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Brian H. Getson, Esq. leads the nationwide immigration practice of Getson & Schatz, P.C. and has extensive experience in representing both individuals and corporations in a wide variety of complex immigration matters. Among his clients are hospitals, universities, advertising agencies, doctors, research scientists, and engineering firms throughout the United States. After graduating cum laude from Duke University, Mr. Getson attended The University of Pennsylvania Law School. Upon receiving his law degree in 1995, he joined the Firm and concentrated his practice on immigration law. He has lectured to other immigration lawyers at continuing legal education courses, and has been selected multiple times as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.  Mr. Getson is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
  2. Asylum: 5%



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Getson & Schatz, P.C.

230 South Broad Street
Suite 1001
Philadelphia, PA, 19102-4105


NYCurrently registered 199703/07/2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentGetson & Schatz, P.C.1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
USCIS Administrative Appeals OfficeAppeal Sustained
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Duke University School of LawHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
A workshop for Attorneys New to Immigration and BIA Accredited RepresentativesRepresenting an Immigrant Client at a Bond Hearing2014