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Bruce Brian Dizengoff

Immigration Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.9   198 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Dizengoff and Yost


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About Bruce

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For many years I served as a federal prosecutor, an attorney supervisor and a project manager, working for the U.S. Departments of Justice (INS) and Homeland Security (ICE).  Now I am pleased to serve the needs of the immigrant communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and beyond.  I offer a broad range of immigration services, including family-based immigration, naturalization, deportation and removal defense, political asylum, waivers of inadmissibility, non-immigrant visas and deferred action.

 

I believe that the United States has achieved its greatness, first and foremost, because we are a nation of immigrants.  Our country is at its best when each person makes his or her own unique contribution, and together we celebrate the diversity of our great nation.  I am proud to be able to use my background and training to help enable people to access and achieve the American dream.

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Licensed for 34 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Dizengoff & Yost Law
1117 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19147

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  198 customer reviews
Posted by Oleksandra Tomchuk | March 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent immigration lawyer Bruce Dizengoff
I had a highly professional level consultation with Bruce Dizengoff the Immigration lawyer. He devoted as much time to me as was necessary. He answered all the questions I had in very professional, courteous, attentive, precise and thoughtful way. Highly recommended for any purpose - a consultation or to go through the whole immigration process with this lawyer.
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Posted by Sagi | December 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great to talk to and very knowladgable
Bruce was very helpful in answering my immigration questions. He was knowledgeable, patient and timely in his responses. I will use him for future matters for sure.
Posted by Sarvarkhuja | December 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very friendly and helpful lawyer
Bruce was so patient listening my case, and was very helpful with his advices. I am definitely going to work with him.
Posted by Dionna | October 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Customer
Very attentive and patient also amazingly informative will definitely return if needed
Posted by Elsa Astacio | October 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
knowledgeable and courteous
Received great information, Honest and caring. Treated me with respect and will be happy to do business with him.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very caring lawyer
I reached out to him for some advice he was very personable and took the time out to explain everything to me. I highly recommend him and know that he will get the job done. Great personality and fights for the rights of the people. Please continue to be you and god bless.
Posted by Esther | September 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
With Bruce’s expert legal representation, I was able to give my mother the greatest gift a girl can give her mother, a United States green card! Bruce was great at the interview, and his legal team and he prepared my case thoroughly and professionally all the way My mother is so very happy, and smiling from ear to ear. Thanks Bruce!
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Posted by Patricia | September 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Immigration Lawyer
Bruce Dizengoff is an excellent immigration attorney and a very nice man. He really helped me and my husband a great deal. I wholeheartedly recommend Bruce!
Posted by Dalit | July 9, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The attorney you want to have on your side!
Bruce is a wonderful, attentive attorney and extremely knowledgeable. He was truly helpful and was very committed to helping me find a good lawyer that could help me with my naturalization application, while all the while was a shoulder to lean on and an ear to listen and help navigate throughout this stressful time. It would have been totally different without his support. You genuinely want this attorney on your side, rooting for you, on the sidelines or in the front. I recommend him wholeheartedly!
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Posted by Jim | May 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Bruce Good afternoon You were my attorney about 2 1/2 years ago was actually at 5/15/2018 for a traffic ticket. I apologize for not getting back to this review 2 1/2 years later but I wanted to say thank you for helping me. We did a plea-bargain and you helped me out a lot and I thought you were a very thoughtful and professional lawyer. Again I’m sorry for taking so long. I have been carrying this folder around for 2-1/2 years and it was on my TTD List. That’s how much of an Impact you had on me. Jim
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Posted by Jaime | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adjustment of status
Bruce is my immigration lawyer in my adjustment of status case related to marriage. He did a wonderful job supporting me and my wife before, during and after the interview. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Nilda | February 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Immigration Lawyer
I was a little concerned because my husband is a lot younger than me. But Bruce Dizengoff got him his green card. Bruce Dizengoff is a great immigration lawyer!
Posted by Klever | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Bruce Dizengoff Got Me Off!
I was charged with driving with a license suspended for DUI and presenting false documents, after being in a car accident. If I were found guilty, the minimum fine would have been $500, and the minimum jail time would have been 60 days. Attorney Bruce Dizengoff got me off! Thanks to Bruce, I got to plea down to an minor traffic offense with a small fine, no points and no jail time. I am very grateful and highly recommend Attorney Bruce Dizengoff. I’d use him again!
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly great inmigración lawyer
Bruce dizengoff helped me a lot in my inmigración case.He was great during the USCIS Inter view and knew exactly how to get the best results from a pretty tough USCIS officer.He was excellent in the way he prepared me in the interview he also provided me with that extra personal touch I highly recommend this great inmigración lawyer.
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Posted by Eguono | September 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I just have to say Bruce is beyond helpful and is very well knowledgeable. I haven't had much experience with lawyers but I believe he exemplifies what a lawyer should be as it relates to legal advice and assistance. Bruce goes above and beyond to help his clients and is an awesome individual overall. I would highly recommend Bruce for anyone seeking assistance with immigration.
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Posted by Allen | June 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not just a lawyer, a person who cares!
Bruce is a really good people person and explains the situation thoroughly. I would recommend his services to anybody needing one on one attention. Thanks Bruce!
Posted by Katie | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend!
My husband and I can't speak highly enough of Bruce Dizengoff and his work on our immigration case. From day one, he has been a helpful and invaluable source of information on a system that can be hard to navigate at times. He was willing to work with us despite our distance from his office and is always happy to talk via phone or email to answer any questions we might have. He promised that he would make our initial consultation worth the trip and he delivered on his word. We are very satisfied that we chose him as our lawyer. We would highly recommend Bruce to anyone needing legal assistance in immigration applications!
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Posted by Dana Kanner | June 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bruce Dizengoff - best lawyer in Philly
Bruce Dizengoff is the best immigration lawyer in Philadelphia. Bruce gave me extremely helpful advice about immigration and international travel. He also referred me to an in-house family lawyer, and managed that relationship to my great advantage. This Has brought me better results than I even could have hoped for or imagined. Talk about above and beyond! I am very, very grateful. Thanks Bruce!
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Posted by Lucsaint | June 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reverend
Atty Dizengoff is simply a great man. He has helped many people of whom I have referred over the years. Including my own family. He has a calming ability even when the road ahead is tough. I would say To anyone looking for an Imigration specialist. look no further you just found him!!
Posted by khrystyna | June 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best Immigration Lawyers Ever
Bruce Dizengoff is the best immigration lawyer you will ever find. He is extremely nice and best of all he is their when you need him. Bruce also answers all your questions and explains everything clearly. I am extremely happy with hiring Bruce as my lawyer for immigration purpose. Every time I need to speak to him he is always there for me and always asks me if I have any other questions. I will recommend Bruce to all my family and friends for immigration purposes. He is really the best of the best lawyers I have ever met. He is honest and best of all he is there for you from start to finish. Again, Thank-you Bruce for being there for me and helping me get through the rough time of my life. I am very glad I chosen you as my lawyer for naturalization. Also thank-you very much for taking your time and listening to me when I run into little problems. I really appreciate it. Thank-you Bruce !!!!!!!!!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dizengoff & Yost
  • 2019 - Present
  • Professor
  • West Chester University
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Greg , P.C.
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Assistant Chief Counsel
  • Department Of Homeland Security ICE
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Deputy District Counsel, Assistant District Counsel
  • Department Of Justice INS
  • 1989 - 2003
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Superior Court Of New Jersey
  • 1988 - 1989
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Matter of V-K-, 24 I&N Dec. 500 (BIA 2008)
  • The appeal of the Department of Homeland Security was sustained.
  • Lee v. Reno, 15 F. Supp. 2d 26 (1998)
  • Petition for writ of habeas corpus granted.
  • Matter of Yewondwosen, 21 I&N Dec. 1025 (BIA 1997)
  • The motion to remand was granted and the record was remanded to the Immigration Judge for further proceedings.

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Family Mediation Association of the Delaware Valley
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1989
  • University Scholars Program, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Member
  • 1983 - 1985
  • College Of Human Development Honor Society, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Member
  • 1983 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Clients’ Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Award Recognizing Twenty Years of U.S. Government Service
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • 2009
  • Superior Accomplishment Award
  • U.S. Department of Justice, INS
  • 2001
  • Outstanding Performance Award
  • U.S. Department of Justice, INS
  • 2000
  • Outstanding Performance Award
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1996
  • Outstanding Performance Award
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1995
  • Outstanding Young Man of America for 1992
  • Outstanding Young Men of America
  • 1992
  • Dean's List, four semesters
  • Temple University School of Law
  • 1988
  • Distinguished Class Performance in Law, Family and Society
  • Temple University School of Law
  • 1987
  • Graduation with High Distinction
  • College of Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 1985
  • Dean's List, eight semesters
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • 1985
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Publications

  • DOJ - INS Senior Attorney Training Materials
  • Convention Against Torture - Sample Brief on Jurisdiction Issue
  • 1998
  • Honors Thesis
  • The Influence of an Administration of Justice Educational Background on Attitudes and Beliefs Concerning the Adequacy of Imprisonment
  • 1985
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Speaking Engagements

  • Retirement Ceremony for Immigration Judge Paul A. Nejelski, Washington, D.C.
  • Remarks on the Career and the Retirement of Immigration Judge Paul A. Nejelski
  • 1998
  • Employment Sanctions Workshop for INS Special Agents, Alexandria, VA
  • Employer Sanctions Cases: Legal Issues and Enforcement Strategies
  • 1996
  • Workshop for Asylum Officers - Charging Documents in Deportation and Exclusion Proceedings, Arlington, VA
  • Charging Documents in Deportation and Exclusion Proceedings
  • 1995
  • Workshop on Aggravated Felonies for INS Program Managers, Arlington, VA
  • Aggravated Felonies under Immigation Law
  • 1995
  • Virginia Bar Association CLE on Representation of Low-Income Newcomers: Tax and Immigration Issues, Fairfax, VA
  • Panel Discussion on Problems of Undocumented U.S. Residents
  • 1995
  • Office of the Chief Immigration Judge Staff Brown Bag Luncheon Training Series, Falls Church, VA
  • Charging Documents in Deportation and Exclusion Proceedings
  • 1995
  • Immigration Inspector Basic Training Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA
  • Prosecutions and Courtroom Testimony
  • 1994
  • Journeyman INS Special Agent Training Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Artesia, NM
  • Immigration Law, Search and Seizure Law and Courtroom Testimony
  • 1993
  • Presentation to Law Students in the George Washington University Law School Immigration Clinic, Washington, D.C.
  • Service as a DOJ Trial Attorney Representing the INS
  • 1992
  • Journeyman Border Patrol Training Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Artesia, NM
  • Immigration Law, Search and Seizure Law and Courtroom Testimony
  • 1992
  • Training of Asylum Officers on Deportation Provisions and Procedures, Arlington, VA
  • Deportation Provisions and Procedures
  • 1992
  • Department of Justice Honors Program Recruitment Presentation, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA
  • INS Recruitment for the Attorney General's Honors Program
  • 1991
  • Supervisory Border Patrol Training Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Artesia, NM
  • Legal Updates and Courtroom Testimony
  • 1991
  • Department of Justice Honors Program Recruitment Presentation, University of Washington Law School, Seattle, Washington
  • INS Recruitment for the Attorney General's Honors Program
  • 1990
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Attorney endorsements

Received (74)
Given (73)
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Dizengoff is a highly regarded immigration lawyer and a true asset to the AVVO Community."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bruce without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the refined skills of a superb litigator. Additionally, he has a character that is beyond reproach."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a first rate immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Dizengoff is well respected in the community and provides knowledgeable representation for all of his clients. Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are few lawyers who just work completely in one area such as Mr. Dizengoff. Mr. Dizengoff has devoted his time and training to being the best he can be in the area of immigration law. His clients love and appreciate his skills, attention, and the hands on approach that he gives them. Mr. Dizengoff is a well respected Immigration Attorney, and I endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Dizengoff with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce is one of the best immigration lawyers you can get, if your in need of legal representation on an immigration matter, this is the lawyer you should call, Bruce is smart, has a superb knowledge of the law and is loyal to his clients."
Immigration Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Other
"Dedication to clients, combined with superb legal knowledge. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you're looking for a great lawyer, look no further. Mr. Dizengoff is both knowledgeable and sensitive to his clients' needs. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce Dizengoff is a knowledgeable attorney, and a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients. He is well respected in the legal field."
Immigration Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, and he is knowledgeable and great with clients."
Immigration Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A credit to the profession and well respected in the legal field. A true advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce's years of experience make him the obvious choice for clients who need a knowledgeable immigration attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you need a really good Immigration Lawyer, Mr. Dizengoff is it. Extremely well trained, and very well respected."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his work and practice in immigration law!"
Immigration Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a knowledgable Attorney and a zealous advocate in court for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Other
"Top notch lawyer in this field and one of the best lawyers in the state. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce has a fine legal mind and aggressively uses his knowledge to his clients' advantage."
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