Steven M. Klapisch

Top rated immigration attorney in New York, New York

Weisberg Friedman & Klapisch, LLP
Steven M. Klapisch
Weisberg Friedman & Klapisch, LLP

Practice Areas: Immigration

Licensed in New York since: 1975

Education: University of Wisconsin Law School

Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Weisberg Friedman & Klapisch, LLP

17 Battery Place
Suite 1226
New York, NY 10004 Visit website


Attorney Steve Klapisch specializes in all areas of immigration and nationality law. Having participated for several years in the Refugee Assistance Pro Bono Training program, which is offered to attorneys who want to learn how to prepare applications for political asylum, Mr. Klapisch qualified as an expert witness in the field of immigration in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. His firm, Weisberg, Friedman & Klapisch, LLP, is located in New York City.

Mr. Klapisch has lectured in Spanish for the Appearance Assistance Program of the Vera Institute of Justice and is fluent in Spanish and French. He has been very active in gay civil rights immigration work and was the first attorney to get waivers for people with HIV during the legalization program.

With more than 35 years of legal experience, Mr. Klapisch worked as a trial attorney for the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service for over ten years. He is active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has served on many committees since becoming a member. Mr. Klapisch is admitted to practice in the state courts of Wisconsin and New York as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Practice areas

Immigration: consumer
  • 100% Immigration: consumer

First Admitted: 1975, New York

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Refugee Assistance Program of the New York City Bar Association, 2003 - 2008
  • Board of Directors of the Association of Deportation Defense Attorneys 2018 to present
  • NYC Know Your Rights Project, 2009 - Present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • NTA Mania Presentation, AILA, 2008 - 2010
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1975
  • New York, 1975
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1987 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1975
Educational Background:
  • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, B.A. in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List, 1971

Office location for Steven M. Klapisch

17 Battery Place
Suite 1226
New York, NY 10004

Phone: 212-696-2666


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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