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Marcela B. Knaup, Esq. LLM

I am an attorney licensed in California and Argentina, currently practicing law in Walnut Creek, California, serving the San Francisco Bay Area.  My experience as attorney developed from working in the legal field in various capacities in the public and private sector since I am 18 years old.  From court officer at a criminal court while studying law in General Roca, Argentina; attorney and professor of international law in Bariloche, Argentina; to law clerk and attorney in the Bay Area, California in private law firms and non-profit organizations.   I opened my own law firm in California in 2009 and I am practicing immigration law exclusively since 2012. 



  • LLM, Master of International Transactions and Comparative Law, University of San Francisco, California, 2006.

  • Specialization Graduate Degree in Private International Law, University of Salamanca, Spain, 2002.

  • Attorney at Law (J.D.) National University of Comahue, General Roca, Argentina, 1996.


Memberships and Community Service:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2012.

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Northern California Chapter, since 2012.

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association since 2010.

  • Immigration Law Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.

  • California Bar Association: admitted to practice law in California since 2009.

  • Bariloche Bar Association, Argentina: admitted to practice law in Argentina since 1996.


Professional Experience:

  • Law Offices of Marcela B. Knaup, Attorney - Owner.

  • Halverson & Associates, San Francisco, California: Law Clerk.

  • Law Offices of Vidal, Knaup & Zapata, Bariloche, Argentina: Attorney at Law - Partner.

  • University Group of Fraternities Saint Thomas Aquinas (Universidad F.A.S.T.A.), Bariloche, Argentina: Professor of Private International Law and Judicial Practice.

  • Judicial Power of General Roca, Rio Negro, Argentina: Court Officer at Criminal Court and Office of the District Attorney.



  • English

  • Spanish


Connect with me:

  • View my profile in LinkedIn

  • Follow me on Twitter @marceknaup

  • Call me for a free initial telephonic consultation at Te: +1 925-407-2149


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