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Brian David Lerner

also known as Brian D. Lerner, Brian Lerner

About me

I have been a licensed attorney since 1992 and started the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC. My practice consists of Immigration and Nationality Law and everything involved with and regarding immigration which includes citizenship, investment visas, family and employment visas, removal and deportation hearings, appeals, waivers, adjustment, consulate processing and all types of immigration and citizenship matters. 


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I have passed a rigorous examination and extensive experience requirements by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Currently, there are only about 200 out of 200,000 attorneys. Currently, I have over 700 Immigration Videos on Youtube, over 4.25 million views and over 117,000 likes on Facebook.


I have just be recertified by the State of California as an Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law until 2020.

The Immigration Law part of the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC handles cases arising from business visas, work permits, Green Cards, non-immigrant visas, deportation, citizenship, appeals and all areas of immigration. The Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC does EB-5 Investor Visas, H-1B Specialty Occupation, L-1 Intracompany Transferee, E-2 Treaty Investor, E-1 Treaty Trader, O-1 Extraordinary Ability among others. We also do K-1 Fiancee and K-3 Spouse Visas. Regarding immigrant visas for the Green Card, we do PERM and advanced degree PERM, Family Petitions, and Extraordinary Alien Petitions. In addition to affirmative petitions, we represent people in people in deportation and removal hearings, including political asylum, withholding of removal, and convention against torture cases.


Immigration Attorney, Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law


Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Tagalog

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 85%
    25 years, 4.25 thousand cases
  2. Asylum: 15%
    25 years, 250 cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lerner is a very knowledgeable attorney who freely educates members of both the bar and public on immigration matters.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC

Long Beach Law Building
3233 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA, 90803

Representative Office in the Philippines

Unit 3D , ABBA 1 Bldg.
5756 Kalayaan Avenue
Pinagkaisahan, Makati City, CA, 1200



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
20 Year Licensed and Practicing AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2012
Who's Who in Executives and ProfessionalsNational Register of Who's Who for Executives and Professionals2004
Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality LawCalifornia State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC1996 - Present
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Marks, Acalin & Lerner1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy SectionMember2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionOfficer1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
RIVAS vs. Janet NapolitanoRemanded to USDC
In Re: PatelGranted
In Re: ValbuenaDischarged Granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Asian JournalThe Widow Penalty Ends2009
The California ExaminerEB-5: The Basics2009
The TalibaPERM2009
Asian JournalWhat do I have to be thankful for?2009
California ExaminerCan I be deported for this crime?2009
Peoples JournalWhat is a background check?2009
Peoples JournalMy Crime was vacated! Now What?2009
California ExaminerI'm over 21. Can I still adjust status?2009
California ExaminerI don't qualify for any visa.2009
TalibaMy background check is taking forever2009
Asian JournalWhat is the Bankruptcy Estate?2009
Peoples JournalCan unemployment be used in calculating income for the means test?2009
Immigration Law TodayBusiness Without Borders- Obtaining E-1 and E-2 Status for Foreign Investors2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Southern CaliforniaEmphasis on Computer Information SystemsOther - Bachelors1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LawReview CLEIntroduction to Immigration Seminar2010
Introduction to Immigration Law for AttorneysImmigration Introduction to Work Visas2010
Jordan High School Legal SymposiamVarious Legal Subjects for High School Boys2009