The Law Office of Joel Friedman is devoted exclusively to the practice of U.S. immigration law. Headquartered in scenic downtown San Diego, California, we represent corporate and individual clients in business and family immigration matters nationwide and abroad.
The focus of our business immigration practice is assisting businesses and foreign workers to obtain work visas and permanent residence (green cards). Work visas for foreign nationals include the H-1B for a professional in a specialty occupation, E-1 for a treaty trader, E-2 for a treaty investor, L-1A for multinational managers and executives, L-1B for specialized knowledge employees, TN for persons from Canada or Mexico who qualify under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as well as other types of visas that confer temporary work authorization.
Our business immigration practice also includes representing clients for green cards through employment and the labor certification process. We also represent persons of extraordinary ability, national interest waiver applicants, and other candidates for green cards related to U.S. employment.
Our family immigration practice concentrates on uniting families and providing representation in U.S. citizenship matters. The family cases in which we provide assistance to our clients include obtaining green cards based upon marriage to a U.S. citizen, green cards for parents, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters, fiancé and fiancée visas, as well as other family-related immigration matters. We also specialize in U.S. citizenship and naturalization cases for green card holders and other persons.
We strive to provide high-quality legal service at reasonable cost. We combine experience and personal devotion to each case with state-of-the-art technology to serve our clients.
Attorney Friedman attended Lake Forest Academy on an academic scholarship and was recognized as a Merit Scholar. He received his baccalaureate degree from the University of Oregon. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law. Attorney Friedman is licensed by the Supreme Court of California and is admitted to the California State Bar, the United States Federal District Court of the Southern District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Licensed since 1998
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Attorney Joel Friedman is a kind and ethical attorney who focuses his practice on immigration law. He is a great networker. We enjoyed a Pat Metheny concert at Anthology. It was an excellent concert and a great opportunity to get to know Joel better. Since then, I have referred all immigration law questions to him.
Shanna Welsh Real Estate Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Who's Who in America||Who's Who in America - Marquis||2015|
|Owner||Law Office of Joel Friedman||1998 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Attorney Member||2005 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||1998 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Attorney Member||1998 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego chapter)||Attorney Member||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||1998 - 1999|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Attorney Member||1998 - Present|
|National Honors Society||Member||1976 - 1976|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Oregon||English||Bachelor of Arts||1991|