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Shifa D. Soressa

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration

    22 years, 1,800 cases

  2. Divorce and separation

    22 years, 500 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    20 years, 80 cases

The Law Office of Shifa Soressa is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal service in a timely manner. Our practice is primarily focused on complex immigration law matters and deportation defense. We have extensive immigration litigation experience before immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal. We have successfully represented asylum seekers, clients with criminal convictions, national interest waiver applicants, immigrants of extraordinary ability such as leading scientists, outstanding researchers and some of the world's best known athletes.

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The Law Office of Shifa Soressa
1 West 34 Street
Suite 201
New York, NY, 10001


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Posted by Djafarou | August 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and very kind
This is really good lawyer that I can recommend to all , he help me a lot and is very respect lawyer,
Posted by Edmond | August 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shifa D. Soressa ALL THE WAY!!!!
I will recommend Shifa D. Soressa any day and time, he is indeed well knowledgeable in the immigration laws and their rightful application to achieve utmost and timely success. I am a testifying client of this.
Posted by Yewande | June 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
If there is more 5 stars I will do it happily
The lawyer had been of great help to me and my family in so many ways. He’s been very patient with me and my family, he’s smart , hardworking and an excellent lawyer. Would definitely recommend to others who are in need of his help.
Posted by Cindy | August 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best there is hands down!
If you're looking for results, professionalism and an honest opinion about your case then look no further Shifa Soressa is your man! He will definitely do everything he can to deliver. He responds in a timely manner, nor is he money hungry. He was not only informative but encouraging and optimistic throughtout the whole process. He does what he does from the heart and that's why today I can say my dream of over 30 yrs has finally come true. I got my green card after years of lost hope. And now my 3 kids can reap the benefits of this gain and I can ensure them a brighter more promising future. Words cant explain my gratitude for his exceptional services.
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Posted by Raju | May 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer Honestly
Word cannot describe, he is the best and honest lawyer. He reviewed my immigration history, reviewed my case with me in detail, guided me through. We were kept informed of the progress of my case through the system and enables me to now freely live and work as a productive person.
Posted by Moussa | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
super awesome immigration attorney
Very professional, honest and understands scope of his job/work. He assures and delivers. Never regrets having Shifa represent.
Posted by manfred | May 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best!!!
Shifa is the most honest and compassionate person I have dealt with. I was introduced to him after being given the round around by various lawyers after my difficult immigration case. At my first meeting ,he gave me no assurance but was very honest and straight forward with me about the approach to my case. He explained every step of the process and what he can do and wouldn't do. He apply the law in a very meticulous fashion. He was always available to answer questions and ease my concerns anytime there was any delays. If you ever needed a GOOD lawyer to represent you, one who would be on your side and apply the law in a honest and legitimate way pick up a phone and call Shifa.
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Posted by Jerry | March 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best person and prefessional to work with, makes everything easy and smooth.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
always helpful and professional
I have had Shifa Soressa work on the different phases of my case for the last 3 years or more ,he is also working on my sisters case with the same consistency in the quality of his work. He handles every question with patience and responds in a very accurate and easy to understand manner. I mostly appreciate how professional he and his staff are.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Unparalleled Expertise!!!!!!
Mr. Soressa is unquestionably a cut above the rest!!!! I had a long, harrowing journey through the immigration court, and thanks to this fine attorney, I won Cancellation of Removal which prevented me from being separated from my sick mother, and enables me to now freely live and work as a productive, legal, US resident. Prior to hiring Mr. Soressa, I was represented by an attorney whose work was shoddy at best, and whose approach to my case was apathetic and even callous, at worst. Mr. Soressa took my case at the eleventh hour, and did within a time-frame of days, superb work that should have taken months to complete. From the minute I met him, he had a vested interest in my case which is very important for a client. He answered my questions, addressed my concerns, and was knowledgeable about my case, the procedures and the entire process. While he could not offer guarantees, which I could not have reasonably expected, he promised to give me his best effort, and indeed he did. He had to start by fixing several deficiencies in my case that the previous attorney had caused. With a great sense of urgency, he typed up and compiled paperwork to put my case together, rushed back and forth to the court to retrieve and review documents pertaining to my case, all the while being meticulous, dotting every "I" and crossing every "T" so that when he was finished, he had a thoroughly prepared case to present to the honorable judge and government attorney. Oh, and I did not have to break the bank to pay him either. His reasonable fee relative to his excellent representation, is comparable to getting a Mercedes Benz for the price of a Honda Civic!! I cannot sing the praises of Mr. Soressa enough! If you want an attorney who is an expert in removal defense and all matters concerning immigration, and who goes above and beyond because he genuinely cares about his clients, your search stops here!! This man gets five stars and his AVVO rating should be a 10!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mr. Soressa!!! Tammy
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Posted by Possible | April 20, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Professionalism at its best
My wife attorney transferred us to Shifa the very day we were going for my interview. He responded promptly met us, went through our documents and took us to the interview room. I was given 10 years green card just as he told us before the interview after going through our document. He is so professional and good at what he does.
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Posted by Aman | August 11, 2015
Perfect service
Shifa was fast and professional, and was very articulate in what I needed to do to get my green card. The process isn't easy thanks to him it was all worth it! I highly recommend him.
Posted by Sam-Vio | June 15, 2015
A caring dedicated and top rated immigration lawyer
Shifa helped my wife (waiver) and I become naturalized US Citizens. He reviewed our immigration history, reviewed our case with us in detail, assisted us in completing the required paperwork, guided us through the entire process including interview preparation. We were kept informed of the progress of our case through the system. Shifa was a fantastic in dealing with our immigration cases. Though the processes them selves were long and drawn out. We always felt that Shifa was in complete control and working hard for the best possible outcome. Over a period of four years Shifa consistently proved himself to be more than capable.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2014
Exceptional Lawyer
I am a researcher in the field of Alzheimer's disease and wanted to file for National Interest Waiver Green Card. After considering several attorneys, I settled with Mr. Shifa Soressa. I found him to be very responsive, diligent and honest. My family and I got our green cards in less than 6 months. I am very satisfied with his service.
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Posted by Ganga | March 20, 2012
Immigration Attorny
I know Shifa since 2003 when me and my family were looking for green card. He filed my case in a very smart way and me and my family got green card within a short period of time. He is so trustworthy and knowledgeable i ever met in my life.He care person first than money. I wish him live longer and continue to serve needy people as he always does.
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Administrative Law Judge
  • New York City Environmental Control Board
  • 2007 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Shifa Soressa
  • 2002 - Present


  • New York University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1997


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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New York Immigration Lawyer Shifa D. Soressa
Shifa D. Soressa
Immigration Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 20 years