Immigration Quiz

Kristin Berg

Kristin Berg

Case Manager
Ms. Berg is a case manager in the business department. She is from Minneapolis and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Political Science and International Studies with concentrations in Human Rights and the Islamic World. She is proficient in Arabic (MSA, Jordanian dialect) and Spanish.

For as long as she can remember, Ms. Berg was passionate about language, diplomacy, and helping others. Before moving to San Diego, she worked at the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees while studying Arabic in Amman, Jordan. Additionally, she enjoys volunteering to assist people experiencing homelessness and with Habitat for Humanity.

At home, she has a pet frog and a cat who often comes to the office during the week, earning the nickname of the “office pet”. In her free time, she enjoys anything outdoors such as sailing or hiking, along with traveling, music and cinema.

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A Little Bit More About Kristin Berg

What is your position with the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick?
Case Manager

How did you end up working for the Law Firm?
I moved from Minnesota and interviewed a week later!

What does your job entail?
I work on both business and family cases. I love the variety of my caseload because no day is the same. You can find me writing briefs, communicating with clients, contacting embassies or congressional representatives, doing case research, and putting together applications.

What is the most difficult part of your job?
Every client matters to our office so it can be difficult to ensure that each person knows they are valued and prioritized while we work hard to submit strong cases.

What is the best part of your job?
Connecting with clients and forming a relationship. It is extremely meaningful to help people navigate the immigration system and change their lives for the better.

Where are you originally from?
Minneapolis, Minnesota

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy going to music concerts and playing piano. I will travel or camp anywhere. My most recent hobby is learning embroidery.

Do you have any unusual hobbies?
I grew up sailing and continue to find any opportunity to be on the water

Can you tell us about your family, pet, etc.?
My boyfriend and I have been together for 6 years. He was stationed in San Diego for the Navy. Together, we have a pet frog named Frankie and a cat named Tiller (Tilly).

Do you have a favorite saying or quote and if so, what is it and why?
One of my favorite poems is “I Will Not Die an Unlived Life” by Dawna Markova. It’s about living life purposefully and with passion.

A favorite book or movie you would like to share?
For movies – anything by the Cohen brothers (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) or with Francis McDormand. For books – a popular choice but I grew up in nature so I resonated strongly with “Where the Crawdads Sing”

Client Reviews
Great immigration lawyer, very professional, knowledgeable and experienced. Jacob always answered my questions, e-mails and calls; great customer service from him and everybody at his office. I highly recommend Jacob, probably the best immigration lawyer out there. Plinio Franca
I trust you know how much all of us at the Spreckels Organ Society appreciate your incredible generosity in providing legal assistance with the visas required by the international artists last year during our International Summer Organ Festival. We consider it an honor that you and your firm provided this service, and were delighted to publicize your firm in our concert materials. George H.
That's good news on the approval of our 3 executive L1A visas. You fought a tough RFE, but we won. We are pleased to be working with you. KB is also bringing passports tomorrow again to the US Embassy in Tashkent for visa processing. We look forward to his arrival to the US. Sarvar
I wanted to thank again and again for obtaining my E1 Treaty Trader visa for me. The process was not easy, especially since our trade was all based on Technology. You knew the law, and was able to craft an outstanding file to be presented to Immigration. We are now ready to take the business to the next level. Toda Raba
Thanks for helping me with my marriage-based immigration case. You were very accessible - taking my calls, returning my messages and emails promptly. You answered all my questions. I was most impressed and relieved that you attended the immigration interview with me and my wife. You made the whole process streamline and simple. You really know your stuff, and you're a nice, friendly guy as well. Shane P.