My name is Claudia Jocelyne Kokaz Muslu. I am an immigrant and an immigration attorney.
I have a law degree from the University of Istanbul; a Master of Law from Cornell University, and a Master of Business Administration from Simmons College Graduate School of Management. I am fluent in English, Turkish and French.
I started my legal career as a corporate attorney at White & Case, Istanbul, Turkey. When I moved to Boston, in 1999, I started to experience the many facets of the US immigration system. As I dealt with the immigration system, I became very frustrated. During 14 years, I was on many different types of visas. Firstly, I was a student on an F-1 student visa, and the wife of a medical doctor with a J-1 waiver subject to the two year home residency requirement. Then, I was the winner of DV diversity visa lottery who was not eligible to get it. Afterwards, I had an H-1B visa teaching law in Virginia. Finally, in 2013, I made myself and my husband naturalized US citizens. This long and bumpy adventure in the US immigration system sparked my interest to learn and practice US immigration law.
First, I studied the theory of immigration law. Then I taught immigration law, at the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia. When we transferred to Ohio, I started the immigration practice at a suburban Ohio law firm. I practiced business and family immigration and business transactions in Ohio. After relocating to Atlanta, I managed citizenship cases under a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services grant, consular processing, fee waivers, and family immigration matters at Catholic Charities.
In 2016, I started Muslu Law Firm as the founding attorney. I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and I am a licensed attorney in Ohio since 2009. I look forward to work with you honestly and effectively in your immigration journey to the USA with detailed attention and individualized research for your specific case.