Serving The Immigration Needs Of The San Diego Area Since 1984

Attorney Jan Joseph Bejar


Jan Joseph Bejar has been practicing Immigration Law in San Diego since graduating the University of San Diego School of Law with a JD degree in 1983. Raised in Mexico City, Mr. Bejar is fluent in both Spanish and English. He is a specialist in Immigration Law, certified as a specialist by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to his work at his firm, Mr. Bejar was an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, directing the university's Immigration Law Clinic from 1994 to May 2013. A member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), he formerly held the office of Vice Chapter Chair of the San Diego Chapter of AILA. Mr. Bejar's accomplishments and tireless advocacy for his clients have earned him the recognition of his peers as a SuperLawyer for 16 years.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1983
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • M.A. - 1980
  • University of California, San Diego, California
    • B.A. - 1977

Practice Areas

  • Immigration Law

Professional Associations

  • Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Committee, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), San Diego Chapter, Former Vice Chapter Chair
  • National Lawyers Guild

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009


  • San Diego Magazine 2020 Top Lawyer
  • 2017 Ohtli Award, the highest honor awarded by the government of Mexico for distinguished service to the Mexican community residing in the United States

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor and Director, University of San Diego School of Law, Immigration Law Clinic, 1994 to 2013

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Immigration Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Certified since 1992


  • Spanish

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney