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Kaushik Shakti Ranchod

Kaushik Shakti Ranchod

also known as Kaushik, Ranchod

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About Me

Immigration is not just a profession, it is part of my daily personal life, as I grew up as an immigrant and went through the immigration process.


At the age of one my family immigrated to the U.S. from Cape Town, South Africa. My family's immigration history begins with my great grandparents. They were extremely courageous as most immigrants are, as they traveled by boat from India to South Africa to make a better life for themselves. They worked hard to survive, as they did not know anyone in South Africa, did not have a job waiting for them, but they did have their work ethic and integrity. My grandparents managed to make a living by mending shoes. Eventually my grandfather turned that cobbler profession into a successful business by creating a shoe factory. Despite my grandfather's success in South Africa in creating a successful business, my grandfather wanted to escape the oppression of apartheid and make a better life for himself and his family. Therefore, he immigrated to the U.S. Then my father brought our family to the U.S. and attended Chiropractic school.


My wife was born and raised in Bombay (Mumbai), India and we met in the U.S. while she was teaching special needs children in Santa Clara, California. I travel to India often and stay with my wife's family in Bombay, which is one of the highlights of my year because I get the best Indian food and get to spend time with family! I understand on a very personal level why people are willing to leave their family, friends, and all that they know to start a new life in the U.S.


Thus it was only a natural evolution and personal calling for me to practice immigration law.  


I consider it an honor and privilege to help make your life better. This is not a profession for me, this is my life; and thank you for the possibility of entrusting me with your future.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Immigration: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Ernest Joon Kim

    I have known Kaushik since 2005, and I highly recommend anyone who wants to immigrate to the United States to retain his services. There are very few attorneys who has Kaushik's rare combination of knowledge, professionalism, sincerity, and true concern for their clients' welfare. He has helped me immensely by answering tough immigration questions for several of my clients, and at the same time, he is very easy going and always cheerful so that every interaction with him is a pleasure.


    Ernest Kim Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I am a family law attorney in San Francisco. I frequently have clients who have immigration issues associated with their divorces. Mr. Ranchod is an excellent immigration attorney. I have consulted with him on several occasions regarding our client's immigration issues. He has the ability to quickly assess our client's issues and provide our clients with information helpful to resolving these issues. He is knowledgeable, personably and clear communicator.


    Alan Silverman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ranchod Law Group

8880 Cal Center Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA, 95826-3267

Ranchod Law Group

5201 Great America Parkway
Suite 320
Santa Clara, CA, 95054




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Valedictorian of MajorUniversity of Southern California1995
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Southern California1995
Phi Betta KappaPhi Betta Kappa1995
Mortar Board Honor SocietyMortar Board Honor Society1995
USC Trojan Hall of Fame - Wall of ScholarsUniversity of Southern California1995
Emery E. Olsen Outstanding Community Service and LeadershipUSC Public Administration1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerRanchod Law Group2001 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Foreign Medical Graduate Task ForceN/A2011 - Present
American Immigration Law FoundationDelegation member for San Francisco2008 - 2009
South Asian Bar Association.Board of Directors2002 - 2003
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2001 - Present
South Asian divisionExecutive CommitteeN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Confidential - Case was administered in Immigration CourtRetained Lawful Permanent Residence in US

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Southern CaliforniaPublic AdministrationBachelor of Science in Public Administration1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
I601 Provisional Hardship WaiversThe New Immigration Rule that Helps Undocumented Immigrants Married to U.S. Citizens2013
HR StarHot Topics in Immigration Law2009
HR StarHow to Overcome the H-1B Visa Quota and Protect Your Organization from Immigration Audits2008
Employment Law and Compliance - American Strategic Management InstituteEmployment Compliance and Verification: Protecting Your Organization in the New Era of Strict Enforcement2008