About James Root

James Root is an immigration attorney. He is the founder and principal attorney of Root Law Group, a full-service immigration, criminal and transactional law office based in Los Angeles, California, and founded in 2000.

Root Law Group employs Spanish- and Russian-speaking professionals for clients primarily from the Southern California region.

Root, who is originally from Ukraine and was a refugee immigrant to the United States, practices immigration law. He also practices criminal law, transactional business law, family law, bankruptcy law, landlord/tenant law, tort law and labor law. He has a track record of defending clients’ rights, advocating for immigration reform and providing pro bono legal services.

Root has represented clients before various federal immigration courts and departments. He is also a published author in periodicals and newspapers.

Root is a recipient of Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for his pro bono work. He also regularly participates in and attends conferences hosted by federal immigration authorities and other agencies.

Root earned a Bachelor of Arts in marketing from Northern Illinois University in 1988. He has a Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of California, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and U.S. appellate courts for the Ninth and 11th circuits.

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