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Irina Lust

Immigration Attorney at Westport, CT

5.0   133 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Irina

Learn Irina’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    EB-5s, E-2s, L-1s, green card applications, citizenship, interviews, immigrant and non-immigrant visas, waivers, consular support in Moscow

    16 years

Irina Lust handles a variety of employment-based and family-based immigration matters.

She counsels and represents employers, professionals, managers, executives, international entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, treaty investors and traders, persons of extraordinary/exceptional ability and immigrant investors in a wide range of employment permanent residence applications (EB-1A, EB-2 National Interest Waiver, EB-5, PERM, I-140) and non-immigrant visa matters (H-1B, L-1, E-1, E-2, O-1, P-1, TN for Canadian and Mexican nationals).

Irina also represents clients in family-based petitions, including consular processing and waivers, obtaining legal permanent residency through marriage to the United States citizen, and fiancée/fiancé (K-1) applications. She has successfully represented same-sex marriage clients and transgender clients. Irina also prepares and represents couples in marriage fraud interviews.

Over the course of her practice, Irina has represented clients from virtually every U.S. State as well as clients from all former Soviet Union countries, Poland, Bulgaria, Albania, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Germany, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Greece, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Ireland, Iran, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Guyana, Jordan, Thailand, Czech Republic, Hungary, England, France, Ireland, Italy, China, Netherlands, Mongolia, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Ghana.

Irina provides face-to-face consultations to potential clients in her two offices in New York (Manhattan and Brooklyn) and Fairfield County, Connecticut. She is also available for consultation via phone, Skype, WhatsApp, and Viber.

In 2002 Irina obtained an undergraduate degree in business economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta and graduated with honors. In 2007, she earned her Juris Doctor degree at the New York Law School. Irina is currently admitted to practice law in the states of New York and Connecticut, the United States District Courts for the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York, Connecticut District Court, and the United States Supreme Court. Irina can practice immigration law in any state of the U.S. as her practice is limited to U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law.

In 2018 and 2019, Irina has been selected as Rising Stars in Business Immigration by Super Lawyers awarded by Reuters based on peer recognition.

Irina is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Having immigrated to the United States from Siberia, Irina is a native Russian speaker. Irina is fully dedicated to her clients and is passionate about her practice. Irina places emphasis on personalized service and zealously and thoroughly represents her clients.

Location

Palant & Lust, PLLC
256 Post Road East
Suite 206
Westport, CT, 06880
Palant & Lust,
225 Broadway
Suite 630
New York, NY, 10007
Palant & Lust,
1009 Brighton Beach Avenue
4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11235
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Reviews

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Posted by Joe | February 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing office and staff
Then process was very fast, this office has a lot of experience and they are very caring and organized. We never had a problem during the process and all the recommendations they gave us were very accurate and efficient. The enetire process to get the green card took less than 18 months. We are extremely please with these office and Irina. Thank you everyone in this office. We recommend this office 200%. Don’t go anywhere else.
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Posted by Valeriya | February 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I-589, I-485, N-400
I recently had the pleasure of working with Irina for my immigration case, and I cannot recommend them highly enough. From our very first meeting, I was impressed with their deep understanding of immigration law and their genuine compassion for my situation. Irina was always available to answer my questions, no matter how small, and provided me with the reassurance I needed during such a stressful time. Their attention to detail was impeccable, ensuring that every document was thoroughly prepared and submitted on time. Thanks to Irina's expertise and dedication, my application was not only successful, but the process was much smoother than I had anticipated. What stood out the most to me was their personal commitment to my case. It felt like I was working with a friend who truly cared about my future. If you're looking for an immigration lawyer who is professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate, Irina is the person you want by your side. Their support has made a significant difference in my life, and I am forever grateful. I am now a US citizen, and this would not have happened without Irina.
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Posted by Edward | January 28, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome service and staff
They worked very hard and got everything completed in a timely manner. Would highly recommend. Victoria was great to great to work with and Irina was a pleasure to work with also. Good team !
Posted by Christina | December 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Team!
My father and I are very happy with the results and service we received working with Irina Lust and her team! Her paralegal, Elena, was very diligent in her work. She was always clear about our next steps and what documentation we will need to provide. I knew that if I ever had any questions, Elena would be there to give guidance. I would recommend this team to anyone with immigration needs!!
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Posted by Samuel | November 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr
Seasoned attorney .. helped me with my k1 visa and green card application process … thanks for all u do for us immigrants
Posted by Vladimir | November 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!( IR1 visa)
My wife and I are extremely happy and pleased with the service Irina had provided us. We had a unique IR1 visa case and it was handled as promised. Irina was kind, clear and thorough with our case. She was upfront about the cost and time it would take. We’re especially grateful for her assistant Victoria who helped us with the whole immigration process from start to finish. She’s simply amazing! We have nothing but good things to say about Irina and her team. My wife and I are finally enjoying our life in US. Palant & Lust, PLLC is a trusted and highly recommended firm!
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Posted by Olesia | November 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Thank you, Irina and Elena for making our process easier and less stressful. Anytime we had questions, they were answered in a timely manner, which was comforting. Highly recommend hiring them for your needs.
Posted by Jempfen | November 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful
I am so grateful for the effort and professionalism she did to make my immigration case approved without Interview, it was a long journey for me, a lot of stress, but she made it so easy, she knows exactly what she is doing . I recommend that, anybody that needs a lawyer for your immigration case, do not hesitate to contact her.
Posted by Brent G | November 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent Irina!
Irina and her team which included Christina and Xenia to name a few are very competent! They assisted me with obtaining change of status and permanent residence with a case so well done that my interview was waived and I obtained my greencard in 8 months! I am very grateful for them and I am happy I adhered to their request for documents. I will be using again!
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Posted by Shonie | October 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nairobi to Florida-K1
I can’t thank Irina and Devika enough for all the help they gave me in order for my now husband to immigrate from Nairobi to Florida. They were always kind and very helpful no matter what question I had.. I received an answer back always at the earliest convenience. Irina does exactly what she tells you she’s going to do.. I was confident with her and her team.. they stuck with me every step of the way. Irina and her team is excellent and very professional.. my husband and I ..Thank You.. Irina and Devika from the top of our hearts!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
All star lawyer
Irina is an exceptional immigration lawyer and made the usual headache-inducing process towards citizenship a breeze. Her unparalleled responsiveness and invaluable guidance and expertise led me through every step seamlessly. Her warmth and kindness truly made a daunting process feel like a journey with a trusted friend by my side. I am so thankful for all her help.
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Posted by Igor Troshchenko | October 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I was happy to work with Irina Lust.
I chose Palant and Lust PLLC based on a recommendation from friends. Irina took over the case of my mother, the parent of a US citizen. It was a wonderful experience working with Irina and her team! I especially want to note the dedication of paralegals Victoria and Stanislav. They directly supported my case and were available 24/7 and were interested in a positive result! Irina managed the entire process, coordinated all steps and always found time to answer my questions. In a very short time we received a green card and approval of all petitions! Once again, many thanks to Irina Lust and her team for their professionalism, patience, commitment and knowledge of their business!
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Posted by Liudmila | September 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
VAWA case
I was looking for an experienced lawyer because I have a rather complicated case. I am glad that I applied here, because Irina and Elena helped to collect all the documents for a successful process, were attentive to details. Thank you for your prompt work.
Posted by Maria | September 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Nice job
The firm worked very hard for me. Was always available when I called and explained any questions I had. Lena was professional and extremely concerned about my case. I am very satisfied with all aspects of my experience with her and the firm
Posted by Yuriy | August 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Going straight to win
I hired Irina to support us in the long lasting situation with our I-829 petition. We should have received our unconditional Green Cards in July 2019 but the immigration authorities have been postponing it for years. By Irina's advice we have filed a lawsuit for the mandamus action vs. federal immigration agency, USCIS, and waited for their response by Sept.4. However, withing a course of this week we did receive our I-829 approved and the Green Cards a day after. I strongly believe that it has happen due to Irina's contribution to the very great extend. She and her team are very professional, result-oriented, and customer-centric lawyers, which might bring a lot of help to any immigration-related case. I wish her much of new success stories to make happy her current and prospective clients.
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Posted by Daria | August 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Got a green card in seven months
I’m really happy that I found Irina and chose her as my lawyer. Her assistant Daria was always in touch with me and guided through the whole process. It took us a while to collect all the documents, as we had to provide conclusive evidence of my marriage. I’ve been married for a few years but we resided abroad with my husband. Thanks to Irina and her team we managed to collect enough evidence to be granted a green card without the interview. Today after waiting only 7 months since submitting my application, I’ve received an email saying that my application was approved. I’m really grateful to Irina and Daria!
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Posted by McClain Ruth | July 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Law Firm Which Made Our Dream Come True!
Irina lust Immigration is an excellent legal professional law firm.We got the best experience for IR1 and IR2 Visa(Spouse Visa).She stands out mainly for her honesty and dedication to her clients, which always leads to an ideal result of the process. Mrs Irina Lust really helped me with my daughter in our immigration petition.She worked very hard to get the result we were hoping for.From begining to the end everything worked smoothly as we got approved from one stage to the other till the final stage of visa interview which we got approved instantly within 5 minutes of interview. Irina lust immigration law firm they were very panctual when it came to combining our documents,uploading and submitting them quickly in the system was done excellently.They didnt waste time.They were very competent,proffessional,impecably organized and easy to work with.They gave us the best guidelines and their work dedication was superb. They had prepared us thoroughly prior to interview.The consular was very happy on how we were organized,well prepaired and how we presented ourselves.We got approved yesterday 20th of July 2023 instantly on the spot without the consular asking for proof because everything was updated in ceac account prior to interview day. Special thanks also to her legal assistant Madam Xenia who was always there to answer any questions I had regarding our case. She was very professional and knowledgeable in her job.She returns calls and always keeps you informed of your case progress.Shes very friendly,deligent and dedicated to her work.She worked tirelessly to ensure we were satisfied.They have a very good supportive staff which helped us get our visa. I,my husband and our daughter we are very happy and satisfied to have worked with them and finally we are re-uniting as a family in USA. I would definitely recommend Irina Lust immigration law firm to anyone looking for an immigration attorney who will not disappoint.Do not hesitate to contact this attorney for your immigration case. We are very thankful to them for making our dream come true.Thank You So Much.
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Posted by Natalya | July 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Green card application
Excellent service, very fast and efficient team. Irina was very professional and responsive all throughout the process. We have filed all the forms for my mother's green card application within one week from my first call with Irina, and recently received the card in under 16 months time. No single issue. Highly recommend Irina and her team!
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Posted by Joseph | June 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
H1B approved
H1B application was approved for our employee within 7 days thanks to Attorney Lust.
Posted by Karina Gabriella | June 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reinstatement Student status
Irina Last worked with me for several months on a case related to the Reinstatement of Student status. Irina not only advised me during our video calls, but also helped me prepare all documents and advised workarounds, which ultimately had a very positive effect on my case. Thus, Irina helped me win my case within 3 months thanks to her attentiveness, professionalism, experience and ability to find an individual approach to each client. I express my deep gratitude to Irina for her help, and I would definitely recommend Irina as a highly qualified specialist who will help you solve immigration problems of any kind.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Garvey, Cushner & Associates PLLC.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Irina Lust, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Bull & Lifshitz, LLP
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • Andrews Kurth LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • Wayne Greenwald, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • State University of New York, College at Oneonta
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002
  • Siberian Aerospace University, Business School
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the matter of XXX
  • Positive

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Connecticut chapter)
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (New York City Area chapter)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • The City University of New York Citizenship Now
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Women's Club Brooklyn New York
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • New York Law School
  • 2004
  • Outstanding Business Economics Student
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • 2002
  • Full scholarship sponsored by the US Gov't for study in the USA
  • Siberian Aerospace University
  • 2001
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • TV show
  • “Bankruptcy: everything you need to know”
  • 2012
  • Guest speaker at Fort Lee Public Library
  • Fresh start: immigration & bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Guest speaker at a Women's Club, Brooklyn, NY
  • Immigration and bankruptcy issues
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (20)
Endorse Irina
Immigration Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If your looking for a Top Immigration Lawyer you must call Irina Lust she will work tirelessly to get you the result you need. I endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Irina's superlative knowledge of immigration laws manifests itself in her wide range of experience and continued ability to educate and fight for her clients. I highly recommend Irina to help assist you with all of your immigration needs!"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Irina Lust works hard for her clients, and gets great results. She really cares for her clients, and it shows in the passionate way that she advocates for them. If she is your lawyer, you are certainly in good hands."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Lust is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the great privilege of knowing Irina for over 12 years. She is one of the smartest, most dedicated and passionate people I have ever come across. Given those qualities, it is no surprise that she has become an outstanding and well-respected advocate. I wholeheartedly recommend her for any immigration issue, and would jump at the chance to work with her again."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Irina Lust is very knowledgeable when it comes to representing clients in Immigration cases. She takes the time to really understand her client's unique circumstances and she walks them through the entire process - leaving no surprises. I have consulted with Attorney Lust on various matters and she has always taken the time to help me."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Irina is a highly respected attorney with impressive credentials."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Irina is a diligent, smart attorney who gets results for her clients. I have recommended Irina to quite a few of my clients, and each one of them has been very impressed with Irina's professional service."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a pleasure to endose Irina Lust, one of the premier New York attorneys who has a dual practice specialization in Bankruptcy and Immigration law. Ms. Lust possesses an impressive legal skill set and work-related background which has resulted in various legal publications and television appearances. She is one of the nation’s leading experts in debt restructuring under Chapters 7, 11, and 13. As a colleague of Ms. Lust, I have had the opportunity to refer clients to her practice, which has uniformly resulted in positive outcomes due to her professional acumen, diligence, resourcefulness, and thorough knowledge of discipline-specific cases. Furthermore, she possesses social intelligence and keen interpersonal skills which result in fruitful client relationships. Her background, record of accomplishments, and high client success rate render her an extraordinary attorney worthy of the stellar reputation she has deservedly earned. She has my upmost respect and recommendation."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Irina is a fast-learner. Her abilities allow her to surpass those with more experience due to Irina's ability to quickly identify issues, and find creative solutions. Working with her is a great pleasure, and each of my referrals to her resulted in great thanks to both of us due to Irina's efforts."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very good bankruptcy attorney; cares about her clients."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Friend
"Irina is a highly intelligent, caring advocate for her clients. I recommend her highly."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Lust is highly proficient in all aspects of immigration law and leaves no stone unturned in her advocacy on behalf of her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lust has a long and successful career as an attorney ahead of her, and it's my pleasure to endorse her."
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