About Joseph McCarthy
Joseph McCarthy is an EB-5 immigration attorney who practices at the law firm of McAdam & McCarthy, located in Los Angeles. His primary legal focus encompasses immigration law, including all areas of EB-5 foreign investment immigration and EB-5 Regional Center projects. He has successfully received regional center designation from USCIS for multiple regional centers throughout the United States and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. His legal practice also includes litigation, business law, including private placement memoranda (PPM), international law, environmental law, contract negotiation and partnership and limited partnership agreements.
Prior to co-founding the law firm of McAdam & McCarthy, attorney McCarthy worked for several international consulting firms, with the Governor of the State of Washington’s Office of Executive Policy, as well as the U.S. Geological Survey. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the Supreme Court for the State of California, and the Supreme Court for the State of Washington.
While working at the executive policy office for the governor of Washington, attorney McCarthy advised on numerous issues, including the development of EB-5 immigration programs to attract investors and stimulate economic growth within the state. Before this, he served as a consultant with large international consulting firms for eight years. Attorney McCarthy is also a visiting professor at the College of Business and Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino. In addition to being a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, he is a member of the Association to Invest in the USA, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the State Bar of Washington, the State Bar of California and the King County Bar Association.
Attorney McCarthy earned his undergraduate degree in geology from Whittier College, his master’s degree from the Colorado School of Mines (where he studied hydrogeology and aqueous geochemistry), and earned his law degree from the Seattle University School of Law where he graduated with honors.