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This firm began practicing law in 1981. The firm grew because of its reputation for personal service and knowledgeable advice given to clients over the years. Other than the first few years of its existence, David has never advertised his services. Instead, clients have come to him by word-of-mouth alone. In fact, this firm did not even have a website until the year 2011.
The vast majority of clients of this firm are scientists. David has a background and long-standing interest in science, and is capable of understanding that which most attorneys would not have the background for. This is important, especially in employment-based petitions, because part of the attorney's job is to explain in relatively simple terms what a scientist is doing, and why it is important.
David has nearly 35 years of experience practicing law. He has also been a member of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) for over 30 years. In the early days, David practiced in every field of immigration law, including deportation (removal) proceedings, Asylum, labor cert, non-immigrant visas, etc. Now, David has limited his practice to employment based visas, both immigrant and non-immigrant and some family cases. Currently, his focus is in the areas of Labor Certification, direct employment-based petitions such as EB-1A, EB-1B and NIW, and non-immigrant visas such as H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, R-1, as well as family cases. Although David has been admitted to the Federal District Court of Connecticut, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and although he has argued many cases in both courts he no longer practices in federal court or in Federal Administrative Hearings in Immigration. He has also been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, but has not argued there.
Attorney Jon-Marc LaRue Zitzkat has not been practicing long for very long, having only graduated from law school in May 2015, and being admitted to practice law in Connecticut on November 2, 2015. However, since he started law school four years ago, he has worked at David's law firm as his paralegal. During those years, he has experienced all aspects of the practice. He has worked on a number of different types of cases, including non-immigrant visas, employment-based immigrant visas, Labor Certification, and Adjustment of Status. Now that he has been admitted to practice law, he is ready to take these cases on his own.
Our staff consists of both attorneys and one legal assistant--Sage LaRue Zitzkat, who is a student at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
As you can probably tell from reading this description: this is a family practice, and we are all very proud of the firm as well as the quality of service we are able offer. All of us are in for the long haul, and we all contribute to the firm in our own way. Unlike many other firms, there are no "Senior Partners" who share the revenue, but participate very little in the actual day-to-day work. Client satisfaction is our number one priority. All of us, including W. David Zitzkat, have been known to respond to client's questions late in the evening or early in the morning. We all enjoy our work, and we are thankful to have the privilege of helping the deserving scientists, engineers, and others of countless professions and varying backgrounds, all of whom come to this firm for our help.