Bernie Wolfsdorf is the National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), an association with over 11,000 attorneys. He is a California State Bar-Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law and has been Managing Partner since 1986. Chambers USA 2009 awarded Mr. Wolfsdorf its highest "star" designation. He is the only attorney in Sourthern California to receive this ranking.
Mr. Wolfsdorf has been recently named as one of the “Top 10 Immigration Attorneys in the U.S.” by the Human Resource Executive magazine. Mr. Wolfsdorf is also listed as one of the "most highly regarded individuals" in the field by The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers. The 2009 California Edition of Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers recognized Mr. Wolfsdorf as "an undoubted leader" and “one of the prestigious names in the field” who “knows his stuff back to front.” The Chambers Global World's Leading Lawyers for Business guide noted Mr. Wolfsdorf's "outstanding consular law practice" and called him a "cutting-edge thinker." The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings gives Mr. Wolfsdorf an “AV” rating, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating available.
Mr. Wolfsdorf is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2009, Martindale Hubbell's Pre-eminent Specialist Directory, Southern California Super Lawyers 2009, Chambers USA 2009 and the Chambers Global World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009.
Mr. Wolfsdorf has authored numerous publications on immigration law and frequently lectures on visa matters. He is renowned for his knowledge of immigration law and his ability to successfully navigate complex immigration matters. Mr. Wolfsdorf's leadership positions, vast experience and national prominence have been vital to keeping the firm up-to-date with the latest developments facilitating the effective resolution of cases. Mr. Wolfsdorf can be reached at Email: Bernard@Wolfsdorf.com
Licensed since 1983
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyers in America 2006||N/A||2006|
|President||American Immigration Lawyers Association||2008 - Present|
|Managing Partner / CEO||Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group||1986 - Present|
|Immigration Attorney||Memel, Jacobs, Pierno, Gersh & Ellsworth||1985 - 1986|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Academy of Business Immigration Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||President||N/A|
|University of Natal , South Africa||N/A||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1978|
|University of Natal , South Africa||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|