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Alexander Joseph Segal

About me

Alexander J. Segal is a founding partner at The Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal, PLLC with extensive experience in immigration law.  He has rich experience working in the most complex areas of immigration and deportation law. Mr. Segal has extensive immigration litigation experience, allowing him to successfully represent clients before the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Courts. Mr. Segal dedicates a substantial portion of his immigration practice to complex cases such as appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, motions to reopen, cases involving criminal aliens, and Federal Court actions. He also has extensive experience in defending clients in Removal Proceedings before the Immigration Courts across the United States. Mr. Segal also frequently represents individuals, families, and businesses in a range of interviews and appearances before the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services whether in connection with applications for asylum, temporary visas, lawful permanent residence, or naturalization. Mr. Segal has witnessed the challenges that immigrants face in the United States first hand, which gives him the ability to treat each and every case with empathy and compassion. He strives to provide all his clients with personal and professional service.


Languages spoken: English, Russian, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Urdu, Bengali, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 80%
    15 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Family: 20%
    15 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($350-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Pro bono (3%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Valerie Lee Murphy

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Segal provides thoughtful, educated and experienced answers to the questions provided herein. Attorney Segal provides a needed service by providing voluntary and free legal assistance to the individuals herein who are in need of immediate legal answers.


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  • Amsale Getnet Aberra

    Mr. Segal is is an expert in all aspects of immigration law. He constantly provides accurate and helpful answers to questions on Avvo. I recommend Mr. Segal without any reservation.


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Contact info

The Law Offices Of Grinberg & Segal, PLLC

11 Hanover Square, 10th Floor
(76 Beaver Street)
New York, NY, 10005


NYCurrently registered 200203/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Client's ChoiceAVVO2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
LawQA VerifiedLawQA2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
National Leadership AwardNational Republican Committee2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal, P.L.L.C.2005 - Present
Managing PartnerThe Law Offices of Alexander J. Segal, P.C.2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Litvinova v. Mukasey, (2nd Cir. 2008)Reversal by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals of the USDOJ's denial of asylum. Case remanded for a new hearing
Maximov v. Gonzales, (2nd Cir 2003)Remanded to the BIA and eventually to the Immigration Judge. Full reversal of the original DHS's position.
Gritsenko v. Ashcroft (2nd Cir 2007)BIA decision vacated on Stipulation. Remanded back to the IJ for a new hearing.
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Publication nameTitleDate
myattorneyusa.comH1B Cap Exemption2015
myattorneyusa.comEB-5 Immigrant Visa2014
myattorneyusa.comEB-5 Regional Center List2014
myattorneyusa.comImmigration Detention2014
myattorneyusa.comICE Immigration Detention Facilitie List2014
myattorneyusa.comAmerican Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21)2014
myattorneyusa.comDirect Consulate Filing (DCF)2014
LawQA.comAnswering Pubic Questions2013
myattorneyusa.comAsylum and Refugee Protection2013
myattorneyusa.comRemoval and Deportation Defense2013
myattorneyusa.comImmigration Appeal2013
myattorneyusa.comInvestment Based Immigration2013
myattorneyusa.comEB1 Visa Category - Extraordinary Ability2013
myattorneyusa.comEmployment-Based Immigration - Overview2013
myattorneyusa.comEB1 Immigrant Category - Immigration Based on Extraordinary Ability2013
myattorneyusa.comFamily-Based Immigration2013
Various Blog ArticlesNew York Immigration Lawyers Blog2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
City University of New York School of Law at Queens CollegeLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Academy of Management TISBI,Law and JurisprudenceLaw Degree from Russian Federation2001
Kiev Polytechnic Institute,Technical EngineeringEquivalent of Combined Bachelor and Master’s Degrees1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ABA National Appellate Advocacy CompetitionMoot Court Judge2012