Welcome to the Law Firm of Jacobs Schlesinger & Sheppard.

Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP is a boutique law firm specializing in immigration and nationality law and appellate litigation including civil, criminal, and immigration appeals. We offer “big firm” legal talent to clients in a boutique law firm setting. Our goals are simple: serving clients and getting results.

Ginger Jacobs named a 2013 Attorney of the Year!

Jacobs & Schlesinger partner Ginger Jacobs was named a top San Diego Attorney in the field of immigration law! To read more about Ginger and her achievements you can visit her profile here.

J&S is incredibly honored and humbled by this award. Our goal is to ensure our clients are treated with as much dignity and respect as possible in a legal system that often presents incredible challenge to immigrants. This award is recognition that our work is making a positive impact on the lives of immigrants who seek our services. This symbol of Ginger's acomplishments will serve as a revitalization of our commitment to do good, ethical work in the pursuit of equal access to justice for all people regardless of their country of origin.

To read more about Ginger's award, click here.

Immigration and Nationality Law. We have extensive experience in all areas of immigration and nationality law and are able to assist clients with a wide variety of services including naturalization, family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, temporary visas and extensions, court cases, deportation defense, asylum and temporary protection, visa applications through the U.S. embassies and consulates abroad, petitions under the Violence Against Women Act, and other categories of immigrant and non-immigrant visas. We have particular expertise in the overlap between criminal and immigration laws and frequently assist our clients and their criminal defense attorneys with crafting plea deals to avoid negative immigration consequences.

Appellate Litigation. We represent clients in all phases of federal and state court appellate proceedings, including working with clients and attorneys in trial-stage proceedings to help develop litigation strategy, conduct research and analysis of claims and issues, prepare pleadings and written briefing, and conduct oral arguments on major motions. We have significant experience handling general business litigation, class actions, intellectual property cases, and criminal appeals in state and federal appellate courts. We also have expertise handling immigration appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Administrative Appeals Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service agency, and the federal courts of appeals. Our appellate attorneys are admitted to practice in California, New York, and the Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, and Federal Circuits.

Our Commitment to Our Clients. We provide our clients with high-quality representation and excellent personal attention. We serve clients of all nationalities and are dedicated to the principles of non-discrimination and equal access to justice. We have experience representing both individuals and corporations, and are well-versed in the issues unique to both types of representation. We are committed to making the immigration process as understandable and accessible as possible, and to providing our clients with the highest caliber, yet efficient and cost-effective, legal services.

Together, the attorneys of Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP are able to assist clients with virtually any immigration or appellate matter. Our attorneys include fluent Spanish-speakers. To schedule a legal consultation, please contact our office.

Breaking News:
J&S Office Opening in North County!

Jacobs and Schlesinger has opened an office in San Marcos! If you would like to contact our new North County Office please use the information below.

  • First Choice Executive Suites
  • 100 E. San Marcos Boulevard, Suite 400
  • San Marcos, California 92069
  • Telephone: 760-510-5924
  • Fax: 760-510-5914

LGBTQ Immigrants

LGBTQ bi- national couples can IMMEDIATELY begin filing marriage-based petitions if they are legally married in a U.S. State or another country.

If you would like to learn more, please call the office (619-230-0012) to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys.


Family-based Immigration

If you are the spouse o r child (under 21) of a lawful permanent resident, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency earlier than expected.

There will be a limited window for filing (August 2013.) Please call our office if you would like to consult with one of our attorneys.