Ann CunManaging Attorney
Ann Founded Accel Visa Attorneys, PC devoted to the practice of US immigration and nationality law. She immigrated to the US as a war refugee when she was a young child and naturalized as a US citizen filing the paperwork herself.
Ann graduated from UCLA with BA in History and received her law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. She served as an Editor to the prestigious Hastings Law Journal while in law school. Since 2001, Ann has worked at notable US immigration law firms and become a licensed attorney in 2008. Ann's expertise includes complex employment-related immigration matters, including O-1 Extraordinary Ability Alien, EB-1A Extraordinary Ability Alien, EB-1B Outstanding Professor and Outstanding Researcher, and EB-2 National Interest Waiver petitions. She’s assisted many employers with I-9 and E-Verify issues, developed their immigration policies and protocols, and streamlined their foreign national recruiting processes. Ann’s pragmatic approach to lawyering continues to attract clients worldwide.
Ann is licensed to practice law in the State of California and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Northern and Southern California Chapters. She previously served as an Editor for the AILA Board of Publications for two years and has published hundreds of articles related to US immigration matters. Ann has been quoted by multiple national and region press publications and recognized as a California Super Lawyer.
Sharon BrennerSenior Attorney
Sharon Brenner has worked in various sectors of immigration law since 2004 representing clients in artistic, business and STEM-related fields. She has spoken on the topic at industry events including SXSW, Sonar+D, SF Music Tech and more. Her clientele in these areas includes startups and entrepreneurs, filmmakers, visual artists, musicians, designers, marketing professionals, and many more.
Sharon's work additionally includes naturalization and family-based immigration matters, and she previously provided domestic and international refugee-based assistance at the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey, as well as at the IRC and local immigrant advocacy organizations in New York City.
Sharon is a member of the California Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She received her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and holds B.A. degrees in African History and International Relations from the University of California, Davis. Sharon also studied at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and New York University’s program in Paris, France, as well as lived in Athens, Greece.
Rose NjuguAssociate Attorney
Rose brings her passion for immigration law to the firm and is committed to helping other immigrants achieve their immigration goals. A Bay Area resident since 2000, Rose is a licensed attorney in her home country, Kenya, representing financial institutions and premier telecommunications companies. Rose has worked as a litigator in the US before joining Accel Visa Attorneys. Rose has volunteered at several immigration law workshops, including those sponsored by the San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative, where she counseled and prepared applications for naturalization for low-income immigrants.
Rose’s expertise includes collaborating with entrepreneurs seeking E-2 Investor visas and L-1 intracompany transfers to the US. She has assisted clients with navigating the whack-a-mole approach to consular appointments during the tumultuous COVID-19 pandemic.
Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Honors degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Legal Studies from Golden Gate University, School of Law, San Francisco, California. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is licensed to practice law in Kenya and California.