About Mara

Mara Veneman is a licensed attorney specializing in immigration law. Mara practices both family-based as well as employment-based immigration law in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing clients with thoughtful attention to their particular immigration needs.

Practice Areas

  • Family-based Petitions
  • US Citizenship
  • L Visas: Intracompany transfers of high-level and special employees
  • E Visas: Treaty trader visa
  • O Visas: For individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement
  • EB-1: Permanent Residency for individuals with extraordinary ability


Mara obtained her Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of California at Davis in 2006 and her Juris Doctor degree from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in 2012.

Professional Affiliations

Mara is a member of the California Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Languages Skills

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Gabriel Jack helped us apply for an O-1 Visa, when we needed to change visa status and we got it! The documentation required for an O-1 visa is extensive but we managed to complete everything together with Gabriel in about 4 weeks. Gabriel is very professional and knows what is important and he is also easy to talk to and helpful. We are very pleased and will use Gabriel again should there be a need.
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  • Gabriel did a good job. He was easy to deal with, returned calls and did what he said he would – nice change from some lawyers I’ve dealt with. My E3 was approved with no trouble at all…and he’s a really nice person, which is a good bonus. Thanks Gabe!!
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  • We had previously shopped around for an immigration lawyer, but we went with Gabriel. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and thorough. He was able to help us to prepare a very detailed interview packet, and we got our E2 visa at the end of the interview.
    Counrty of Origin Successful E2 Visa -
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