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     As the grandson/great-grandson of immigrants to the United States of America, I understand and appreciate the contributions which generations upon generations of immigrants have made to our land of opportunity.


      From I.M. Pei to Andrew Carnegie, Felix Frankfurter to Carlos Santana, Claudette Colbert to Henry Kissinger, and Albert Einstein to Hakeem Olajuwon, immigrants have made indelible imprints on our nation's architecture, business, law, music, performing arts, politics, science and sports.


      I have dedicated my practice of immigration law to assist current and future generations of immigrants in pursuing their respective American Dreams and in continuing to add value to our great country.




      Injured individuals and aggrieved plaintiffs are entitled to competent legal representation at the claims stage, and if necessary, during litigation so that

they may recover the sums to which they are legally entitled.


      I thoroughly analyze theories of liability and document the categories of applicable compensation, while keeping my clients fully informed of the case developments - from inception to conclusion.


     Client satisfaction with the process and ultimate outcome of the claim or lawsuit is of paramount importance to me.




      I have found that the vast majority of civil disputes can be resolved without having to incur the headaches associated with litigation: cost, time, stress and uncertainty of outcome.


     As an Arbitrator, I deliver a fully reasoned Decision promptly after the conclusion of each case.


     My sole focus as a Mediator is on dispute resolution, and I do not consider my services to be complete until the parties have signed a binding Settlement Agreement.




      I believe that victims of crime who cannot otherwise afford legal representation are entitled to assistance so that the indignities that they have suffered can be redressed.


      Therefore, in the spirit of community service, I represent such victims before the California Victims Compensation and Government Claims Board.




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 50%
    18 years, 500 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    18 years, 250 cases
  3. Mediation: 5%
    23 years, 250 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%
    18 years, 250 cases
  5. Arbitration: 5%
    23 years, 50 cases



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  • James Joseph Duffy IV

    I endorse this lawyer. Iam a public defender and Ed's info re tough and intricate immigration issues is invaluable. He is a real ligtning rod in the immigration community. He's fair, judicious and a swell fellow.


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Contact info

Edward W Pilot APC

9107 Wilshire Blvd #700
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Appreciation - ADR NeutralLos Angeles Superior Court2008
Commendation - Community ServiceLong Beach Bar Association2008
Certificate of Appreciation - ADR NeutralLos Angeles Superior Court2007
Certificate of Appreciation - ADR NeutralLos Angeles Superior Court2006
Certificate of Appreciation - Chapter City Committee MemberThe Tulane Alumni Association1999
Certif of Appreciation - Arbitrator/Mediator/Settlement OfficerLos Angeles County Superior And Municipal Courts1998
Young Alumni Volunteer Of The YearTulane University1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President/CEOEdward W. Pilot, A Professional Corporation2003 - Present
Sole ProprietorLaw Offices Of Edward W. Pilot1997 - 2003
Attorney At LawSabo & Deitsch; Hawkins Delafield & Wood; Sabo & Green1988 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1988 - Present
National Hockey League Players' AssociationCertified NHLPA Player Agent2001 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
D. Dabo v. Eric H. Holder, Jr. Attorney General - U.S. Court of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit Case No. 05-72685The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit remanded D. Dabo's Asylum Application for a new evidentiary hearing and merits determination.
In The Matter Of C. Soh - A 095-317-309The Honorable Immigration Judge Bruce J. Einhorn of the Los Angeles, California Immigration Court granted C. Soh's Application For Asylum.
In The Matter Of A. Kamara - A 75-746-969The Honorable Immigration Judge David C. Anderson of the Los Angeles, California Immigration Court granted A. Kamara's Motion To Reopen and his Application For Adjustment Of Status.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalProblems With Record Lead To New Hearing in Asylum Case2010
Los Angeles TimesToo Many Cases, Too Few Judges2008
Los Angeles TimesExperts Criticize Judge’s Deportation Threat2006
Los Angeles TimesStaying Put When Visas Expire2006
Los Angeles TimesSome Immigrants Meet Harsh Face Of Justice2006
Los Angeles TimesImmigrant Pleas Crushing Federal Appellate Courts2005
Los Angeles TimesAfraid To Go Home, Reaching Out To America2005
Los Angeles TimesCruise Not Gay, Court Rules In Actor’s Lawsuit2001
San Bernardino SunCourt Backs IVDA In Contract Dispute1995
San Bernardino SunIVDA Plans Review Of Affirmative Action Policy1995
Redlands Daily FactsJudge Upholds IVDA Contract To Local Firm1995
Victor Valley Daily PressHearing On Base Postponed1994
Victor Valley Daily PressCourt Order Stalls VVEDA Base Lease1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Tulane University Law SchoolManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pepperdine University School of BusinessImmigration Law2011
Celestial Church of Christ Community Outreach ProgramAsylum, Withholding and Torture Convention Relief2010
Malawi Business ExpoImmigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas2008