Martin J. Lawler is a California immigration lawyer with over thirty years experience. He is the author of Professionals: A Matter of Degree, a treatise on business visas and permanent residence. The Wall Street Journal published two of Martin’s opinion page articles in 2007. Martin was a guest speaker on National Public Radio’s Science Friday program about visas for scientists. Martin has spoken at many universities including Harvard, Stanford, San Jose State, and San Francisco State. He is a regular speaker at AILA conferences including its EB-5 Investor Visa conference. He also lectured at the American Law Institute, the San Francisco Bar Association, Innovation Norway, among other venues. He chaired the AILA’s H-1B visa committee and is a member of AILA’s EB-5 Investor Committee 2008 – 2010. Martin is the recipient of the AILA Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for excellence in immigration litigation. He is Martindale-Hubbell A rated and listed in Best Lawyers in America, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and San Francisco Magazine’s Super Lawyers.