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Carl Michael Shusterman

Carl Michael Shusterman

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

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Bar Licenses

California State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

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

Trial Attorney at U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service

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

University of California Los Angeles
BA- Bachelor of Arts

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American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association

Immigration and Naturalization Advisory Committee, State Bar of California

Board of Governors
American Immigration Lawyers Assocaition

American Immigration Lawyers Association

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Awards & Honors

Chambers USA Guide
Chambers & Partners

Top Rated Lawyer for “Immigration Law”
American Lawyer Media

Leading lawyer
Chambers & Partners Global

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

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