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Mary Jane Weaver

Mary Jane Weaver

(415) 395-9331 ext. 316

In law school, Ms. Weaver learned immigration was the culmination of all she deemed worthwhile: constitutional law, business law, family law, criminal law, and human rights. Following clerkships with the Immigration Court in Miami and San Francisco, she entered private practice. Immigration issues continue to be her professional and private passion. Ms. Weaver is interviewed often on immigration issues (SF Chronicle, SJ Mercury News, National Public Radio and SF Daily Journal). She and her husband, a native of Kenya and now a naturalized U.S. citizen, have two sons and live in San Francisco.

Ms. Weaver is a founding partner of Weaver Schlenger LLP, and has devoted her professional legal career to counseling companies of all sizes, across a broad spectrum of industries including high tech, financial services, telecommunications, and engineering. Ms. Weaver has earned the highest rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading attorney rating organization, has been included in Who's Who Legal (WWL) in California for corporate immigration, and as a Who's Who Thought Leader for several years. In addition, Ms. Weaver has been recognized as a leader in her field by Chambers USA since 2009. In a survey by The Recorder, Ms. Weaver was characterized by her peers as a top “go-to” attorney in the immigration field.

Education: The Colorado College, cum laude, B.A. in Politics and Economics, 1983. University of Minnesota, cum laude, J.D., 1989.

Professional Memberships: Minnesota Bar Member; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), member; International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF), member; and INBLF Immigration Practice Group, member.

Recent Speaking Engagements: "The Impact of Layoffs and a Down Economy on Your Immigration Program," January 2023 WSM Webinar; "Leveling the Field: Practical Advice for Women, Mentors, and Managers on Retaining and Advancing Women in the Workplace," University of Minnesota Law School Panel, April 2022. 

Publications: “Recruitment Under PERM: Lessons Learned (So Far)” in the fourth edition of the David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification, the leading treatise on labor certification, February 2009; Contributing author on the amicus brief submitted in In the Matter of Health America, involving the successful appeal of the first PERM case before the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals, July 2006.

Volunteer: Ms. Weaver has served as a member of the Carleton College Parent Board since 2018.

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