Mr Kuck received his BA degree from Brigham Young University in 1986. He earned his JD degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University Law School in 1989. He is admitted to practise law in Georgia, Arizona and Washington, DC. He has been admitted to the Bar of the US Supreme Court, nine Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and numerous Federal District Courts.
Mr Kuck is the founder and managing partner of Kuck Immigration Partners LLC and oversees its worldwide immigration practice. Mr Kuck assists international immigrant investors, employers and employees with business and professional visas, labour certifications, immigrant visas, consular representation, and citizenship matters. Mr Kuck also maintains an active federal court practice focusing on immigration issues. He has represented asylum seekers and others in more than 700 trials before the immigration courts.
Mr Kuck’s clients include technology firms, manufacturers, multinational corporations, individual EB-5 investors and entrepreneurs, as well as families, individual immigrants and asylum seekers. He maintains a robust and rewarding pro bono practice, and has been an adjunct Professor of Law at Emory University and the University of Georgia for the last 17 years.
In 2017, Mr Kuck was named as one of the top five most highly regarded corporate immigration lawyers in the world by Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration Lawyers; as one of the top five names in immigration by Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders; and as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite. Mr Kuck has again been named by Atlanta Magazine as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the field of Immigration Law for 2017.
Mr Kuck is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration Attorneys, Chambers USA, Chambers Global and The Best Lawyers in America. He is the voice of the most-listened-to podcast on immigration in the United States (“The Immigration Hour”). His blog provides insightful analysis of cutting-edge immigration and political topics relating to our broken immigration system. (www.musingsonimmigration.blogspot.com). Mr Kuck has written numerous law review articles and op-eds on various US immigration law subjects, and has spoken at hundreds of legal, industry, business, and civic organisations on a broad range of immigration topics. Mr Kuck was part of the group of attorneys that stopped a key provision of Georgia’s HB-87 anti-immigration law, and is currently representing DACA recipients seeking to pay in-state tuition to attend Georgia Colleges and Universities.
Mr Kuck is a former national president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is a founding member and former president of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL). He currently serves as co-chair of the City of Atlanta’s Welcoming America commission, and as a board member of the Georgia Restaurant Association. He was recently selected as the principal immigration attorney for the Andean Parliament, and gives frequent free community forums to churches, schools and community groups, educating immigrants on their rights and opportunities in the United States.
Mr Kuck has testified in Congress on immigration issues, is frequently quoted in the press, and has appeared on broadcast stations such as CBS, NBC, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Univision, Telemundo, Democracy Now, CNBC, National Public Radio, as well as in and written publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The National Journal, The Miami Herald and the Atlanta Journal Constitution, among others.
WWL says: The “outstanding” Charles Kuck is “a vigorous advocate” and “the guy you want to hire if you’re in serious immigration trouble”.
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