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“Carl Shusterman is Simply the Best!!”


“I am a Los Angeles-based news reporter, who hired Carl and his team of attorneys to help me acquire permanent residency in the United States. I was dreading the arduous and bureaucratic process, but Carl and his staff were so professional and efficient, they helped the procedure go very smoothly. Carl has extensive experience both as an INS Prosecutor, and in private practice, which gives him a thorough understanding of the entire immigration process.

He is also well-versed in U.S. immigration policy, and keeps up with the latest trends in immigration law. From your first conversation with Carl, you immediately become aware of his integrity and commitment, and moreover, the passion he exudes for his work. Any concern I raised was immediately addressed. Phone calls were answered in a timely manner.

Information I requested about the process was promptly forwarded. And there was never a complaint from his staff. They were always courteous and attentive, making me feel that my case was the only one being handled by the firm, when in reality I was likely one of hundreds of clients. That’s right, the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman has gained a reputation as the “go-to” firm for immigration cases. Carl believes that immigrants have played a pivotal role in making the United States one of the greatest nations on earth, so he will work to help those he believes will contribute to the greater good of this country.

Be warned: Once your case has been settled, you’ll likely still continue to hear from Carl. His genuine warmth and kindness make it near impossible not to become his friend. Thank you Carl.”

– Ann S.

Santa Clarita, CA

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Legal Guru in All Things Immigration

“Mr. Shusterman and his law firm have represented my family and me very successfully. He is not only a legal guru in all things immigration but even more so he is an exceptional human being because he empathizes with his clients and cares that justice is done.”

- Maria Davari Knapp, Chicago, Illinois
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“For the Past 20 Years, We Have Relied on Mr. Shusterman”


“I work with Merritt Hawkins & Associates, the largest physician search and consulting firm in the United States. For the past 20 years, we have relied on Mr. Shusterman and his law office to assist us in cases where we have recruited international physicians on behalf of our clients. As the length of our relationship indicates, we have found the results that Mr. Shusterman and his firm have achieved for us to be uniformly excellent.

Mr. Shusterman is nationally known for his immigration law expertise and is one of the most respected immigration attorneys in the United States. We have found his integrity, professionalism and expertise to be exceptional. Mr. Shusterman is an “attorney’s attorney” who is able to resolve immigration cases beyond the scope of many lawyers, and his offices have been decisive in helping us successfully resolve difficult cases. We continue to rely on Mr. Shusterman as a key resource and I can recommend him without reservation.”

– P.B. Miller

Irving, Texas


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“A Life Changing Law Firm”


“My family and I were former clients of Mr. Carl Shusterman and I can honestly say that he had a tremendous impact on our lives – a very positive one. Maybe some of you have heard of us, as we were in the newspapers and media sources and it was thanks to Mr. Shusterman and his wonderful paralegals that we were able to overcome many of the obstacles that immigration lay in our path. My name is Diana Cabrera and I am now 17 years old but when my parents filed their case I was about 10 years old.

I was truly very young and had to endure many difficult experiences; however, I had complete and utter faith in Mr. Shusterman and his work. He inspired in me the will to fight and to continue and to pursue my dreams. He was a tremendous source of comfort often contacting us to let us know the stage that we were found in. Even when my parents had been denied and they had been told to pack and get out of this country, Mr. Shusterman rushed to find an alternative in order to ensure that my parents could stay.

It is important to understand that there are not only a couple of people filing for a permanent resident card, there are millions and so the process can be a lengthy one. However, Mr. Shusterman was with us every step of the way ensuring that everything was filed correctly and on time and even asking for more in order to have more evidence with which to aid our case. For a quick summary of what we had to go through and the time that it took to finalize our case please click on this link: Cabrera Family Wins Right to Remain in U.S.

It is understandable that some people wish and have the idea that everything shall be resolved quickly, however this is not true and it takes time to go through the entire process. Overall I can say that Mr. Shusterman and his colleagues were wonderful, supportive, and very dedicated people. Something that my mom shall never forget is that there was not only one attorney working on the case but rather a combination of attorneys all with their special expertise.

It is that which distinguishes Mr. Shusterman’s firm from the rest and he genuinely cares about his clients; further evidence of his dedication and wonderful service is that if you review our case, during our court meetings there was not only one attorney representing us. In fact there were various and they were all very helpful and warm and loving and caring.

– Diana Cabrera

Reno, Nevada


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“You were able to turn my nightmare into an amazing dream.”


“Dear Mr. Shusterman,

Thank you so much for everything that you do. I have been undocumented for over 23 years ever since I came to the US. My father applied through my US citizen grandfather, and in 2008 my parents got their green card but I had aged out. I graduated UCLA, and even got acceptance into dental school, but couldn’t attend due to my undocumented status. I had to go back to community college and had no idea when I would get my situation cleared up.

I decided in 2011 to get more involved in my immigration situation and learn about it instead of just leaving it up to my attorney. I found your website and there was so much information on everything I was looking for, I even saw your videos on CSPA and had no idea it existed. I kept following you and saw you were filing a lawsuit in the 9th circuit and even submitted my personal story in one of the briefs filed by Benach & Ragland. I was so relieved when it passed, and it was because of hard working attorneys like you.

I applied for my adjustment of status and got my green card early this May. None of this would have been possible without you. I was scared, depressed, uncertain where my life would be without a green card. Now I can drive, work, and reapply to dental school and be a dentist and take care of my parents who have sacrificed so much for me. All of this wouldn’t be possible if you didn’t file the lawsuit.

I thank God every day for people like you who fight for those that have been unfairly taken advantage of. You are amazing, thank you so much, you have truly changed by life and made me and my parents so damn happy. My mom sleeps like a baby now, and my dad is stress free now that I have my green card. You were able to turn my nightmare into an amazing dream. Thank you so much Mr. Shusterman for all that you do, I am truly grateful.”

– Ritesh


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“Highly Ethical, Professional, Trustworthy and Attentive”


“We hired immigration attorney from the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman immediately when my husband faced a deportation proceedings. He had a tremendously complicated case, yet they were able to reopen it by the Board of Immigration Appeals and follow through to finish by acquiring a green card for him. His attorney was Jennifer Rozdzielski. She is highly ethical, professional, trustworthy, and attentive. Jennifer made our dreams come true by helping keep our family together. Would highly recommend.”

– Anna


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“I have nothing but the great things to say about this law firm. Carl and Cheryl Gertler personally worked on my case and made sure all is accomplished before the deadline we had to achieve. Not only the work Cheryl and her team did on my case was exemplary but the precision it was done with got my case through with flying colors.

I would recommend this law firm hands down.

Kudos to Carl, Cheryl and her team. Thank you guys for helping me and my family in our tough times.”

– Nick S.

Willowbrook, Illinois


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“Found a Way to Solve My Case”


“The law offices of Carl Shusterman helped me with the hardest obstacle of my life. According to every other law office in LA and San Diego, my case was lost and there was no other way to help me. However, Giselle Sotelo’s team found a way to solve my case in a couple of months avoiding any further issues. I also would like to thank Ana Cruz from Giselle’s team. My family and I are extremely thankful for their hard work and dedication.”

– Daniel P.

San Diego, CA


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“I will not use anyone else…”


“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.”

– L.H.

Dover, Delaware


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“Very Efficient and Professional!”


“I would like to thank the team of Carl Shusterman’s Office who took care of my application for naturalization. Everything well and very fast! Very efficient and professional! ”

– Jennie Kil

San Francisco, CA


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“It Was Worth Every Penny”


“Our experience with the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman began with a phone conference with Mr. Shusterman himself, which lasted about an hour. We were assigned to the team of Atty. Jennifer and Ana Cruz. The situation was not an easy one, and it took about three years and a myriad of paperwork to resolve. We got to know both Jennifer and Ana very well in the process. They stayed positive and kept us on track with all the papers and forms and documentation required. I have to say that we were treated like family, and they were excited when we finally achieved our dreams. We are so glad we chose them – it was worth every penny!!”

– James Baker

Portland, Oregon


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“Knowledgeable, Honest and Has Great Hardworking Staff”


“I had spoken with so many immigration attorneys and specialists and each promised so much, and delivered very little. It is amazing how many people there are out there willing to take your money and lie to you about your options. I’d been in the US for 25 years and could not find any answers or way of becoming legal, despite my success as a college student and my devotion to numerous charitable organizations. Mr. Shusterman was very honest with my brother and I about what could be done, and what could not be done.

His previous work with INS makes him an expert in immigration law, which can be quite cumbersome and complicated. Thanks to him and his hard working staff, I am now working in the field of my choice and finally realizing my dreams! Of course, he can’t solve everyone’s immigration problems, but he’ll be honest with you about whether you have a case or not. Worth the money.”

– Julie

Loma Linda, CA


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“Tremendously Rewarding Experience”


“Thank You, Thank You, Mr. Shusterman and Staff. On behalf of me and my family, we want to sincerely thank you all at the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman for their services to get me a Permanent residency in EB1 Category. My experience in dealing with the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman has been nothing but tremendously rewarding. As I am doing at present, when and if the opportunity arises in the future too, we will recommend your services with confidence and without hesitation. We appreciated your “can do attitude” and willingness to communicate. We are appreciative of your outstanding services and your sound knowledge of our case.

Also, the way you have kept us informed of the proceedings at every step of the way is remarkable, for which we are very grateful especially for Susan Zhang. Your professionalism, caring, courteous, and pleasant attitude is very impressive. It is indeed a great pleasure knowing you. Keep up the hard work! You are a great team.”

– Dr. Zee Malik

Davis, CA


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“This Attorney Will Work For You Like No Other”


“A few years ago I had the honor and pleasure of benefiting from the unparalleled experience, dedication, and professional services provided by Los Angeles based immigration attorney Carl Shusterman. His experience as a former INS prosecutor, his keen mind, and intimate knowledge of the law were the perfect combination to prevail in what was a rather complex immigration case. My gratitude for the second to none legal representation offered by Mr. Shusterman cannot be entirely expressed in words and is one of the reasons why I continue to refer friends and colleagues who find themselves in need for an outstanding attorney.

“Mr. Shusterman was honest in his assessment of the case and while some of his legal opinions were hard to accept at time, he never made promises he could not keep. In addition to providing factual information, Mr. Shusterman explained his legal strategy in great detail and in the process would spend as much time as necessary to answer questions that arouse from his explanations. Finally, Mr. Shusterman made himself available and promptly returned calls and e-mails many of which resulted from thinking about the information he had provided during previous consultations. In the end, not only did Mr. Shusterman provide excellent legal services, but he also changed my perceptions of individuals in the legal field.

“I would recommend Mr. Shusterman to anyone seeking the best legal immigration representation available in the US.”

– Wendy C.

Salt Lake City, Utah


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“I Can’t Think of Anyone More Capable”


“I can’t think of anyone more capable than Carl Shusterman in the area of immigration law. Mr. Shusterman not only has considerable personal experience of over 30 years practicing immigration law, both for the government and in private practice, but he has an uncommon interest in the lives of the clients he serves. He is truly remarkable. There is no one I would rather use or recommend than Carl Shusterman in this area.”

– E.P.

Miami, Florida


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“Best In The Business”


“I can honestly say that Mr. Carl Shusterman and his team are probably the best in the business when it comes to immigration matters. Carl’s greatest asset is his prior work experience as a former INS prosecutor. My family and I were on the verge of being deported from the United States. Because of Carl’s expertise and dedication, not only are we allowed to remain in this country permanently but are on path of obtaining citizenship. Carl is very professional and caring when it comes to explaining legal matters to his clients. Carl will always put you at ease. He even allowed us to call him at home on evenings and weekends for urgent matters. Now, that’s impressive.

“We also have had the pleasure to work with his other team members. Because of their tireless efforts, our immigration issues were resolved in a matter of months instead of years.

“It is without a doubt that we will strongly recommend Carl Shusterman to others. After all, whether or not you get to stay in this country is all dependent on the competency of your attorney. And this is something you don’t want to compromise.”

– A.P.

Encino, California


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“Excellent Lawyer”


“Mr. Shusterman is an excellent lawyer. He explained my rights and also my responsibilities to me. He is not only very knowledgeable, but also very culturally-sensitive. Mr. Shusterman has a very good heart and is always willing to help the underserved. I recommend him without any hesitation.”

– I.H.

Buffalo, New York


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“Thank You Very Much For All Your Help”


“Atty. Shusterman,

I just want to let you know that I sworn in today as a citizen of the United States.

When I received my green card in the mail last year, the first thing I did was walk to the US Army Recruiting Office and join the military and serve the country. Since then, I passed all the requirements and training and now I am in the US Army Reserve Force. Of course, I learned all those from your website about the benefits of joining the military is the expedite citizenship. It only took six months from the time we submitted the application and my oath taking ceremony today.

My family and I are very excited and happy today for all the blessings that we received. I am proud to be an American and very proud to serve this country!

Once again, thank you very much for all your help, Amy and the whole staff.

God bless you and your family always.”

– Dennis Sarsozo and Family

Charlotte, North Carolina


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“All Thanks to You, Sir”


“To: Carl Shusterman

Hello sir,

I thought I should write and thank you, as I have not done so yet.

I stayed with some friends in the USA at the beginning of 1997, heard about the visa lottery, and with a bit of internet searching, cutting through the crap sites which wanted me to pay money to file my lottery application, I found your site.

It gave me the information I needed for the lottery application, I filled it in and sent it off, with the blessing of my American friends (and their pets!!)

Anyway, 11 months later I was back to stay!! My application was even the first one drawn from my region of the world (New Zealand), from the look of my case number (98-oc-00000001). It’s now been one year since I’ve been in the US as a permanent resident. All thanks to you, sir.

Your work is very appreciated.

Thank you again,”

– D.W.

Lincoln, Nebraska


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“Outstanding Immigration Attorney”


“Mr. Shusterman and his team of attorneys are outstanding and clearly some of the best in the field of immigration law, based on our experience. We (my spouse and I) recently got our Green cards approved with Mr. Shusterman’s office representing us. After being stuck in the black hole of immigration backlog for many years, we had almost given up hope for any resolution soon, until we got in touch with Mr. Shusterman. He assured us that cross-chargeability would work in our case and that there was light at the end of the tunnel. Throughout the course of our consultations, I came to know Mr. Shusterman as an extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorney.

His approach was realistic coupled with optimism. We were given the entire, bigger picture, before focusing on the specifics of our case, which gave us a sound understanding of the whole, and confidence in Mr. Shusterman’s ability to pursue our case. I appreciate their office for being approachable, extremely professional and pushing relentlessly for the success of our filing. Personally, I do not feel we could be in better hands, and sometimes regret that we could’ve easily shaved off at least a year of waiting in the backlog if we had approached them earlier. Can’t thank them enough. Highly recommended!”

– Michael G.

Portland, Oregon


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“Highly Recommended”


“I needed a law office to help me obtain my green card visa to be able to work as an RN in the US. The paralegal assigned to me was Anna Cruz who has been really helpful every step of the way. I was able to get my green card in less than six months after my hospital filed for petition. I am forever grateful for all the assistance.”

– Melissa Q.

Santa Fe, New Mexico


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“10 Years and Counting…….”


“I’ve had a decade of experience with Mr. Shusterman’s law firm. I used them for my immigration needs from H1 to citizenship. It is safe to say this is one of the most competent, professional and knowledgeable law firms. If there is a firm that can handle any possible immigration case routine or otherwise; then this is it. A couple of my colleagues have also used Mr. Shusterman’s expertise for “tough” immigration situations and have had issues resolved in their favor. This firm’s expertise is worth every penny. I’m still using them for my immigration needs as of this review. ”

– Ashutosh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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“Grateful to Atty Carl Shusterman”


“Success Story : RN Contract worker (H1 A & B Visa for self and family) This review is long overdue because I should have done this since 1994. Me and my family (husband, daughter, and son) are so grateful to Atty Carl Shusterman for all his help with our Immigration status. It all started in April 1994 when I came to US as a Registered Nurse on working visa, I witnessed first hand how Atty Shusterman and his firm helped my friend obtain a green card after being out of status for two years.

I then approached the firm immediately after passing my NCLEX RN exam and through all the hard work, patience, knowledge and expertise of Atty Carl Shusterman and his staff, I was able to petition my family and they joined me in the US in less than a year. It would have been sooner but my kids had to finish the school year prior to leaving my country (Philippines). Because of his advise and guidance, the personal appearance of my family at the US consul was a breeze! We are now proud Americans because of Atty Shusterman and we would like to express our sincerest gratitude to him and his firm.”

– Jean

San Diego, CA


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