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W. John Yahya Vandenberg - Philadelphia, PA

1608 Walnut StreetSuite 1301 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Updated: 01/22/2020

Overview

“I love working in an office where people from around the world come for assistance navigating our immigration legal system.”

John is the Managing Partner of Hogan & Vandenberg. With over 15 years of experience, he started this journey way before opening the Philadelphia office. His first trip abroad was during a mission in the Navy, where he had the opportunity of meeting people from all over the world and shape his perception of what immigration means. Back in the U.S...

“I love working in an office where people from around the world come for assistance navigating our immigration legal system.”

John is the Managing Partner of Hogan & Vandenberg. With over 15 years of experience, he started this journey way before opening the Philadelphia office. His first trip abroad was during a mission in the Navy, where he had the opportunity of meeting people from all over the world and shape his perception of what immigration means. Back in the U.S., he decided to pursue International Law, but was working in a summer job at the Villanova Clinic for Asylum, Refugee, and Emigrant Services, where he decided to pursue his career in immigration law. John has experience with all aspects of immigration, from deportation defense to employment-based visas, and speaks Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, Portuguese, and understands Arabic and Spanish.

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Other Affiliations

  • Executive Committee of Philadelphia AILA, 2012 - 2013 (Vice-Secretary)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies (Spring 2012) (Adjunct Lecturer in Law)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Member)
  • National Association of Muslim Lawyers (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member)
  • Board of Trustees of Nationalities Service Center (NSC)

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 2002
    Honors: President, International Law Society from 2000-2001
    Honors: Co-Founder, The Islamic Law Forum
    Honors: Won, Villanova Law School Client Counseling Competition
    Honors: Represented Villanova at the Regional Level
    Honors: Received, Global Democracy Project/Project Bosnia Study Grant
    Honors: Recipient, Brenda Joan Ruggiero Scholarship, 2001-2002
    Honors: Faculty Recognition Award, for his Contributions to the Law School
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    Bachelors Degree in Middle Eastern Studies
    Honors: With Departmental Honors
    Major: Arabic Language
    Major: History and Culture of the Middle East

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • "Consular Processing for Employers Seeking Foreign Employees", 2005 Employment Law Update (Aspen Publishers)

Office Information

Address

1608 Walnut StreetSuite 1301 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Included on the 2024 Pennsylvania list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for W. John Yahya Vandenberg on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Selected to 2012 Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Recipient, Matthew Baxter Mentorship Award in recognition of outstanding mentorship to the Philadelphia Chapter of AILA, 2012
  • Best Immigration Attorney on the Main Line, Main Line Today Magazine, 2007, Main Line Attorneys, Main Line Today Magazine, 2007

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