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Attorney Paul Szeto served as a Trial Attorney and Assistant
District Counsel for the New York District of the former Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS, whose functions have since been transferred to
DHS) from 1994 to 1999.  As a government
attorney, Mr. Szeto personally handled hundreds of immigration cases.  In addition to handling immigration and
nationality cases inside and outside of the courtroom, he also offered legal
advice to immigration inspectors and adjudicators.  Towards the end of his tenure, Mr. Szeto was
assigned to investigate naturalization fraud cases, prosecute employment
violations, and handle the stipulated judicial removal cases with U.S.
Attorney's Offices.


Mr. Szeto started his legal career by volunteering for legal
clinics and clerking for an immigration law firm in the San Francisco Bay
Area.  Mr. Szeto also served as a student
extern for the Chief Administrative Justice of the California Court of Appeal.  Mr. Szeto graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State
University in 1989 and earned his
Juris Doctor from University of California, Hastings College
of the Law in 1994.  Over the years, Mr.
Szeto has earned various awards such as American Immigration Law Foundation's
Edward L. Dubroff Memorial Award for outstanding writing in the field of
Immigration and Nationality Law in 1994. 


Mr. Szeto is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, and
previously worked for Fortune 500 companies Lucent Technologies and
Merck-Medco.  Mr. Szeto is a member of
the New Jersey State Bar and New York State Bar.   He is also a member of the American
Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association (AILA).  A graduate of the National Institute for
Trial Advocacy (NITA), Mr. Szeto has practiced extensively before the Federal
Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals.   Attorney Paul Szeto is also a frequent
writer of immigration topics with articles published in, the
Filipino Times, and the Global Chinese News.



Languages spoken: Mandarin, Cantonese

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%


Payment types:

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Contact info

Law Offices of Paul Szeto LLC

190 Route 27
Edison, NJ, 08820-3538


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Performance Rating AwardU.S. Department of Justice1996
Edward L. Dubroff Memorial AwardAmerican Immigration Law Foundation1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Office of Paul Szeto, LLC2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Middlesex County Bar AssociationCo-Chair, Immigration Law Commmittee2012 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Matter of F_L_Waiver of inadmissibility & green card granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Middlesex Advocate, Vol.27 No.3An Introduction to the U.S. Immigration Process2012
www.ILW.comThe I-485 Inventory Numbers Require Attention2009
www.ILW.comChild Status Protection Act: Delays Are Actually Better For Some2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
San Francisco State CollegeN/AN/A1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration Court Proceedings, An Introduction (Moderator)Immigration Court Proceedings (Moderator)2014
Employment-Based ImmigrationEmployment-Based Immigration2013
County Bar CLE ClassImmigration Consequences of Municipal Court Convictions2013
Immigration Options for Graduate Students, Scientists, and EngineersImmigration Options for Graduate Students, Scientists, and Engineers2005