Avi Friedman, a Senior Attorney with the firm, served three terms (2007-2010) on the AILA Department of State Liaison Committee. He is currently serving his ninth term 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!); and Nonimmigrant Visa Processing in Canada or Mexico Remains the Best Option for Third Country Nationals. He is also a frequent speaker on consular/visa issues and waivers at AILA and NAFSA conferences, and he was re-appointed as AILA’s Southern California Consular Affairs liaison for 2012-2013.
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. border 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 the 2011 edition of Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as “first-class for consular issues” at 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.” Mr. Friedman is also listed in the 2010-2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America (in the specialty occupation of Immigration Law) and the 2010-2013 editions of Southern California Super Lawyers. Avi Friedman can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.