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We have over 15 years of experience in immigration law, having handled a wide variety of cases.  We try to handle each case professionally and with a personal touch.

Rafael "Ace" Shinn Climaco is admitted to practice law in California, the United States Federal Court Northern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Super Lawyers magazine named Ace to its 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Rising Stars list for Northern California. 

He is an adjunct professor in the undergraduate Legal Studies program at John F. Kennedy University, where he teaches Immigration Law.

Ace is fluent in Spanish and Chavacano (a Philippine Spanish-based dialect) and is proficient in Tagalog.  He comes from a proud heritage of lawyers.  Ace's grandfather, Rafael Climaco, was a Philippine Appeals Court Justice and Philippine bar topnotcher.  His uncle is Philippine national hero Cesar Climaco, who was a lawyer, longtime mayor of Zamboanga City, and a former presidential cabinet member.

Mission Statement

Rafael "Ace" S. Climaco

JD:   University of San Francisco


1990 N. California Blvd., 8th Floor

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 255-1383 

(415) 738-2107