Avi Friedman

Avi Friedman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Santa Monica, CA

Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP
 | 1416 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310-570-4088
Fax: 310-570-4080
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2014
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (50%),
  • Immigration: Business (50%)

    About Avi Friedman

    Admitted: 1995, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.wolfsdorf.com/about_att_Friedman.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • Avi Friedman, a partner in the Los Angeles office, was named both the 2014 and 2016 Los Angeles Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®, Los Angeles Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year", U.S. News-Best Lawyers®., 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Avi Friedman, a partner in the Los Angeles office, was named both the 2014 and 2016 Los Angeles Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®. He was also listed in the 2015 Who's Who Legal rankings for his excellent in-person attorney/client representation at U.S. consular posts in Canada and Mexico. Mr. Friedman is serving his fifth term on the AILA Department of State Liaison Committee (2014-2016 and 2007-2010) and is also the current AILA Canada Chapter Liaison to the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. He served eleven terms as the Consular Affairs Liaison for the Southern California Chapter of AILA. He has authored numerous articles for AILA including: several chapters for the "Visa Processing Guide"; Third-Country National (TCN) and Consular Processing of Non-immigrant Visa Applications in Mexico and Canada: Practice Advisory; Nonimmigrant Waivers of Inadmissibility under INA 212(d)(3); "DOs" and "DON'Ts" for Attorneys Representing Visa Applicants (and for Consular Officers, too!); Nonimmigrant Visa Processing In Canada or Mexico Remains The Best Option for Third Country Nationals; and NIV Consular Processing - Truth and Consequences. He is also a frequent speaker on consular/visa issues and waivers at AILA and NAFSA conferences. Mr. Friedman continues to assist applicants with non-immigrant visa applications at U.S. consular posts worldwide. He focuses on in-person attorney/client representation at U.S. consular posts in Canada and Mexico. He also handles family-based immigrant petitions, naturalization applications, investor visa applications, and J-1 Waivers and immigrant and non-immigrant petitions for international medical graduate physicians. Mr. Friedman is listed in Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as an "outstanding" lawyer, an "expert on consular issues" and a "highly rated inclusion" to the Wolfsdorf firm. In the 2010 California Edition of the Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, Mr. Friedman was described as "an active speaker within AILA and has cultivated 'a superb reputation' among peers and clients." 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • On June 13, 2012, Avi Friedman participated as a panelist at the 2012 AILA Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.   On the “When I Get Where I’m Going”: Immigrant Visa Processing” panel, he provided advice to immigration practitioners on dealing with issues that arise once an immigrant visa case has been forwarded to the National Visa Center, the variations in procedures at U.S. consular posts worldwide, and provided tips on obtaining the required documentation., Panelist, "When I Get Where I’m Going”: Immigrant Visa Processing, Immigration Lawyers, 2012

    Industry Groups

    • American Immigration Lawyers Association
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    Office Location for Avi Friedman

    1416 2nd Street
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

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