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Bernie Wolfsdorf


1416 2nd Street
Santa Monica, California 90401
United States
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Immigration, Nationality and Consular Law
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California, New York

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Bernie Wolfsdorf

Bernie Wolfsdorf

Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group is a full-service immigration law firm known worldwide for its unmatched excellence in providing top-quality immigration representation.

Bernard Wolfsdorf is the immediate past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The 2010 edition of International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers named Mr. Wolfsdorf the “most highly rated immigration lawyer in the world,” stating “[Mr. Wolfsdorf] received more votes from clients and peers worldwide than any other lawyer.”

Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group is a member of ABIL (Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers) and ABIL Global. ABIL has over 400 top-rated immigration professionals spanning over 50 countries, who are available to provide comprehensive and cutting-edge immigration law services.

Wolfsdorf attorneys have the expertise to navigate complex immigration matters, as demonstrated by their excellent reputation in top-rated peer review reports. Our team’s exceptional knowledge and expertise in immigration law make the Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group the immigration law firm of choice for a diverse client base, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. No matter how complicated your case, our attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of U.S. immigration laws.

The Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group is committed to excellent customer service. Our attorneys and legal assistants have expertise in almost every type of immigration case, and a track record of achieving success with the most difficult cases. Our staff of almost 50 employees ensures prompt and expert attention to client’s immigration law matters. Languages spoken include Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese), Korean, French, Farsi, Portuguese, Tagalog, Bengali, Hebrew and Afrikaans. We maintain offices on both the West and East Coasts (Santa Monica, California, and New York City).

Who’s Who of Business Lawyers Recognition 2010

The Wolfsdorf Immigration firm is listed by International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers among the top corporate immigration firms in North America with four of its attorneys listed*. Avi Friedman is listed as an “outstanding” lawyer who assists applicants with visa interviews at US consular posts worldwide and represents clients at US border posts in Canada and Mexico. Tien-Li (TL) Loke Walsh is recommended for her “strong practice” and Cliff Rosenthal for specializing in the business and entertainment industries.

Chambers & Partners 2010 Acknowledgments

The Wolfsdorf firm was selected for the second year in a row as a top-tier immigration practice by the leading peer-reviewed attorney guidebook Chambers & Partners. The review concludes: “The lawyers [at Wolfsdorf] have the latest knowledge at their fingertips and are able to communicate this to clients effectively.” The firm was singled out because of its capacity to handle “a broad range of immigration matters for companies and individuals” as well as for its expanding global immigration practice and varied clientele.

Bernie Wolfsdorf was named a “Star Individual,” one of only two lawyers in California to receive this highest ranking. Chambers describes Bernie as “a fabulous leader and lawyer who is always willing to educate his clients.” The “Star Individual” ranking is based solely on the recommendations of peers and colleagues**.

Chambers also highlighted TL Loke Walsh’s accomplishments, noting that she is “terrific at boiling down information to the essentials” and applauding her “broad practice,” and “considerable expertise.” Attorney Lisa Yu was praised for her knowledge of “corporate immigration” and for her work with “universities and other research institutions in immigrant and non-immigrant” cases.

Super Lawyers Listings

Attorneys Bernie Wolfsdorf and Avi Friedman were again listed as “Super Lawyers” in the 2010 Edition of Southern California Super Lawyers, an annual publication that lists the top 5% of all attorneys in the field. Further, attorneys TL Loke Walsh, Cynthia Lucas, Cliff Rosenthal, and Andrew Stevenson were all listed as “Rising Stars,” a prestigious recognition for the top 2.5% of attorneys in the field under 40 years-old. Of the ten “rising stars” listed in the field of immigration law for southern California, four are from the Wolfsdorf firm.

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America

The Wolfsdorf firm was again named a First-Tier Immigration Practice in Metropolitan Los Angeles in the 2010 edition of “Best Law Firms,” a joint publication of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most-respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, and U.S. News and World Report, an internationally renowned news magazine with more than 10 million readers worldwide. The rankings are based on the results of an exhaustive survey of over 100,000 lawyers, clients, and businessmen across the United States.


Bernie Wolfsdorf

Bernie Wolfsdorf is the immediate past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Mr. Wolfsdorf has been named the "most highly rated immigration lawyer in the world” by the 2010 edition of International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. “[Mr. Wolfsdorf] received more votes from clients and peers worldwide than any other lawyer.”

The California Edition of Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers recognized Mr. Wolfsdorf as "an undoubted leader" and as “one of the prestigious names in the field” who “knows his stuff back to front.” The Chambers Global World's Leading Lawyers for Business guide noted Mr. Wolfsdorf's "outstanding consular law practice" and called him a "cutting-edge thinker." The Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings have consistently given Mr. Wolfsdorf an “AV” rating, the highest possible rating in ethics and competence.

Mr. Wolfsdorf is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2010, Martindale Hubbell's Pre-eminent Specialist Directory, Southern California Super Lawyers 2010, Chambers USA 2010 and the Chambers Global World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010.

Mr. Wolfsdorf is a California State Bar-Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law and has been Managing Partner of the Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group since 1986.

Mr. Wolfsdorf has authored numerous publications on immigration law and frequently lectures on visa matters. He is renowned for his knowledge of immigration law and his ability to successfully navigate complex immigration matters. Mr. Wolfsdorf's leadership, vast experience and national prominence have been vital to keeping the firm at the cutting edge of immigration practice.