During his legal career, Shusterman has served as the chairman of the Southern California section of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has been a member of AILA's national board of governors. He is also a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law. Therefore, it is not surprising that Shusterman now heads one of the country's leading immigration law firms.
The Law Offices of Carl Shusterman, a 25-member firm that Shusterman founded in 1979, "represent[s] individual and corporate clients in all 50 states and in dozens of countries around the world," the website explains.
The firm not only represents a wide and varied client base comprised of individuals and companies but has also represented its clients very successfully. The most obvious demonstration of this is the firm's inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, which has given it an "AV" rating for attaining the highest possible level of competence and ethics. Other demonstrations, of course, are the stories listed on the website about the lives of individuals that were forever changed for the better because of the firm's services.
The firm's website has an entire section dedicated to the successes of its former clients. These include a prominent Chinese researcher working in the field of high-energy physics who nearly had his National Interest Waiver (NIW) revoked and his green card declined while still employed in the United States; a teenage refugee who, after fighting to stay in the country after his mother illegally smuggled him in, went on to graduate at the top of his class from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and is now a professor at a California State University campus; and a Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched in the World Series and faced numerous obstacles while applying for residency after 10 years of working under a P visa.
One of the firm's goals is to provide as much relevant information as possible to individuals interested in immigration matters. In fact, the firm views its website as an informational database of sorts containing more than 1,000 immigration-related articles and 5,000 links to various governmental and immigration websites.
However, beyond simply posting pages of legal documents, the firm strives to present all immigration-related materials in a manner that is easy to comprehend. It accomplishes this by eliminating large amounts of "legalese" in order to make the content accessible and understandable for those who need it most: individuals who are searching for answers to their own personal immigration questions.
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