Attorney Profiles

Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo, Esq.
San Francisco, California
phone (415) 986-1121
fax (415) 986-1122

RHODA WILKINSON DOMINGO has been a practicing San Francisco Immigration Lawyer for twenty years. She is dedicated to helping both immigrants and shorter-term visitors to the United States, and she enjoys meeting and working with people from all parts of the world, in all walks of life.

All Aspects of Immigration Law

  • Appeals at the Board of Immigration Appeals, Federal District Courts, Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court
  • Lawful Permanent Residency
  • Family Petitions
  • Asylum and Convention Against Torture Cases
  • Deportation Defense
  • Visas for those with internationally recognized abilities (Extraordinary Alien Visas)
  • Investor Visas, both Temporary and Permanent
  • Inter-Company Transfers
  • Temporary Business Visas
  • Labor Certificates under the PERM as well as experience with RIR and Traditional programs

This practice has expertise in filing appeals with the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts and the United States Supreme Court, reflecting its long experience in taking – and winning – cases with difficult or complex issues.


Ms. Domingo is a tireless advocate for those who are seeking protection, who are fearful of being deported, and who want to keep their families intact. She is also a knowledgeable counselor to those who want to lawfully live and work in the United States.

  • Admitted to: US District Court of Northern California, US Court of Appeals for the 6th, 7th, 9th & 11th Circuits, US Supreme Court
  • Jurisdictions Attorney is Licensed in: Pennsylvania
  • Date Admitted to the Bar: Nov. 1986
  • Education: San Francisco State University, B.A., 1977; Golden Gate Law School, J.D., 1983
  • Professional Memberships & Achievements: American Immigration Lawyers Association, five published cases.

California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso swore-in Ms. Wilkinson Domingo as an attorney, in a private ceremony in his chambers.

In 1992 Ms. Wilkinson Domingo traveled to El Salvador with the Truth Commission after the Peace Accords were signed. The Commission investigated and reported on mascaras to the United Nations, after the 30 year civil war ended.

Ms. Wilkinson Domingo worked at the San Francisco Rent Stabilization Board between 1981 - 1991. Ms. Wilkinson Domingo was a hearing officer presiding over administrative hearings between landlords and tenants.

Ms. Wilkinson Domingo volunteers from time to time, for the Bar Association of San Francisco and has been awarded certificates of Recognition for her work.

In the early 1990's Ms. Wilkinson Domingo volunteered on a AIDS/HIV panel for the Bar Association of San Fransisco. Volunteers Of The Month: Legalization/HIV Panel.

In the past Ms. Wilkinson Domingo has volunteered at the Asian Law office for its clinic.

Ms. Wilkinson Domingo was interviewed in l990 for a newspaper about the importance of having accurate translations for all documents submitted to the immigration court, the asylum office and during courtroom testimony. Lack of Translation Can Cost Aliens Dearly Alien Justice - San Francisco Immigrant Court

Ms. Wilkinson Domingo is a supporter of the Immigrant legal Resource Center ILRC and has given informational talks regarding getting the media involved in winning cases & at Golden Gate Law School regarding for marriage fraud cases.

Ms. Wilkinson Domingo is a strong advocate of immigrants right's. Ms. Wilkinson Domingo has written numerous letters to Senators, Congressional Representatives and the President of the United States.

Ms. Wilkinson Domingo is a supporter of California Rural Legal Association.

Ms. Wilkinson Domingo has been interviewed on "Radio Compensena" regarding various immigration issues.

Ms. Wilkinson Domingo has traveled extensively to:  Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Singapore, Bali - Indonesia, Korea, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, El Salvador, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the United States including Hawaii, and Alaska.

Among her many achievements are five published decisions including most recently Canales Vargas v. Gonzales (March 21, 2006, 9th Circuit) which established new law in the area of asylum, as well as the groundbreaking cases she won in 2004, having to do with the Convention Against Torture and its application to women and girls (Azanor v. Ashcroft and Kay v. Ashcroft). Ms. Domingo is also responsible for changing the law in 1990, making it possible for children to remain with their parents, who received amnesty. Ms. Domingo has also contributed to the efforts of the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights, and she has regularly acted as Pro Bono attorney at court proceedings.

In addition, Ms. Domingo has been very successful in obtaining visa approvals for persons of exceptional ability who are internationally recognized for their achievements in their specialized fields. Ms. Domingo has experience with obtaining visa approvals for performers too.

The Law Office of Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo is located 1 block from the Immigration Service, 6 blocks from the Immigration courts, in the historic Jackson Square district of downtown San Francisco. It is staffed with two associates and legal administrative support personnel. This is a practice that stresses caring, responsive service for each client. In addition, several staff members are Spanish speakers.

Make an Appointment for a Consultation and meet with Ms. Domingo to discuss what she can do to help. Call to arrange for a one-hour consultation at a cost of $200. Consultations by telephone are available. Visa & Master cards are accepted. Tel: 415-986-1121, FAX: 415-986-1122 and email:

We Speak Spanish • Se Habla Español
Tagalog (the language of the Philippines) is available

The Law Office of Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo
414 Jackson Street, Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415) 986-1121
FAX: (415) 986-1122
Credit Cards Accepted

Our office is located one block from the building from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in San Francisco. We help businesses and people throughout the Bay Area and California, as well as nationally and abroad. Our clients come from such counties as Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, etc., and such cities as Oakland, San Jose, Richmond, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Stockton, Sacramento, Vallejo, Fresno, Porterville, Visalia, Bakersfield, Redwood City, Martinez and Modesto. When you or your business needs the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney, contact the Law Office of Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo.

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The Law Office of
Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo

414 Jackson Street, Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111

Tel: (415) 986-1121
Fax: (415) 986-1122
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