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Mitchell C. Zwaik

Immigration Attorney at Ronkonkoma, NY

4.2   10 reviews

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About Mitchell

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Practice area
  1. Immigration

    44 years, 10,000 cases

My grandfather, Joseph Zwaik, was 16 years old when he walked off the steamship plank onto Ellis Island. It was 1911 and he was traveling alone, carrying everything he owned in a small suitcase. He came to a country that needed his labor and he faced an immigration bureaucracy that was more concerned with trachoma than with terrorists. Physicians checked for trachoma, a contagious eye infection, by turning the eyelid inside out with a buttonhook to look for inflammations on the inner eyelid. The process was quick and painful. Today, the process of immigrating to the United States is often slow and painful. An American citizen seeking to reunite with brothers or sisters must wait up to 12 years to bring them to the USA. A U.S. employer in desperate need of skilled workers to keep his business going must often wait between three to five years to bring in the workers he needs. “Illegal aliens” who keep America’s farms and factories working are often treated like criminals. Our immigration laws are so complex and contradictory as to defy any logic and politicians play to the voters by blaming immigrants for our problems in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Individuals seeking to immigrate to the USA today need the help of an experienced immigration professional. We are active in all phases of immigration law including investment and business related petitions, family based petitions, political asylum, removal proceedings, and CSS/LULAC applications. We obtain work related status for professionals (H-1B), non-professionals (H-2B) and investors (E-2). We also obtain green cards for investors, professionals (including doctors, athletes, researchers, educators, and business professionals) and skilled workers (including specialty cooks, machine operators, and others.)

Our clients come from all over the U.S. and abroad, including individuals and corporate clients in Europe, South America and Asia. They come to the USA today with many dreams and they come with the same dream as my grandfather’s almost a century ago – to find a better life. My uncle, Stanley Zwaik began an immigration practice more than 50 years ago to help people find that dream. And we are dedicated to that same principle today.

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Licensed for 42 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1980
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Mitchell Zwaik & Associates, P.C.
5014 Express Drive South
Ronkonkoma, NY, 11779
Mitchell Zwaik & Associates, P.C.
48 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
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4.2 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by Ana | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mitchell is the best if you are looking for inmigration attorney whom you can trust. He helped me to resolve my complicated immigration case. The office was professional and very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, Helpful
We met with Mitchell for our green card interview and were very impressed by him in our first meeting. Mitchell was very professional and knowledgeable. He spent the time with me and my wife and understood the details of the case. During interview also, he was very respectful and helpful and replied the officer when needed. For sure, he and his office is one of the best immigration attorney office in long island. Thank you Mitchell.
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Posted by Funes | February 19, 2017
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We presented the case of my husband to lawyer Mitchell, He answered all our questions, He was sincere and He explained the possible and impossible of our case, We decided to give the case to him, the costs of opening the case are a bit expensive but we have very good references from other people to whom He helped them and that motivates Us to strive to pay their fees. God and He will help us in our case. The only problem I found was that his secretary who translated from English to Spanish is not very good, maybe translates half or less of what he says (I understood everything to the lawyer, the problem was my husband), I recommend that you go with someone That is bilingual and translates correctly so that you do not go home confused.
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Posted by Sherpa | October 29, 2015
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I from Nepal, and I have been in this country for eight years. I'm a visa overstay client of Mitchel C zawak. I love America and I always wanted to stay here, but since I was failed to apply my green card on time there was no other options left for me on the table according to the immigration law. But after the devastating earthquake strikes in Nepal there was door open for us to work and travel home legally with tps,for temporary. As soon as I got this information I ran to his office and ask him if I am eligible for this tps, he said of course, he help me to fill up the form and my tps is approved, and now I'm applying my travel document... I respect him and I trust him as one of the best knowledgeable immigration attorney in the island. Sherpa
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Posted by Jaswante | October 6, 2014
Excellent Immigration Attorneys
I have been a client of Mr Zwaik since 1998, he helped me with PR card and Citizenship for me and my son. In 2012 Leslie Zwaik helped with my husband's immigration visa. I have good faith in them. Thank You, Mr and Mrs Zwaik, Vanessa and Micheal.
Posted by tgn | July 25, 2013
knowledgeable and gets results
My daughter needed to get a work permit with very short notice to appear in a movie. They were able to deliver. They also helped me get green cards for my entire family at a substantial lower price to what other lawyers were suggesting.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2010
Great Experience
I have been a client for 8 years and my investment visa is approved for renewal every 2 years. They return my calls right away, and treat me like family from the first time. They are a fmaily firm too.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2009
highly recommended
I am not sure why the overall rating is 6.5. I give them a 10 across the board. The lawyers are very knowledgeable, caring and communication is great. You get to talk to your attorney as often as you need to. Best of all they get things done. I highly recommend them to anyone with an immigration issue.
Posted by K | October 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Only took my money
Filed for divorce and hired Zwaik. He only took my money and did nothing. I paid around $$$3, 000 and my divorce was not processed at all. Expensive and unprofessional.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2012
Be informed
I had been to this lawyer with a complex immigration case.He was not able to assist me may be because he doesn't deal with those kind of matters.He did not seem to have knowledge about the kind of issue I went with.He is very expensive as well. Be sure that he doesn't handle the VAWA kinda cases well and it's not advisable to consult for this.
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Response from Mitchell Zwaik July 25, 2013
I'm sorry that I wasnt able to assist you. However, I will not take a case that I am not comfortable handling. Most clients who meet me appreciate that fact that I do not take cases just for money, I take cases if I think I can help my clients.
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Work Experience

  • Senior Partner, Immigration Attorney
  • Zwaik, Gilbert & Associates
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Director
  • Mitchell Zwaik & Associates, P.C.
  • 1980 - 2011


  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Eb-1
  • Approved


  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Former Chair
  • 1981 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Mitchell
Immigration Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer and very knowledgeable on all aspects of immigration law. I would highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr.Zwaik for over 10 years. He is an excellent immigration lawyer who specializes in employment-based immigration matters. He is an honorable member of the Suffolk County Bar who sincerely cares about his clients. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without any reservation. I have referred clients to Mr. Zwaik and the most important feedback I receive is that Mr. Zwaik is knowledgeable and that he and his staff care. I have requested legal information from Mr. Zwaik on numerous occasions to assist in my criminal practice and always receive detailed answers to my questions as well as sound legal advice."
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