Sam Faragalla, Esq.

Founding Attorney

Educational Background

Juris Doctorate

New York Law School, 1997


Bachelor of Business Administration

Hofstra University, 1991


Bar Admissions

New York, 1998



American Immigration Lawyers Association


Tel: +1(844)SAM-VISA

While Sam started his legal career in corporate law at Baker McKenzie, one of the most prestigious international law firms, he is currently focusing on assisting clients in the complex immigration space. Sam understands the fears and uncertainties that come with the immigration process and as such he leads his practice with empathy and understanding, all with the goal of ensuring a painless and seamless process for his clients.

At FARAGALLA LAW we understand that immigration is a volatile and complex process. The support of a competent immigration attorney who is passionate about assisting those in need is invaluable. Hiring an immigration attorney to advocate on your behalf means never having to go through the process alone, which includes attending any necessary interviews for support and to ensure all your rights under the law.

Additionally, it is critical that the information requested by the USCIS during the application process be accurate and hiring an immigration attorney ensures that your application will be handled professionally preventing delays or even denials due to inaccurate application information.

The assistance of an immigration attorney advocate extends beyond the application process itself; this support is particularly important beyond the application process where the interpretation of laws pertinent to asylees is crucial and having an immigration attorney advocate means never misinterpreting these laws and risking your status.

How may an attorney help me?


In the United States a person may represent themselves before any court, this is called “pro se” representation. US immigration laws are extremely complex and constantly changing. Even the smallest inadvertent mistake on the application can delay an applicant for years or even result in the denial of their case. A competent attorney can help you determine whether you qualify for the program to which you are applying as well as assist in gathering and producing evidence to support your application. An attorney can also accompany you in your interview as well as prep you beforehand using mock interviews, so you know what to expect and are prepared. An attorney could also appeal any denial of an applicant to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and further to the Circuit court of Appeals all the way up to the Supreme Court.