Our Law Firm

Attorney Alena Shautsova

New York immigration and civil lawyer. Alena Shautsova was admitted to practice law in the United States in 2008. She comes from Belarus where she graduated with honors from one of the most prestigious law schools in the former USSR. Following her graduation in Belarus, she entered the practice of business law while pursuing a second higher education degree in Economics and Management. Her native language is Russian.

In 2005 the US Department of State awarded Ms. Shautsova with a highly competitive Eduard S. Muskie scholarship that allowed her to obtain Master's Degree in Law from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After her graduation from the Case Western, Alena interned for the United Nation NGO Global Action on Aging in New York.

In 2007 Ms. Shautsova successfully sat for the New York bar examination. Currently, she focuses on Civil Law, Employment Discrimination, Immigration, Personal Injury and Class Actions. Ms. Shautsova is a member of New York State Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Michael Anthony Donlon
Michael Donlon, Personal Injury Lawyer in Corning, NY - About 1 month ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Daniel Seth Williams
Daniel Williams, Divorce / Separation Lawyer in Pacific Grove, CA - 2 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. When it comes to immigration issues, she is one of the best. Highly respected for her honesty, work ethic, and advocacy, you will not be displeased. I highly endorse Ms. Shautsova.


Young Ah Ri
Young Ri, Immigration Attorney in Chicago, IL - 2 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. Based on her answers to avvo clients' questions that I have read, it is clear that she is a highly experienced and confident immigration attorney. She advises based on competent in-depth analysis and her extensive knowledge in this ever-changing, complicated immigration laws. Great attorney.


Aaron Paul Hartley
Aaron Hartley, Divorce / Separation Lawyer in Dayton, OH - 3 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Joseph Torri
Joseph Torri, Divorce / Separation Lawyer in Irvine, CA - 3 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Joshua Richmond Lippes
Joshua Lippes, Personal Injury Lawyer in Buffalo, NY - 4 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

It is clear from Alena's education and experience that she is an excellent attorney. She is well respected by both attorneys and her clients. I strongly endorse and recommend this lawyer.


Chong Hae Ye
Chong Ye, Car / Auto Accident Lawyer in Federal Way, WA - 4 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Jeff L. Khurgel
Jeff Khurgel, Immigration Attorney in Irvine, CA - 4 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I've read and enjoyed Alena's insightful and astute legal advice on Avvo. I highly recommend her.


Bryce Aric Fetter
Bryce Fetter, Criminal Defense Attorney in Winter Park, FL - 4 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Robert G. Wells
Robert Wells, Federal Crime Lawyer in Syracuse, NY - 5 months ago
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. A lawyer can accomplish certain things. A compassionate lawyer can accomplish far better things. Ms. Shautsova is of the latter variety.


Tatiana Kadetskaya
Tatiana Kadetskaya, Insurance Law Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA - 5 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

Excellent lawyer!


Brian C Freeman
Brian Freeman, Divorce / Separation Lawyer in Jersey City, NJ - 6 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Joseph Sloan Lyles
Joseph Lyles, Personal Injury Lawyer in Greenville, SC - 6 months ago
Relationship: Other
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Anu Gupta
Anu Gupta, Immigration Attorney in Boston, MA - 6 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse Ms. Shautsova. She is a very knowledgeable attorney.


Jonathan A Millet
Jonathan Millet, Contracts / Agreements Lawyer in Prescott, AZ - 6 months ago
Relationship: Other
Quotes@2x

Attorney Shautsova's advice is spot on; as shown by the answers to the legal questions she has posted, she takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and addresses common sense needs and legal issues. I endorse this lawyer.


Kristine S Karila
Kristine Karila, Employment / Labor Attorney in Irvine, CA - 6 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

Ms. Shautsova is an excellent attorney. Her responses on Avvo.com show her understanding of the law.


Shahzad Ahmed
Shahzad Ahmed, Immigration Attorney in Orlando, FL - 6 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse Alena. I have reviewed her profile and her answers to immigration questions. She is very knowledgeable and an experienced immigraiton attorney. She is an excellent attorney.


Adam Morrow
Adam Morrow, Real Estate Attorney in Bainbridge Island, WA - 7 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this Ms. Shautsova. She has the respect of her peers, the admiration of her clients, and she is consistent in achieving great results. I wouldn't hesitate to refer a person to Elena.


Yousef Monadjemi
Yousef Monadjemi, Landlord / Tenant Lawyer in Encino, CA - 7 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Michael J Palumbo
Michael Palumbo, Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Traffic ticket defense anywhere in NY State, NY - 7 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

She's a great lawyer!


Gregory Casale
Gregory Casale, Criminal Defense Attorney in Worcester, MA - 7 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Webb, Admiralty / Maritime Attorney in Seattle, WA - 7 months ago
Relationship: Other
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. She has an excellent reputation and gets the results her clients seek.


Ronald Lee Burdge
Ronald Burdge, Lemon Law Attorney in Dayton, OH - 7 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse attorney Shautsova. She has a solid track record, her clients like her, other attorneys respect her, and her several thousands of answers to questions at Avvo.com show that knows the law extremely well and likes to make sure her clients understand it too. If you have a question about Immigration Law, she is your answer. If her office is anywhere near you, I recommend her to you.


Zebulon Kelly Chandler
Zebulon Chandler, Entertainment Lawyer in Atlanta, GA - 7 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

Mrs. Shautsova is a skilled immigration lawyer. I highly recommend her.


Igor A. Voloshen
Igor Voloshen, Immigration Attorney in Philadelphia, PA - 8 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Victoria L Clemans
Victoria Clemans, Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, CA 90401, CA - 8 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Matthew C Simon
Matthew Simon, Personal Injury Lawyer in Parsippany, NJ - 8 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

Ms. Shautsova consistently provides insightful and helpful advice. Her knowledge and diligence are clearly evident. I endorse her without reservation.


Jonathan Burton Blecher
Jonathan Blecher, DUI / DWI Attorney in Miami, FL - 8 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Madhu Kalra
Madhu Kalra, Bankruptcy Attorney in Torrance, CA - 8 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Richard Ivar Rydstrom
Richard Rydstrom, Litigation Lawyer in Newport Beach, CA - 8 months ago
Relationship: Other
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Christopher Michael Pogue
Christopher Pogue, Immigration Attorney in Cincinnati, OH - 8 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. She provides solid, reliable immigration advice on AVVO.


Ricardo O'Neil Bernard
Ricardo Bernard, Venture Capital Attorney in New YOrk, NY - 8 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Kenneth Lee LaBore
Kenneth LaBore, Nursing Home Abuse / Neglect Lawyer in Minneapolis, MN - 8 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Shautsova is a very knowledgeable attorney in several complex areas of the law. I highly recommend her.


Robert Michael Fox
Robert Fox, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney in New York, NY - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. Alena has a wealth of information in the Immigration field. I often refer clients to her because i am confident that she is able to achieve the best possibly outcome. She is poised, educated, sharp and articulate.


Jesus Novo III
Jesus Novo, Immigration Attorney in Miami, FL - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgeable and her analysis is always on point.


John J. Carney
John Carney, Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. Alena Shautsova is a devoted and talented lawyer who is well respected in the legal community. Her answers on Avvo are well researched and it shows that she takes the time to help others who could not otherwise afford to get legal advice. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an immigration lawyer who really cares about her clients.


Michael Charles Doland
Michael Doland, Business Attorney in Los Angeles, CA - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

The answers of Ms.Shautsova are always accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client looks for in hiring an attorney. Her achievement in weekly Avvo points makes her the object of worthy consideration for her commitment.


Jonathan D'Agostino
Jonathan D'Agostino, Personal Injury Lawyer in Staten Island, NY - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. Alena is one of those lawyers who truly cares about getting positive results for her clients.


Alicia Marie Heflin
Alicia Heflin, Immigration Attorney in Phoenix, AZ - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Shautsova is knowledgeable and is generous with her time, providing insightful and helpful legal analysis to answer questions posed by individuals seeking assistance on Avvo. She is an asset to the legal community.


Alicia Simone James
Alicia James, Tax Lawyer in Miami, FL - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

Ms. Shautsova is very knowledgeable. An asset to the Avvo community.


Robert Bruce Kopelson
Robert Kopelson, Car / Auto Accident Lawyer in San Jose, CA - 9 months ago
Relationship: Other
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. Excellent and caring attorney.


David E. Schreiber
David Schreiber, Personal Injury Lawyer in Royersford, PA - 9 months ago
Relationship: Other
Quotes@2x

I endorse Attorney Alena Shautsova. Her contributions on Avvo responding to legal questions and her achievements in the field indicate her high level of competence and dedication to being a good lawyer.


Edgar Javier Reynoso
Edgar Reynoso, DUI / DWI Attorney in Irvine, CA - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. Her posts demonstrate her deep understanding of complex legal issues. Her answers are always thoughtful, accurate, and they evidence his genuine interest in helping people


Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko, Immigration Attorney in Chicago, IL - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse Counsel Shautsova for her displayed dedication in representing immigration clients, demonstrated knowledge of the U.S. immigration law and continuous contribution to keeping her prospective clients updated with the latest immigration changes.


Ksenia Alexandrovna Maiorova
Ksenia Maiorova, Immigration Attorney in Orlando, FL - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

Ms. Shautsova's knowledge of immigration law extends beyond the fundamentals to some very complex and nuanced issues.


Daniel DeMaria
Daniel DeMaria, Federal Crime Lawyer in White Plains, NY - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

Alena is a very capable lawyer whose intellectual prowess in the law is evident from the articles which she writes and publishes and which I frequently rely on.


Michael Clyde Harman
Michael Harman, Employment / Labor Attorney in Concord, NC - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse Alena. She is a great choice for representation and is highly respected in the legal community.


Andrew Richard Edward Gale
Andrew Gale, Corporate / Incorporation Lawyer in Orange, CA - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. Alena is knowledgeable in this area of the law and is dedicated to providing the very best representation to her clients. She is well respected in the legal community and any client is lucky to have her representation.


Tudor F Capusan
Tudor Capusan, Business Attorney in New York, NY - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

Alena is a go-getter who is thoughtful, knowledgeable and personable. She's a great lawyer, and I endorse her without hesitation.


Michael Todd Miller
Michael Miller, Administrative Law Lawyer in Jefferson City, MO - 9 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Brian Heath Crockett
Brian Crockett, Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston, TX - 10 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

Attorney Sautsova is a knowledgeable lawyer who is generous with her time and expertise. I recommend her.


Kevin R Harper
Kevin Harper, Real Estate Attorney in Chandler, AZ - 10 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer.


Jonathan Paul
Jonathan Paul, Intellectual Property Law Attorney in San Diego, CA - 10 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

Ms. Shautsova demonstrates a mastery of the essential requirements needed for immigration to the U.S. She is a valuable asset to the legal community.


Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski
Ismail Shahtakhtinski, Immigration Attorney in Alexandria, VA - 10 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Joshua David Ferraro
Joshua Ferraro, Divorce / Separation Lawyer in Stuart, FL - 10 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. Alena is an excellent immigration attorney who is knowledgeable, prepared and creative. I highly recommend her to anyone who is confronted with an immigration issue.


Mikalah Liviakis
Mikalah Liviakis, Bankruptcy Attorney in Sacramento, CA - 11 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. She has a very strong track record. She has pleased many clients with her work.


Theodore Su-Tsoh Huang
Theodore Huang, Immigration Attorney in Walnut, CA - 11 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Gwen Cryer
Gwen Cryer, Family Law Attorney in Orlando, FL - 11 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Arthur Joseph Obolsky
Arthur Obolsky, Fraud Lawyer in Berkeley, CA - 11 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Shachar S. Malachovsky
Shachar Malachovsky, Immigration Attorney in New York, NY - 11 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Peggy Margaret Raddatz
Peggy Raddatz, Divorce / Separation Lawyer in La Grange (a suburb of Chicago), IL - 11 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Andrey I. Plaksin
Andrey Plaksin, Immigration Attorney in New York, NY - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Massimo Paternoster
Massimo Paternoster, Business Attorney in New York, NY - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse attorney Shautsova. I have read several answers to the questions posted on Avvo and I found them very informative. I would highly recommend her legal services to the people in need of an immigration law specialist.


Howard M Lewis
Howard Lewis, Divorce / Separation Lawyer in Framingham, MA - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Shautsova is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services.


Ivan Raevski
Ivan Raevski, Divorce / Separation Lawyer in Metuchen, NJ - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Eric Jerome Gold
Eric Gold, Estate Planning Attorney in Calabasas, CA - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


James Stephen Alexander
James Alexander, Criminal Defense Attorney in , - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


John B. Reilly
John Reilly, Litigation Lawyer in Providence, RI - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

Ms. Shautsova is an asset to her clients and to the AVVO community. I am pleased to endorse her.


Joshua Stephen Alexander
Joshua Alexander, Criminal Defense Attorney in Saint Augustine, FL - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Matisyahu Wolfberg
Matisyahu Wolfberg, Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Monsey, NY - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Patricia Lyda Williams
Patricia Williams, Bankruptcy Attorney in Duluth, GA - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Other
Quotes@2x

If you live in NYC and need a very good, knowledgable, tenacious immigration lawyer, do yourself a favor and go hire Alena Shautsova.


Sonali Patnaik
Sonali Patnaik, Immigration Attorney in Dallas, TX - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Milena Stoyanova Mishev
Milena Mishev, Intellectual Property Law Attorney in White Plains, NY - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Other
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Gen Kimura
Gen Kimura, Immigration Attorney in Houston, TX - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Sanjay Augustine Paul
Sanjay Paul, Divorce / Separation Lawyer in Pasadena, CA - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Other
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Vladimir Galstyan
Vladimir Galstyan, Immigration Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Robert A. Stumpf
Robert Stumpf, Bankruptcy Attorney in Staten Island, NY - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna
Luca Melchionna, International Law Attorney in New York, NY - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


J. Jeffrey Williams
J. Williams, Bankruptcy Attorney in Duluth, GA - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Other
Quotes@2x

Alena Shautsova is one of the brightest lights in an area which is a very challenging legal environment. (I used to live in Brooklyn.) If you have an immigration problem, she is the one to go see.


Howard Robert Roitman
Howard Roitman, Car / Auto Accident Lawyer in Las Vegas, NV - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Other
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Shokry G Abdelsayed
Shokry Abdelsayed, Criminal Defense Attorney in BAYONNE, NJ - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


John M. Cromwell
John Cromwell, Criminal Defense Attorney in Scarsdale, NY - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Elliot M.S. Yi
Elliot Yi, Immigration Attorney in Portland, OR - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Roman Grutman
Roman Grutman, Real Estate Attorney in Brooklyn, NY - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Alena Klimianok
Alena Klimianok, Litigation Lawyer in Los Angeles, CA - About 1 year ago
Relationship: Other
Quotes@2x

I endorse this lawyer.


Help your colleagues, build your professional network, and increase your exposure.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Immigration
  • Personal Injury
  • Class Actions

Recognitions, Honors and Awards

  • In 2005 the US Department of State awarded Ms. Shautsova with a highly competitive Eduard S. Muskie scholarship
  • Master's Degree in Law from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Intern for the United Nation NGO Global Action on Aging in New York

Bar & Court Admissions

  • ABA Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (2015- 2016)
  • Admitted in the United States Supreme Court in 2012
  • Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Admitted to practice law in the United States in 2008
  • Eastern District of New York – 2010
  • Southern District of New York – 2010
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association
  • Member of the Nassau County Bar Association
  • Co-Liaison to the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association
  • 2011-2013 American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division District Representative for the 4th District, New York
  • Member of the Special Committee on Immigration Representation of the New York State Bar Association
  • Coordinator of Disaster Legal Services for the State of New York under ABA YLD and FEMA contract
  • Co-Liaison from the Young Lawyers Section to The International Law Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, House of Delegates, delegate from NYSBA YLS 2015-2017

Education

  • The Belarusian State University, equivalent of Juris Doctor, 2004
  • Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, LL.M, 2006
  • The Trial Academy of the New York State Bar Association, 2011

New York Lawyer: Lawyer's Publications

Watch Our YouTube Channel Free Legal Videos