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Law Office of Joel Friedman
110 West A Street
Suite 1100

San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 595-0888

The Law Office of Joel Friedman is devoted exclusively to the practice of U.S. immigration law. Headquartered in scenic downtown San Diego, California, we represent corporate and individual clients in business and family immigration matters nationwide and abroad.

The focus of our business immigration practice is assisting businesses and foreign workers to obtain work visas and permanent residence (green cards). Work visas for foreign nationals include the H-1B for a professional in a specialty occupation, E-1 for a treaty trader, E-2 for a treaty investor, L-1A for multinational managers and executives, L-1B for specialized knowledge employees, TN for persons from Canada or Mexico who qualify under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as well as other types of visas that confer temporary work authorization.

Our business immigration practice also includes representing clients for green cards through employment and the labor certification process. We have expertise in traditional labor certifications, the process known as "Reduction in Recruitment" or "RIR," and the current labor certification program known as PERM. We also represent persons of extraordinary ability, national interest waiver applicants, and other candidates for green cards related to U.S. employment.

Our family immigration practice concentrates on uniting families and providing representation in U.S. citizenship matters. The family cases in which we provide assistance to our clients include obtaining green cards based upon marriage to a U.S. citizen, green cards for parents, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters, fiancé and fiancée visas, as well as other family-related immigration matters. We also specialize in U.S. citizenship and naturalization cases for green card holders and other persons.

We strive to provide high-quality legal service at reasonable cost. We combine experience and personal devotion to each case with state-of-the-art technology to serve our clients.

Attorney Friedman attended Lake Forest Academy on an academic scholarship and was recognized as a Merit Scholar. He received his baccalaureate degree from the University of Oregon. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law. Attorney Friedman is licensed by the Supreme Court of California and is admitted to the California State Bar, the United States Federal District Court of the Southern District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

General Information:

  • Please visit our website and/or call our office for more information.
  • Saturday appointments available.
  • Professional and experienced, with personalized attention.
  • Practice devoted exclusively to U.S. immigration and naturalization law matters.


  • Family-based immigration including spouses, children, parents, siblings, and fiancés.
  • Employment-based immigration including all work, business and investment visas, and PERM labor certification.
  • Citizenship.
  • Work visas.
  • Other U.S. immigration-related matters.


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association.
  • California State Bar.
  • United States Federal District Court, Southern District of California.
  • United States Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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