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Immigration Lawyers in the United States

The Lawyer Legion Immigration Information Center provides comprehensive resources to help the public find the top immigration lawyers in each state and city in the United States.

Browse the directory to compare the top attorneys and board-certified specialists recognized as leaders in the field of immigration and nationalization law.

The directory also provides information on the practice of immigration law, free immigration services, non-profit immigration organizations, and advocates networks.

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The following list was determined using a number of factors including both objective and subjective criteria. Lawyers were selected based on their career accomplishments, high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications. This list includes many of the most highly accomplished immigration and nationality lawyers currently practicing in the United States.

When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • It is difficult to compare lawyers who practice in different states across the country.
  • It is impossible to accurately determine a national list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing immigration law (but our list comes close).
Maria M. Cordon
Maria Cordon, Attorney at Law
Houston, TX
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Roger A Bernstein
Bernstein Osberg-Braun, LLC
North Miami, FL
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Alison Yew
Yew Immigration Law Group, a P.C.
San Jose, CA
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Lincoln Lee Stone
Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP
Los Angeles, CA
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Carl Michael Shusterman
Law Offices Of Carl Shusterman
Los Angeles, CA
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Anish Vashistha
Law Firm of Anish Vashistha, A.P.L.C.
Los Angeles, CA
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Geri Nadine Kahn
Law Office of Geri N. Kahn
San Francisco, CA
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Win Eaton
Eaton and Associates
Bakersfield, CA
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Kathryn Noelle Karam
Law Office of Kathryn Karam
Houston, TX
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Jeffrey Adam Devore
Devore Law Group, P.A.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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Suzanne E Vazquez
Vazquez & Poudat, PLLC
Orlando, FL
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David Froman
Froman Law Firm
San Diego, CA
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Immigration Law Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - The AILA promotes justice, advocates for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advances the quality of immigration and nationality law and practices to enhance the professional development of its members. American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a national organization providing training, education and resources to immigration lawyers practicing throughout the US.

Specialty Certifications in Immigration Law

State Bar of California
Immigration Law - An immigration specialist is an attorney who has been board certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS). He or she has demonstrated substantial involvement in the practice of immigration law. The immigration system is extraordinarily complex with many difficult issues, therefore, it is important that an attorney has an understanding of it. Immigration Specialists have met the rigorous application requirements by passing exams, demonstrating experience, and participating in the field amongst other requirements.
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Immigration and Nationality - Information on finding an attorney who is a Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law under Rule 6-15.1.
North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
Immigration Law -
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Immigration and Nationality Law - Started in 1979, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) has certified hundreds of attorneys in immigration and nationality law in Texas. The term "immigration and nationality law" is defined as involving securing immigrant or non-immigrant U.S. visas or other documentation, immigration proceedings, and administrative review before government agencies and judicial courts.

Overview of Immigration Laws in the United States

At Lawyer Legion, we created a directory of immigration attorneys. You can search our immigration law directory by state, city, or zip code. Find a list of profiles for different attorneys in a particular city or state.

The profiles have information on the attorney's membership and leadership in legal organizations related to immigration law, speaking engagements at quality CLE seminars, and participation in specialty certification programs.

All of the listings in our directory are free to immigration attorneys. Furthermore, you can trust the results because we do not allow any paid listings or advertising by the attorneys.

Immigration law governs who may come in and out of the United States, how long they may stay, who may become a citizen. Immigration law is governed under federal law under the United States Immigration and Nationality Act. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have jurisdiction over immigration matters.

Immigration lawyers represent people from other countries who wish to come to the United States, people who are in the United States who wish to stay here or people who seek citizenship. Lawyers focused on immigration law may represent foreign nationals and U.S. corporations that employ foreign nationals.

An immigration attorney might represent a person at a deportation hearing or help a person fill out the necessary paperwork for asylum. Immigration lawyers represent clients before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of State.

Types of Immigration Cases

Types of immigration law cases include:

  • Naturalization / Citizenship: People who wish to work freely in the United States for the rest of their lives, want their children to stay here and want to participate in the democratic process can become citizens in a process called naturalization. Naturalization is usually a very long, sometimes decades-long process, with factors including where the immigrant came from and how long she or he has been in the United States.

    Find a naturalization and citizenship lawyer.

  • Green Cards: A person obtains a "green card," or USCIS Form I-551, when he or she has achieved lawful permanent resident status. Obtaining lawful permanent resident status means the person can work in the United States, and it is an important step to becoming a citizen. A green card holder may be sponsored by family or an employer.

    Find a lawyer for green cards.

  • Visas: A visa allows a person to enter the United States. It may be a temporary visa, allowing in a person coming to work, visit family or tour the United States. Other visas are permanent, for immigrants seeking to become citizens.

    Find a lawyer for visas.

Hiring an Immigration Law Attorney

Many lawyers who work exclusively in the immigration field focus on either family-based, marriage-based, or employment-based immigration cases. The immigration system is extraordinarily complex with many difficult issues, so it is important that the attorney have an understanding of it.

As immigration laws change, the attorney must keep up with all of the new development.

Members of immigration law organizations, like the American Immigration Lawyers Association, have access to continuing legal education, publications, and other resources that help them keep up-to-date on immigration law and practices, as well as improve their skills and competency.

The AILA also maintains an immigration attorney directory of its members which is an effective tool for anyone searching for the right lawyer.

The AILA immigration attorney directory also allows the public to narrow their search to include only attorneys that speak a particular foreign languages such as Spanish, Russian, French, Hindi, Chinese, or Japanese.

Board Certification in Immigration Law

Several states allow attorneys to become certified as a specialist in immigration law. Under the bar rules in several states, board certified lawyers earns the right to advertise himself or herself as a specialist in the field of immigration law.

At Lawyer Legion, we know that finding the right attorney for your case is a difficult task. We created our free online directory of immigration lawyers to help make the job easier.

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