Elliot & Mayock, LLP
Indiana University, Bloomington
1975 - 1978
James Mayock leads one of the few law firms that offer significant expertise with the entire gamut of immigration opportunities and challenges. From rapid processing of E, H and L business visas, to finding shortcuts to the onerous Labor Certification process, Elliot & Mayock makes the hiring of international personnel a competitive advantage. The firm also specializes in facilitating business visa issuance abroad, having resolved problem cases at US consular posts throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Mr. Mayock is best known for his successful representation of individuals seeking visas under the extraordinary ability and multinational manager categories, having represented a wide variety of international executives, entertainers, artists and athletes. Mr. Mayock secured visas for Boris Yeltsin and Mikhail Gorbachev as O-1 "outstanding individuals".
Mr. Mayock has served in a number of capacities at both the local and national level with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), including Service Center liaison, lobbyist, litigation coordinator and media liaison for the local chapter.
Along with a busy legal practice, Mr. Mayock also provides expert instruction to the public and legal community. He is often called upon by the local and national press to comment on current immigration related issues.
State Bar of California, 1978 [Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law]
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1978
U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985
Bar Association of San Francisco
Past Chair of the Immigration Committee
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Past Chair, Northern California Litigation Committee
Past Chapter Liaison , EOIR Executive Office for Immigration Review
San Francisco Lawyers Committee on Urban Affairs
Past Advisory Panel, Salvadoran & Guatemalan Emergency Representation Project
Turcios v. INS, 813 F.2d 262 (9th Cir. 1987) [Political Asylum: credibility]
Platero v. INS, 804 F.2d 1127 (9th Cir. 1986) [Political Asylum: credibility]
Mayock v. INS, 714 F. Supp. 1558 (N.D. Cal. 1989) [FOIA: 10 day time limit]
Castillo - Villagra v. INS, 972 F.2d 1017 (9th Cir. 1992) [Administrative Notice]
Centro de Estudios Universitarios Colombo-Americano
Juris Doctor, 1978
Indiana University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, 1975
University of Toronto, St Michael's College
Toronto, Ontario, Canada