Ron Wada

Ron is co-editor of the leading national immigration law treatise Immigration Law and Procedure, and is the author of AILA’s Focus on EB2 & EB3 Degree Equivalency, a standard desk-top reference book for immigration attorneys nationwide.

Ron was named the Northern California Lawyer of the Year in Immigration Law for 2018 by Best Lawyers as reported in the Wall Street Journal. He also received the 2011American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Edith Lowenstein Award for advancing the practice of immigration law, and AILA’s Edward L. Dubroff Memorial Award for Excellence in Research and Writing in the Field of Immigration Law. He has received the top A/V Preeminent rating for attorneys issued by Martindale-Hubble, and has been a member of the editorial board for the national law journal Bender’s Immigration Bulletin since 2000. He has served on numerous national committees of the American Immigration Lawyers Association to help resolve immigration law issues having nationwide impact. 

Ron holds a J.D. degree from the University of Colorado, a Ph.D. in Environmental Science & Engineering from UCLA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from California State University, Los Angeles. He is also a 5th Degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido.