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About me

I was born in Istanbul, Turkey of Armenian descent.  I immigrated to the United States in 1974, at the time just 4 months old.  I knew, from early in my legal training that I would be an immigration attorney.  In fact, it is all I specialize in.  Immigration law and more importantly, unpublished policy, changes so quickly that if an attorney does not focus their entire practice on immigration law, they will miss something. 

On a personal note, I am married for 11 years and two wonderful boys ages 2 and 4.  I love representing my clients and learning about their cultures, business ventures and industry. 


Languages spoken: Armenian, Turkish, Spanish

Contact info

Nizamian & Nizamian LLP

3055 Wilshire Blvd Ste 630
Los Angeles, CA, 90010-1179

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    14 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Certificate of AppreciationCity of Los Angeles2012
Public Service HonoreeArmenian Bar Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyNizamian & Nizamian LLP2002 - Present
Law ClerkCalifornia Occupational Safety & Health Administration1999 - 1999
Law ClerkRobie & Matthai1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Magical ArtsMember2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Armenian Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
R-1 Visa Holder to Green CardApproved
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wall Street JournalTechnical Glitch Clogs Up US Visa System2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - IrvineCriminologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KHTS 1220 Am RadioIllegal Immigration2010
Free Legal ClinicImmigration2010
Community EventsExpediting Immigration Petitions2010
CATA ChamberE-2 Investor Visas -- Making Money in America2008
Armenian Professionals SocietyImmigrant Visas and Green Cards2008