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Joshua L. Goldstein

Immigration Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.8   41 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA < 1 year
    California - CA 3 years
    New York - NY 24 years
    Massachusetts - MA 24 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State WA
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

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My name is Joshua Goldstein. I'm an immigration attorney focusing on helping immigrants navigate the greencard process and obtain permanent residency. I represent immigrants who must appear in Immigration Court for deportation / removal proceedings. I also assist with the naturalization application procedure for those immigrants seeking citizenship. Visit me at 

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Location

Goldstein Immigration Lawywers
611 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 317
Los Angeles, CA, 90017

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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Justin | August 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Immigration Expert
I worked with Joshua for a very short period of time, but it's clear he's a leader in the field and highly knowledgeable regarding the immigration process.
Posted by MAZEN | June 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
JOSH IS AN ANGEL AND MIRACLE MAKER
I don't know where to begin . But Josh is a miracle maker and a gift from God. After waiting for over a year and half for my son, who was under Administritave,to be issued a visa , the consulate called him to bring in his passport only after Josh filed a writ of mandamus. Only one week after Josh filed in the lawsuit. I cannot beleive it. HE IS AN ANGEL. As soon as I signed with their office, the lawsuit was filed, same day. SAME DAY !!!! One week later the consulate called !!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU JOSHUA
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Posted by Muhammad | June 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the best lawyers in Boston
Josh is not just very friendly and sincere; he is a human! He gives the most attention to help families and people, follows up and checks on how you and your family are feeling and are doing. He helped me a lot until I finally got my paperwork approved! Thank you so much Josh and your amazing team for everything you're doing for us!
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Posted by Sarah | June 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green Card and Citizenship assistance
Josh is efficient, knowledgeable, and collegial. He helped me 10 years ago on my Green Card application, and now I am working with him again on my Citizenship. He always responds promptly when I have a question, and knows every in and out of every process. Additionally, a few years ago, my Green Card was stolen, and Josh helped me navigate the stressful experience of applying for a new card and managing travel during the interim. I feel reassured by having him in my corner during the immigration process.
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Posted by Yulia | April 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended, the most supportive lawyer
Joshua Goldstein helped me with my very complicated immigration case when others said it’s impossible. He is the best lawyer in Los Angeles. He is a very experienced, competent and very helpful lawyer. He and his team are true professionals, who have the best strategy for your case. Everyone that I have met and worked with during my complicated divorce, my provisional waiver I-601a for unlawful presence to my green card approval and citizenship was supportive, courteous, and helped guide me every step of the way. I highly recommend Joshua Goldstein law firm to everyone who is looking for professional knowledgeable and trusty immigration attorney.
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Response from Joshua Goldstein June 2, 2020
Thank you, Yulia! Attorney Advertising (requirement in some jurisdictions). Past results don’t anticipate future success. Practice limited to US immigration law. Licensed in MA, NY, not licensed in CA.
Posted by mark | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Very happy client
I would not hesitate for one second to hire Joshua Goldstein to assist me in any legal matters in the future. His service is stellar. Second to none. Josh helped me out of a very tricky legal matter and made sure my case was handled perfectly.
Posted by Georgina | January 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best customer service
I have a green card but have been out of the country for a year and a half. I contacted Joshua via Messenger and he has already answered some questions where no other lawyer did. What an awesome guy and lawyer. I will choose Joshua to handle my immigration matters because he was quick to respond to me when I needed it most!
Posted by Jeff | October 31, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Immigration Lawyer
Atty. Goldstein was very helpful during my face-to-face consultation. He answered all my questions professionally with an expert explanation. I would recommend his immigration law expertise to my all friends and family anytime.
Posted by Andrew | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Immigration Attorney
I engaged Josh after reading positive reviews for his immigration law services online. I was looking for an immigration lawyer to help guide me through the process securing a fiancee visa so my fiancee and I could get married in the U.S. We had some problems and delays with the process, but Josh helped us navigate through the hurdles posed by the government. He was responsive to my and my fiancee's emails and questions since we didn't understand the process. After her arrival in the U.S., he guided us through the necessary paperwork to secure her green card. He kept us informed and clearly explained all of the documentation that we needed to provide. Considering the length and involvement of the engagement, the fee was more than reasonable for the services rendered.
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Posted by Gina H. | October 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Immigration Lawyer
Josh handled my complicated case and I received my Green Card and US Citizenship as promised. Great, knowledgeble immigration attorney , friendly, pleasant and gets the job done on very reasonable fees. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Naturalization interview
I chose the office of Joshua Goldstein because of the high marks on this site and the nice reviews. I must say I chose it first because of the good reputation. However, I chose it also because it was so easy to make an appointment - I just called, got an appointment and was ready to meet the attorney in a week. No hassle, no wait. I followed my instinct and made my choice quick to leave the preparation of this last step of the immigration journey to this particular office.Naturalization interviews are not hard and many people go without a lawyer but for me it was important someone to be with me : applications filling, sending of the documents, the interview. I also needed to feel in good hands - what if something goes wrong, what if I do not have the document needed, what if I do not get my appointment letters, what if...I'm a bit of a worrier but also I am a bit of perfectionist - I needed not to have the what ifs. I wanted a nice, good, perfect interview. My instincts were right - I was in communication with the office of Joshua Goldstein whenever I had a question . I had support in the preparation for every step. I was so ready at the interview because every person I was in contact with helped me be prepared. Kristen Green was always eager to help with the paperwork be ready and flawless, my attorney Eric Averion was so easy going yet so sharp in his advice. Needless to say, the interview went well. I will recommend Joshua Goldstein and his office to anyone. Everyone is professional and cordial in what he/she does, and that is quite good enough for great results.
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Posted by Nancy | October 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Professional!
Josh Goldstein provided us with exemplary service as he skillfully guided us to a successful green card application. Always professional, thoroughly knowledgeable, and extraordinarily personable--we knew our (complicated) case was in the best possible hands. We recommend him highly.
Posted by Jose & Erin | October 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Lawyer!
My husband and I are very grateful for Joshua and his team. We were losing hope for the possibilities for my husband to get a green card and US Citizenship. Joshua and his team laid out the plan and it was successful with no issues. My husband got his green card that he has waited years and years to get! Joshua and his team work together as an awesome team and they work fast! We will recommend Joshua Goldstein and his team to anyone who needs an immigration lawyer in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Frank | September 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer Around!
Joshua Goldstein is Top-notch! He's simply the best immigration lawyer I ever hired. I had lawyers before to get me through my visa situation but no one came close to Joshua's professionalism and expertise. Everything went so smoothly, it was amazing. Josh is a really cool guy and he knows what he's doing. I never worried about anything when Joshua and his team were in charge. They mean business and they get things done. I am now a US citizen thanks to their hard work and guidance (Joshua also helped me get my H-1 B visa and my green card before that). I couldn't thank Joshua enough. Take my word for it: you want The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C.
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Response from Joshua Goldstein October 4, 2015
Frank--I appreciate your review. Congratulations on your citizenship. I'm happy that I was able to help you through the immigration maze from H-1B to green card and now U.S. citizenship. Take care and good luck!
Posted by Evgeniya | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyer in MA. Great team of professionals!
Could not have been happier with the work and professionalism that was provided by Joshua Goldstein Law office team in preparing my case. It's hard to find a caring attorney like Josh. I was so worried because of my complexed, most unique case of requesting a status change and a waiver. Josh and his highly professional team took the lead, were with me at each and every step of my application, and got my green card approved even without an interview! Josh was able to speed up the preparation of my application and met all of the time goals. His assistant, Kristen (Immigration Parallegal) was able to put together all the aspects of my case in a very strong waiver letter that was clear and easy to understand. The provided all the required documents USCIS needed, organized them and did not leave anything out. The case was well prepared, well supported with clear and relevant evidence that are easy to understand. Josh and his team helped me to avoid costly mistakes that could have taken extra time or even cause the case to be denied. The team supported me in the court as well. They knew what they were doing and were able to explain all the details and specifications so that I could understand. Joshua is hard working, kind, intelligent, responsive and quite brilliant. His team of assistants were respectful, considerate and happy to listen. I appreciate the team's efforts enormously! A great lawyer and an awesome team! I couldn't recommend them more and will forever be immensely grateful for their dedication and excellence!
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Response from Joshua Goldstein October 4, 2015
Eva--I'm so happy for you that your case was approved. I know how stressful the immigration process can be. Thank you for trusting me and for selecting me for the privilege of representing you as your lawyer. Keep in touch if I can do anything more to help you down the road.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Josh client
One word that i can say about joshua l goldstein is the best lawyer ever my citezenship case was pending for 3 years i got it so much faster the time when i hired him . My best lawyer thank you joush
Response from Joshua Goldstein August 27, 2015
Thank you for your kind words and congratulations!
Posted by Yun Amy | August 12, 2015
Professional and Knowledgeable
Josh and his team is wonderful. From my initial application for a spousal green card, to the removal of conditions on my card three years later, my cases were handled with precision and care. I am so thankful to have found such a dedicated team on my immigration journey. I will be contacting Josh's office to help me complete my citizenship in the fall of this year!
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Posted by Oksana | May 19, 2015
Citizenship Approved!!!
Josh, as I call my attorney Mr. Goldstein, has been fundamental in my citizenship being approved. He and his staff have been always very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. I felt from the beginning until the final interview (he was there) that I was in good hands. Throughout the process, I receive from either Mr. Goldstein or one of his associates the needed instructions, reassurance, and communication for a successful ending. I highly recommend working with attorney Josh Goldstein.
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Posted by kinie | December 6, 2014
he won a battle with US immigration my wife's waiver was approved and she is presently living with me in US.
Even thought they are so many excellent and experience immigration lawyers in US, I chose lawyer Goldstein as one of the best and more experience lawyer I had ever met. Why? my friends and family just think how difficult to deal with immigration today. I thanked him sooooooooo much for his wonderful job he did, for his effort he made to have my wife eat with me every day, shower with me every day and even sleeps beside me every night. Once again lawyer Goldstein, thank you may God bless you and your family.
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Response from Joshua Goldstein May 12, 2015
Kinie, you're a great guy. I'm so happy that I was able to help you and your wife. Please keep in touch if I can do anything at all to help you in the future
Posted by Juliana | November 29, 2014
Great attorney for our K1 visa!
Josh and his team have been extremely helpful throughout the lengthy and confusing immigration process. My fiancee and I applied for a K1 visa last year. We were very unfamiliar with the process and because we both work full-time, we did not have the time to dedicate to filing all the paperwork necessary for the visa. Josh and his team guided us through the whole process. They filled out all the forms for us, but more than that, they also prepared us for the interview and let us know exactly what to expect and when. We felt prepared and supported throughout, and everyone was always very quick to respond to my questions when I emailed or called. My fiancee's visa was approved last week and he will be moving to Boston in a few weeks so that we can get married and start our life here! We are going to stick with Josh for the readjustment of status for my fiancee. We are very grateful to Josh and his team and I would definitely recommend him.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Volunteer Immigration Attorney
  • City of Boston's Office of New Bostonians
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstien, PC
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1997
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • BA
  • 1991

Associations

  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, AILA
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild Lawyer Referral Service
  • Director, Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Laywer
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star / Super Lawyer
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2009
  • Paul J. Liacos Scholar
  • Boston University
  • 1997
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Conference
  • Citizenship and naturalization
  • 2016
  • Brown Bag Lunch
  • Naturalization, Citizenship
  • 2010
  • American Immigration Laywers Association 2010 National Convention
  • Adjudication Delays, Mandamus and Petitions for Naturalization Reviews
  • 2010
  • Fundamentals of Immigration Law
  • Advanced Workshop on Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing
  • 2009
  • Fundamentals of Immigration Law
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • 2009
  • FBI "name check" mandamus suits
  • delayed naturalization and greencard due to FBI "name check"
  • 2008
  • Immigration Reform: Beyond the Headlines
  • Immigration strategies and advocacy, politics of immigration
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (17)
Endorse Joshua
Immigration Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever an immigration law issue comes up Attorney Goldstein is the first person to come to mind. His clients are in excellent hands and I strongly endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this attorney. Having worked as opposing counsel, I have seen Joshua demonstrate a command for the nuances of immigration law and fight hard for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone seeking help with their immigration case."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I know Joshua Goldstein to be very knowledgeable and capable in the field of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Josh for 10+ years. He is an exceptional lawyer, and remarkably friendly and charming."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"During the entire time I've known Josh Goldstein, I've witnessed his dedication to practicing immigration law on the highest level. I've seen his desire to help people struggling with immigration, a desire motivated by his strong sense of justice and compassion. Just as important -- he really knows the law and has strong common sense. On a personal level, he's very friendly, patient, and easy to work with. To anyone that needs help with an immigration problem, I recommend him without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work.He is an excellent Attorney in the Immigration area of the Law. I have referred him cases and he has done well by the clients"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Joshua Goldstein is a devoted immigration attorney who prides himself in excellence in his work, in his associates work, and his assistants attention to detail. I would highly recommend Attorney Goldstein to anyone seeing representation in immigration matters."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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