Paul Nelson Gilbert | Parsippany Immigration Lawyer

Paul Gilbert Lawyer
Name:Paul Nelson Gilbert
Status:In Good Standing
Licensed:40 years
Practice In:Immigration, Visa, Deportation, Adoption
Law School:Rutgers-Camden, JD, 1975
Location:2001 Route 46
Suite 310
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Fax: 973-402-4281
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PAUL N. GILBERT, ESQ. manages and operates his own law firm, as he has since 1982. From 1977 until 1982, he was a General Attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization Service, Newark, New Jersey District Office. Mr. Gilbert holds a J.D. degree cum laude from Rutgers University, and a B.A. degree in sociology from Rutgers College. Mr. Gilbert practices law and offers experience in: U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, including: • employment and family based immigration, including applications for alien employment certification and visa petitions and applications for adjustment of status; • non-immigrant visas; • representation of employers in “employer sanction” cases; • representation of health care professionals and medical care facilities; • adoption-related “orphan” petitions; • representation of non-citizens in removal (deportation and exclusion) proceedings, including criminal aliens; • consular practice; • applications for political asylum; • petitions for naturalization and issues related to U.S. citizenship law. New Jersey Adoption law, including: • representation of adoptive parents throughout New Jersey; • processing of routine and complex cases involving the interrelationships between the U.S. Immigration Laws and the New Jersey adoption statutes; • processing of petitions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for immigration and naturalization of eligible foreign born children. Member Questionnaire

How did you build a successful practice?
I built a successful practice by calling upon the experience and knowledge gained while working for over 5 years as an attorney with the US INS (the precursor to the current DHS / USCIS / US ICE agencies), and by applying these skills to the problems faced by people dealing with complex immigration related issues.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Knowledge, experience and positive referrals from previous clients are important. Also, a client should feel comfortable in dealing with an attorney, and should feel that the attorney understands the client’s problems, has dealt with similar problems in the past, and is capable of resolving the problems successfully. Perhaps most importantly, the attorney should be responsive to the client – promptly returning telephone calls and responding to emails.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Local knowledge is very important – knowing who to speak to and how to contact him/her when problems arise is vital.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
I can provide a brief overview of the steps that might be taken to help the client, and also (and just as important) I can advise the client if there is nothing that can be done. Since immigration is such a complex area of law, it is not always possible to provide these details without an in-person consultation.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
My 35+ years of experience in immigration law, including over 5 years as an attorney with the US INS, set me apart from most other immigration lawyers in the area.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Helping people negotiate the maze of our county’s immigration laws successfully, and establish themselves and their families in the U.S., is very rewarding. Reuniting families, helping employers get visas for key employees, and successfully defending people in deportation cases are just some examples of what makes this area of law so interesting.

Are you involved in your community?
I have been very active in my community (I live and work in the same town where I grew up and went to school). I have been active in the PTA, in coaching youth sports clubs, and in serving for 6 years on the local Board of Education.

Paul Gilbert Lawyer
Rutgers School of Law—Camden, Rutgers UniversityJD Law School1975  
Rutgers CollegeBASociology06/1972  
AttorneyPrivate PracticeParsippany, NJ1982 - Present  
General AttorneyUS Immigration & Naturalization Service ("INS")Newark, NJ01/1977 - 07/1982  
State / CourtDate
New Jersey Supreme Court1975
American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Honors & Awards:
New Jersey Magazine "Super Lawyer"
Biography profiled in Who’s Who In American Law, 4th Edition
Other Locations:
Serving all of New Jersey.  Also available to handle immigration matters throughout the United States.
Office Hour:
At Other Times By Appointment
Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Call for Consultation: 973-402-4244.
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