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Alena Shautsova

About me

I enjoy practicing law and helping people. I believe in justice, and equality. I work hard to help my every client, and to make sure that client knows that he/she is not alone.  I represent clients in Asylum, Deportation and Removal proceedings, Immigration Court, Appeals. I help them with Hardship waivers, green card applications, work and business visas, marriage petitions, work authorization, humanitarian parole, parole in place, and all other immigration challenges. You may visit my website for more information.

Another area of practice that I enjoy helping people in, is Employment Discrimination: sexual harassment, discrimination on religious grounds, race, age grounds, gender, pregnancy discrimination. Please visit our employment law website to learn more.

I am a Russian speaking New York attorney, but my practice reaches far beyond language skills.

I can promise you a prompt response, dedication and hard work.


Languages spoken: Russian, English, Spanish, Mandarin, Belarusian

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 45%
    8 years, 234 cases
  2. Employment: 45%
    8 years, 21 cases
  3. Asylum: 10%



Hourly ($250-375/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ross Brenton Russell

    Alena is an exceptional attorney. Her credentials and experience and bolstered by her personal experiences. She entire resume is impressive and inspiring. I gladly endorse this lawyer.


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  • Alec E Cannon

    Ms. Shoutsova is very knowledgable and always provides excellent answer to Avvo user questions. I endorse her without hesitation.


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Contact info


2908A Emmons Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11235


NYCurrently registered 200807/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cali Award for Business AssociationsThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2006
Edmund S. Muskie ScholarshipUSA Dept of State2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Alena Shautsova2008 - Present
LawyerUnited Nations and UNCHR Project in Belarus2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Associationrepresentative to the United Nations Social and Economic Council2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionDistrict Representative for New York, District 42011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationCo- Liaison to Section of International Law from YL2011 - Present
Special Committee on Immigration Representation of NYSBAMember2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionCo-editor Criminal Practice Management Committee Newsletter2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Schaub v. County of Olmsted
People v. Dazzo
Luz Cardeno v. John Potter (Postmaster General of the United States of America)Plaintiff verdict for $33,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association publicationWomen in the Profession and Professional Women2014
Electronically-in-Touch (NYSBA)Annual Meeting Recap2013
Web PublicationICE Agents Suing the Department of Homeland Security2013
Web PublicationHow Can Notario Fraud Impede Immigration?2013
Immigration PublicationProvisional Waiver Help For New York Families2013
Electronically-in-Touch (NYSBA)Annual Meeting Recap2012
Electronically-in-Touch (NYSBA)Child Protection Status Act and Priority Date: 9th Circuit Rejects BIA Decision in Matter of Wang2012
Immigration PublicationChild Protection Status Act and Priority Date2012
Immigration PublicationMarriage to a US Citizen2012
Immigration PublicationWho is a Child for Immigration Purposes2012
Immigration PublicationCan I File My Asylum Application After the One Year Deadline?2012
Immigration publicationICE Continues to Crack Down2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawOther - Masters2006
Western State University College of LawLawMaster of Jurisprudence2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ABA YLDMarketing For Young Attorneys2014
NYSBA Annual MeetingBridging the Gap2013
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionaAmerican Bar Association, YLD benefits2013
NYSBA Annual MeetingRepresenting Non US Citizens2012
American Bar Association, International Law SectionInternational Piracy Tribunal2012
International Law Student ConferenceLabor Law2005
International Student ConferenceLabor Law2004