Carl M. Shusterman

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Carl Shusterman
 | 600 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-634-3080
Fax: 213-623-3720
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business (50%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (50%)
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Attorney Carl M. Shusterman is the founder of the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Shusterman exclusively focuses his practice on immigration law. He and his firm have represented individual and corporate clients across the United States and worldwide.

Mr. Shusterman has been licensed to practice law since 1973 and has more than 40 years of experience practicing immigration law. He regularly speaks and writes on immigration law, and his work has appeared in many publications including the Los Angeles Times, the National Law Journal, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Mr. Shusterman has received numerous honors for his work including being listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and being named one of the “top 15 corporate immigration attorneys” by Human Resource Executive magazine. He also holds an AV Preeminent* rating by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Shusterman has been active in various leadership roles. He previously served as chairman of the Southern California chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has served in many other roles for the organization over the years. He also formerly belonged to The State Bar of California’s immigration and nationality law advisory commission.

Mr. Shusterman received his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. He is one of only a select few attorneys certified as a specialist in immigration and naturalization law by The State Bar of California. He worked as a trial attorney for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services before founding his private immigration practice in 1982.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Immigration (50%)

Immigration (50%)


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Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2020

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About Carl Shusterman

Admitted: 1973, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer, 2018
  • Chamber’s USA Guide for Leading Business Lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • AV rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  •  Certified Specialist in Immigration and Naturalization Law, California State Bar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • AILA, Board of Governors, 1988-97
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Former Chairman
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Office Location for Carl M. Shusterman

600 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1550
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213-634-3080

Fax: 213-623-3720

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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