About Veronica B. Guinto
Veronica B. Guinto is a native of the Bay Area. She left the area to attend college and law school at U.C. Davis. In 2001, she completed her undergraduate studies and earned two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science-Public Service emphasis (Highest Honors) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Honors). She continued her legal studies at U.C. Davis, earning her Juris Doctorate at King Hall School of Law in 2004. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is licensed to practice in New York and California.
Mrs. Guinto began her legal career at the highest court of the State of New York, the Court of Appeals. She worked as a Central Legal Research Staff Attorney with the New York Court of Appeals and became a judicial clerk to the Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt. In 2007, Mrs. Guinto returned to California and worked at a top ranked commercial litigation law firm in the Bay Area. Mrs. Guinto became a trusted advisor to many small businesses and start-up companies on various employment law issues. She also spearheaded an immigration law practice area at that firm.
Mrs. Guinto took a brief hiatus from practicing law to start a family. She opened up her law office in Oakland in 2012 and has never looked back. Despite her busy caseload, Mrs. Guinto involves herself in many activities outside of the office. She is a Co-Chair of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) Solo & Small Firms Committee and has served in that role since 2014. She participates in AABA’s Mentorship Program and AABA’s pro bono clinic in collaboration with Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO). She also serves as a Co-Coordinator of the New Members Division (NMD) of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Northern California Chapter’s Advisory Council and is part of the NMD Steering Nominating Committee. She volunteers her time at the International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) providing pro bono services on certain waiver cases. In the larger community, Mrs. Guinto sits on St. Paschal Baylon’s Pastoral Council in Oakland since 2012. Mrs. Guinto has lectured and spoken on various panels throughout the Bay Area on immigration issues and California employment law matters. She guest wrote an article on Danko Meredith’s injury blog regarding the Asiana 214 crash and whether immigration status affects a person’s right to sue in the U.S. She has also published various articles in AILA’s national magazine, VOICE: An Immigration Dialogue, and AILA’s NMD e-newsletter.
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