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Katia Jamaica Teirstein

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   125 reviews

also known as Katia Jamaica Leiselsen

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Katia

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Katia is a New York State licensed attorney with her own practice located in midtown Manhattan. She has worked on a variety of settings within the immigration field, initially counseling clients in asylum cases before the Immigration Court. Over the years, her practice areas have broadened to include comprehensive assistance for individuals and businesses. Katia has had her own immigration practice since late 2012 and focuses on business and family immigration. Today, she helps individuals, multinational corporations, executives, artists, and entrepreneurs develop their careers and unite their families in the United States. 

Katia holds a Bachelors of Arts in History from the University of Washington in her homehometown of Seattle, where she graduated with multiple Dean’s List awards and a Certificate of High Scholarship. She received her Juris Doctor from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, where she concentrated in Constitutional Law and was named a Cardozo Public Interest Fellow. During her legal studies, she clerked at the General Counsel Office of the U.S. Department of the Navy and the New York City Office of Emergency Management, as well as the Innocence Project, where she assisted the wrongfully convicted in appeals for DNA testing.

Katia is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), the New York State Bar Association, and the French-American Chamber of Commerce. She also previously sat on numerous sub-committees on the New York City Affairs Committee at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Katia studied at a lycée in North-Eastern France as a teenager, where she learned to speak French. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, cheering on her beloved New York Yankees, and exploring New York City. An avid runner, most mornings you’ll find her running with her two dogs in Central Park or on the trails of Westchester County. She runs the New York City Marathon each November and she recently ran the 2017 Boston Marathon for charity. 

Location

Law Office of Katia Teirstein PLLC
54 West 40th Street
New York, NY, 10018

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Posted by Fabian | April 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best
It was so nice to work with you! I felt totally at ease and safe! Thank you for your great work, I look forward to seeing you again
Posted by Hans | April 15, 2024
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Visa 01 approved
She helps me to get the approval of my 01 visa, guiding me step by step clearly with all the documentation until the end, everything was clear, it wasn’t possible without her help, great communication and explanation of each single topic. Highly recommended!
Posted by Andrea | April 8, 2024
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Exceptional Service by Katia and Her Entire staff
Katia and her entire staff were impeccable throughout my visa application process. They demonstrated remarkable patience and professionalism at every turn. I highly recommend Katia
Posted by Marta Poison | March 27, 2024
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Wonderful experience
I was followed by Katia and her staff during my journey to obtain the O-1 visa They were all very kind and professional, it was like talking to a friend and I didn't feel difficult asking for help on what I had to do. I was accompanied step-by-step with an infallible and effective method. 100% advised!
Posted by Innokenty Meshchakov | March 13, 2024
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From request to USA in one year.
From the beginning of march 2023 I started to work with TattooVisa. I had recommendation from my friend who already got O-1 visa with Katia. The process of representing all proofs wasn’t really hard for me. Every instruction in app was clearly understandable, but of course it took time. Girls at TattooVisa were friendly, on every question I had, I got answer. I recommend Katia as really professional lawyer, she knows what she is doing. Was pleasure to work with her and TattooVisa team.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2024
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Professional and helpful
Katia and the whole team were very responsive and professional throughout the case. The tattoo visa app made the process much easier.
Posted by Jaco Abarca Duran | March 7, 2024
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The best crew that you could had
Absolutely thrilled with the exceptional support provided by my attorneys in securing my O-1 visa. From guiding me through each step to patiently addressing every hiccup along the way, they were instrumental in navigating the process seamlessly. Each member of the team demonstrated outstanding professionalism and expertise, leaving no stone unturned in ensuring success. Highly recommend their services to anyone seeking O-1 visa assistance!
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2024
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Arte tattoo
Muy profesional con experiencia en el caso del área del Arte del tatuaje Y conocimiento del campo evaluando cada detalle
Posted by Fabio | February 8, 2024
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Amazing experience
Katia has a great team, they guided me in every step of the process. They made a very complex process super easy and organized for me… i highly recommended her services, Katia, and all of her amazing staff!
Posted by Claudio | February 7, 2024
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Claudio Valenzuela
Estoy muy agradecido de todo el apoyo y la constante guia en todo el proceso, sin las muchachas de tattoo visa no creo haberlo logrado, son muy amables, respondieron todas mis dudas siempre y estaban atentas ante cualquier cosa
Posted by Tam gallardo | February 6, 2024
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Las mejores!!
Fue mi primera vez solicitando la visa O-1, fue un camino largo pero las abogadas me ayudaron y me acompañaron en todo momento! Súper organizadas. Muchas gracias a todo su equipo! Son las mejores
Posted by Eoghann | February 5, 2024
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Absolutely amazing team!
I cannot recommend these guys more highly! Truly incredible team! So hard working, so kind, and so attentive! I really couldn’t have completed my 01 process without these guys! They are all very knowledgable, supportive, and professional! 10/10 have already recommended many friends and colleagues!
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent/effortless experience with Katia
Katia is a top notch immigration lawyer who provided legal consultation to my husband for his re-entry to the U.S. (after 6 months away as a green card holder). Katia was very strategic, analytical and compassionate which you don’t get in one lawyer often. She was very patient and came up with an approach that helped minimize the potential risks to our situation. She instilled confidence in us with her expertise and knowledge which has helped us cope with the situation effortlessly. We highly recommend Katia!
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Posted by Hans | January 23, 2024
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O1 visa process
The whole process was made really easy with the help from everyone on the team and there app made it really easy to understand everything as well as communicate with them. Would definitely recommend them a million times!
Posted by Farid | January 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
I started this journey with a dream and little knowledge on how to approach this! Katia’s team helped me a lot in achieving my O1 Visa. I was really impressed on how detail oriented they are and how much effort they put into my case. Even with a few bumps on the ride, they never ceased to inform everything and to tell me about the best way to approach each step. I highly recommend Katia’s work!
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Posted by Allan | January 5, 2024
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O-1 VISA GRANTED
First of all I’m super thankful for you guys for helping me with this process. From the very first time I saw your company name from my google search I knew you are the right lawyers for me and somehow I knew I will be in good hands, I wasn’t wrong. You guys are very helpful and deals with your client very well, I never felt intimidated by anything throughout this process because you guys are so good at making me understand every step. I will definitely recommend this company they are worth your time and money.
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Posted by Kristina | December 22, 2023
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Excellent work!
With Katia I got my O-1 visa as a tattoo artist. Whole cooperation was easy and friendly. Initially, I was worried that I can’t be able to do everything on my own with paper work, but the explanations and support from Katia’s office all the way were detailed and accessible. At every stage, I felt that my question was important and that it was being addressed. Not delays, everything clear, can recommend 100%. I plan to continue working with Katia on a new task :)
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2023
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Aprobación de visa
Muy agradecido por los servicios de la abogada quien me ayudo mucho en la aprobación de mi visa 0-1 ,me siento muy satisfecho por todo el proceso ,fue rápido y siempre me guiaron de la major manera .
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
O-1 Visa
Katia and her team were very professional and efficient ! I highly recommend their service !
Posted by Anna | December 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
0-1 and 0-2 USA Visas
I would like to say a big thank you to the whole team at Tattoo Visas. What they have done for myself and my husband has been nothing but amazing, nothing was to hard for them and they had answers to any question we asked and that was also at any time of the day and night. The team is extremely professional when it comes to all aspects of the visa process. The Tattoo Visa App also make life very easy to navigate. I would highly recommend any tattoo artists looking to get there US visa to speak to the team at Tattoo Visa. Best wishes to the team at Tattoo Visa and we look forwards to see you in the United States. Anna and Chris
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner & Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Katia Leiselsen
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • E-2 Change of Status
  • Approved
  • family-based green card
  • Approved

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Public Interest Fellow
  • Yeshiva University
  • 2010
  • Certificate of High Scholarship
  • University of Washington
  • 2006
  • Deans List Award
  • University of Washington
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Immigration Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Leiselsen's number one priority is to protect her clients' best interests and to provide highly knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive representation on their behalf. A highly recommended immigration lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katia is an experienced immigration attorney and a lovely person to work with. When I began practicing immigration law she was generous with her time and advice. As a practicing attorney it is wonderful to have a colleague that I can consult with on complicated cases and strategic issues. I fully endorse Katia and believe that she an exceptional attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Katia Leiselsen for her immigration work. We have worked together on several files and the clients are very happy with her results."
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New York Immigration Lawyer Katia Jamaica Teirstein
Katia Jamaica Teirstein
Immigration Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 13 years