Xiaojie (Marta) Meng is a licensed attorney in the state of California. She practices exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law. Marta has extensive immigration experience serving a diverse array of clients, including multi-national corporations, small businesses, and individuals from all walks of life. She has counseled and successfully represented clients in multiple areas of immigration law, including employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, family-based immigrant petitions, VAWA applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, naturalization, and discretionary waivers. Marta’s current practice focuses primarily on business/employment-based immigration (EB-1/EB-2/EB-3), investment-based immigration (EB-5), non-immigrant work petitions (L1/H1b/O1/E), and immigration aspects of company compliance (I-9/E-verify).

Prior to founding Meng Law Group PC, Marta worked for renowned boutique immigration law firms in Los Angeles and Orange County. Marta earned her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall). She received her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the Fudan University in China. She also received her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the Fudan University with a focus on comparative legal history. Marta was a recipient of Jones Day International Legal Fellowship and Baker & McKenzie Scholarship.

Committed to public interest, Marta serves as a volunteer attorney at the SCCLA monthly pro bono legal clinic. Marta is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA), the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA), and the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA). Marta is also a committee member of Fudan University Alumni Association of Southern California.

Marta speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin/Shanghainese). As an immigrant from mainland China, she has gained valuable personal experience with the immigration system in the United States. She likes moderate hikes with her husband, friends, and her German Shepherd Lucky.

Client Reviews

I would highly recommend Ms. Meng and her team for someone looking for an immigration attorney. Ms. Meng, my case manager Lacey Li and the whole team are just extraordinary and phenomenal. I was referred by my USC advisor 3 years ago. Since then I have always been impressed by how professional, knowledgeable and responsible Ms. Meng is. She guided me through the process and eliminated my concerns with expertise and patience. Ms. Meng and Lacey helped me file the h1b application, h1b transfer and renew. It takes efforts with my case and they did an incredible job with approval in such a short time. I feel lucky to know them and could not express my gratitude enough. – Amy Gao, Google Reviews, October 2020

Marta and her team are professional, patient and responsive. They cared about not only the case but also your personal development. Every time when we consulted some legal matters, the team arranged the meeting efficiently and Marta always gave the clear explainations and advices. Absolutely, I will recommend Marta to others. – Bianca.Z Han, Google Reviews, September 2020

Attorney Meng is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with. She is super reliable that she never missed any details. She is also an honest person that informs you all the pros and cons regarding to the case! – Alexa Zhao, Google Reviews, August 2020

Marta and her team are purely phenomena, helping our company with multiple kinds of visa with a 100% passing rate to date. She and her team are always on time, always extremely knowledgeable and can handle all kinds of unexpected situations with the most sensible solutions. – Kevin Niu, Google Reviews, July 2020

Ms. Meng is very knowledgeable and experienced in immigration law. I have had consultations with Ms. Meng over the years, and she has always handled my questions in a very thorough, professional, patient, and timely manner. She not only addresses questions accurately and directly but also does a super amazing job providing layperson-friendly explanations and rationales that are easy for me to follow and access. Whether you have lengthy questions seeking more customized advice for an individual situation or just general questions, Ms. Meng is there and has a highly organized and efficient team to schedule you and answer your needs in ways that work best for you. And last but not least, from the way Ms. Meng works and communicates with you, you can tell she CARES about you. I recommend Ms. Meng and her team highly and without reservation. – Julia, Avvo Review, July 2021

Publications

  • Xiaojie Meng and Alex Kim, “DHS’s Proposed Registration Requirement for H-1B Petitions and its Potential Adverse Impact on U.S. Employers and Prospective H-1B Employees” ILW.com, 31 December 2018. Web. (article link)
  • Xiaojie Meng and Deok Song, “Why The Proposed USCIS Memo on Unlawful Presence for F, J and M Nonimmigrants Will Cause More Trouble for Government Itself?” ILW.com, 06 June 2018. Web. (article link)
  • Xiaojie Meng, “Do You Break the Law by Requiring Workers to Present a Green Card?” EB5Investors, 2017 Vol. 5 Issue 1: 74-80 . Print. (article link)
  • Xiaojie Meng and Deok Song, “Matter of Z-A- Policy Memo: How Many Employees Must an L1 Manager Supervise?” ILW.com, 16 May 2016. Web. (article link)

Bar Admission

  • California
  • People’s Republic of China (inactive)

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, LL.M.
  • Fudan University, China, LL.M. in Legal History
  • Fudan University, China, LL.B.

Representative Cases

  • Successfully filed Blanket L Petition for multinational corporation and guided employees overseas to obtain L1A/L1B visas at consulate
  • Successfully obtained L1 extension approval for client with previous L1 extension denial due to executive/managerial duty issue
  • Successfully obtained EB1C approval for research center in the U.S. with little revenue
  • Successfully obtained EB5 approval for client purchasing existing troubled business
  • Successfully obtained EB5 approval for project with job share arrangement
  • Successfully reopened H1B petition and had the initial H1B denial decision reversed
  • Successfully obtained H1B approval for start-up company with two employees
  • Successfully assisted self-employed STEM OPT applicant with E-verify set-up and EAD application
  • Successfully obtained EB1A approval for entrepreneurs, journalists, filmmakers, athletes, artists, and scientists