Suzanne Spörri has been practicing law since her admittance to the California State Bar in 1998. She has a wide-range of experience in Immigration Law, including directly representing clients before the Department of Homeland Security (including the Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement), as well as the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the 9th Federal District Court. Suzanne handles and advises on many types of immigration cases.
Suzanne's strong international background is central to her Immigration Law practice. She was born in Mexico to a Swiss father and an American mother and raised in Switzerland. She came to the United States for university and law school and then settled in the San Francisco Bay area. In 2003, she took a hiatus from law and began a 14-month journey traveling around the world. During this time she visited 15 countries in all major continents. Suzanne greatly enjoys meeting people from different nationalities and cultures.
Prior to practicing Immigration Law, Suzanne served as in-house intellectual property counsel for a leading San Francisco financial institution for four years. Suzanne previously clerked for a Utah state appellate judge and subsequently a Federal district court judge. This preceded her work at the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office where she investigated and prosecuted antitrust violations. While at law school, Suzanne worked for the Family Law Clinic serving disadvantaged clients.
As an undergraduate, Suzanne majored in Economics and German at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She also studied International Business and Japanese in Tokyo, Japan while at Bucknell University. She attended law school at the Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law. Her legal studies took her to the University of Florence Law School in Florence, Italy, where she studied International Law and the civil law system.
Suzanne is currently an active member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association and both the San Francisco and California Bar Associations. Suzanne also serves as a volunteer attorney with the San Francisco Immigration Court and La Casa de las Madres (a non-profit organization assisting victims of domestic violence).
Suzanne speaks Spanish and German.
Suzanne is married and has a young daughter, Maya. In fact, Suzanne's most important immigration case was her husband's case, who immigrated from Guadalajara, Mexico.