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Kaushik Shakti Ranchod

also known as Kaushik, Ranchod

About me

Immigration is not just a profession, it is part of my daily personal life, as I grew up as an immigrant and went through the immigration process.


At the age of one my family immigrated to the U.S. from Cape Town, South Africa. My family's immigration history begins with my great grandparents. They were extremely courageous as most immigrants are, as they traveled by boat from India to South Africa to make a better life for themselves. They worked hard to survive, as they did not know anyone in South Africa, did not have a job waiting for them, but they did have their work ethic and integrity. My grandparents managed to make a living by mending shoes. Eventually my grandfather turned that cobbler profession into a successful business by creating a shoe factory. Despite my grandfather's success in South Africa in creating a successful business, my grandfather wanted to escape the oppression of apartheid and make a better life for himself and his family. Therefore, he immigrated to the U.S. Then my father brought our family to the U.S. and attended Chiropractic school.


My wife was born and raised in Bombay (Mumbai), India and we met in the U.S. while she was teaching special needs children in Santa Clara, California. I travel to India often and stay with my wife's family in Bombay, which is one of the highlights of my year because I get the best Indian food and get to spend time with family! I understand on a very personal level why people are willing to leave their family, friends, and all that they know to start a new life in the U.S.


Thus it was only a natural evolution and personal calling for me to practice immigration law.  


I consider it an honor and privilege to help make your life better. This is not a profession for me, this is my life; and thank you for the possibility of entrusting me with your future.


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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 99%
    1 thousand cases
  2. Unspecified: 1%

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  • Werner Janden Ogsaen

    Kaushik has one of the most outstanding qualities an attorney can possess: empathy. Kaushik truly empathizes with his clients in order to property address their needs in any given situation. Having worked for Kaushik, and currently with him on several matters, I can also attest that he runs a well oiled ship with intelligent and helpful staff. I highly endorse this attorney and advise you reach out to him.


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    Kaushik is a very knowledgeable, driven attorney that I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the past year. He is full of creative ideas and solutions - 'no' and 'can't' don't seem to be in his vocabulary - instead, it's 'when' and 'how'. Clients in need of immigration law assistance (or attorneys in other practice areas in need of a contact in immigration law) would be well advised to get to engage with Kaushik.


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Contact info

Ranchod Law Group

8880 Cal Center Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA, 95826-3267

Ranchod Law Group

5201 Great America Parkway
Suite 320
Santa Clara, CA, 95054



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Valedictorian of MajorUniversity of Southern California1995
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Southern California1995
Phi Betta KappaPhi Betta Kappa1995
Mortar Board Honor SocietyMortar Board Honor Society1995
USC Trojan Hall of Fame - Wall of ScholarsUniversity of Southern California1995
Emery E. Olsen Outstanding Community Service and LeadershipUSC Public Administration1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRanchod Law Group2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Foreign Medical Graduate Task ForceN/A2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2001 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Law FoundationDelegation member for San Francisco2008 - 2009
South Asian Bar Association.Board of Directors2002 - 2003
South Asian divisionExecutive CommitteeN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Confidential - Case was administered in Immigration CourtRetained Lawful Permanent Residence in US
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Southern CaliforniaPublic AdministrationOther - Bachelors1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
I601 Provisional Hardship WaiversThe New Immigration Rule that Helps Undocumented Immigrants Married to U.S. Citizens2013
HR StarHot Topics in Immigration Law2009
HR StarHow to Overcome the H-1B Visa Quota and Protect Your Organization from Immigration Audits2008
Employment Law and Compliance - American Strategic Management InstituteEmployment Compliance and Verification: Protecting Your Organization in the New Era of Strict Enforcement2008