Christian Schmidt, Immigration Attorney

Oakland, CA

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How does your business stand out?

I run a full service immigration law firm and personally handle all aspects of each case, from legal analysis to drafting applications and communicating with my clients. This allows me to stay "on top of" each case, inform clients promptly about the progress of their case, and provide fast and reliable responses to their questions. I am committed to providing quality and efficient assistance with integrity, leaving no stone unturned, in obtaining the best result possible for my clients and often think outside the box to see whether there are better ways to resolve a matter.


Oakland, CA 94612

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7 Reviews
  • Alessio V. Jun 15, 2016
    Christian handled my green card application through Diversity VISA lottery. Thanks to his help I was able to be approved and to get all the required information every time. In fact, Christian was always available by phone and email every time I needed extra information while waiting the process for being over. I truly recommend him to everybody.
  • Trever N. Mar 7, 2016
    Christian handled all aspects of my wife's Green card application. There were some complicated J1 type considerations involved as well, because my wife had a two year home country requirement waived. Christian came highly recommended by several independent sources- including another immigration attorney. We had a great experience. There wasn't a single problem with our application or process (my wife is African), and Christian was always available for questions and detail oriented. He has mastery of the entire process and legal area involved- this is not common in my experience leading up to retaining him, and was always comforting. He even knew we had a "good" agent when we were called and escorted into our interview and signaled thumbs up so we could breath easy for that. He was there for the interview. Also, it was up to me to select our lawyer but my wife could relate to Christian, liked him, found him easy to deal with, I believe in part because Christian is originally European himself and that sensibility worked for my wife. Considering the amount of money it cost to use Christian, this was a no brainer for me and I would recommend to anyone who can pay his relatively small fee. The green card is a simple process but if anything goes wrong, yikes. We felt we were in good hands and are very happy we retained Christian.
  • Daniel B. Jan 30, 2016
    I asked Christian Schmidt to represent me filing an H1B visa and lately a E2 visa - Treaty Investors. He succeeded in both Mr. Schmidt was fantastic in guiding me through the process. He patiently answered all my questions, provided comprehensive and considered advice, and was always available on phone or email for any advice. I have used other lawyers in the past but the service provided by Christian Schmidt is very personalized and far surpasses any previous experience. There is simply no comparison. I highly recommend Mr. Schmidt for their knowledge and advice as well as the organized and professional approach they take with clients. Daniel B. California
  • Milena A. Jan 20, 2016
    Christian Schmidt should be the first choice for anyone seeking assistance with an immigration cases . Christian Schmidt provided an excellent level of service. My family and I were pleased with both the high level of professionalism and the constant concern for our best interest. He is professional, bright, and most importantly, compassionate and committed to the rights of his clients. Christian Schmidt is a great communicator and an excellent lawyer. After our first consultation, I felt that we were placed in good hands. He gave us great peace of mind. He was well prepared for our interview and represented us with integrity and intelligence. Regardless of the time or importance of our case, every phone call and every email was promptly and personally returned. Mom and I just want to thank him once again for all the hard work.
  • Abel L. Jun 23, 2015
    Christian is an extremely thorough, articulate, and pleasant professional to work with! He helped me and my wife through the green card application for six months, and he was invaluable to the process. He preps you for interviews, handles all your paperwork (making sure you've missed NOTHING), and represents you when the time comes. It was a pleasure working with Christian, I know exactly who to go to whenever I need immigration legal expertise.
  • Nema F. Apr 12, 2015
    I found Atty. Christian Schmidt through the internet. From the moment I called him for an appointment , he makes it clear to me by asking few questions just to be sure he could help me otherwise he wont waste my time. My case was complicated, confusing and hard to fix, yet , with the knowledge of Atty. C. Schmidt , I was able to put things in order and got my green card. I am a Filipino , and if any Filipino will read this, Dont Believe Those Advertisement of Hiring Those High Rate Pay Lawyers, Atty . C. Schmidt ,gives a very reasonable price for an Outstanding Service, You will Never Regret and will be Forever Thankful!!!!! Nema R. Fernandez
  • Fiona M. Apr 2, 2014
    Mr. Schmidt was extremely helpful for our situation! Our case was unique and Mr. Schmidt helped us straighten it out and got our marriage immigration case approved. We highly recommend him.


How did you get started doing this type of work?
Having immigrated myself over 20 years ago, I naturally relate to the motives and concerns that come with establishing a new life or business in the U.S. I enjoy the many facets of immigration law and their relevance to the lives of immigrants—it offers me an opportunity to make a difference in many ways and learning about a different prospective.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for someone you trust and who you feel is competent to help you in your situation. Do not just look for the lowest fee and do not take serioulsy someone who guarantees that you will win your case.