J Craig Fong has been practicing law for over thirty years. Although his legal career started with large corporate law firms, handling bank mergers and acquisitions, he gravitated toward community-based and civil rights work. He served as Assistant Director of the immigration project of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Director of the Immigration Project of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, and Director of the Downtown Immigration Advocates, a nonprofit project of the United Methodist Church. In the 1990s, he also worked as an advocate for gay and lesbian civil rights as the Regional Director of the national civil rights organization Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund.
J has had his own immigration law practice in Southern California since 1996. J’s practice is devoted exclusively to immigration and nationality issues, focusing primarily on family-related cases, entry-exit issues, treaty investor and trader visas, intra-company transferees, and hardship and national interest waivers. He also pioneered the counseling and representing of same-sex and non-traditional multi-national families.
Because so many immigration attorneys practice solo, J Craig Fong and Romben Aquino wanted to create a law firm in which two attorneys can consult and advise, especially for difficult or unusual cases. Immigration and nationality law has a become far too complex for one attorney to know it all. The Fong & Aquino philosophy of “two heads are better than one” allows us to strategize and create solutions for problematic cases.
J has also taught numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars, including some sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Law Society of British Columbia, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
He is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Supreme Court of the United States.