Steven C. Thal

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Member
Location:
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Phone:
612-424-2942
800-265-7441 (Toll free)
Fax:
952-541-1186
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I have been practicing immigration law since 1982 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am a 1982 graduate cum laude of the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to law school I spent two years in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, South America. I received a Bachelor of Elected Studies Degree from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts in 1977. I am a past Chair of the Immigration Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. I have served as a past Chair of the Minnesota/Dakotas American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Chapter and has previously served as Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer. I have served on the AILA Essential Workers Committee, AILA Immigration Works Committee, AILA InfoNet Committee, and have chaired the Technology Seminar Committee and the Legislative Ways and Means Committee. I am an AILA mentor on St. Paul DHS District Office procedures, and have served as an AILA mentor on immigration issues to Congressional offices. I edit articles for AILA's publication, Immigration Law Today as part of the editorial advisory board.

I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights and various other professional and civic groups. I hold an "A-V" rating from Martindale-Hubbell and am listed in their Directory of Preeminent Lawyers. Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Monthly have recognized me as a "Super Lawyer" in immigration law. I have received the AILA National Presidential Commendation for "creative and tireless advocacy" on behalf of immigrants. I am a Trustee Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Law Foundation. I have spoken and written for various immigration law seminars.

Steven C. Thal is an attorney practicing immigration law in Minnetonka, Minnesota. He is a 1982 graduate cum laude of the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to law school he spent two years in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, South America. He received a Bachelor of Elected Studies Degree from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts in 1977.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1988

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Immigration & Naturalization Law
  • Naturalization & Citizenship
  • Visas
  • Asylum and Deportation
  • Employer-Based Immigration
  • Employee-Based Immigration
  • Family-Based Immigration
  • Consular Processing

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1982

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude - 1982
  • University of Minnesota
    • B.E.S. - 1977

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer for the Year 2012
  • "A-V" Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Directory of Preeminent Lawyers with AILA
  • National Presidential Award for Tireless and Creative Advocacy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Law Foundation, Member, National Board of Trustees
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • National Board of Trustees Emeritus

Languages

  • Spanish