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Hi, my name is Leon Hazany and I am the founding attorney of Leon Hazany and Associates. I started this firm to provide excellent legal representation, to find solutions to even the most difficult cases, and to take on cases that I believe in.


While my firm is qualified to handle all types of immigration matters, we have become best known for providing solutions for complex cases, even cases where other attorneys believed there was no hope and no solutions.  No matter how simple or complex your case may be, our clients can rest assured that their individual case will be handled by our experienced and knowledgeable team of attorneys.   


People choose my firm for several reasons. First, we are experienced and knowledgeable. I am Certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization. I have handled thousands of cases for clients in Los Angeles, in California, throughout the United States and all over the globe.  tWe handle cases for all types of immigration clients including businesses and indviduals.


Second, we have acheived a high degree of success for our clients.


Third, we have solved very difficult cases. For example we have helped people with prior deportation or removal orders. We have helped people wrongly accused of immigration fraud. We have helped people with serious criminal records. We have also helped people who have been told by other immigration attorneys that there is no hope. We have helped people who have been the victim of inneffective assistance of counsel and/or notario fraud. I have assisted many families in acheiving their immigration goals without having to leave the U.S., even though other attorneys may have said that it was not possible.

Because we have seen and succesfully handled some of the most difficult immigration cases we are able to use that experience to solve problems and to avoid problems before they start.  


Fourth, we invest in our clients cases. Your case will be handled by an experienced attorney. Not by an assistant or paralegal. We use cutting edge technology, research and tools.   


Come in to meet with us for your free initial in person consultation so that you can learn how we can help you achieve your immigration goals.

Here are just some of the many areas of immigration law that our attorneys have have experience in:

* Deportation/Removal Defense
* Airport Stops
* Criminal Immigration Matters
* Post Conviction Relief
* Waivers
* Asylum
* Mandamus, Naturalization and Habeas Federal Court Lawsuits and/or Petitions
* Bond Hearings
* Challenges to Mandatory Detention
* Lawful Permanent Resident Status (commonly referred to as "Green Card")
* United States Citizenship
* Appeals for Naturalization Denials
* Work Permits
* Investor Visas
* Corporate and Business Visas and Immigration
* Corporate Immigration Compliance/Audits
* Immigration Worksite Enforcement
* Family Cases
* Visas for Artists, Athletes, and Entertainers
* Lawsuits to End Long-Delays
* Lawsuits to Challenge and Overturn Unfair Decisions
* Motions to Reopen
* Appeals
* BIA Cases
* Petitions for Review
* Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Cases
* Hague Convention, Including International Child Abduction
* Inter-country Adoptions
* Victims of Crimes
* Domestic Violence
* Consulate Cases

Leon is regularly contacted by immigration attorneys to provide them with expert guidance on complex immigration cases, waivers, post-conviction relief, criminal immigration issues, and federal lawsuits to fight for immigrant rights.  He is also regularly contacted by criminal attorneys to assist them in finding solutions that eliminate and minimizing the immigration consequences of their clients' criminal matters.

Leon is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Section.  He is admitted to practice before all Immigration Courts, The Board of Immigration Appeals, All State Courts in California, The United States Supreme Court, Unites States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits and numerous United States District Courts throughout the United States.

Please feel free to contact us at (323) 692-1446 or to schedule your Free Initial In-Person Consultation.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Farsi, Korean

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    13 years



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Law Firm of Leon Hazany and Associates, A Professional Law Corporation, Los Angeles Immigration Attorney

5670 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1730
Los Angeles, CA, 90036


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' ChoiceAvvo2015
Up and Coming 100SuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
AV Preeiminent Rating 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Board Certified Specialist, Immigration and Nationality LawCalifornia State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization2015
Board Certified Specialist, Immigration and Nationality LawBoard of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
AV Preeiminent Rating 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeiminent Rating 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Board Certified Specialist, Immigration and Nationality LawBoard of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California2013
Board Certified Specialist, Immigration and Nationality LawBoard of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
AV Preeiminent Rating 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeiminent Rating 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Board Certified Specialist, Immigration and Nationality LawBoard of Legal Specialization, California State Bar Association2011
Board Certified Specialist Immigration and Nationality LawBoard of Legal Specialization, California State Bar Association2010
Rising Star - Immigration LawSuper Lawyers2010
Board Certified Specialist Immigration and Nationality LawBoard of Legal Specialization, California State Bar Association2009
Foundation of the State Bar ScholarshipState Bar of CaliforniaN/A
Political Science Honors SocietyUCLAN/A
Sociology Honors SocietyUCLAN/A
Latin Honors - Graduated Magna Cum LaudeUCLAN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding AttorneyLaw Firm of Leon Hazany & Assoc., A.P.L.C.2008 - Present
AttorneyBeverly Hills Immigration Law Firm2003 - 2008
Law ClerkBeverly Hills Immigration Law Firm2002 - 2003
Law ClerkU.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission2002 - 2002
Law ClerkDisability Rights Legal Center2001 - 2001
InternU.S. Senator Barbara Boxer's Office1998 - 1998
InternU.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionMember2003 - Present
National Immigration ProjectMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re XMy client was granted withholding of removal.
In re XMy client was granted relief from removal.
The People v. VasilyanAppeal Granted: Matter Reversed & Remanded
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Southern California Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
U.S. Court of Appeals, Immigration Law TrainingMeditation, Prosecutorial Discretion & Remand2016
Guest Lecturer, UCLA ExtensionImmigration Options After Graduation2015
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Business Law SectionEB-5 Million Dollar Investor Visas2014
Law Day 2011Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Investors2011
LAW DAY 2010U.S. Immigration Law Forum2010
"Your Business Day" 2010Immigration Options for your Business2010
Law Day 2009Immigration Consequences of Criminal Matters2009
"Your Business Day"Immigration Worksite Enforcement2009