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Carl M. Shusterman

Senior Counsel

Los Angeles

1055 West Seventh Street
Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Fax: +12134881178
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
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Carl M. Shusterman

Senior Counsel

Senior Counsel Carl Shusterman has over 40 years of experience practicing immigration law. He served as a Trial Attorney for US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) from 1976 until 1982 when he entered the private practice of law. Carl has testified as an expert witness before the Senate Immigration Subcommittee in Washington, DC. He is one of the very limited number of attorneys who has been designated as Certified Specialists in Immigration and Naturalization Law by the California State Bar.

For more than 10 years, he has been voted as one of the Best Lawyers in America and was selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers list in 2004 and from 2006 - 2020. He was featured in the February 2018 issue of Super Lawyers Magazine. Carl Shusterman has been named as one of the top 15 corporate immigration attorneys in the US. 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. He is also listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and the Chamber’s USA Guide for Leading Business Lawyers.

Immigration law is very personal for Carl. His wife was born in the Philippines. They met when they both worked for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Their son was born in Canada and their daughter-in-law’s parents are Indian immigrants. Carl’s office staff speaks Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog and a variety of other languages. Carl is a former Chairman of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Southern California Chapter and has served as a member of 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 has volunteered in assisting women and children incarcerated in by our government in Dilley, Texas after fleeing from violence in Central America. 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, the Nightly News with Peter Jennings, and on a wide variety of nationally syndicated radio shows.

Practice Areas
Immigration Law