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About me

  Before becoming an immigration lawyer, I worked as a journalist for the Miami Herald and Newsday.  I also spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Central American in the early 1980s, a time of tremendous civil unrest and guerrilla warfare in the region.  (That's also where I learned to speak Spanish!)

   Since putting out my shingle in 1995, I have handled literally thousands of cases from clients throughout the world and from many different national and ethnic groups.  We have won several groundbreaking decisions, including one involving three Honduran children that helped expand the boundaries of asylum law. I feel very fortunate to have been able to help so many immigrants gain legal status.

    I and my staff strive to provide the best possible service to our clients at the most reasonable fee.  Please feel free to give us a call. I can also be reached at  My website is




Languages spoken: Spanish, French

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 48%
    21 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 47%
    21 years
  3. Asylum: 5%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael Andre Gilbert

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    Michael Gilbert Immigration Attorney
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  • Shahzad Ahmed

    I endorse this lawyer. David Sperling is a compassionate and intelligent lawyer you want on your side. And he is just an ideal friend and human being to know. You can trust Mr. Sperling with your legal matters for sure.


    Shahzad Ahmed Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices Of David M. Sperling

81 Carleton Ave.
Central Islip, NY, 11722-3027

1355 New York Ave.
Huntington Station, NY, 11746-1759

119 Jackson Street, Suite 5
Hempstead, NY, 11550

80 W Main St. 2nd floor
Riverhead, NY, 11901



NYCurrently registered 199503/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AwardCentral American Refugee Center1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
owner, attorneyLaw Offices of David M. Sperling1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Long Island Hispanic Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Suffolk County Bar Association, Immigration Law CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Central American Refugee CenterBoard of Directors1998 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
New York Timesop-ed article on comprehensive immigration reform2007
Newsdayop-ed article on Dream Act2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration Law 101Family Petitions2008
Immigration Law BasicsFamily-based Immigration2006