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Joshua K.

Joshua Kushner

29 reviews
Joshua Kushner has over 20 years of experience advising early, growth and enterprise stage companies in emerging industries. Josh brings a unique mix of legal, business, an... read more
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Roberto (Bobby) E.

Roberto (Bobby) Escobar

5 reviews
Roberto "Bobby" Escobar has been a general counsel, labor and immigration advisor, and an environmental lawyer in Michigan and California. Most recently, he was counsel f... read more
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Usman S.

Usman Shaikh

28 reviews
Founder and managing attorney of U.S. Law Group, Usman Shaikh is also the executive vice president of business and legal affairs at UG Strategies. Beyond providing corporate, entertainment, and intellectual property transactional services for businesses across a range of sectors, Mr Shaikh shares his insight and experience through publications on the U.S. Law Group News website.
Aryan A.

Aryan Amid

2 reviews
Mr. Amid was raised in Los Angeles, and is bilingual in Farsi and English. He studied business economics at California State University of Northridge, and then went to Abra... read more
Robert M. B.

Robert M. Brown Ii

2 reviews
In 1991 practiced corporate & business law, then in 1997 provided deportation/removal, political asylum, and family visa services. Now I focus on family, business &... read more
Ursula T.

Ursula Trimming

64 reviews
Immigration is an area of the law that can have a serious impact on an individual's life and few attorneys understand that better than Ursula Trimming. Ms. Trimming specializes in employment-based working visas and green cards. She can also help with Marriage Green Cards, Fiance/Spouse Visas, and Family Sponsorship. Ms. Trimming provides effective services with compassion and drive.
Ayda A.

Ayda Aghnami Akalin

13 reviews
Ayda Aghnami Akalin is inspired by the extraordinary talents of her clients. Practicing U.S. Immigration-Nationality Law, Ayda advises foreign entrepreneurs, investors, artists, scientists, and athletes on inbound U.S. immigration and visa matters. For three years running (2013, 2014, 2015) Ayda has been named both a “Rising Star” (Super Lawyer) and Top Immigration Attorney (Pasadena Magazine).
Angie R.

Angie Rupert

6 reviews
Angie Rupert is an immigration attorney that is also experienced in areas of employment law that relates to the immigration of foreign employers. She has over 13 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Angie obtained her legal degree from the Loyola Law School. She is able to assist with the acquaintance of different types of VISA documents, depending on the client’s requirements. Angie founded the Rupert Law Group in March 2015.
Stuart W.

Stuart Webster

2 reviews
Stuart Webster is an Attorney, as well as an International Legal Consultant. He is currently the Foundation Director and Shareholder for The Village Press, as well as a Seasonal Attorney. For 24 years, he served as an equity partner with a top New Zealand law firm. His main practice area is Employment Law, but he also handles legal matters in Business Law and Litigation. Stuart obtained his Bachelor of Laws from The Victoria University of Wellington and graduated with Honors.
Deborah D.

Deborah De Niro

2 reviews
Deborah De Niro is a business lawyer with almost two decades of experience. She is licensed to practice law in California and obtained her legal degree from the University of London in the United Kingdom. Deborah specializes in dealing with legal matters that involve immigration law. She is also experienced in providing legal assistance to start-up companies, as well as entrepreneurs and small businesses. Deborah founded her own law office in January 2003.
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Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers

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Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer?

Immigrating to the United States legally is a complex process. Even figuring out which form to fill out and file and how to fill it out correctly can become confusing. There are several ways to immigrate, including based on employment or based on family members who already live in the United States. Even a small mistake on the forms could lead to delays or even a rejection of your application. Regulatory government agencies screen and monitor immigration requests carefully.

Working with an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles, California, is the best option when trying to immigrate to the United States. An experienced lawyer can help answer questions and assist with a variety of concerns, such as:

  • Whether you are eligible for permanent residency or another immigration status
  • You have a job offer from a U.S.-based employer that is not assisting with the immigration process or sponsoring you on a work visa
  • Which form(s) to file
  • Your application has been denied or delayed
  • You are struggling to obtain permanent residency, a visa, or authorization to work in the United States
  • You have been deported from the United States and cannot return
  • You have immediate family members in the United States but cannot legally enter to live with them
  • You are a business owner seeking to conduct business in the United States

The top immigration lawyers in Los Angeles will have a strong understanding of the process of immigration and the various options available to residents of other countries who wish to move to the United States. Hiring an immigration attorney might seem like it's outside of your budget constraints, but it may actually save you money. Filing immigration forms often requires a fee, and paying multiple fees due to filling out the wrong forms or filling them out incorrectly will add up fast.

Immigration attorneys do more than just fill out forms; they help their clients understand complicated laws and find the best options for immigrating to the United States.

How to Find the Best Immigration Lawyer

Hiring the best immigration attorney can make a big difference when trying to immigrate to the United States, whether as a permanent resident (green card holder) or on a temporary basis, such as for a short-term job. Avoid working with lawyers who approach people at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices, as these lawyers are likely attempting to solicit high volumes of business. Immigration attorneys should devote appropriate time to your case, not have hundreds of other clients looking for the same assistance. This practice is also considered unethical by the legal bar in the United States.

You should also make sure that your immigration attorney is a licensed lawyer in California. Some people claim that they can assist with filling out immigration forms and handling your case, but they are not actually lawyers. Instead, these "visa consultants" or "petition preparers" have no formal legal training. They could take your money and disappear or counsel you incorrectly when filling out your immigration forms.

Before you pay any legal fees to an immigration attorney, research him or her online. You can find out whether the lawyer is a member of the California Bar Association, which is a requirement to practice law in the United States. Some websites allow former clients to leave reviews. Finding out that a lawyer has been disbarred or convicted of a crime before scheduling a meeting can save you time and money.

A top attorney should be confident in his or her abilities to help you present the strongest immigration case, but should never make unrealistic promises or guarantees. The final decision when allowing immigrants into the United States is in the hands of USCIS officials, the Department of Homeland Security, and/or an immigration judge.

Talk about the cost of hiring the immigration lawyer up front so you aren't surprised after you've spent a few hours working with the lawyer. You can look at immigration as an investment into your future, but you should also know how much to budget for the process and not be caught off guard with high fees.

Questions for an Immigration Lawyer

  • Do you think I have a good chance to be approved to immigrate to the United States?
  • What is your experience with immigration cases similar to mine?
  • Will you be the attorney representing me, or someone else in the office?
  • How often can I expect to hear from you or someone in your office in regards to the status of my case?
  • Can you provide an estimated quote for the immigration process?
  • Do you offer a flat-rate fee for immigration?
  • Why are you a better choice than other immigration attorneys in Los Angeles?

Going through the process of immigration is tough, but working with the right immigration lawyer in Los Angeles can make it a lot easier.

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Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys & lawyers can help you or your company secure a work visa for business-related matters, such as advising you on obtaining a short-term visa for business trip or a work visa that will allow an employee or executive work within the United States or abroad for an extended period of time.

Some of the types of visas that the Los Angeles immigration attorneys on UpCounsel have helped clients obtain include: H-1B visas, which is for temporary employment in specialty occupations, O-1 visas, where an individual possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, L-1, which is for employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad, E-2 visa, which is for investors, along with several other popular work visas.

Whether you or your company requires advice on obtaining a work visa for an executive, employee, or foreign national in regards to U.S. immigration or matters abroad such as: visitor visas, employee work visas, legal permanent residence (green cards), investor visas, and citizenship - our immigration attorneys can help you throughout the entire process.

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