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Carl Michael Shusterman

Carl Michael Shusterman


Immigration Law and Naturalization / Citizenship Lawyer
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Law Offices Of Carl Shusterman
Los Angeles, CA

About Carl Michael Shusterman

Attorney Biography

Mr. Shusterman served as an INS Trial Attorney (1976-82). He manages a firm of 7 attorneys with over 100 years of experience helping clients with their immigration cases. If you need immigration help, schedule a consultation with Mr. Shusterman via telephone, Skype or in-person.

Mr. Shusterman is a 1973 graduate of the UCLA School of Law. He served as an attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) until 1982 when he entered the private practice of law. He is authorized to practice before the Supreme Court of California, the Federal District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Shusterman has testified as an expert witness before the Senate Immigration Subcommittee in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Shusterman is a former chairman of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Southern California Chapter and served as a member of AILA’s national Board of Governors (1988-97). He has chaired numerous AILA Committees, spoken at dozens of AILA Conferences and has contributed a number of scholarly articles to AILA’s publications.

Mr. Shusterman is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar of California. He has earned the highest rating ("AV") in legal ability and ethics from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. Mr Shusterman has served as a member of the Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission for the State Bar. He has been named as one of the top 15 corporate immigration attorneys in the U.S. by Human Resource Executive magazine. Year after year, Mr. Shusterman has been voted as a Super Lawyerby his colleagues in the bar. He is listed in the Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition. For more than 10 years, he has been voted as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Shusterman is also listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and the Chamber’s USA Guide for Leading Business Lawyers.

Mr. Shusterman is a frequent writer and lecturer on immigration law. His articles, letters to the editor and quotes have appeared in such prestigious publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Canada’s Globe and Mail, USA Today,Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, California Lawyer,Los Angeles Lawyer, Journal of the American Medical Association, Christian Science Monitor, Atlantic Monthly, Computer World, Information Week, Issues in Science and Technology, Variety, and numerous other publications. He has written for, and been quoted extensively in, leading periodicals specializing in immigration law including Interpreter Releases, Immigration Law and Procedure, Immigration Briefings, Inside Immigration, Immigration Journal andU.S. Immigrant Magazine. In addition, he has appeared on various television programs including NBC’s Today Show, CNN’s Headline News, the Nightly News with Peter Jennings, and on a wide variety of nationally syndicated radio shows.


Practice Areas

 
Immigration Law (60%)
 
Naturalization / Citizenship (21%)
 
International Law (19%)

Résumé - Carl Michael Shusterman

Bar Licenses

California State Bar
California
Member in Good Standing
1973

Work Experience

Law Offices Of Carl Shusterman
Managing Attorney at Law Offices of Carl Shusterman
1982

Trial Attorney at U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service
19761982

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Education

University of California- Los Angeles School of Law
JD- Juris Doctorate
1973

University of California Los Angeles
BA- Bachelor of Arts
1969

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Specialty Certifications

California Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Immigration & Nationality Law
California Board of Legal Specialization

Associations

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
American Immigration Lawyers Association
1985

Member
Immigration and Naturalization Advisory Committee, State Bar of California
20022005

Board of Governors
American Immigration Lawyers Assocaition
19881997

Chairman
American Immigration Lawyers Association
19881989

Member
Los Angeles County Bar Association
1982

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Awards & Recognitions

Chambers USA Guide
Chambers & Partners
2013

Top Rated Lawyer for “Immigration Law”
American Lawyer Media
2013

Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
2013

Leading lawyer
Chambers & Partners Global
2012

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Carl Michael Shusterman
Law Offices Of Carl Shusterman
600 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1550
Los Angeles, CA 90017
shusterman.com
Office: 213-623-4592

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Bar Membership Information

California Bar Membership -

Carl Michael Shusterman - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Carl Michael Shusterman on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.


Specialty Certification Information

Immigration Law Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Immigration and Nationality Law - Lawyers certified as specialists in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of practice.


The CBLS defines the term immigration and nationality law as the practice of law dealing with "matters arising under and related to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as amended (Title 8 U.S. Code), and other laws and regulations dealing with immigration and naturalization."



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