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About us

Attorney Przemyslaw Jan Bloch arrived in the United States, with his family, as a teenager. This allowed him to benefit from what his two homelands, Poland and the United States, could offer him. Fluent in the Polish language, acquainted with the literature and history of Poland, he quickly learned English and began to shine in his new American reality. Graduating in 1988 from a Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens, young Mr. Bloch received a NYC “Regents with Merit” diploma, finishing third in his class and receiving an honor of administering the oath to all graduating seniors.

In 1992, Mr. Bloch received a Bachelor of Arts title in Political Science from NY’s Hunter College, with a “Cum Laude” diploma and “Departamental Honors”. During his studies, which coincided with the fascinated period of the fall of communism in Poland, Mr. Bloch had the chance to meet and learned from such teachers as Zbigniew Brzezinski, Krzysztof Skubiszewski and many of the best scholars from the Council on Foreign Relations, which happens to be across Park Avenue from Hunter College.

In 1997, Mr. Bloch attained a Juris Doctor degree from the Brooklyn Law School, one of the elite law schools in New York. This entitled him to sit for the New York bar examination, which he passed at his first attempt, in July of 1997. Mr. Bloch became an attorney in February of 1998 and since that day, has his own law practice, specializing in immigration law. He is also authorized to represent all persons before the U.S. Customs, the United States Court of International Trade and a U.S. Tax Court. He is also admitted to the bars of U.S. Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern of New York, as well as the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

The decision to specialize in immigration matters was reached, to a great degree, by a desire of Mr. Bloch to help his Fellow Immigrants, his great internal need to fight the soulless American bureaucracy and it also grew out of his many years of work for the non-profit, pro-immigration organizations, during his studies. During the years 1992-1998, before opening his own law office, Mr. Bloch worked as an immigration counselor at the New York Immigration Hotline, where he had the chance to help thousands of foreigners from all over the world, including hundreds of Poles. For his selflessness, sacrifice and aid, the daily “New York Newsday” named Mr. Bloch, a “New Yorker of the Day”.

Since 1998, until recently, the Polish-American daily “Super Express” run a popular weekly immigration advice column, entitled “He who asks, doesn’t wander”, authored by Mr. Bloch. He also is an author of hundreds of immigration-related articles, which were published in Polish-American media. His commentary was quoted many times by the Polish Press Agency, and the federal court cases, won by Mr. Bloch, are cited as precedents in the American jurisprudence. Mr. Bloch is also an active member of the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, (LCCHP), and American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS).

 

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