Dmitri represents clients in multiple industries on the full range of business immigration matters. He is also passionate about pro bono services and he receives referrals from the AIDS Legal Referral Panel and the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights. Dmitri’s clients note the extraordinary personal touch he brings to all casework: one foreign national thanked Dmitri for his “devotion to clients” and for allowing his family to successfully navigate complex immigration processes.
Previously, Dmitri served as a Staff Attorney for the AIDS Legal Referral Panel providing direct civil legal assistance and representation and conducting outreach and trainings. He was also a Reference Librarian for the San Francisco Law Library and served on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom. Dmitri currently serves as the LGBT Co-Coordinator for the AILA Advisory Council.
Connection to Immigration
I am an immigrant myself, having come to the United States at the age of fifteen with my parents. I have also traveled extensively as a child, living in the Ukraine, Israel, Montreal and finally settling in Los Angeles, before moving to San Francisco.
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (Political Science)
What is a fun fact about you?
Moving around a lot as a child, meant that my high school experience was in three different countries, each with each own language (English, Hebrew and French).
My Family's Journey