Jose Z. Marin, Esq.
Founder and Attorney at Law
Jose Marin is a Certified Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist by the State Bar of California. Jose is admitted to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Fifth Circuits. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2013. Jose served in the United States Marine Corps for close to 10 years. He was meritoriously promoted ahead of his peers and received multiple service awards, including a fifth gold star in lieu of his fifth award of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal.
During law school, Jose worked in both the public interest sector and private practice. He provided pro bono legal services at the nonprofit Bay Area Legal Aid in their San Rafael and Richmond offices; and worked at the firm Mallison & Martinez on issues involving complex litigation, class action lawsuits, unlawful discrimination, and wage and hour claims.
Jose provides legal services in areas of immigration and employment law in different forums, including administrative, state and federal court. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Aids Legal Referral Panel (ALRP). Jose has volunteered as an advocate at La Raza Centro Legal in the Worker’s Rights Program in San Francisco.
Jose’s hobbies include long distance running, dining out, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
Jorge A. Bonilla Kerber
Originally from Mexico City, Jorge A. Bonilla Kerber moved to San Francisco, CA to attend the Academy of Art University from which he graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. His journey in the United States has taken him across diverse industries, from acting and entertainment to restaurant service, to his current position as a legal assistant at Jose Marin Law. Jorge is fluent in Spanish and oversees case management operations such as form preparations, translations, declarations, filing with Immigration Court and the Superior Court of California, and serving documents on the Department of Homeland Security. He is also an interpreter during client meetings and USCIS interviews.
Jorge is an avid fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race and films from the Hollywood Golden Era with stars such as Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, and Rock Hudson. He also enjoys fashion and the Castro nightlife with friends.
Gerardo Flores is the office manager at Jose Marin Law and joined the team in 2016. Gerardo attended Buena Vista University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Digital Media in 2015.
During his undergraduate years, he was Vice President of Time Out, an LGBTQ+ organization fostering visibility and providing a safe space for all to share. He also was Secretary for the Society of Collegiate Journalists, an Honor Society where he honed his ability to help others.
Gerardo is a Notary Public, fluent in Spanish, and involved in case management, form preparation, translations, and interpreting. He oversees all the day to day operations at JML.
In his spare time, Gerardo enjoys exploring the city of San Francisco, taking pictures, working on his art, and playing Pokemon Go.