Principal – U.S. Immigration Attorney
Prior to founding what is now Surowitz Immigration, PC, in 2004, the clientele Joshua Surowitz serviced consisted primarily of business employers with a heavy concentration in the high technology and biotechnology fields. Today, Mr. Surowitz manages the firm's business and corporate immigration practice and is responsible for advising business clientele concerning a wide-array of permanent and temporary employment-related immigration options. Mr. Surowitz also represents clients with family-based, naturalization, and consular immigration matters and focuses on complex immigration cases including appeals, motions, and cases requiring waivers of inadmissibility.
Joshua Surowitz has personally been engaged for consultation and representation by nationals of over 100 countries, and regularly represents clients at U.S. Embassies and Consulates on every inhabited continent. Mr. Surowitz has also been a Visiting Lecturer on Immigration Law and Policy in the International Law Department of Alicante Law School in Spain, and the University of California Berkeley. Since 2012, he has served on the California Bar Association's International Law Section Foreign Bar Relations Committee and has helped facilitate a cooperative agreement with the Barcelona Bar Association. In October 2016, he began a 3 year term on the Executive Committee for the California Bar Association International Law Section.
Josh Surowitz received his Juris Doctor degree, with high honors, after completing his studies at Golden Gate University School of Law in 2002, where he earned a Specialization Certificate with Distinction in International Law. While in law school, Mr. Surowitz served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Claudia Wilken in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California, and studied international law in Bangkok, Thailand, and Tokyo, Japan. He is also the current President of the Rotary Club of Richmond, California.