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David M. Sperling

Immigration Attorney at Huntington Station, NY

4.4   36 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Represent clients before Immigration Court, Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Cases include asylum, green cards, family petitions, citizenship, motions to reopen deportation orders, appellate litigation, relief for battered women, religious workers visas, work permits, travel documents, consular processing.

    28 years

  2. Family
    Represent clients for Special Immigrant Juvenile status in Nassau and Suffolk County Family Court

    13 years

  3. Criminal defense
    Represent clients charged with violations, misdemeanors and felonies in Nassau and Suffolk County district courts.

    28 years

  4. Real estate
    Closings thoughout Long Island

    7 years

  Before becoming an immigration lawyer, I worked as a journalist for the Miami Herald and Newsday.  I also spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Central American in the early 1980s, a time of tremendous civil unrest and guerrilla warfare in the region.  (That's also where I learned to speak Spanish!)

   Since putting out my shingle in 1995, I have handled literally thousands of cases from clients throughout the world and from many different national and ethnic groups.  We have won several groundbreaking decisions, including one involving three Honduran children that helped expand the boundaries of asylum law. I feel very fortunate to have been able to help so many immigrants gain legal status.

     Our firm has expanded rapidly over the last 10 years to include four fully staffed offices on Long Island -- in Central Islip, Huntington Station, Riverhead and Hempstead.  The vast majority of our attorneys and staff are immigrants or first-generation Americans.  While most of our clients are Hispanic,  we also represent immigrants from around the world in family-based and employment-based cases. 

    I and my staff strive to provide the best possible service to our clients at the most reasonable fee.  



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4.4 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyer in Long Island
I had the pleasure to hire them to represent my case after I tried at least 5 other law officers. I found the the service outstanding, from the paralegal service of Miriam Ebers and Idalia Rodriguez to the brilliant lawyer Mike Nappo. Very detailed explanation of the process and help to gather all the documents needed, I would recommend this firm to anyone that needs it!
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Posted by Jennifer | December 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work
Judy has been a pleasure to work with. She has been working on my case for over two years. Throughout these two years, she has been attentive, caring, and professional. Speaking to her made it easy to communicate my concerns regarding my case. She has shown me the assurance that every requirement had to be met a punctual time.  Judy is truly an OUTSTANDING attorney, and definitely the BEST that I have ever met! Judy is that one sincerely rare attorney that really cares about you and your case! That’s not just lip-service from her; she is absolutely authentic, genuine, and full of passion to represent her clients.
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Posted by Tammy | July 10, 2017
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David Sperling's office was very professional. They helped my husband obtain a visa. One person in particular in this office went above and beyond her duties and made sure that my husband was able to contact her at all time. That person name is Flor. She is an amazing person and we will forever be grateful to her and Mr. Sperling. I would also like to thank Chiquita for being so professional. Our case was very difficult and took a long time to process but it is worth the wait! I will be recommending this lawyer to all our friends and family!
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Posted by Edwin Castaneda | May 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Primero quiero agradecer a Dios porque a pesar de que mi caso era muy dificil, ahora ya estoy en camino a obtener mi residencia gracias a la oficina del abogado David Sperling. Yo consulte mi caso en varias oficinas de abogados, pero ninguno queria tomar el caso porque era muy dificil, hasta que unos primos mios, que tenian su caso en esta oficina, me recomendaron, y ahora ya estoy proximo a obtener mi residencia. Me siento muy contento con el servicio de los abogados Sperling y Tavares.
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Posted by Elizabeth | May 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
great results
I want to take a moment to commend Mr. Sperling and his team (Hulda, Adam , Lia and the administrative staff). I cried with relief and joy on Thursday when Our case was decided in our favor. The entire team has been very professional. They have also provided a sense of humanity and compassion. the team spent hours painstakingly getting our paperwork together. If it is true that a leader can be measured by the quality and effectiveness of his team, then David Sperling is outstanding. We eagerly look forward to a successful continuation and an ultimate completion of this journey henceforth.
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Posted by Luis | February 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney-with Excellent Paralegal, Hulda!!
My name is Luis, and I remember my mother retaining the attorney in 2004 to represent me in immigration court. I was 13 years old when my case started. Throughout the years, my attorney filed different applications in order to help me obtain status in this country. My case went through many different stages from Asylum in immigration court to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. In 2012, my adjustment was filed. However, it was delayed because of a terrible accident that I underwent. I was charged with a D.W.I. and I was given 3 years probation and am still on probation. I was charged with a misdemeanor. In the End, I was finally able to obtain my Green Card and if there is one person in the office who knows my case very well is the attorney's paralegal, Hulda. She help me though the whole process, she help me filed every application i need it to present to immigration. she was very helpful and understanding. I truly thank David Sperling for all the hard work done on my case since 2004 and for the great staff who truly cares about their clients. I would like to thank Hulda for the Hard work she did on my case. I am so thankful to the Law Office of David and to Hulda.
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Posted by Evelyn | January 14, 2015
Hulda God sent
Dear Mr. Sperling: I am writing this letter to you to let you know about an exceptional employee you have in your firm. I am talking about Hulda Mazariegos. We came to you in October of 2012 for my husband’s case. At first there were errors made on my case which one of those errors was made by you. I am not sure if you recall. Fortunately when I got a letter from homeland security stating we were denied and needed more proof of hardship the person handling my case was out and Hulda came in the picture to help me out. I have to tell you that her professionalism and the amount of care she took with my case was unbelievable. She saw my husband and me beyond clients. She saw in us a friend, even a family member in that position. She took our case on a personal level with so much care. To her I was not just a client she was determined to make sure our case was approved, even though she was told it would not be approved after that first denial letter we received. She did not believe that, she put her trust in God and in herself to write the best affidavit she could write for us. We finally got our approval and got our interview date. Hulda went out of her way to come all the way to my house to deliver paperwork I might need to take with me just in case they asked for it. My appointment was for November 6th 2014. I had to leave Oct 30th because my Dr. Appointment had to be done Oct 31st so the lab work etc. could be ready by the 6th. The day I left Oct 30th at 11am the embassy sends me an email requesting all this other paperwork my husband was going to need for the interview. I did not have all that paperwork with me of course since they had told us we did not need anything except the lab work from the doctor. I was frantic so I emailed Hulda and even texted her. Hulda was so expedient in getting me the paperwork since you had a lot of it. She emailed it to me and I was able to go to a place in El Salvador and print the stuff I needed and was ready for the interview. My family is going to be kept together and honestly this letter and the flowers I gave her is not enough for what she has done. I had put all my faith in God and that God was going to do the right thing for us. Hulda was the person God sent to help us. I finally feel blessed out of all the bad things that kept happening to us. You have no idea how much this changed my life and that of my family. I will never be able to repay Hulda but the least I can do is write this letter. I am not trying to tell you how to run your office but I honestly believe Hulda deserves a raise because of her I will refer many people who will need an attorney. I will tell them to work specifically with Hulda because of the care she took with my case. Hulda is an asset to your firm and I hope you appreciate her for this. Another person that I got to work with on a different case was Adam Tavares. My brother in-law was detained by immigration and he showed me step by step on what to do for the bond and where to go. Most people that where there had been there 2 or 3 times. On my first time I had everything I needed thanks to Adam giving me all the information I would need to go there. He is also a great person I dealt with. From myself, my husband Ernesto Lara and family thank you very much. Sincerely, Evelyn
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Posted by Jason | July 25, 2014
Best immigration Attorney on Long Island
Mr. Sperling is the best and most knowledgeable Immigration Attorney on Long Island. My wife and I have been with him for 15 years. We saw 4 or 5 different attorneys before we retained Mr. Sperling. My wife had an extremely difficult case that most of the attorneys said lets start right now but no guarantee. From the start Mr. Sperling told us that we need to be patient and wait for the right moment to proceed with our motions. Everything he told us was accurate. He explains every detail to us so we fully understand what to expect. His staff of paralegals is outstanding. They were all terrific at communicating with me with documents that I needed and also assisted in obtaining tax documents for me that I needed. Everybody in the Huntington Station office and Central Islip office are very nice and professional. We did a lot of work over the last year with Arlene for the Green Card and Hullda for the Joint Motion To Reopen. Both are terrific to work with and so pleasant. We were happy to have such fine people to work with. Bottom line is if you live on Long Island and need an Immigration Attorney you should contact Mr. Sperling. He and his staff are the best.
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Posted by Ahmet TIRYAKI | February 27, 2014
Great Lawyer, Excelent Person
My name is Ahmet, I had very good experience with Mr. David M. Sperling, he is the best immigration lawyer I ever meet. Whatever he promised he did. He knows immigration law very good, he will tell results before even you go to interview or apply for something. My case was really very hard to win but he took it step by step and finally I got my permanent green card. He definitely knows what he is doing, I m very happy to meet Mr. David M. Sperling, he is so honest and always positive about things, I appreciate him for everything he did fo my case. Now I can dream bigger thanks to him, he does not quit on anything he tries and takes everything step by step to win the case. Thank you Mr. David M Sperling for everything you did like you promised...
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2012
Excellent results from a fantastic attorney!
Mr. Sperling went above and beyond to making sure my family's case for permanent residency went as smooth as possible. He worked in a timely matter and by the end, I was actually impressed at how fast things moved. The staff, especially Hulda, was very attentive and helpful all throughout the process. I've been a client for over 5 years and I recommend highly recommend this attorney. Thank you for all your help David!
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2011
From a Former Employee
First, some full disclosure: I was never a client of David Sperling, but I did work for him previously. So I got to see how he handled his whole client base, not just one individual client. The one thing that I will praise him most for is the fact that he cares about his clients and works hard for them. He keeps his clients informed about the status of their cases. I don't remember seeing any cases that fell through the cracks. Further, Mr. Sperling knows the law. And if he doesn't, he has the tools to find the answer to an issue quickly and efficiently. Mr. Sperling is also very intelligent, and will sit down with for a consultation and explain to you what needs to be done in your case. The course that he chooses is usually the best possible argument that could have been made. I will not hesitate to recommend Mr. Sperling, because he will give you the competent legal representation that you need, and will diligently pursue your case and make sure that deadlines are met, forms are properly filed, all supporting evidence is submitted, and that you made the best possible argument for your case. In the end, this is exactly what you need in an immigration attorney.
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Posted by Hector A Santeliz | July 28, 2011
Great Lawyer And Excelent Person
Megustaria recomendar la oficinas y servicios del pretigioso abogado David Sperling quien es un excelente abogado de imigracion y como ser humano es una excelente persona y muy buen amigo es super dedicado a su trabajo y muy reponsable yo soy miembro de la familia santeliz quienes por motivos de peligro de muerte tubimos que abondonar nuestro pais y benir a estados unidos pero fuimos detenidos por imigracion pero por parte de ellos no recibimos ayuda si no al contrario enfrentabamos un proceso de deportacion pero gracias a que mi hermana escucho hablar y muchas recomendaciones del abogado sperling se puso de inmediato en contacto con el y el de inmediato se puso hacer su trabajo por el cual garcias a dios y a mister sperling ahora yo al igual que mi padre y mi madre gosamos de una completa libertad y un caso de asilo politico la verdad no hay palabras para agradeser por el excelente trabajo del abogado David Sperling y todas las personas que juntamente con el trabajaron fuertemente para resolver nuestro caso y por agradecimiento al trabajo ya hecho por el equipo de profecionales del abogado Sperling es para mi un placer el poder recomendar a un Excelente Abogado.....DAVID SPERLING ABOGADO DE IMIGRACION
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Posted by Joseph | July 28, 2011
Imigration Removal
Mr. Sperling firm was very knowledgeable of what my case was about. His team of lawyers worked very hard and responsive on every step of my case. They always kept me informed and aware of what was going on, and trustworthy with everything. I have all but good things to say about the team of lawyers at David Sperlings office. There professionalism and devotion made my case one of the best examples of justice in removal procedures in this country. David and his team were the best at what they do best. Representing you and the follow up it's nothing but the best of what they do. I would go to the end with his team and highly would recommend them to any one out there that is in need of a Law firm for any Immigration matters. Thank you David Thank you team Sperling. God Blest you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2011
Great Lawyer!
very knowledgable and helpful, the best attorney i've ever hired.
Posted by Omar | June 23, 2011
Excellent service and results
i came to mr.sperling office to be petitioned by my wife to become a legal resident, thru out the whole process Flor and mr.sperling kept me very informed gave great advice and helped me finally adjust my legal status. i recommend anyone who is looking for a firm that will be there for you every step of the way, this is the firm your looking for.
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Posted by betsy | March 16, 2011
am very pleased with the team of Mr. David M. Sperling and the service offered to carry my divorce especially Yury who was always in communication with me to let me know the whole process, thanks for everything
Posted by Aycan N. | March 15, 2011
Excellent Attorney at Law
I had a complicated divorce case but thanx to the Law Office of David M. Sperling and its staff. Thank you Mr. Sperling for your efficient service specially Yuri for always keeping me upto date. I am truly sastified with the Firm's service
Posted by Humberto | March 13, 2011
Good attorney
I recommend David Sperling because he s did a great job with my case. He is always sincere and cared for my case.
Posted by Noriel | December 13, 2010
Excellent Service
Excellent Attorney, he made my dream true, I finally became a Permanent Resident after 15 years thanks to Mr. Sperling (mine was a rather complicated case). I have know him for over 15 years and he has always been willing to help me. I would definitely recommend the services of Mr. Sperling. He is a very honest and trustworthy person. My wife is currently applying for her papers with Mr. Sperling and I am 100% sure she is going to get her papers too. Thank you Mr. Sperling!
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Posted by Angela | November 29, 2010
Excellent service and great results!
My husband filed a petition for me, which was denied. We hired Mr. Sperling to appeal the decision and the case was approved! Not only we're very happy and thankful for the result of the appeal, but also for the excellent service that we received through the process from Mr. Sperling's competent and caring staff. A great lawyer with a great office... it can't get any better.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • owner, attorney
  • Law Offices of David M. Sperling
  • 1995 - Present


  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994


  • Jewish Community Relations Council -- Long Island
  • Advisory Board
  • 2013 - Present
  • Brentwood Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Long Island Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Immigration Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (New York City Area chapter)
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Central American Refugee Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson-Reuters
  • 2021
  • Honoree
  • Comite Civico Salvadoreno
  • 2017
  • "Grand Champion"
  • Puerto Rican Hispanic Day Parade
  • 2016
  • Honoree
  • Comite Civico Cubano
  • 2015
  • Humanitarian of Year
  • National Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers Assn.
  • 2014
  • "Pipil Award"
  • Salvadoran American Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Central American Refugee Center
  • 1997
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  • New York Times
  • op-ed article on comprehensive immigration reform
  • 2007
  • Newsday
  • op-ed article on Dream Act
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Law 101
  • Family Petitions
  • 2008
  • Immigration Law Basics
  • Family-based Immigration
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
Endorse David
Immigration Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with David for three years. He has been a great person to work for. He communicates well with and fights hard for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. David Sperling is a compassionate and intelligent lawyer you want on your side. And he is just an ideal friend and human being to know. You can trust Mr. Sperling with your legal matters for sure."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Sperling is a very knowledgeable attorney who has enabled many immigrant families obtain legal status in the United States. Besides being an accomplished and well-respected lawyer within our community, David Sperling is an outstanding human being who takes on immigration matters with humility and sincerity. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David and I are members of the NYC chapter, and his numerous postings on our chapter online community show that he is a veteran, generous with his expertise, and has concern for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In 17 years of legal practice I have never come in contact with a more qualified immigration attorney. Mr. Sperling's advice is invaluable and clients I have referred have nothing but superlatives to say about Mr. Sperling. Anyone with an immigration issues should speak to Mr. Sperling."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Passionate and dedicated As a long-time (32 years) practicioner in the field of US immigration law, I highly recommend Dave Sperling as a superb advocate for his clients. He is a passionate and dedicated attorney who zealously represents his clients, many of whom are Hispanic immigrants from Latin America. He speaks Spanish fluently, and has been widely recognized for his outstanding service to the immigrant community. Earlier this year, Dave went to Guatemala on a successful pro-bono mission to bring back a U.S. Citizen girl who had been effectively "deported" by immigraton authorities. The story was covered by media around the world. Dave is an excellent lawyer, and also is a very effective advocate for the immigrant community."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Over the last 15 years I have been involved with a number of cases with David Sperling, Esq. Many of these cases involved complex legal issues, as well as the risk of deportation. Mr. Sperling has consistently produced excellent results. He is one of the top immigration attorneys in New York. He is familiar with the process and has over the years produced incredible results for my clients. I would highly recommend Mr. Sperling."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Sperling is a top notch lawyer and I highly recommend him. He is well versed in immigration law, is compassionate towards his clients and has high ethical standards. I endorse him with absolutely no reservations."
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