Richard Yemm is a partner in the Los Angeles office and is admitted to practice law in both California and New York state. He is certified by the California State Bar as an Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist. Having graduated with honors from the University of Exeter School of Law in the United Kingdom, he prepares and assists clients with a wide range of diverse cases including entertainment, investor, business and marriage/family-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, in addition to applications for U.S. citizenship and assisting with corporate I-9 compliance audits.
Mr. Yemm’s practice also focuses on analysis of immigration consequences of U.S. and foreign criminal convictions and immigrant and nonimmigrant waivers of inadmissibility, where he has successfully overturned grounds of inadmissibility at numerous embassies and consulates around the world. In addition, he has successfully represented clients in removal proceedings in both the Los Angeles and San Diego immigration courts. He formerly served on the CBP National Committee and CBP Liaison Committee for the Southern California Chapter of AILA and was a national liaison for the Customs and Border Protection Committee. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the British American Business Council Los Angeles. Finally, he is Chair of WR Immigration’s Innovation Committee and Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. He recently has been selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.