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Jason Todd Abrams

Jason Todd Abrams

About me

I'm a third generation immigration lawyer working in our family firm.  We've concentrated on immigration since the 1940s and developed expertise in employment- and family-based immigration.  I'm happy to carry on the tradition of knowledge, innovation, and customer service.  We maintain a high attorney to staff ratio, so clients' communications are answered by our attorneys and thoroughly at that.


In my personal practice I have focused on H-1 nonimmigrant visas, PERM labor certification applications, and I-140 petitions for and by aliens of extraordinary ability and multinational managers.  I also specialize in applicants adjusting their status using the now-sunset Section 245(i).


I have also devoted a large amount of time to assisting victims of immigration services fraud, whether by licensed or unlicensed practitioners.  Through chairing AILA committees on this topic and participating in New York City and State government panels and committees, I am working to further the focus on this issue and protect New York consumers from harm.




Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    13 years

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Contact info

363 7th Ave.
12th Fl.
New York, NY, 10001-3904


NYCurrently registered 200203/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
New York Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
New York Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
New York Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
New York Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer AwardAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2011
New York Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAbrams & Abrams LLP2003 - Present
AssociatePennie & Edmonds2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationChair, Committee on Consumer Protection2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationVice Chair, Committee on Consumer Protection2010 - 2011
Departmental Disciplinary Committee, 1st Department (NY)Special Counsel for Immigration Matters2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York ChapterCo-Chair, Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law2006 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
AILA National Conference HandbookCombating the Unauthorized Practice of Law (with Tom Fulghum)2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Haverford CollegeFrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLEMock interviews -- TN and marriage-based AOS2015
CLEEmployment-based immigration2015
AILA 2015 Annual Conference -- Washington, DCPERM Fundamentals -- Panelist2015
2nd Annual UPL SchoolRole of Technology in Legal Services Delivery2015
New York City Bar -- Meeting of Immigration and Nationality Law SubcommitteeUnauthorized Practice of Law2011
CLE -- Departmental Disciplinary CommitteeBasics of immigration for disciplinary case review2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York Chapter Annual Immigration Law SymposiumEthical Dilemmas2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association Audio SeminarAdvanced I-751 Issues2011
Family Immigration for ExpertsFamily Immigration for Experts2010
AILA 2010 Annual Conference -- Washington, DCUnauthorized Practice of Law -- Panelist2010
13th Annual AILA New York Chapter SymposiumSo the Case Went Wrong...What Next?2010
Katzmann Commission Symposium at Fordham LawUnauthorized Practice of Law -- Panelist on Adequate Representation Subcommittee2009
AILA 2009 Annual Conference -- Las VegasUnauthorized Practice of Law -- Discussion Leader2009
Hearing on efficacy of Local Law 31Local Law 31 (governing immigration consultants)2008
Disciplinary Committee Counsel SymposiumPanel on Immigration Law2008