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Alexander Joseph Segal

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

4.8   143 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 21 years
    New Jersey - NJ 21 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Alexander

Learn Alexander’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    80%
    Removal & Deportation Defense Immigration Appeals - all levels Immigration Detention work Overly Complex Immigration/Deportation Cases Investment-based Immigration Inadmissibility Waivers

    23 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Asylum
    10%

  3. Family
    10%
    Divorces of every complexity in NY & NJ

    23 years, 500 cases

DEDICATED TO HELPING IMMIGRANTS ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS AND SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS

Alexander J. Segal is a founding partner at The Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal, PLLC with extensive experience in immigration law.  He has rich experience working in the most complex areas of immigration and deportation law. Mr. Segal has extensive immigration litigation experience, allowing him to successfully represent clients before the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Courts. Mr. Segal dedicates a substantial portion of his immigration practice to complex cases such as appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, motions to reopen, cases involving criminal aliens, and Federal Court actions. He also has extensive experience in defending clients in Removal Proceedings before the Immigration Courts across the United States. Mr. Segal also frequently represents individuals, families, and businesses in a range of interviews and appearances before the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services whether in connection with applications for asylum, temporary visas, lawful permanent residence, or naturalization. Mr. Segal has witnessed the challenges that immigrants face in the United States first hand, which gives him the ability to treat each and every case with empathy and compassion. He strives to provide all his clients with personal and professional service.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 7 ...
Top Contributor 2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Top Contributor
2019 2018 2017 + 4 ...

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Location

The Law Offices Of Grinberg & Segal, PLLC

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  143 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Roman L. | February 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best immigration lawyer in NY, highly recommended!
Alexander Segal is the best choice if you're looking for attorney whom you can trust. He helped me to resolve my complicated immigration matter that I brought to him from different lawyer's office. His office was very professional, respectful, knowledgeable and responsible from the first time I called and during the whole working process. Alex answered all my questions and concerns. He is real professional and knows what he's doing. So just trust him and do everything that he recommends, and in the end you'll get the results. Also he is one those attorneys who always responds back to emails and calls and have time for his clients - it was really important for me. Thank you very much for making my dream come true!)
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Posted by Alexey | March 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you to the EXCELLENT ATTORNEY!!!!
I am writing this review to express my sincere gratitude to Alexander Segal and his professional team: Wendy Barlow, Ricardo, etc. Around three years ago I was referred to the law office of Alexander Segal by my friend. It was the best idea to hire him as my attorney in my complicated political asylum case. From the first initial consultation, during the whole working and preparation process he proved himself as a professional, knowledgeable, experienced, detailed oriented immigration attorney that you can trust to and rely on. Anytime I had a question or doubt I could ask him and he always found time to respond me back and give the best advice during the meetings. He was easy reached by skype, phone or email too. Alexander Segal is straightforward and does not ’babysit’ you. He took my case seriously. At the beginning I felt a little bit overwhelmed but later I used to his pace because I understood that it was his own manner to help and prepare me to the interview. During your meetings you have to listen to him carefully and answer his questions precisely. He assists you in preparation to the interview but you have to put your part and be responsible and truthful. Along with Alexander Segal I would also like to thank other attorney Wendy Barlow who closely worked with me in preparation to my interview and assisted the interview in Lyndhurst, NJ. She made a considerable and valuable contribution in overall success of my case. Three years ago I believed in smart and intelligent Alexander Segal and his reliable team and they delivered. Together we achieved our goal. Last February I was granted political asylum from the interview after being in this country for more than twelve years. I greatly appreciate your assistance in achieving my dream. I sincerely recommend Alexander Segal to anybody who is seeking political asylum. I know that all cases are different but I can assure you that it does not matter how difficult and complicated your case is, Alexander Segal will try to do his best to win it.
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Posted by Mykhailo | April 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional lawyer
Had a pleasure to work with Alexander on my case for over last two years. Alexander did an amazing job to prepare us for a court, and guide us through entire process. We had lots of conversations, calls and meeting and along the way Alexander kept it at high and professional manner. Definitely recommend to anyone who needs a great lawyer.
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Posted by Valeria | February 26, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommend!
I want to express my deep appreciation for the exceptional legal expertise and steadfast support provided by Alexander Segal throughout the entire proceedings. Beyond demonstrating a profound understanding of intricate immigration procedures, he exhibited remarkable communication skills, keeping me informed at every stage and promptly addressing my questions and concerns. What truly distinguishes Alexander is his unwavering dedication to the client's well-being. He went above and beyond to thoroughly research and argue my case, displaying a genuine passion for justice and a commitment to achieving positive outcomes. The successful resolution of my immigration case is a clear testament to Alexander's competence and devotion. I enthusiastically recommend his legal services to anyone in search of a dependable, knowledgeable, and empathetic advocate for their immigration concerns. Thank you for making a significant impact on my life!
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Posted by Daria | January 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ASYLUM GRANTED IN ONE YEAR FROM ENTRY!
A week ago, our immigration court case for obtaining political asylum ended in victory! Our interests were represented in court by Alexander Segal. He was preparing us for the court. Alexander is an attorney who immediately inspires trust and confidence in victory. Everything he explained to us during the preparation for the court was very clear, understandable. January 2, 2024 – we received a New Year’s gift! The court lasted no more than 15 minutes! Alexander, thank you very much! We are very happy! We wish you further victories!
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Posted by Nomto Budaev | June 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Успешный адвокат
Выражаю огромную благодарность Alexander J Segal! Профессионал своего дела, человек с открытым сердцем! Отмечу не маловажный фактор, это его опыт в ведении и сопровождении дел в суде! Да, бывает, что он занят и не берет трубку, но на это я рекомендую клиентам быть настойчивее и в тоже время деликатнее с Александром! Мой выбор состоял из следующих качеств адвоката: русскоговорящий (общаться на понятном языке), опытный, ответственный, толерантный!
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Posted by Evgenii | June 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Огромная благодарность!
Мы хотели бы выразить нашу искреннюю благодарность Александру Сигал и его команде за их высочайший уровень профессионализма, экспертизы и поддержки, которые они предоставили нам и нашей семье! С первого же контакта мы почувствовали, что находимся в надежных руках. Благодаря усилиям Александра, мы смогли достичь успешного исхода в нашем деле. Сильная защита наших интересов, умение аргументировать нашу проблему и преодолевать юридические сложности были поистине впечатляющими. Мы искренне рекомендуем всем, кто ищет высококлассного профессионала в области миграционной защиты!
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Posted by Munko | June 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Segal is the best immigration lawyer in the usa
He has rich experience and excellent knowledge. He knows how to communicate with judges and prosecutors. He has a strong authority. My case won and the quick result is the best indicator of his work.
Posted by Alex | February 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alexander J Segal
We thank Alexander for the work done and the case won in court. The lawyer is very competent and professional in his field. Actively defended our interests before the judge and the prosecutor. We recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Yury N | February 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great respect to your professionalism Alexander
I was amazed by Alexander's professionalism! The lawyer perfectly prepared me for the hearing, provided an excellent defense in court. My case was very complicated, the trials lasted for several years and the judge extended the hearings because of the large amount of information and documents. At the last hearing, the prosecutor had practically no questions, and the judge was completely satisfied with the submission of documents and facts, and issued a positive verdict.
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Posted by ilyas | February 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
. выйти на связь к тёте эстер сегаль? Её ищет подруга.
Здравствуйте. Александер сегаль. Как нам на связь к тёте эстер сегаль? You may answer here. I'll check here. Thank you
Response from Alexander Segal May 24, 2023
A kto vy?
Posted by Anastasia | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Political asylum case! Excellent work!
Alexander Segal, a great immigration lawyer! He finished and brought my case to an end, after the previous lawyer who could not be in court with me! He won my case fantastically today in court !!! He was constantly in touch with me and answered all my questions, told me in detail how the trial was going on and how to prepare for it as much as possible. Solves any questions very quickly! I strongly recommend contacting him, with him you will be sure of victory! I am sure that if you have a difficult situation, as I had, Alexander will help! Thank you with all respect, Anastasia Bezabrazova
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Posted by Ziv | October 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best
Alexander Segal the best immigration lawyer in the NYC area without a doubt. His law office handled my case flawlessly and very efficiently. I'm so lucky to have found him. He and his staff make sure you understand the naturalization process and prepare you for any interview. None of my questions was left unanswered. They deliver what they promise, if you do your part. Highly recommended for any immigration process or issue you might have.
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Posted by Vladislav | October 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
political asylum case
Good afternoon. Sorry for my English. Alexandr was recommended to me by a very good friend, he said that he is a professional and you can relax, he knows how and what to do. The person perfectly understands the situation of refugees in another country, including financial, so the conditions of work with him were as comfortable as possible. All documents were submitted on time, Alexander helped with the correct writing of the story and its translation into English. He devoted a lot of time to collecting additional evidence on the case and additional materials. For a week they began to prepare for the court session, and on the last day before the court he stayed right up to 12 at night! It was obvious that the man treated my case as if it were his own. It obliged us a lot and we could not lose. As practice has shown, on October 6 I received approval in court the first time. The process was quite long, more than 3 hours. But he and I handled the pressure perfectly! Great professional and great person! Highly recommend to everyone
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Posted by Siarhei | October 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you for your help !!!!!!!
First I want to say thank you to the whole team, and also I appreciate all that my attorney Alexander J. Segal have done for me. From my experience I can share, that having a successful result, like I had, you have to work hard and listen to what you attorney said. I did all job from my side and the team was able to wisely use it to win my case. Alexander J. Segal was with me from the very beginning to the very end and always supported me. He definitely knows what he is doing, because he value his reputation. Thank you again for all you’ve done for me!
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Posted by Серёга :) | May 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Beyond Excellent Immigration Lawyer and Professional work
Thank you, Alexander and your team for making it happen. Finally, this is a moment of glory, and I would like to write a review for you. 2 years ago I was referred to the law office of Alexander by my friend. I came to Alexander with 7 years of experience dealing with various lawyers; my case was very simple at the beginning, but because my previous lawyers did not know what they were doing, my case become complex to the point of removal. My previous lawyer screwed up many times, but the biggest issue was failing to explain the consequences of losing my status, which I did not even realize I was losing when I could easily maintain it. I interviewed a lot of other lawyers but decided to go with Alexander. He was the only one to understand my case and had a plan on how to proceed and fix it. When I was in court, Alexander stroke me as a professional. I could see his expertise in this field. Sometimes when I was in a court, I had empathy for immigrants hiring those “kids” or scam lawyers where they did not even know how to talk to the judge. Also, I want to thank Alexander for the support, at the moment when I was losing my hope. Look, lawyers are not magicians. If you have a bad case you maybe just go home. But if you have a complex case, or it may be just a simple case as once it was mine, and you need a lawyer that would not miss an important detail, date, lawyer that could explain you all the nuances of your case, who has experience in courts talking to a judge, and expertise in all complexity of immigration system, Alexander would be the one.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
If you are looking for a top-notch attorney, look no further! I couldn't be happier that I chose his services. He's clearly a very experienced immigration attorney and his results speak for themselves. He is very direct and on-point. I never had issues getting in touch with him or his staff when I needed a question answered. Overall, don't hesitate if you are considering his representation.
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Posted by James | December 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Direct and Friendly
Mr. Segal was just great. He knew exactly what he was talking about, he was very friendly and most of all, he got results! So thankful that I hired him. It was such a pleasure and I consider him a friend.
Posted by Di | October 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I recommend to everyone, in my experience
Hello everybody! I am a real client who has been waiting for my business for years, yesterday I came out with Alexander with a victory !!!! I want to share with you who reads and is looking for a professional, knowledgeable lawyer with a capital letter. He was recommended to me by chance, I had a desperate situation, I had no choice to look for a Lawyer. Since there was little time for this, to my happiness Alexander was free that day. I just took him so as not to spoil the chance. And I didn’t regret it, not a bit, because in 4 days he got acquainted with my case. He very much found the right approach and prepared me correctly. Yes, everything depends on us, but it is very important to have a professional lawyer. I recommend him to everyone, even if just for a consultation, personally I will contact him because he is smart !!! We won with him, thanks to him !!! Thank you Alexander for my lucky day in my life.
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
EB1A approval
It wasn’t a long journey for me to get the approval for EB1A petition, it wasn’t luck either to have it done in 6 months. It was God blessing and the hard work of such an expert, professional and a sincere lawyer, Mr. Alex Segal. He had all necessary skills and knowledge to scrutinize the case, analyze the risks and find the best strategy to tackle them. He is meticulous with gathering information and looking at minor details that could shift the course of action. I honestly admired his way of communicating with the client and responding to all inquiries. He is very straightforward when it comes to expectation and he provides expert advices on next steps. I have the highest regards for Mr. Alexander and I will always seek his expertise whenever needed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
  • Pro bono 3 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal, P.L.L.C.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Offices of Alexander J. Segal, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2005

Education

  • City University of New York School of Law at Queens College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Academy of Management TISBI,
  • Law Degree from Russian Federation
  • 2001
  • Kiev Polytechnic Institute,
  • Equivalent of Combined Bachelor and Master’s Degrees
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Maximov v. Gonzales, (2nd Cir 2003)
  • Remanded to the BIA and eventually to the Immigration Judge. Full reversal of the original DHS's position.
  • Litvinova v. Mukasey, (2nd Cir. 2008)
  • Reversal by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals of the USDOJ's denial of asylum. Case remanded for a new hearing
  • In Re M-L- (BIA 2008)
  • Remanded to the IJ where the CAT relief was granted.
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Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • Ukrainian
  • Belarusian
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Most Viewed Writer
  • QUORA
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • LawQA Verified
  • LawQA
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • National Leadership Award
  • National Republican Committee
  • 2005
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (255)
Given (244)
Endorse Alexander
Asylum Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Segal is a competent attorney, who takes time to satisfy his clients in full. He is genuine in response and very knowledgeable."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Segal has made a substantial number of contributions on avvo.com. I have read several of his contributions and have found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Detailed and helpful answers to questions."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Segal is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alexander is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Mr. Segal. He is a top-notch immigration attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Segal provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. His professionalism, remarkable knowledge and vast experience place Mr. Segal among the top notch lawyers in his areas of practice. With utmost dedication and quick critical thinking, he has successfully resolved an impressive number of cases over the course of his career. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Segal is respected by colleagues and is dedicated to the field and his clients. He is a relentless attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients. He is dedicated, strategic, and compassionate. His experience makes him uniquely qualified to provide the practical advice that matters most to clients. I endorse this attorney because, in addition to those qualities, I know that he can be trusted to handle the case to the best of his ability."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as to many of our fellow law professionals for his knowledge and professionalism."
Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Segal. He is very knowledgable and professional. He always provides thorough answers on Avvo."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alexander's ratings speak for themselves. I highly recommend him to anybody seeking legal counsel in his area."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alexander is thoroughly professional and an excellent attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to a client."
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