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Ellen Giok-Sheu Ma Lee

About Ellen Lee

About me

Attorney Ellen Lee has worked for the Law offices of Carl Shusterman for over 15 years and has been practicing immigration law since 1975.  She specializes in family based and marriage cases as well as naturalization matters. Over the years, Ms. Lee has successfully helped a vast amount of people obtain marriage visas, fiancée visas and assisted many permanent residents in becoming U.S citizens.

Ms. Lee has also served on the national Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), was the Chairperson of AILA, Southern California Chapter, and is active in various AILA activities.

Her hard work and commitment in immigration law, have helped her earn the highest rating (“AV”) in legal ability and ethics from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. She has also organized innovative seminars including a three-day conference in which various U.S. Consuls from posts in Asia, Canada and Mexico made presentations and answered questions. In addition she has also organized seminars on waivers of excludability and deportability and others which featured the U.S. Consul from Guangzhou, China and the Consul representing the People’s Republic of China.

Ms. Lee has also taken the role of Editor-in-Chief of a major AILA publication and has spoken at various AILA Conferences on the national, state and local levels.  Not to mention that she is a member of the national Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Law Foundation.

She testified before the President’s Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy; served on the Executive Committee of the Immigration Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association; participates in numerous liaison committees with the Los Angeles District Office of USCIS; and is a volunteer legal advisor to the Chinatown Service Center.

Year after year, she has been voted as a Super Lawyer in Southern California by her colleagues in the bar.

Her fluency in various Chinese dialects has helped establish closer relationships with some of our clients, therefore making Mrs. Lee a wonderful asset to our office.