Our History

Attorney Jack I. Kaiser founded our practice in 1980 as the Law Offices of Jack I. Kaiser, primarily representing clients in Immigration Court. Gradually the firm’s practice areas expanded to family and business immigration matters serving individuals and businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2002 the firm became Kaiser and Capeci when Mr. Kaiser turned over the deportation defense practice to Mr. Dominic Capeci. In 2012 the firm became Kaiser and Roten when Mr. Capeci left the firm and Attorney Daniel Roten was made Partner. As Kaiser and Roten, the firm continued to handle all aspects of immigration law, representing clients before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Labor, Executive Office for Immigration Review-Department of Justice, and U.S. Department of State. At the end of 2015 Jack Kaiser retired after practicing law for over 30 years, handing the management of the firm to Mr. Roten. In 2023 the firm became Roten Immigration Law P.C. We are committed to the same high standards set by Mr. Kaiser, Mr. Roten and other attorneys and staff that have served the firm throughout the years by providing expert legal advice and individualized guidance through the complexities of the U.S. Immigration system.

Our Team

Daniel Roten

Daniel Roten is the Managing Attorney for Roten Immigration Law PC, admitted to practice law in the State of California in 2010. Mr. Roten’s practice areas include all aspects of employment and family-based immigration, as well as removal defense and asylum.  Mr. Roten is well-versed and knowledgeable in PERM labor certification, H-1B specialty occupation visas, L-1 intra-company transfers, E-1/E-2 investor cases, consular visa processing, family petitions, citizenship applications, and non-immigrant and immigrant waivers, cancellation of removal, asylum and adjustment of status.

Mr. Roten began his career in immigration law in 1998 as a Paralegal at the Dallas-based Tidwell, Swaim, & Associates and later at Haynes & Boone, LLP. He joined our predecessor firm Kaiser and Capeci in May 2003. Mr. Roten was awarded a Juris-Doctorate by San Francisco Law School in 2010, finishing in the top percentile of his class while working full-time for the firm. He became a Partner in the firm in May 2012 when it became Kaiser and Roten.

In addition to his law degree, Mr. Roten possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of North Texas. Mr. Roten is also member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and admitted to U.S. District Court Northern and Eastern Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, 9 th Circuit.

Madison Matthies

Senior Paralegal

Madison graduated summa cum laude from Trinity University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Spanish and minors in Business and Sociology. Prior to joining Roten Immigration Law PC, Madison worked as a Paralegal for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, assisting asylum-seeking families detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Madison is fluent in English and Spanish and possesses a Translation and Interpretation Certificate from Pima Community College.

Nicole Zarinan


Nicole graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She will be applying to law school in 2024 and aspires to a career as an immigration attorney. Nicole’s interest in immigration law is deeply rooted in her own family’s immigration history. As a second-generation immigrant who witnessed her family experience the immigration system, she is passionate about helping those who, like her family, seek better futures for themselves and their future generations. Nicole is fluent in English and Spanish.

Celeste Torres Morales

Legal Assistant

Celeste graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chicano Studies and Sociology with an emphasis in Law and Society. Prior to joining Roten Immigration Law, PC, Celeste was a legal intern at Catholic Charities East Bay where she worked with Asylum seeking families from low-income communities. Coming from a family of immigrants, Celestes witnessed firsthand the struggles that one face when undocumented. As a result, she aspires to become an immigration attorney to help undocumented families in need.

Founder Jack Kaiser

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctor conferred by the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, Jack Kaiser began his immigration practice in San Francisco in September 1980 and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in April 1983. In June 1993 Mr. Kaiser was designated by the California State Bar as a Certified Immigration Law Specialist.

Mr. Kaiser was a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association for over 25 years and served as a Mentor to new attorneys within the organization seeking advice from experienced immigration counsel.