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Los Angeles immigration attorney Curtis Pierce is a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has been a member of the California Bar since 1986.

For seven consecutive years (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006), Curtis Pierce was selected as a SuperLawyer by Law and Politics and Los Angeles Magazine. After a survey of 65,000 lawyers, a blue ribbon panel review process and independent research of his background determined that he is among the top 5% of lawyers in all practice areas and top 2% of attorneys practicing immigration law in Southern California.
In the January 2007 edition of California Lawyer Magazine, Mr. Pierce was featured in the cover story for his work in Immigration Court. See details below.

From 1992-1995, he taught Constitutional Law at the Sorbonne (University of Paris). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science from U.C.L.A, where he graduated Cum Laude. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.


The goal of his law firm is to find solutions for difficult immigration problems and provide dedicated and conscientious representation to every client.

Mr. Pierce is currently an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He has published numerous articles on immigration law and is often asked to participate as a speaker at conferences for attended by immigration practitioners. In December of 2005, Mr. Pierce lectured fellow immigration attorneys Los Angeles on the topic Voluntary Departure at a program presented by the Immigration Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. In May 2008, he presented a seminar in French on business visas (L-1, H-1B, and E-2) at the American Business School Paris, located on the right bank of the City of Light. The lecture hall was filled with enthusiastic Europeans hungry for the American dream.
Mr. Pierce is also admitted to practice before the United States Court Of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit, where he has successfully argued many cases, including Lopez v. INS, 184 F. 3d 1097 (9th Cir. 1999), Cardenas v. INS, 294 F.3d 1062 (9th. Cir. 2002) and Hoxha v. Ashcroft, 319 F.3d 1179 (9th Cir. 2003).
In the January 2007 issue of CALIFORNIA LAWYER MAGAZINE, immigration attorney Los Angeles Curtis Pierce is featured in the cover story for his representation of a young, French speaking refugee from Republic of Congo. Curtis Pierce is noted as a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. In the article by Administrative Law Judge Bill Blum, Pierce provides his thoughts and insights concerning the asylum process and immigration court. He also discusses how the process affects his client who fled a nation that was recently embroiled in full scale civil war.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    27 years, 500 cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

24 total 

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  • Matthew Borowski

    I had the pleasure of working with Curtis on an Immigration Court matter. He is a thoroughly knowledgeable, highly skilled practitioner and I endorse him.


    Matthew Borowski Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ruben Martinez Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Ruben Martinez Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

643 South Olive Street, Suite 415
Los Angeles, CA, 90014-1227


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw offices Curtis Pierce1996 - Present
LecturerUniversity Of Paris (The Sorbonne)1992 - 1995
Attorney At LawLaw Offices of Curtis1988 - 1990
Attorney At LawPopkin, Shamir & Golan1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationCongressional Liaison Southern California Chapter2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hoxha v. AshcroftAlien granted asylum by the Board of Immigration Appeals
Cardenas v. I.N.SAliens were granted asylum.
LOPEZ V. I.N.S.Decision of Board of Immigration Appeals was overturned
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration: Evidentiary and Procedural Issues in Immigration Court, Motions and AppealsProcedural Issues In Immigration Proceedings2013
Whittier Law SchoolRemoval Proceedings2010
American Business School ParisImmigration Law For Investors and Companies2008
American Business School ParisImmigrating To The United States2007
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationVoluntary Departure2005
Los Angeles Country Bar AssociationVoluntary Departure2003