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Karen Weinstock is the managing attorney of Weinstock Immigration Lawyers. She specializes in solving complex immigration problems and provides case strategy and management for organizations and individuals. Prior to opening her own immigration law firm, Karen was the managing attorney of Siskind Susser Immigration Lawyers’ Atlanta office for over 11 years, from 2002 until 2013. Before then, Karen managed a solo law practice in New York City, serving international corporate clientele conducting business in the U.S. or moving to the U.S. for the first time.


Karen has over 15 years of experience as an attorney, and has practiced immigration law exclusively for over 12 years. Her prior corporate law experience and business acumen enables her to better serve the particular needs of multinational corporations, organizations and investors. Her expertise is in representing U.S. and international companies in the technology and healthcare industries. She also regularly represents universities, researchers, physicians and investors with their immigration needs.  In addition, she also counsels corporations and small businesses on immigration and I-9 compliance. She is the author and editor of "The H-1B Book", published by Immigration Law Weekly, and she is a speaker on immigration law topics in conferences around the world, in publications and the other general media.


Karen is originally from Israel and immigrated to the United States in 2000. She is fluent in English, Hebrew, and Spanish. Her genuine passion for immigration law is a direct result of her personal experience as an immigrant to the U.S. and extensive community involvement. She is driven by her own personal hardships immigrating to America to help her clients ease their transition here. Above all, Karen strives to provide her clients with the tools and resources they need in order to pursue their American dream by achieving the best results possible for each client. 


Languages spoken: Hebrew, Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    17 years, 4 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Andrew Free

    Karen is an experienced, expert immigration attorney who sets the standard for high-quality, creative immigration representation and advocacy.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Bruce E. Buchanan

    I endorse this lawyer. This is a great lawyer. Very smart.


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Contact info

Weinstock Immigration Lawyers

1827 Independence Square
Atlanta, GA, 30338


NYCurrently registered 199903/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer-Immigration-2012-2015Best Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in America-2011Best Lawyers in America2011
Selected for The Best Lawyers of America 2010 Ed.Best Lawyers in America2009
International Women of Influence Awards NomineeGlobalEXECWomen and the International Council2007
At The Table HR Simulation WinnerSHRM Atlanta2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyWeinstock Immigration Lawyers2014 - Present
Managing Attorney, Atlanta OfficeSiskind Susser Immigration Lawyers2002 - 2013
Associate AttorneySiskind Susser Haas & Devine2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association for Women LawyersBoard Member2006 - 2007
Lawyer’s Club of AtlantaMember2006 - Present
Georgia Indo-American Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2004 - 2007
American-Israel Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2003 - 2006
Japan-American SocietyBoard of Directors Member2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Zafar et al v. U.S. Attorney GeneralWon federal ct. jurisdiction over motions
Haswanee v. U.S. Attorney GeneralWon abuse of discretion by IJ and remand
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Publication nameTitleDate
The H-1B BookThe H-1B Book2008
Alabama Press RegisterKurdish woman's long battle ends with green card2007
Global AtlantaVisa Quotas for Physical Therapists and Nurses Filled2006
Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionEnforcement Only Reform Impractical2005
Global AtlantaRestrictions Eased on Foreigners Trained in U.S. as Physicians2003
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionHonest People Pay for Anti-Terrorism Initiatives2003
Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionImmigrants’ contribution to economy can’t be ignored2002
Atlanta SamacharPresident Bush Signs New Child Status Protection Act2002
Siskind's Immigration BulletinHow To Win A Motion To Reopen2002
Siskind's Healthcare NewsletterThe H-1B Option for Doctors2002
Siskind's Healthcare ImmigrationExtraordinary Ability Visas Available to Doctors, Professors and Researchers2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ASPR conference 2015A-Z of IMG recruiting2015
Immigration Options for PhysiciansImmigration Options for Physicians2011
AILA National ConferenceGreen Card through Exceptional Ability2010
HR Professional SeminarTips and Pitfalls to Consider When Hiring H-1B Workers2009
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMandamus Training for Lawyers2009
SHRM Annual ConferenceHiring Foreign Talent in Times of Heightened Government Tightening2008
Gerogia Association of Women Lawyers -- GAWL Annual ConferenceThe Impact of Global Diversity on Lawyers, Clients and Practice Management2008
I-9 ComplianceImmigration Compliance for HR Professionals2007
Doing Business in AmericaNuts and Bolts of U.S. Immigration Laws for Israeli Companies2007
International Relocations for Israeli CompaniesTransferring Companies and Workers to the U.S.2006
NACUA Annual Conference -- National Association of College and University AttorneysHiring the Foreign National Scholar or Faculty Member2005
International Business AssociationU.S. immigration law, temporary visas, permanent residency visas, and post 9/11 issues2004
SouthEastern Biotechnology ConferenceHiring Foreign Talent in the U.S.2003