Tiffany Martinez is a Senior Associate in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman and Leiden LLP. She provides strategic counsel to clients of all sizes on all aspects of U.S. immigration.  She works on a wide range of employment-based and family-based matters, including nonimmigrant visa matters, immigrant visa matters, and related matters.  

As part of an immigrant family, Tiffany has a sincere interest in immigration, which led her to her first immigration position at BAL prior to law school and her specialization in immigration law.   While in law school at the University of Maryland, she garnered the Dean’s Award and served as Class President. Tiffany also served as a law clerk with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office for the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Refugees.  Prior to her return to BAL, Tiffany practiced business immigration law at top-rated firms in the U.S.

In addition, Tiffany currently serves on the Advisory Council for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)’s Northern California chapter.  She also serves on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), California Service Center liaison committee and on the New Members Division (NMD) Steering Committee for AILA National.  On numerous occasions, Tiffany has also composed articles, edited publications, and served as a speaker for AILA on the local and national levels.

Education & Admissions

University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Law, JD
University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Admitted to: State Bar of California


American Immigration Lawyers Association

Professional Accomplishments

Advisory Council, Education/Programs Director, AILA Northern California
USCIS Service Center Operations, California Service Center Liaison Committee, AILA National
New Members Division Steering Committee, AILA National
former NMD Liaison, AILA Northern California
former NMD Liaison, AILA Southern California
Dean’s Award, University of Maryland, School of Law