Charles H. Kuck

Top rated immigration attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Kuck | Baxter LLC
Charles H. Kuck
Kuck | Baxter LLC

Practice Areas: Immigration

Licensed in Georgia since: 1994

Education: Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

Kuck | Baxter LLC

365 Northridge Road
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30350 Visit website


Charles H. (“Chuck”) Kuck is the Managing Attorney at Kuck Baxter LLC in Atlanta, Georgia.  Chuck served as the National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association from 2008-2009.  He also served as President of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers from 2010-2014. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory Law School and the University of Georgia Law School for 23 years, where he teaches both the survey and advanced immigration law classes.  He was named one of the top 5 immigration attorneys in the world by Chambers & Partners again in 2022, the “Best Lawyer-Immigration” in Georgia by Best Lawyers in 2022 and was previously named one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine.  He has practiced immigration law for over 33 years, has spoken at numerous legal and business conferences on all types of immigration related topics, has testified in Congress on various aspects of Immigration Law and Immigration Reform, is frequently quoted in the national press, and appears regularly on national and local television and cable news outlets. He is also a frequent guest on Georgia Public Broadcastings' Political Rewind show.  

Highly regarded for his successful track record in his professional endeavors, Mr. Kuck has received a great deal of acclaim from his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. He was recently awarded the Annual Litigation Award by the American Immigration Lawyers Association for his work in securing benefits for thousands of immigrants through successful litigation against the USCIS and the Department of State, and has litigated in hundreds of cases in Federal Court on behalf of his clients. 

*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

Immigration: business, Immigration: consumer
  • 60% Immigration: business
  • 40% Immigration: consumer

First Admitted: 1989, Arizona

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board Member, Georgia Restaurant Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Co-Chair, City of Atlanta’s Welcoming America Commission
  • Founding Member and Former President, Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL)
  • Nine Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • The Board of Directors, Latin American Association
  • Georgia Bar, 1994
  • Arizona Bar, 1989
  • Chair, Atlanta Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Consumer Protection Committee, AILA
  • President, Board of Governors, Georgia Asylum Immigration Network (GAIN)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1991
  • Board of Governors, AILA
  • Chair, USCIS Headquarters Liaison Committee, AILA
  • International Board for the J. Rueben Clark Law Society
  • National President, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2008-2009
  •  Washington D.C. Bar, 1991
  • Past National President, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • National Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • National Liaison Committees, AILA
  • Georgia’s Legal Elite in 2020
  • Georgia Super Lawyer in the field of Immigration Law, Atlanta Magazine, 2020
  • Top 5 most Highly Regarded Corporate Immigration Lawyer in the World, The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2020
  • One of the Top 5 Immigration Thought Leaders, Who’s Who Legal, 2020
  • Chambers Global, 2020
  •  Benjamin Landey Pro Bono Award by Catholic Social Services, 1996
  • Companero of the Year, 2017, Latin American Association, 2017
  • Chambers USA, 2020
  • The Worlds Leading Lawyers for Business, 2020
  • Joseph F. Minsky Young Lawyer Award for Outstanding contributions to the practice of Immigration Law
  • Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • 21 Elected Members, American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Board of Governors
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Editor-in-Chief, Litigating Immigration Issues, The AILA Litigation Toolbox
  • Founding Fellow of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, The Introductory and Advanced Immigration Law Seminars, University of Georgia's School of Law
Educational Background:
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1986
White Papers:
  • This speech was given at the conclusion of Mr. Kuck's term as National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, at the Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in June 2009., Speech Concluding Year as President of AILA, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2009
  • View Mr. Kuck's acceptance speech as the National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association., Acceptance Speech as President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Law, 2008
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Mr. Kuck lead a team of attorneys challenging President Trump Immigration Bans issued in Proclamations in April and June 2020.  He is representing more than 190 Diversity Visa Lottery selectees who will be banned from the United States if these proclamations are found to be legal.  , 2020
  • Mr. Kuck represented DACA recipients in their attempt to obtain in-state tuition in Georgia.  While that effort until was stopped by the Georgia Supreme Court, it was, nonetheless important to highlight the need for tuition equity in Georgia, and it is the basis for legislative solutions that we believe are forthcoming. , 2014
Industry Groups:
  • Construction
  • Food Production and Farming
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Restaurants
  • Sciences
  • Service Industry
  • Technology

Office location for Charles H. Kuck

365 Northridge Road
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30350

Phone: 770-882-2497


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