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Lindsay Anne Curcio

Lindsay Anne Curcio

About me

As a second generation Italian-American, I have a great appreciation for the immigrant experience, genealogy and the history of immigration in the United States.  I have practiced immigration law since 1990 and have had my solo practice since 2000.  My office handles all manner of immigration cases including employment and family-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, orphan & adoption-based immigration, adjustment of status applications, consular processing, naturalization, derivative citizenship, removal defense, waivers for individuals with J-1 status, and waiver applications for other grounds of inadmissibility including fraud, criminal offenses, unlawful presence and health related factors.  

I have been an adjunct professor of immigration law at New York Law School since 2002. I was a co-director of the law school's Safe Passage Immigration Project (focusing on special immigrant juvenile cases) from 2007 to 2012.

My hobbies include travel, cooking, improv, stand up comedy and family history/genealogy. I am an avid collector of immigration-related films!  


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    25 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Pro bono (20%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Valentine Joseph Wallace

    Top notch. Lindsay is a very dedicated, knowledgeable and compassionate immigration lawyer, and a wonderful person. Very highly recommended!


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  • Karin Wolman

    Lindsay and I have served together on innumerable committees, and I trust her judgment - as a lawyer and as a human being. She is extremely knowledgeable, ethical, dedicated and a passionate and compassionate advocate for her clients.


    Karin Wolman Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

9508 4th Ave # 359
Brooklyn, NY, 11209-7320

9508 4th Avenue - Unit #359
Brooklyn, NY, 11209-7320



NYCurrently registered 199703/13/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199011/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawyer New York Metro, ImmigrationSuperLawyers2015
Pro Bono Recognition CertificateAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2015
New York Super Lawyer-Metro NYNew York Super Lawyers2014
Pro Bono Recognition CertificateAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2013
Pro Bono Recognition CertificateAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2012
Award for distinguished serviceNYLS Safe Passage Immigration Project2012
Social Media Ambassador--AC180American Immigration Lawyers Association2012
Pro Bono Recognition CertificateAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2011
10 years of Distinguished Service as an Adjunct ProfessorNew York Law School2011
In recognition of service & dedication, media committeeNY Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorNew York Law School2002 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Lindsay A. Curcio2000 - Present
Co-DirectorNew York Law School-Safe Passage Immigration Project2007 - 2012
Adjunct ProfessorSeton Hall Law School2006 - 2006
Senior Associate AttorneyLevitt and Needleman, P.C.1997 - 2000
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Frances C. Berger1995 - 1997
Associate/Senior Associate AttorneyFragomen, Del Rey & Bernsen, P.C.1990 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAnnual Conference Planning Committee2015 - Present
Metro Labor Communications Councilboard member2014 - 2015
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationPublications Committee--Member2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember, USCIS Office of Field Operation Liaison Committee2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Assocation, New York ChapterMember, Advocacy Committee2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rome District ChapterMember, Practice Management Committee2013 - 2014
National Writers UnionNWU Volunteer Contract Advisor2013 - Present
Sisters in Crime, National and NYC Chaptersmember2012 - Present
National Writers UnionMember2012 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2012 - Present
NY Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair, Advocacy & Media Committee2012 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember, Distance Learning Committee2012 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember, Fall Conference Committee2012 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Associationmember-Rome District Chapter2010 - Present
Center for International Legal StudiesFellow, Congress of Fellows2008 - Present
International Bar Associationmember2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMedia Committee Coordinator--New York Chapter2005 - 2008
American Studies Associationmember2004 - 2013
Brooklyn Bar Associationmember2001 - 2012
New York City Bar Associationmember1999 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationImmigration & Nationality Committee--member1999 - 2002
American Immigration Lawyers Associationmember, New York Chapter1994 - Present
Illinois State Bar Associationmember1991 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Associationmember, Chicago Chapter1991 - 1994
Publication nameTitleDate
Navigating Fundamentals of Immigration Law, 2015-2016, American Immigration Lawyers AssociationPeer Reviewer2015
AILA NY Symposium HandbookCo-editor2015
AILA NY 17th Annual Immigration Law Symposium HandbookPeer Reviewer2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Co-editor, Annual Conference Handbook2014
Lexis/Matthew BenderTextbook: Co-author with L. Benson, S. Yale-Loehr, & V. Jeffers, Immigration Law: Problems & Strategies2013
AILA National Conference HandbookUpdates on Unlawful Presence, Co-author with Russell Abrutyn, Esq.2013
Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law: Guidance and Tips for Successful Practice (AILA Publications)Co-editor, American Immigration Lawyers Association2013
AILA Annual Conference Handbook 2012Unlawful Presence, co-author with Raed Gonzalez, Esq. & Faye Folly, Esq.2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Nuts and Bolts, I-601 Waivers co-authored with Kerry Doyle & Philip Hornik2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall Conference HandbookSpotting Inadmissibility Issues co-authored with John Klow & Jan Pedersen2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter Symposium HandbookStep Right Up: Strategies for Waiting Times in Family-based Immigration2012
When In Rome, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rome District NewsletterCamille & Lindsay's Do's & Don'ts for Social Media co-authoried with Camille Mackler2012
AILA Fall Conference HandbookFall Conference Handbook--co-editor2012
AILA Fall Conference HandbookIssues in Spotting Inadmissibility, Co-author with Jan Pedersen, Esq. and John B. Klow2012
guestblog, SocialfishLawyers Debrief: Participation in Social Media Contest to Promote Contest, Co-author Camille Mackler2012
AILA Ethics & Practice Management NewsletterOnline Client Reviews Increase Firm's Visibility, co-author, Stuart Reich2011
AILA Fall Conference HandbookCo-editor with Danielle Rizzo, Esq.2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association-AILACo-editor with E. Curray, AILA Fall Conference Handbook2010
AILA National Conference HandbookMilestone Ages for Children in Immigration Law, Co-author with M. Goldman & L. Holman2010
AILA VOICE, Sept 2010Child: How Do We Define Thee? An Age-Old Question Under the INA, co-author with Mo Goldman & Leslie Holman2010
AILA NY conference handbookOn Your Own--Practical Considerations for Going Solo, Co-author with S. Reich & J. Brown2009
AILA National Conference HandbookGreen-Card--It's Not Like in the Movies--Preparing Your Clients for Marriage Based Interviews, Co-author with R. Mendoza, M. Saenz-Rodriguez & J. Willmoth2009
Center for International Legal StudiesWhen Bad Things Happen to Good Employees: Waivers of Inadmissibility for Foreign Nationals Entering the United States for Temporary Employment2009
AILACo-editor with K. Wolman, The Tenth Annual AILA NY Chapter Immigration Law Symposium Handbook2007
AILA national conference handbookCreating Effective H-3 Training Programs, Co-author with L. edgerton & N. Itchhaporia2007
National Association of Women JudgesImmigration Law: A Topic of Interest to All, Co-author with L. Benson2007
Lorman Education ServicesEmployment-based Immigrant Visas, Business Immigration Law2007
Center for International Legal StudiesStrategies for Investment-based Nonimmigrant & Immigrant Visas for the U.S.2007
AILACo-editor with K. Wolman, A Bite of Immigration from the Big Apple: The Ninth Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium Handbook2006
AILA NY conference handbookIntroduction to Marriage-based Immigration, Co-author with S. Dahl & L. Yanez2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lazarski University/Center for International Legal StudiesTransnational Commercial PracticeLLM2014
Fordham Universitymarketing, international businessmaster's of business administration1996
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Northwestern UniversitySpanishOther - Bachelors1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chapter MeetingSocial Media for Immigration Lawyers2015
BIA Accreditation TrainingWaivers2015
AILA NY Chapter MeetingPreparing for Immigration Interviews2015
Training for BIA AccreditationImmigration & Nonimmigrant Waivers2014
The NYIC Immigration CoursesU.S. Citizenship and Naturalization2014
Marino Legal CLE NYCImmigration Law Overview2014
Immigration LawImmigration Law Fundamentals2014
FindSpark Find & Follow Your PassionInternational in the U.S.: Visas2014
AILA NY 17th Annual Immigration Law SymposiumWaivers2014
AILA National Conference, Boston, June 2014Immigration Law Basics2014
WebinarDon't Mess with Taxes2013
Immigration, Eotvos Lorand Law School, Budapest, HungaryU.S. Visa Alternatives for Entrepreneurs2013
Immigration TrainingEmployment-based Immigration2013
Immigration TrainingWaivers2013
Immigration TrainingWaivers2013
AILA Annual Conference, San FranciscoUnlawful Presence2013
NJICLE Immigration CLEWaivers2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter SymposiumFamily-based immigration2012
AILA WebinarNuts & Bolts Guide to I-601 Waivers2012
AILA Fall Conference, Montreal, CanadaWaiver Simulation Exercise Panel2012
AILA Annual Conference 2012, NashvilleUnlawful Presence2012
9th Annual Adoption ConferenceAlternatives to immigration through adoption2012
NYLS Safe Passage SIJS TrainingSpecial Immigrant Juvenile Status Training2011
NYCLA cleEthics and Immigration Law2011
Marino CLE ProgramsFundamentals of Immigration Law2011
CILS Immigration & Employment Law Conference, Salzburg, AustriaImmigration Law & Children2011
AILA NY Immigration Law SymposiumWaivers2011
8th Annual Adoption Law & Policy ConferenceImmigration and Adoption Law2011
Safe Passage Immigration ProjectSpecial Immigrant Juvenile Status Training2010
Immigration Law Teachers Conference, ChicagoUsing Non-Traditional Media in the Teaching of Immigration Law2010 teleconference cleCitizenship2010
AILA NY Chapter cleThe Ins & Outs of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Cases2010
AILA National Conference, National Harbor, MarylandMilestone Ages for Children in Immigration Law2010
7th Annual Adoption Law ConferenceImmigration Law & Adoption2010
Safe Passage Immigration Project cleSpecial Immigrant Juvenile Status Training2009
CILS Employment Law Conference, Salzburg, AustriaInadmissibility and Waivers2009
Annual Adoption Law ConferenceImmigration and Adoption2009
AILA NY Chapter ConferenceConsiderations for Solo Practice2009
AILA National Conference, Las Vegas, NVPreparing Marriage Based Immigration Cases2009
Safe Passage Immigration ProjectSpecial Immigrant Juvenile Status Training2008
Fifth Annual Adoption Policy ConferenceImmigration and Adoption2008
AILA teleconference cleH-3 & J-1 Training Programs2008
AILA NY ConferenceImmigration Law and Children2008
New York Immigration CoalitionFamily-based Immigration & Consular Processing2007
National Association of Women Judges Conference, Albany, NYImmigration Law Primer2007
Employment-based Immigration SeminarBusiness Immigration2007
CILS Immigration Law Conference, Kitzbuhel, AustriaInvestment-based Nonimmigrant & Immigrant Visas2007
AILA NY ChapterWaivers2007
AILA National Conference, Orlando, FLCreating Effective H-3 Training Programs2007
HIAS Young Leaders EventImmigration Toolbox2006
Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PAThe Portrayal of War & the Enemy in Television Sit-coms2006
AILA National ConferenceI-601 Waivers, Unlawful Presence2006
Italian Graduate Society ConferenceExamining Italian-American Stereotypes in Film & Television in America2005
New York Law School eventImmigration Law Today2003
Association of the Bar of the City of New York & Legal Aid SocietyBusiness Immigration Law for Attorneys in the Non-profit Sector2002