Susan Pai

Susan

Susan Pai

Senior Associate Attorney

Susan Pai

Senior Associate Attorney

With over 26 years of experience as an attorney, Susan focuses on immigration law, estate planning, probate, TEDRAs, uncontested family law matters and guardianships.

Susan has successfully processed Family Based Petitions, Fiancé/e Visas, H-1B, H-1B1, E-2, E-3, L-1A, L-1B, O, P and TN visas. She has also submitted successful EB-1 petitions and has been asked to respond to requests for evidence on petitions she was not originally involved in. Of the business-based visas she has applied for, she has covered novel issues including applying for a cap-subject H1B visa concurrent to a cap-exempt H1B (after H1B master’s and non-master’s numbers were exhausted) and arguing successfully for a university affiliation for an otherwise cap subject and previously denied petitioner. She enjoys writing applications for extraordinary aliens and outstanding researchers. In a challenging case, Susan was able to petition for a change of status to L-1A from L- 1B one the eve of the 5th year L-1B cap without any government requests for further evidence.

Susan is a nationally recognized speaker and writer. She is a front page featured Huffington Post writer on immigration issues and has submitted Congressional Testimony on humanitarian immigration issues. She has worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on business immigration and has testified as an expert on immigration compliance. Susan has spoken at national anti-fraud conventions, immigration law conferences and law schools. She has been featured on First Coast News, the St. Augustine Record and has been written about in the Daily Beast.

Susan is a member of the Thurston County Bar Association, King County Bar Association, Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, Washington Women Lawyers Capitol Chapter, and Washington State Bar Association.  She served on the Legal Panel for the ACLU Northeast Chapter of Florida, as a Director for the Central Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and served as the CBP (Customs and Border Protection) community liaison. Susan is a longstanding member of the FBI's Jacksonville Community Engagement Committee.