Charles H. Kuck

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Kuck | Baxter Immigration
 | 365 Northridge Road, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone: 770-882-2497
Fax: 404-816-8615
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business (60%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (40%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Charles H. (“Chuck”) Kuck is the Managing Attorney at Kuck Baxter Immigration 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 and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory Law School.  He previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia for 13 years for 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 2020, the “Best Lawyer-Immigration” in Georgia by Best Lawyers in 2020 and was previously named one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine.  He has practiced immigration law for over 30 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.

    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 has written and lectured extensively on immigration law topics, has testified in Congress on immigration issues, and he frequently appears in national and local print and broadcast media. He is admitted to practice in Georgia, the District of Columbia, and Arizona as well as before numerous federal trial and appellate courts.

    *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
    • 60%Immigration: Business
    • 40%Immigration: Consumer
    Focus Areas

    Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021

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  • Marriage and Immigration Law (2008) - A comparison chart on the options for processing a "green card" for the spouse of a U.S. Citizen

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  • About Charles Kuck

    Admitted: 1994, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • 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

    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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mr. Kuck is leading 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

    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


    • 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


    Educational Background:

    • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1986

    Industry Groups

    • Agriculture
    • and Consulting
    • Architecture
    • Engineering
    • Finance
    • Information Technology
    • Medicine
    • Technology
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    Office Location for Charles H. Kuck

    365 Northridge Road
    Suite 300
    Atlanta, GA 30350

    Phone: 770-882-2497

    Fax: 404-816-8615

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    Last Updated: 4/20/2021

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