To be certified, attorneys must complete 45 hours of education in their specialty field during the three years before they apply to the certified legal specialization program.

The State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization must approve each attorney’s application. Other attorneys and judges must also give applicants a favorable evaluation. Once certified, legal specialists must maintain their certification by completing and reporting 36 hours of education every three years. 

Certified legal specialist are recognized as authorities on issues of local and national importance. They are often interviewed by media. Only certified specialists can be searched by practice area in the Attorney Search tool on the State Bar website.

SELECTED TO RISING STARS LIST:

In 2017 Andrei was selected to Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.

Every year Super Lawyers selects attorneys from all firm sizes and over 70 practice areas throughout the United States. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list.

PUBLIC ACTIVITIES:

In 2015, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors appointed Andrei Romanenko a commissioner of the Immigrant Rights Commission.

Immigrant Rights Commission improves, enhances, and preserves the quality of life and civic participation of all immigrants in the City and County of San Francisco, provides advice and makes recommendations to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors on issues affecting immigrants working and residing in the City.

Immigrant Rights Commission holds annual public hearings to obtain input from the immigrant community about programs, policies, and issues that relate to immigrants who are the residents of the City and County of San Francisco, cooperates with and makes recommendations to other City and County departments, agencies, and commissions that administer and enforce regulations relating to health, human services, law enforcement, human rights, language access, sanctuary city ordinance, municipal identification, and all other issues that affect immigrants in San Francisco.

INTERESTS:

Andrei enjoys learning foreign languages and loves to travel. He speaks the following six languages: Belarusian, Russian, English, Japanese, Spanish, and Polish. He is now learning Portuguese.

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 ATTORNEY ANNA IGNATENKO GARCIA

Anna Ignatenko Garcia

Anna Ignatenko Garcia is a licensed attorney in the United States, practicing exclusively in the area of immigration law. Her office is located in the heart of financial district of San Francisco, California. Anna Ignatenko Garcia offers effective, affordable and ethical immigration legal services to families, individuals and businesses from all over the world. Her language skills include fluent English, Russian, and Spanish.

EDUCATION:

Anna Ignatenko Garcia is a first generation U.S. immigrant and a native of Kazakhstan, a former Soviet Union Republic. She has become a naturalized citizen of the United States. Like many immigrants, she came to the United States searching for the American Dream when she was just a teenager. Her journey to the United States began when she became one of the finalists of the Future Leaders Exchange Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

She then continued her journey to a summa cum laude baccalaureate degree in Business Administration in two different institutions: American University in Central Asia, in Byshkek, Kyrgyzstan and University of Pikeville, Kentucky, USA, where she received a Young Rising Alumni Award.

Anna Ignatenko Garcia received her Doctor of Law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She has also studied abroad under a prestigious LLM Program in Private International Legal Practice at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain.

EXPERIENCE:

Anna Ignatenko Garcia has experience representing clients before USCIS, DHS, U.S. embassies and consulates, asylum offices and immigration judges in San Francisco, Chicago and Memphis immigration courts. As a Kentucky licensed attorney, Anna Ignatenko Garcia can practice immigration law in any of the fifty states of the U.S. as well as before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Anna Ignatenko Garcia has previously practiced in two high volume fast-paced immigration law firms of Ahmad Law Office, PLLC and Salgado & Associates, P.A.

Prior to receiving her law degree, Anna Ignatenko Garcia worked with the Ukrainian, Chinese, Mexican and South African customers in the international sales and marketing department of the Johnson Industries, Inc. – a manufacturer of coal mining equipment located in Pikeville, Kentucky. She worked as a liaison between international customers and executive team of Johnson Industries.

INTERESTS:

Anna Ignatenko Garcia loves to travel and enjoys volunteering in the community. Her volunteer experience includes working as an interpreter for the delegation of Russian judges for the Kentucky World Trade Center and providing free legal services to the community organizations in the Bay Area. Anna Ignatenko Garcia also interned for the former U.S. District Court Chief Judge, Jennifer B. Coffman, and Fayette County Attorney’s Office.

Anna Ignatenko Garcia’s unique multicultural professional and personal background gives her a significant advantage when addressing and solving the needs of her clients. In addition, as an immigrant herself, she understands the importance of her clients’ immigration status or business investment and she is willing to go an extra mile to achieve a favorable result.

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