About Jeff Khurgel

Jeff Khurgel, the managing partner and founder of Khurgel Immigration Law Firm in Irvine, Calif., dedicates his practice solely to immigration law. With more than a decade in the field, Attorney Khurgel assists both immigrants and companies in the areas of investment-based, employment, family immigration. This includes representing clients, such as EB-5 investors, before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), various U.S. Immigration Courts, and the State Department at American Embassies around the world. He has additionally appeared before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit), and the Administrative Appeals Office.

Prior to founding Khurgel Immigration Law Firm, Attorney Khurgel led the Family Reunification Department and was a partner at Reeves & Associates, an immigration law firm in Pasadena, Calif. His legal background also consists of government service, having worked as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. State Department at Azerbaijan’s U.S. Embassy and in Washington, D.C., along with working with USCIS at the embassy in Moscow. Attorney Khurgel was honored with the Department of State’s Meritorious Honor Award twice for his contributions as a Foreign Service Embassy Officer.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach, Attorney Khurgel attended the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, Calif. During law school, he served as a law clerk for the Department of Justice – Honolulu, and the Northeast Region of the Federal Trade Commission. He is a registered member of the California state Bar, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Attorney Khurgel holds active memberships in both the Los Angeles Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association, along with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He continues his involvement in the legal community as a weekly columnist for the Asian Journal, and regularly speaks on immigration issues. Attorney Khurgel has been recognized for his successful work in the immigration field, including being rated as one of the “Top Attorneys in OC” by the Orange County Register/Metro in 2014, being listed by Who’s Who Legal as one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals in the Field of Corporate Immigration Law 2014,” and receiving the Avvo Clients’ Choice award in Immigration in 2014. He is fluent in Russian and English.

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