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Alison Hitz represents employers, physicians, and professionals in a variety of immigration matters including J-1 waivers, PERMs, nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, and citizenship applications. Her clients include physician groups, hospitals, health systems, and small to mid-sized corporations in the engineering, technology, financial, and other sectors.

Alison has filed successful J-1 waiver cases with interested government agencies and state departments of health across the United States, helping bring many primary care and specialist physicians to underserved communities. Alison has also represented clients before the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and other federal agencies. She has assisted clients in responding to Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny and appeals challenging denials of their cases.

A key component of Alison’s practice is collaborating with and educating her clients to ensure their problems are solved as quickly and effectively as possible. She has frequently presented to healthcare employers regarding options to secure and retain foreign national physicians, as well as to physicians on securing a job that suits their immigration needs. She employs a holistic approach to client service in which she reviews all possible options available to determine the best pathway to achieve her clients’ goals.

Navigating the complex immigration maze can be very stressful for employers and employees. Alison ensures that her clients’ needs are addressed promptly and endeavors to approach every client interaction with creativity, empathy, and transparency.


J.D., George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., 2011
B.A., University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California, 2006, Spanish, Political Science, Sports Medicine Intern


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Immigration Law by Best Lawyers (2023-2024)

Named among Northern California Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters (2019 – 2023)


American Immigration Lawyers Association

The State Bar of California

International Medical Graduate Taskforce

Co-Chair, AILA Annual Conference Host Chapter Committee (2015)

Chair/Vice Chair, AILA DC Chapter Pro Bono Committee (2013-2018)

Member, AILA DC Chapter Conference Committee (2012-2015)

Globalaw (2015-2018)



State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court