Attorney Deok (“Doug”) Song is a licensed attorney in the state of California. He primarily practices in the area of business immigration law. Prior to his current position, Doug worked as an associate attorney for a medium sized business immigration law firm, where he successfully handled wide range of cases – including EB1, NIW, EB5, H1B, L1, and O1 – and represented various clients – including postdocs, recent college graduates, small and large companies, investors, and artists.

Doug graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the San Diego Law Review. During law school, Doug gained a wide perspective in immigration law through various internships, including San Diego Immigration Court, Office of Chief Counsel (Department of Homeland Security), and U.S. Attorney’s Office (Civil Division).

Doug particularly enjoys working on EB1 and NIW cases for scientists and postdocs because he loves learning about new and latest technologies and ideas. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Duke University and drafted patents as an intern at a national law firm. During law school, Doug decided to focus his practice to immigration law because he directly witnessed the direct impact of immigration law on individual lives and wanted to use his legal training to help individuals.

Doug was born in Korea and grew up in Guam. He appreciates different cultures and loves trying out new ethnic cuisines. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a past committee member of AILA SoCal Pro Bono Committee. He is an avid fan of the Duke basketball team and loves to spend time with his two daughters. Doug can speak Korean fluently.

Bar Admission

  • California


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
  • Duke University
    B.S. in Electrical Engineering


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?”, 06 June 2018. Web.

Xiaojie Meng and Deok Song, “Matter of Z-A- Policy Memo: How Many Employees Must an L1 Manager Supervise?”, 16 May 2016. Web.