Attorney Peggy Bristol is a first-generation American whose father and other relatives emigrated to the United States from the Caribbean. A native New Yorker, she has a deep appreciation for her American heritage as well as her family's Trinidadian culture. She and her staff all speak at least two languages, and all are committed to serving clients with passion, dedication, imagination and integrity.
Peggy has coached and mentored numerous attorneys on substantive and procedural strategies for young immigrants who are eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, a humanitarian form of immigration relief. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Contra Costa College and has helped lead "Train the Trainer" workshops for "Know Your Rights" advocates. Peggy has also been a co-presenter at various immigration seminars sponsored by organizations including AILA's Northern California division, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Touro University and the Contra Costa County Bar Association.
Juris Doctorate, John F. Kennedy University School of Law
MA, Organizational Management, Azusa Pacific University
BS, Applied Business Management, Azusa Pacific University
Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association)
Bar Association of San Francisco
Contra Costa County Bar Association
National Lawyers Guild
Contra Costa Lawyer, September 2019: Guest Editor, "Immigration Issue...Due Process"
Awards and Recognition
2015 Alameda Country Women's Hall of Fame ( Justice)
- Commendation by Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), San Francisco, CA
AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP), San Francisco, CA
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco, CA
Contra Costa County Bar Association, "Lawyers in the Library"