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Russell Reid Abrutyn

Immigration Attorney at Southfield, MI

4.9   67 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 22 years
    Washington - WA 24 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    68%

    24 years

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

    24 years

  3. Asylum
    15%

    24 years

  4. Criminal defense
    2%

    24 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.

Location

Abrutyn Law PLLC
248-965-9440, [email protected]
15944 West 12 Mile Road
Southfield, MI, 48076

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  67 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exemplary Legal Representation: A Profound Victory in Immigration Case
I cannot express enough gratitude to attorney Russell Reid Abrutyn for his invaluable assistance in resolving my immigration issue and preventing deportation. His expertise and dedication were pivotal in securing a positive outcome. With unwavering support and strategic prowess, Russell Abrutyn navigated the complexities of my case with finesse. His professionalism and genuine care for their clients truly set them apart. Thanks to Russell Abrutyn's exemplary representation, I can now look forward to a brighter future with peace of mind. I highly recommend Russell Abrutyn to anyone in need of compassionate and effective legal counsel in immigration matters.
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Posted by Ihor | March 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Permanent resident
Best attorney for immigration.He helped me with Green Card.The process was quick and easy.Highly recommended !
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Mr. Abrutyn is an amazing lawyer. He is a hard-working, honest and professional lawyer.
Posted by Abdullah | November 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
They are the BEST!
Thanks to Mr. Abrutyn and his team, I was able to obtain my permanent residence card in such a short time. He explained the process, requirements and expectations clearly in our first meeting, and I was confident to chose him as a representative. Mr. Aburtyn and his team always promptly responded to all my questions and concerns and put together my application in a timely manner. based on my experience, I highly recommend their services.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust his gameplan
Hired different lawyers with my situation before and spent thousands of dollars. Atty. Russel was first recommended to me 7 years ago but didn't hire his services. After a failed application from a different lawfirm Atty. Russel was recommended to me again 3years ago. He was upstraight with my chances regarding my case. He prepared a rock solid gameplan especially with evidences wherein there would be no RFE as much as possible. Long story short it was a very smooth sailing application wherein not much questions is asked and we reached a favorable outcome. It is very important that you should be honest with everything and russel will take care of the rest. If you're not honest, he himself would suggest that find someone else to represent you because he can't construct a good gameplan if there's no truth in your claims. I would highly recommend Abrutyn law in regards with your immigration concerns and you won't regret. I regret not hiring his services years ago but im glad i was still able and now the goal was reached. Thank you so much Atty. Russel and to your team for helping me in this journey
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful with green card and citizenship process
We worked with Russell for our green card and citizenship process, and we found him very knowledgable, patient, and professional. He was very prompt with his responses and respectful with our case. We thank Russell for all his hard work, and we would recommend him to anyone going through the green card and citizenship process.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2022
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| 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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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
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| 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
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| 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
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| 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
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| 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
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| 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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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

Sample of 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 (14)
Given (4)
Endorse Russell
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Abrutyan for the powerful legal precedent Prudize v. U.S. Atty. Gen. on the BIA's jurisdiction to reopen despite the so called "departure bar." This precedent is a significant change in law in the pro-immigrant direction."
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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