Louis M. Piscopo

Louis M. Piscopo: Attorney with Nicastro Piscopo A Professional Law Corporation
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Mr. Piscopo is a partner at NICASTRO PISCOPO, Attorneys at Law where he practices Immigration and Nationality Law. He is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law. Mr. Piscopo is also Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association's Immigration Section, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California Chapter) Liaison Officer to the USCIS-Santa Ana Office.

Mr. Piscopo graduated Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA in 1992, and received his Bachelor's Degree from the College of Staten Island in New York. He is admitted to the California, New York and Federal Bar Associations. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Immigration Law sections of the Federal, Orange County and Los Angeles County Bar Associations.

Mr. Piscopo and his firm handle a wide variety of immigration matters, including family-based and employment-based petitions, adjustment of status, naturalization, citizenship and waiver applications, and consular processing. He appears extensively before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (Immigration Court), the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Administrative Appeals Office, and U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit regarding removal and deportation cases. Mr. Piscopo has personally represented thousands of individuals in immigration matters before the immigration court and at USCIS interviews.

He and his firm are active in many immigrant and minority organizations, including, the Orange County Asian Business Association, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce, Minority Business Association, and Mexican-American Bar Association. He is also proud member of and formerly on the Board of Directors of the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County. Additionally, Mr. Piscopo was a member of the Orange County Immigration Fraud Task Force.

Mr. Piscopo writes extensively on immigration matters, and his articles have appeared in leading Filipino-American and Hispanic publications. He has also appeared on radio and television discussing immigration issues and problems facing immigrants in the United States and given numerous seminars on immigration laws.

Member, Moot Court Honors Program. Listed, Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Author: Immigration Matters, Filipino-American and Hispanic Publications. Classes and Seminars Taught: Appearing at the Los Angeles Immigration Court 2005 Update, Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Section; Panel speaker on Handling Difficult Ethical Issues in Your Immigration Practice, Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Section; Panel speaker on Expecting the Unexpected in court, Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Section; Cancellation of Removal of Non-Legal Permanent Residents, Orange County Paralegal Association; Ethics for Paralegals - No matter how much you want to help, there are some things you cannot say or do, Orange County Paralegal Association; Annual seminar for International Students regarding immigration issues and changes in the law affecting foreign students, Chapman University, International Student Services; Speaker on immigration law at Annual Orange County Law Firm Practice Day, Chapman University, School of Law; Speaker at Career Day for recent graduates, Whittier University Law School; Speaker at Asian Law Students Association and Hispanic Law Students Association meeting on the practice of immigration law, Whittier University Law School; Testified about immigration fraud and possible solutions, California Legislature Hearings on Immigration Fraud.

Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Immigration Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-470-4081  Phone
714-479-0909  Fax
University Attended:
College of Staten Island of the City University of New York, B.A., 1982
Law School Attended:
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1992
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1992, California; 1994, New York
Orange County (Member, Immigration Law Section), Los Angeles County (Member, Immigration Law Section) and Federal (Member, Immigration Law Section) Bar Associations; American Immigration Lawyers Association; Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orange County; Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (Member, Board of Directors).
( Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. )

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