Calen began his immigration law career as a Legal Intern at the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area where he focused on U Visa petitions; DACA requests; and immigration services for low-income communities. Calen also previously served as a Law Clerk at Townsend Allala, Coulter, & Kludt in El Paso, Texas and continues to pursue volunteer opportunities working with immigrant communities.
Since joining Pearl in October 2017, Calen has handled a wide variety of business immigration and family-based cases. He is involved with the PLG pro bono program and highly experienced with H-1B visa petitions and responses to Requests for Evidence.
Connection to Immigration
I became interested in immigration law and the social impact of human migration when I studied abroad at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and had the opportunity to volunteer with indigenous communities and recent arrivals to the country. This experience laid the foundation for my curiosity in the repercussions of immigration law and policy on societal norms and patterns.
How Deportation Affects U.S. Citizen Children and the Family Court Process, ImmigfrationProf Blog (https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2016/03/how-deportation-affects-us-citizen-children-and-the-family-court-process.html )
J.D., Univeristy of San Francisco School of Law
B.A., Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Sociology & Anthropology)
What is a fun fact about you?
Calen is an avid basketball player, competing in SFGBA’s twice annual recreational league and NGBA national tournaments.
My Family's Journey