Attorney Profile Attorney Tim Widman

Timothy D. Widman is the owner and principal attorney of the Law Office of Timothy D. Widman. His practice includes family-sponsored immigration, employment-based immigration, humanitarian-based adjudications, removal (deportation) defense, and complex naturalization and citizenship cases. He provides services for both individuals and businesses. Other aspects of his practice involve advising clients on the immigration consequences of crimes and strategies for obtaining post-conviction relief.

Timothy has received an Avvo rating of 10/10 "Superb” and an A+ rating from Better Business Bureau (BBB). He is an experienced immigration lawyer with an excellent record of securing visa petition approvals and terminating removal proceedings. Timothy has gained the respect of his colleagues in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where he was elected to serve as the 2015-2016 Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of AILA. He has contributed countless hours of pro bono service to the AILA/Jewish Family Services (JFS) legal clinic for asylees and refugees.

After graduating from law school in 1996, Timothy was admitted to the California Bar. Prior to founding the firm, Timothy worked in the Human Resources Department of Seagate Technology handling their immigration function, practiced law with a boutique immigration firm emphasizing business immigration, and was a litigation associate at a real estate and business litigation firm. His background in immigration and litigation provides him with the skills necessary to properly evaluate, prepare and argue cases before all of the federal agencies and courts responsible for deciding immigration and nationality matters.

Timothy is a member of and active with AILA, The State Bar of California, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and the Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association. He has served on the Executive Committees for the AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter and the Santa Clara County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program and conducts fee arbitrations for the Santa Clara County Bar Association. Timothy is the 2015-2016 Chair of the AILA Santa Clara Valley and thereby a member of the AILA Board of Governors. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and was its Vice-President for Legislative Action Committee in 2014.


  • California, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2010
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., Certificate in Environmental Law, 1996
  • Vassar College, B.A., English, general honors/departmental honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991
  • Spanish (working proficiency)
Associations and memberships
  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Honors & Accolades

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