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Russell Reid Abrutyn

Immigration Attorney at Berkley, MI

4.9   61 reviews

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About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    68%

    23 years

  2. Appeals
    15%
    Administrative and federal appeals of immigration cases

    23 years

  3. Asylum
    15%

    23 years

  4. Criminal defense
    2%

    23 years

Our immigration system can be confusing or even scary. I believe in being your voice and your partner as move through the immigration process. I represent noncitizens, their families, and their employers in family and employment-based cases, green card applications, nonimmigrant visa applications, naturalization applications, removal and deportation defense, asylum applications, and federal litigation.

I am a nationally recognized and award winning immigration law attorney. I have successfully litigated many important cases.

Licensed for 23 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/26/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 02/01/2023

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

Contact Russell

Abrutyn Law PLLC
248-965-9440, [email protected]
3765 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI, 48072

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  61 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
I had the privilege of working with Russell for my Naturalization process, and I couldn't be happier to have chosen him and his firm! Russell has been present and on top of everything since day 1. He prepared all the documents for me to review well in advance so that we wouldn't waste a single day. He walked me through the entire process, explained me what I needed to do, and answered all my questions. His firm also constantly sent me updates whenever they received something from USCIS. Russell and | had a 1-1 Zoom meeting to prepare me for the interview, which I found very useful. I highly recommend him!
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Response from Russell Abrutyn December 7, 2022
Thank you and it was my pleasure to help you through the naturalization process.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Russell and his team supported my husband as he went through the green card process. They were outstanding- very accessible, organized, knowledgeable and always helpful and prompt. I don't think there is a way they could have made this process any smoother. I am grateful for Russell's support.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly A God Send! Thank you very much for outstanding representation and getting me a great success. God Bless You!
I want to profoundly thank him for all the help he has given me in my N400 filing, memo and brief preparation, supporting documents, interview process, and eventually grant of my citizenship. With patience, he took the time to understand my background, and the U.S. Citizenship process, and answering my questions, and address my concerns. He has also helped me to develop persistence while waiting for the response to my citizenship request. With great joy, I will continue to refer others to him who need assistance with legal issues and processes regarding U.S. Citizenship and immigration issues. Sir: Thank you again for your expertise, professionalism, and patience with my case. You are truly a God send! I and my family will pray from the bottom of our heart for your multifold success, happiness, peace, safety, and nothing but the best. I cannot thank you enough!
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Response from Russell Abrutyn October 17, 2022
I truly enjoyed the journey with you to achieve your lifelong gol of becoming a U.S. citizen.
Posted by Faeq | October 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
immigration case
Mr.Russell took my son immigration case and work with him on each detail and got his case approved, then he took my case , deal with it exactly the same professional way, professional advisor , professional details attorney , know what he is saying and doing , I've seen another attorneys but Mr.Russell was way different, highly recommend him.
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Posted by Heorhii | September 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Heorhii Tkach
Highly recommend Mr.Abrutyn.He's very knowledgeable about all immigration matters!
Posted by Ritesh | September 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best attorney for immigration
I have worked with Russell and his team at various capacities. Very prompt and on point when it comes to service.. I would recommend to anyone who needs immigration services.
Posted by Arturo | August 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I was very grateful for his work in my case; he is always very professional and direct.
Posted by Mand | August 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer ever
Our family had a long journey with Mr. Abrutyn for about 8 years. He helped us with our asylum, green cards and eventually Citizenship which all successfully granted. Everything went smooth even with us moving down form Michigan to Florida. We would like to thank Mr. Abrutyn dearly for him being with us through that journey.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment based green card
Russell has been efficient, detailed and his firm was extremely organized in all the steps throughout the greencard process. The emails were timely and thoroughly responded every single time. Highly recommend him for immigration related cases.
Posted by Mustafa | June 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Russell Abrutyn helped my family through the immigration quagmire. His is very knowledgeable of immigration laws and the nuances of the entire daunting process. The office is very responsive to communications and very easy to work with. I highly recommend his for your immigration needs.
Posted by Noor | May 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration lawyer
Great immigration lawyer. He is very organized and approachable. I hired him for my asylum court hearing and he did great job and the judge granted my asylum. I had prior experience with other lawyers in the past, Mr. Russel is the best.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Permanent residence.
Our immigration situation was complicated however, my wife was able to obtain her 10 years permanent residence with the help of attorney Russel.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing immigration attorney
I had a very complicated case but Mr Abrutyn was able to analyze my case and prepare me for naturalization. I've always followed up on my case in the past with USCIS or former attorneys, but I didn't have to do that once I hired Mr. Abrutyn. He always updated me on my status before USCIS and was very detailed in preparation. I can't thank him enough for his service, I am a united states citizen today because of his help.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely efficient, effective and knowledgeable
Our family used Russell’s services several years ago and have continued to go to him for any immigration situations. He is able to get to the root cause of the potential problems quickly with potential options. He is extremely thorough and knows immigration law better than ant other lawyers we have met. He is quick to answer emails, phone calls and is so thorough and calm. My family would not where we are today if it was not for Russell.
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Posted by Melissa | February 16, 2022
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Marriage Based Adjustment of Status
Russell was always available to answer all of our questions quickly and candidly in the exact detail that we needed. He managed the entire process smoothly, which was incredibly comforting given all of the complexity in process and documentation. No regrets on hiring Russell, he exceed expectations.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyers
I am a physician with MD/Ph.D. degrees. Mr. Abrutyn represented my case - it was complicated but we had the best outcome. Mr. Abrutyn is one of the best immigration attorneys one can look for. It was a pleasure to work with Mr. Abrutyn on my case though the immigration area is likely to be distasteful for everyone. Russell is extremely knowledgeable and knows the laws in his area of practice intensively. He’ll be a great friend advocating on the best decision to make weighing several pros and cons, which were invaluable for a positive outcome in my case. A wrong move would have put us months behind and proved costly. Russell worked meticulously to ensure that all details were covered with no mistakes, and saw through the case without adverse consequences. He has a thorough working knowledge of the legal system. He is prompt and has the highest standards of ethical practice one can expect – a tough job to handle because Russell does not take cases casually. He is seeing the person behind the case with empathy on how best to help him/her - some of the traits that make attorneys stand out. When I first met Russell, he stood out. He was honest, not flattery, and provided me with frank responses irrespective of whether I would decide to hire or not. I hired Mr. Abrutyn right away and he always looked out in my best interest and asked if I needed help in any other way. He stood by me through the very end unchanged. He would work hard and get back on concerns raised with reasons to make the right decision. He put up excellent arguments, was thoughtful, did research into cases to provide the right examples, prepared me exceptionally for the interview, and knew how best to deal with the situation. He was true in person at all times and I stand by my best recommendations for Mr. Abrutyn.
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Posted by Nadia | January 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney
Russell Reid, he is the best attorney in michigan , always in time , answer all my call and phone am glad i hired him , he helps me get all evidence soon apply for my citizenship
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
We hired Russell to help with my Green Card application after reading many excellent reviews - all of which proved to be correct. Going through the application process with Russell, and the helpful staff at his office, was as straightforward as could be. When the time came to fill out the application forms and gather evidence, we understood exactly what was needed on our end and Russell's office walked us through it. Seeing the final application package they submitted - it must have taken hours of work on their part to compile. When there were road bumps along the way, Russell was incredibly helpful at explaining what was going on and what our next steps were. Also, he and his office were really responsive, answering emails and phone calls quickly. Overall, the decision to hire Russell made the application experience a positive one.
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Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I130
Russell is great at what he does and is very specific when giving information which a great deal, as a client i know exactly what it is that i needed to provide. Despite the US immigration system being so difficult to deal with he got everything takin care of
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High professionalism
The Removal of conditions on residence and the Naturalization processes ran really smooth under the close guidance and care of Russell. All his advices were highly effective and strongly documented. Russell and his team performed with high professionalism all their obligations of our agreements. I would highly recommend his services to anyone involved in any immigration process.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Abrutyn Law PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Marshal E. Hyman & Associates
  • 2002 - 2016

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1999
  • University of Michigan
  • B.A.
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Shuti v. Lynch
  • Removal order vacated
  • Pruidze v. Holder
  • Overturned post-departure bar on motions to reopen
  • Zhang v. Mukasey
  • Overturned BIA precedent on date of admission for removability purposes
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law
  • AILA
  • 2020
  • President's Commendation
  • AILA
  • 2019
  • President's Commendation
  • AILA
  • 2018
  • President's Commendation
  • AILA
  • 2015
  • Sam Williamson Mentor Award
  • AILA
  • 2011
  • Jack Wasserman Excellence in Litigation
  • AILA
  • 2010
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • AILA Annual Conferences 2010-2015
  • Various topics
  • 2015
  • New York Annual Conference
  • Unlawful Presence
  • 2012
  • Primer on Immigration Law
  • Primer on Immigration Law
  • 2010
  • Webinar
  • 212(a)(6)
  • 2009
  • Criminal and Immigration
  • Detention Issues
  • 2009
  • FBA Immigration Conference, 2012-2016
  • Various topics
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (4)
Endorse Russell
Immigration Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a thoughtful & talented layer. His help on an Immigration Court matter was critical to our success. He earns his 5 stars with hard work and diligence."
Immigration Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I consulted Mr. Abrutyn for his expert opinion on a complex immigration matter. He has in-depth knowledge and is quick to see solutions and possibilities."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Russell. He is very knowledgeable in immigration and nationality law and shares his knowledge abundantly with other immigration attorneys."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Mr. Abrutyn. He demonstrates an impressive knowledge of the law based on his accurate legal answers on Avvo. He is an asset to the legal field and respected by colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Absolutely one of the very best. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Abrutyn is an amazing lawyer. He is smart and very dedicated to the cause of immigrants."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Russell Abrutyn is, quite simply, one of the best immigration lawyers around. Mr. Abrutyn has received national awards for his legal advocacy and for his mentoring of other lawyers. He is extremely knowledgeable regarding many important issues in immigration law, and he is also extremely generous with his mentoring of other lawyers (including myself). I give Mr. Abrutyn my highest endorsement."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Abrutyn is one of the most well versed and knowledgeable immigration attorneys I know. I highly endorse him!"
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Berkley Immigration Lawyer Russell Reid Abrutyn
Russell Reid Abrutyn
Immigration Attorney
Berkley, MI
Licensed for 23 years