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Carl Michael Shusterman

Immigration Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.9   456 reviews

also known as Carl Shusterman

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  • Licensed for 50 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Carl

Learn Carl’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    90%
    Our attorneys represent hundreds of employers and thousands of immigrants. We specialize in employment and family-based immigration, deportation defense and Federal litigation. We conduct internal I-9 audits for our corporate clients.

    49 years, 50,000 cases

  2. Asylum
    10%
    Our attorneys represent hundreds of employers and thousands of immigrants. With over 40 years of experience in Asylum cases, our attorneys navigate such cases through a complex system of procedures that only the best lawyers can maneuver.

    49 years, 1,000 cases

IMMIGRATION LAWYER WITH 40+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Attorney Carl Shusterman has over 40 years of experience as an immigration lawyer. He served as an attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) until 1982, when he entered the private practice of law.

For over a decade, he has been voted as one of the Best Lawyers in America and as a Super Lawyer by his colleagues in the bar.

Carl has been named as one of the top 15 corporate immigration attorneys in the U.S. by Human Resource Executive magazine. His hard work and dedication to immigration law have earned him the highest rating (“AV”) in legal ability and ethics from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. He has also served as a member of the Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission for the State Bar. Carl is also listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and the Chamber’s USA Guide for Leading Business Lawyers.

He has testified as an expert witness before the Senate Immigration Subcommittee in Washington, D.C.

Carl is a former Chairman of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Southern California Chapter and served as a member of Shusterman AILA’s national Board of Governors (1988-97). He has chaired numerous AILA Committees, spoken at dozens of AILA Conferences and has contributed a number of scholarly articles to AILA’s publications.

Carl is a frequent writer and lecturer on immigration law. His articles, letters to the editor and quotes have appeared in prestigious publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Canada’s Globe and Mail, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, California Lawyer, Los Angeles Lawyer, Journal of the American Medical Association, Christian Science Monitor, Atlantic Monthly, Computer World, Information Week, Issues in Science and Technology, Variety, and numerous other publications. He has written for, and been quoted extensively in, leading periodicals specializing in immigration law including Interpreter Releases, Immigration Law and Procedure, Immigration Briefings, Inside Immigration, Immigration Journal and U.S. Immigrant Magazine. In addition, he has appeared on various television programs including NBC’s Today Show, CNN’s Headline News and on a wide variety of nationally syndicated radio shows.

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2024 2023 2022 + 10 ...
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2018 + 8 ...

Photos and videos

How to Choose an Immigration Attorney

Immigration Lawyer Carl Shusterman shares his "Ten Rules for Selecting an Immigration Attorney".

For more information, see http://www.shusterman.com/ytimmatty.html
Green Cards Through Marriage

Although obtaining a green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen may be the "fast lane" to permanent residence, it is fraught with many hidden dangers.

See http://shusterman.com/ytmarriage.html
Green Cards Through Employment

Do you qualify for a green card through your job?  Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman walks you through the various employment-based preference categories.

See http://www.shusterman.com/ytemp.html
Adjustment of Status

This is legal jargon for obtaining a green card without leaving the U.S.  Do you qualify?  What are the hidden dangers?  Attorney Carl Shusterman provides you with some very useful advice.

See http://www.shusterman.com/ytaos.htm
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Location

JR Immigration Law Group
21250 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90503

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  456 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Felicia and Florin B. | November 24, 2011
The most professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy lawyer!
We very much appreciate the professionalism and quality services that Shusterman's team is offering. They helped us in a record time. He guided us in every detail. He gave us all the needed information regarding every step and helped us with all the papers. We were amazed to receive the GC so easily and in such short time! We highly recommend him and his team as the best ones!
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Posted by Lilian and Maged Hosny | February 11, 2012
Best lawyer in USA
My experience with the office of Mr Shusterman was great, they are very professional, trust-worthy, extremely reliable. My husband is a physician he had different lawyer for H 1 visa. We wasted our time with him we hoped that we had known Mr. Shusterman before. We completed our immigration process successfully we have our citizenship now thanks to him and of course we are using him for 2 more cases for my family and I always strongly recommend him to our friends. I will not use anyone else.
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Posted by Argentina | May 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best
Mr Shusterman is very honest, trustworthy, reliable and professional Attorney. It was a pleasure and a privilege to hired him for our Immigration Case. Very grateful family from Nicaragua. Thanks a lot Mr. Shusterman.
Posted by anonymous | December 25, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very fast to respond and very professional
Carl Michael is a very helpful and professional lawyer. He answered all my questions in a timely manner! Very happy to work with him in the future! If you need a lawyer he is your guy!! Thanks again Mr. Michael!
Posted by Carmen | June 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most decent and honest attorney.
When I came to the USA, I meet with other attorneys that did not give any hope about working as an RN. When I meet Mr. C. Shuster man I felt so fortunate, he was direct and clear about my case that was resolved. Thank you so much. You change my life. My admiration to you.
Response from Carl Shusterman June 7, 2023
Thank you, Carmen. It was our pleasure to help you!
Posted by Tiago Moura | April 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration
Trustworthy, reliable and honest. One of the best immigration law firms in the nation. I am very happy and satisfied with all you did for me. Thank you Carl Shusterman and Jennifer Rozdzielski.
Posted by Ravi | February 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Carl is the go to lawyer when you need help with immigration!!!
Carl came to my aid when no one else would. His NIS background gives him a unique perspective why USCIS is wanting to deny your petition. Both Jennifer & he are competent, quick to respond & reliable when you need help! They got my case turned around within 8 days by submitting a compelling response to NOID backed by case laws going as far back as 50 years. 10 out of 10 times I’d want my friends and colleagues to put their money on Carl & Jennifer, if ever you need help!
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Posted by KK | February 1, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick turnaround every time.
Quick and clear response every time. Explains the rules very well and makes it easy to understand. Excellent service and helpfulness.
Posted by Craig | August 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
I approached Carl Shusterman some years ago with a very complicated immigration situation, after having consulted a few other attorneys. Mr. Shusterman's positivity was apparent from the moment I explained the details of my case. His optimism, however, wasn't simply a reflection of his attitude, but was based upon his years working as an immigration judge as well as his practice as an attorney. Unbelievably, despite how skeptical the previous attorneys had been about my case, Mr. Shusterman had actually handled a very similar set of circumstances. His analysis of the relevant law, and his understanding of how it would be applied, made all the difference. There is no doubt in my mind that, without him present at my interviews, I wouldn't be able to report that, as of yesterday, after years spent waiting, I took my oath and became a U.S. citizen. Thank you, Mr. Shusterman, for all your help, and for all your support along the way.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer!
Consummate professional, exceptional knowledge, compassionate human being are under statements when used to describe Mr. Shusterman. Tagging him as "Best Immigration Lawyer" is a start. Bar none, he's the best! After consulting 9 overpriced attorneys (I paid nearly twice as much to quacks on Park Avenue and San Francisco), I visited Mr. Shusterman with no optimism. I was wrong. While others overcharged and dished out arrogance, Mr. Shusterman was matter of fact and to the point. He gave no false hope; evaluated the situation quickly and recommended a course of action in just 30 minutes. I wondered how he was able to advise so quickly. I guess that such clarity comes from being an insider (having started his career as an immigration officer) followed by four decades defending immigrant rights. While his knowledge is worth it's weight in gold, even more compelling is Mr. Shusterman's humanity. Mr. Shusterman's compassionate understanding and ability to listen are exceptional! There wasn't an occasion, during a three year period, when I contacted Mr. Shusterman, that my call was not returned within a short period. He was always patient, attentive and reassured me within the constraints of the law and bureaucratic limitations. In summary, Mr. Shusterman's a consummate professional with unparalleled knowledge of the law and keen insights. He's a seasoned veteran with unwavering compassion and at an incredibly reasonable price given his expertise. I'm at a loss of superlatives to describe Mr. Shusterman. Suffice it to say, that it has been an honor and privilege to have had his counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super lawyer
Knowledgeable, generous, and everything that a good lawyer can have at the same time.
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Form I-765
I asked a question in avvo about doubts I had on form I-765. Carl helped me clarify my questions.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Greatly appreciated for the help. It was so fast and helpful answer. Highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you for the suggestion
I appreciate his suggestion even I am a stranger for him who need an advice. He is a nice person. I would definitely call him if I need the help in the near future.
Posted by Parham | September 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very informative!
I asked him a couple of questions regarding ambiguous parts of DS-260 form and he spent time answering them very thoughtfully. I really appreciate his help and would recommend him for anyone seeking immigration legal consults.
Posted by JOSE (JOJO) | August 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
a simple phone call with full of hope.
hi there! i just want to share my best phone conversation with ATTY. CARL SHUSTERMAN. Last year of june 2020 i am about to process my adjustment of status with my 245i, during this time i had a immigration lawyer ATTY.KAPUYA, and also last year of january 2020 i got married, i'm always asking my lawyer atty. kapuya if i can include my wife on my adjustment of status 245i? but she is always telling me that i cannot include my wife as my DERIVATIVE OR AFTER ACQUIRED SPOUSE, i was so frustrated because im loosing hope for my wife. theres a time im becoming so deppressed. Untill one day on the month of AUGUST 2020 i asked the help of MR. DAVID ELCOTT who is a good friend of ATTY. CARL SCHUSTERMAN, MR. ELCOTT WAS THE SON OF MY RESIDENT AT CARMEL BOARD AND CARE. I talked to MR. ELCOTT over the phone and i asked him to help me if i can inquire or make a consultation with atty. schusterman on my problem. The following day ATTY CARL SCHUSTERMAN CALLED ME ON MY CELLPHONE WE STARTED TALKING ABOUT MY CASE, FIRST OF ALL HE ASKED ME IF WHATS MY SITUATION? I TOLD HIM IM ABOUT TO PROCESS MY ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS THRU 245I BECAUSE MY VISA IS NOW CURRENT, AND I ASKED HIM IF I CAN INCLUDE MY WIFE ON MY ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS AS MY DERIVATIVE OR AFTER ACQUIRED WIFE? AND HE SAID TO ME ( ABSOLUTELY). ATTY. SCHUSTERMAN HE EMAILED ME A NOTE FROM USCIS REGARDING THE AFTER ACQUIRED SPOUSE AND HE TOLD ME SHOW SHOW IT TO MY LAWYER ATTY KAPUYA, AND I GAVE THE NOTE TO ATTY KAPUYA AND STILL SHE IS REFUSING TO INCLUDE MY WIFE, I KEPT ASKING MY SELF? WHO SHOULD I TRUST ON MY PROBLEM ATTY SCHUSTERMAN OR ATTY KAPUYA?. ON THE SAME DAY I MADE MY DECISION TO TRUST ATTY SCHUSTERMAN ON MY PROBLEM AND I CANCELLED MY SERVICE WITH ATTY KAPUYA. AND I THANK OUR GOD ALMIGHTY THAT WITH THE SIMPLE AND GENEROUS PHONE CALL FROM ATTY SCHUSTERMAN HIMSELF I HAD HOPE AND ALL I CAN SEE IS FULL OF BRIGHTNESS AT THE END OF THE DARK TUNNEL. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY A BIG BIG THANK YOU TO ATTY SCHUSTERMAN. WE WISH YOU A LONG LIFE AND THE BEST HEALTH.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response
I was so worried about delinquency impact. I'm relaxed by looking at your response. Appreciate your Quick reply. Thank you so much.
Response from Carl Shusterman January 25, 2021
You are very welcome!
Posted by Francesco | July 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally a great professional
It’s been many years I’ve done through many immigration challenges. Some of the immigration attorneys I hired didn’t assist me with with the requested attention, so I ended up requested to be deported. Finally I stepped up and decided to hire one of the best attorney in the country. And here I am, he helped me even when seemed impossible to other attorneys, now I got naturalizations without further accidents. Thank you Carl!!!
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Posted by Arman | July 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing job!!!
This is for sure the best immigration firm. I would like to thank Mr. Shusterman for his excellent advice and guidance. Special thanks to Ana Cruz and Giselle Sotelo. They worked with me from start to finish My case was complicated, but they did the impossible thing and solved my case in less than two weeks. They helped me with my dream of becoming a US citizen. I am going to my Oath Ceremony in the end of July. That is exceptional and you cannot put a price on that. I highly recommend this firm for any immigration issues.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chicago removal proceedings for fraud/misrepresentation
I had a very complex situation and I previously hired other attorneys to work on my case but nobody was able to not only to solve it but even to get a hearing date. When I reached out to Carl I knew that this is the right attorney for my case. I worked with both, Carl and Jennifer to prepare for my case. I am trilled with their honesty and integrity and the way they treated me. Carl came to Chicago and we were told that my individual hearing will be postponed. Carl took ownership of the issue and prevented this nonsense. At the hearing, Carl used his extensive knowledge and creative mindset and terminate the proceedings in about 45 minutes. My advice to all immigrants that are facing immigration challenges is: TALK TO CARL!!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • JR Immigration Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Offices of Carl Shusterman
  • 1982 - 2020
  • Trial Attorney
  • U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service
  • 1976 - 1982

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Education Abroad Program
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DeOsorio v. Mayorkas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • Victory in Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit under the Child Status Protection Act
  • In the Matter of the Promsiri Family
  • Deportation proceedings were cancelled. All were sworn-in as U.S. citizens several months later.
  • EB-1 Green Card for (Name Withheld)
  • Permanent residence approved as Person of Extraordinary Ability
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Immigration and Naturalization Advisory Committee, State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2005
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1988 - 1997
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California chapter)
  • Chairman
  • 1988 - 1989
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Lawyers 2024
  • Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine
  • 2024
  • Southern California's Top Lawyers 2024
  • The American Registry
  • 2024
  • Top Lawyers in Southern California
  • The American Registry
  • 2023
  • Thought Leaders: USA
  • Who’s Who Legal (WWL)
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Who’s Who Legal
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firms Badge for Print and Online Marketine
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • LegalComprehensive
  • 2015 LegalComprehensive Law Award
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Leading Corporate Immigration Lawyer
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2014
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers & Partners Global Guide
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • Lead Counsel Rating for Immigration Law
  • 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Rated Lawyer for “Immigration Law”
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2013
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • Lead Counsel Rating for Immigration Law
  • 2013
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in “Immigration Law
  • Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Chambers USA Guide
  • Chambers & Partners
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers & Partners Global
  • 2012
  • Chambers USA Guide
  • Chambers & Partners
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers & Partners Global
  • 2011
  • Chambers USA Guide
  • Chambers & Partners
  • 2010
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers & Partners Global
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Top Corporate Immigration Attorneys
  • Human Resource Executive
  • 2010
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers & Partners Global
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Chambers USA Guide
  • Chambers & Partners
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers & Partners Global
  • 2008
  • Chambers USA Guide
  • Chambers and Partners
  • 2008
  • Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2008
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers & Partners Global
  • 2007
  • Chambers USA Guide
  • Chambers & Partners
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers & Partners Global
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Chamber USA Guide
  • Chambers & Partners
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Central California Public Health Partnership
  • 2003
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2002
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2000
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1999
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1998
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1997
  • Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 1986
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Publications

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Ten Commandments for Using the Web to Grow Your Practice
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - National Conference Books
  • The iPad Revolution: A Guide to Tablets for the Mobile Immigration Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • New Immigration Policy: A Step in the Right Direction
  • 2011
  • Recruiting Trends
  • I-9s - Hot and Getting Hotter
  • 2011
  • Recruiting Physician Today
  • Physicians and Immigration FAQ
  • 2011
  • The Physician Immigration Book
  • Canadian Physicians - Separate And Unequal
  • 2011
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Employers: Merry Christmas from the Immigration Service
  • 2010
  • Benders Immigration Bulletin
  • A Good Attorney Asks A Lot Of Questions
  • 2010
  • Carl Shusterman
  • Using the Internet
  • 2010
  • Recruiting Trends
  • The ABCs on H-1Bs
  • 2010
  • Bender's Immigration Bulletin
  • Meet the Press
  • 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Ten Commandments for Growing Your Law Firm's Website
  • 2009
  • Recruiting Trends
  • H-1Bs: Let the Market Decide
  • 2009
  • Recruiting Trends
  • Who is Really Making Our Immigration Laws?
  • 2009
  • Recruiting Trends
  • Will Comprehensive Immigration Reform Become a Reality?
  • 2009
  • Recruiting Trends
  • Selecting an Immigration Attorney
  • 2009
  • Recruiting Trends
  • Big Immigration Changes Fly Under the Radar
  • 2009
  • The PERM Book
  • The PERM Recruitment Report and Retention of Recruitment Documentation
  • 2005
  • Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
  • An Analysis of the Child Status Protection Act
  • 2002
  • California Labor & Employment Law Quarterly
  • Hiring and Obtaining Temporary Working Status for Foreign-Born Professionals
  • 2000
  • JS Medical Group
  • Coping with US Immigration Laws
  • 2000
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • INS Issues Interim Regulations Regarding Health Care Workers
  • 1999
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Recruitment of Foreign-Born Health Care Workers
  • 1999
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Immigration Online
  • 1998
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Allied for Health and HHRMA Sponsor Croner Hospital Survey
  • 1998
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Foreign-Born Health Care Workers in Limbo
  • 1997
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Surf Rider: Immigration Attorneys
  • 1996
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • RX for Rns- Immigration Nursing Relief Act
  • 1996
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Proposed Immigration Bills Would Impose Heavy Burden on Health Care Providers
  • 1996
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • H-1B Approvals Reach Numerical Cap
  • 1996
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Highlights of the New Immigration Law
  • 1996
  • Interpreter Releases
  • Survey and Analysis of Labor Condition Application Decisions
  • 1996
  • Global Opportunity
  • Clearing Immigration Hurdles
  • 1995
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Special Alert Simpson Immigration Bill Means New Taxes for Hospitals
  • 1995
  • Information Week
  • Riding the New Wave of DP Immigration
  • 1994
  • AMT Events
  • 7 Rules for Foreign-Born Medical Technologists
  • 1994
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Green Card Lottery Widens Chance for Citizenship to Immigrants
  • 1994
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Immigration Status of Health Care Professionals Shifts Under NAFTA
  • 1994
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • New Law Provides Relief for FMGs
  • 1994
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • IMGs and the Foreign Residency Requirement
  • 1994
  • Immigration Briefings
  • The New DOL Nurse Regulations
  • 1994
  • Modern Healthcare
  • Look North for Primary Care Doctors
  • 1993
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Green Card Backlogs May Grow
  • 1993
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Q & A For Allied Health Professionals
  • 1993
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Department of Labor Tightens Rules for Employers of Foreign-Born Professionals
  • 1993
  • Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Give Employers the Ability to Check Employability
  • 1993
  • American Medical News
  • IMGs Can Waiver Foreign Residency Requirements
  • 1993
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Coping With The Labor Condition Application
  • 1992
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Recruiting Canadian Physicians
  • 1992
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Obtaining H-1A & H-1B Classification for Health-Related Occupations
  • 1992
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Family Reunification for RNs
  • 1992
  • Personnel Journal
  • A Welcome Change to Immigration Law
  • 1991
  • Information Week
  • Immigration: A Stalement for MIS
  • 1991
  • Personnel Journal
  • Understanding Immigration Law
  • 1991
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Amnesty for Nurses
  • 1991
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Seven Rules for Foreign Nurses
  • 1991
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Obtaining Temporary Working Status -Foreign Born Healthcare Professionals
  • 1991
  • Issues in Science and Technology
  • Opening the Door for Immigrant Professionals
  • 1991
  • Interpreter Releases
  • INRA and DOL's H-1A Nurse Regulations
  • 1991
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Amnesty for Chinese Students in the U.S.
  • 1990
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Nursing Immigration Amendments
  • 1990
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • INS Issues Nurse Regulations
  • 1990
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • Nurse Law May Result In Family Separation
  • 1990
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • How To Document The Nurse Attestation Form
  • 1990
  • Computerworld
  • Time to Open U.S. Doors to World's IT Talent
  • 1989
  • OT Week
  • 7 Rules for OTRs and OT Managers
  • 1989
  • The Engineer of California
  • 7 Rules for Foreign-Born Engineers
  • 1989
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Immigration Law Review
  • The Immigation Nursing Relief Act 1989
  • 1989
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • I-9 Audits: Steering Clear of Employer Sanctions
  • 1989
  • Hospital Council of Southern California Law Review
  • New Legislation Grants Green Card to RNs
  • 1989
  • Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Businesses Need An Enlightened Immigration Policy
  • 1989
  • Los Angeles Times
  • America, The Salad Bowl: Immigrants Mixed Together Add Spice
  • 1978
  • immigration
  • Immigration Reform Bill
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Social Democratic Forum
  • Updating Our Outdated Immigration System
  • 2023
  • PLI Conference - New York City
  • Creative Immigration Strategies
  • 2023
  • Pincus Professional Education
  • Immigration 101: The Nuts and Bolts
  • 2021
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Immigration in President Biden’s First 100 Days
  • 2021
  • AMN Healthcare
  • Immigration of Physicians
  • 2020
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Just what the Doctor ordered, NIV and IV options for Medical Professionals
  • 2019
  • Lunch Meeting
  • Immigration in the Age of Trump - Bruin Professionals (Beverly Hills)
  • 2019
  • Los Angeles Public Library
  • US Immigration - What You Need to Know
  • 2019
  • Law Practice Management Conference
  • Managing Client Anxiety and Expectations in Trump World 100 Years of Practice Management Advice in a Single Hour
  • 2019
  • Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Seminar in Austin
  • Ethics: Protecting Your Firm and Clients in the Age of Social Media
  • 2019
  • Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Seminar in Austin
  • EOIR Hot Topics
  • 2019
  • Ventura Breakfast Immigration Meeting
  • Complying with Both Federal and State Immigration Laws
  • 2018
  • Talent Acquisition Summit
  • Temporary Visas for Healthcare Professionals
  • 2018
  • Santa Barbara Payroll Association
  • 10 Things Employers Need to Know About US Immigration Laws
  • 2018
  • Memphis Immigration Law Conference
  • Employment-Based Immigration
  • 2018
  • Lunch Meeting
  • Complying with Both Federal and State Immigration Laws
  • 2018
  • Lunch Meeting
  • Complying with Both Federal and State Immigration Laws
  • 2018
  • Jonathan Breakfast Club
  • All Immigration Matters
  • 2018
  • ILS Webinar
  • Immigration Practice Under Trump
  • 2018
  • Breakfast Meeting
  • Complying with Both Federal and State Immigration Laws
  • 2018
  • AILA Annual Conference
  • Doing the Math: Addressing the Complexities of the CSPA
  • 2018
  • UCLA School of Law
  • Legal Ethics in Practice Seminar
  • 2017
  • UCLA Law
  • Free Legal Consultations for Students
  • 2017
  • Pincus Professional Education
  • Legal Specialist Exam in Immigration Prep Course
  • 2017
  • Exam Preparation
  • Employment Based Immigration Visas and Employment Enforcement
  • 2017
  • Enloe Conference Center
  • HHRMAC Seminar
  • 2017
  • California State Bar
  • Webinar: Trump Immigration Changes
  • 2017
  • AILA Annual Conference
  • Immigration Law
  • 2017
  • Spring CLE Conference
  • AILA Nevada Chapter
  • 2016
  • AILA Spring CLE Conference
  • Solo & Small Practice: Buisness School for the Immigration Lawyer
  • 2016
  • 4th Annual Consular Processing Conference
  • AILA Bangkok Chapter
  • 2016
  • 2016 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law
  • Immigration Law
  • 2016
  • Self Petition Green Card
  • Immigration Seminar
  • 2015
  • City Internships Executive Panel
  • Immigration Law
  • 2015
  • 2015 AILA Paralegals Conference
  • Sizzling Hot Topics in Immigration Law
  • 2015
  • The Michigan Recruitment and Retention Network ; Lansing, Michigan
  • International Physicians and U.S. Immigration Law : What Hospitals and Medical Groups Need to Know
  • 2014
  • The American Immigration Law Informer
  • “Temporary Working Visas and Green Cards through Employment”
  • 2014
  • State Bar of California Webinar
  • ABC’s of E-2 Visas
  • 2014
  • State Bar of California Webinar
  • Immigration 101: H-1B Visas
  • 2014
  • Pincus Professional Education Seminar ; Los Angeles, CA
  • Asylum, Detention, and Removal
  • 2014
  • Federal Bar Association ; Memphis, TN
  • CSPA & Child Citizenship Act of 2000 and Doctors, Nurses, and Other Medical Professionals
  • 2014
  • City of Hope Seminar ; Duarte, CA
  • Traveling Abroad on a Temporary Visa
  • 2014
  • American Payroll Association ; Santa Barbara, CA
  • Employers’ Responsibilities under the Proposed Immigration Law
  • 2014
  • AILA Southern California Chapter ; Los Angeles, CA
  • Health Care Professionals
  • 2014
  • AILA Annual Conference ; Boston, MA
  • Forever (Under) 21: The Latest on CSPA & K-2 Ageouts
  • 2014
  • AILA
  • Petitions for Nurses and Allied Healthcare Workers
  • 2014
  • South Bay Association of Realtors ; Torrance, CA
  • Global Panel Featuring the Americas
  • 2013
  • Pincus Professional Education CLE Program ; Los Angeles, CA
  • Immigration 101
  • 2013
  • PIHRA, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • What Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws
  • 2013
  • PIHRA, Ontario, CA
  • What Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws
  • 2013
  • PIHRA, Los Angeles, CA
  • What Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws
  • 2013
  • PIHRA, Garden Grove, CA
  • What Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws
  • 2013
  • PIHRA, Burbank, CA
  • What Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws
  • 2013
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Immigrant Visas
  • 2013
  • Immigrant Visas
  • Immigration Law Training Course
  • 2013
  • Federal Bar Association ; Memphis, TN
  • Immigration for Physicians
  • 2013
  • Federal Bar Association ; Memphis, TN
  • The Child Status Protection Act
  • 2013
  • Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Hot Topics in Immigration Reform and Family Immigration Law
  • 2013
  • Channel Islands Public Management Association Human Resources Forum
  • Employer Compliance with I-9 Requirements
  • 2013
  • AILA Southern California Chapter
  • Child Status Protection Act
  • 2013
  • AILA Annual Conference ; San Francisco, CA
  • Informational Marketing Techniques to Start and Growth Your Practice
  • 2013
  • 2013 Healthcare Workforce Summit
  • International Clinicians and Physicians
  • 2013
  • PIHRA, Ontario, CA
  • What Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws
  • 2012
  • PIHRA Palmdale, CA
  • What Employers Need to Know about US Immigration Laws
  • 2012
  • PIHRA Palm Desert, CA
  • I-9 Requirements
  • 2012
  • PIHRA Irvine, CA
  • What Employers Need to Know About US Immigration
  • 2012
  • PIHRA Downtown, Los Angeles
  • I-9 Requirements
  • 2012
  • PIHRA Camarillo, CA
  • I-9 Requirements
  • 2012
  • PIHRA Annual Conference & Exposition, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
  • Immigration: Avoiding the 7 Most Costly Mistakes
  • 2012
  • Pasadena Kaplan Center
  • What Physicians need to Know About US Immigration Laws
  • 2012
  • Los Angeles, District 18
  • Employer Compliance with I-9 Requirements
  • 2012
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Barristers Section
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 2012
  • Law Office of Carl Shusterman, Los Angeles, CA
  • Deferred Action: What You Need to Know
  • 2012
  • Irvine Kaplan Center
  • What Physicians need to Know About US Immigration Laws
  • 2012
  • FBA 8th Annual Immigration Law Seminar, Memphis, TN
  • Child Status Protection Act
  • 2012
  • AILA Day of Action
  • Day of Action
  • 2012
  • PIHRA Universal City
  • Immigration Law for HR Professionals
  • 2011
  • PIHRA Ontario
  • Immigration Law for HR Professionals
  • 2011
  • PIHRA Mid Year Legal Update - Universal City
  • Immigration: What HR Professionals Need to Know about I-9s
  • 2011
  • PIHRA Mid Year Legal Update - Riverside
  • Immigration: What HR Professionals Need to Know about I-9s
  • 2011
  • PIHRA Mid Year Legal Update - Newport Beach
  • Immigration: What HR Professionals Need to Know about I-9s
  • 2011
  • PIHRA Garden Grove
  • Immigration Law for HR Professionals
  • 2011
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 2011
  • Kaplan Webinar
  • Immigration for Physicians
  • 2011
  • Immigration Boot Camp
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 2011
  • Immigration Boot Camp
  • Obtaining Permanent Residence
  • 2011
  • Immigration Boot Camp
  • Immigration Law
  • 2011
  • FBA 8th Annual Immigration Law Seminar - Memphis, Tennessee
  • Immigration for Health Care Professionals
  • 2011
  • American Payroll Association- Santa Barbara Chapter
  • Immigration and Employment Law
  • 2011
  • AILA Annual Conference - San Diego, California
  • Child Status Protection Act
  • 2011
  • AILA - Spring Conference- Oklahoma City OK
  • Ethics, Technology and Practice Management
  • 2011
  • Los Angeles County Barr Association Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Lunch with the Expert
  • How to Adjust Status After the Petition/Principal Beneficiary Dies
  • 2010
  • International Marketing Mixer
  • Introduction to Immigration
  • 2010
  • Immigration Conference
  • Immigration for Physicians and Nurses
  • 2010
  • Federal Bar Association Immigration Conference (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Immigration for Health Care Professionals
  • 2010
  • Federal Bar Association Immigration Conference (Memphis, Tennesse)
  • Law Office Management and Marketing
  • 2010
  • AILA Texas Chapter Fall Conference (Playa Del Carmen, Mexico)
  • Child Status Protection Act
  • 2010
  • AILA Teleconference (Carolinas Chapter)
  • Essentials of Legal Marketing
  • 2010
  • AILA Podcast
  • Websites for Immigration Attorneys
  • 2010
  • AILA Northwest Conference (Seattle, Washington)
  • Child Status Protection Act
  • 2010
  • AILA Annual Conference (Washington, D.C.)
  • Child Status Protection Act
  • 2010
  • 34th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Practice Tips for Immigration Lawyers
  • 2010
  • 23rd Annual AILA California Chapter CLE Conference
  • Immigration Law
  • 2010
  • Hospital Association of Southern California Seminar
  • Immigration Law Update
  • 2009
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 2007
  • League of Women Voters Meeting on Immigration (Whittier, California)
  • Immigration Policy
  • 2007
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 2006
  • ACIP National Convention (San Francisco)
  • Immigration for Physicians
  • 2005
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 2004
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 2003
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 2002
  • CHW Foreign Recruitment Summit
  • Utilizing Foreign-Born RNs to Meet Your Staffing Needs
  • 2002
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 2001
  • Law Day
  • Immigration Options After Graduation
  • 2001
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 2000
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 1999
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 1998
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 1997
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 1996
  • Immigration Seminar for Congressional Staffs
  • Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
  • 1996
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Law Training Course
  • Introduction to Immigrant Visas
  • 1995
  • American College of International Physicians National Convention
  • Legal Issues Facing IMGs
  • 1995
  • Immigration Seminar for Congressional Staffs
  • Immigration Act of 1990
  • 1991
  • Immigration Seminar for Congressional Staffs
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
  • 1986
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (27)
Endorse Carl
Immigration Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I've known Carl professionally for many years. He is highly respected within the immigration bar. Carl's online site reflects his knowledge - and his generosity with the public and with the bar. Knowledge, hard work, and empathy combine in Carl to the benefit of his clients and the profession."
Immigration Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carl was a household name among immigration lawyers when I started practicing. He is a legend in immigration law circles and the name alone prompts me to endorse him because it is like saying "Ford" when it comes to a car--we all know the quality and professionalism and like many immigration lawyers, I have read something by Carl or heard of a case over the years and just know this is a great endorsement and well deserved."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Carl Michael Shusterman for his exceptional legal expertise and unwavering commitment to the immigrants."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Shusterman. It is obvious that he has a tremendous amount of experience in immigration law and he truly appears to care about his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Shusterman provides a much-needed service on Avvo and donates time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carl Schusterman is a leader of the immigration bar."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer unreservedly."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shusterman is a top-notch immigration attorney. A zealous advocate for his clients and highly respected in the legal community."
Asylum Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shusterman provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carl is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Shusterman is respected by colleagues and is dedicated to the field and his clients. He is a relentless attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients. He is dedicated, strategic, and compassionate. His experience makes him uniquely qualified to provide the practical advice that matters most to clients. I endorse this attorney because, in addition to those qualities, I know that he can be trusted to handle the case to the best of his ability."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Shusterman provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediately legal answers."
Asylum Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only Mr. Shusterman cares about his clients, he cares and is very friendly with fellow attorneys particularly with young lawyers. I highly recommend his service."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shusterman is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients. He shares his knowledge freely to help educate members of the bar as well as the general public."
Asylum Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Other
"Carl is a premier and outstanding attorney. He's dedicated, trustworthy and reliable. I'd definitely endorse him to anyone who is considering hiring him as their attorney."
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Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer Carl Michael Shusterman
Carl Michael Shusterman
Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 50 years
Virtual consultation available