Richard J Tasoff

Richard J Tasoff

Senior Partner
Encino, California

Richard J. Tasoff is a senior partner in Tasoff & Tasoff, one of the oldest "AV" rated (highest Martindale-Hubbell rating) law firms in Los Angeles specializing in immigration law. Richard, a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law (State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization) since 1988, specializes in assisting research institutions, technology firms, multinational corporations, and highly-skilled or net-worth individuals obtain temporary working visas and permanent resident status ("green card" status). The firm assists in marriage and family based immigration cases. Based on survey of over 60,000 Southern Californian lawyers, Richard was honored as a "Super Lawyer" in immigration law for the Southern California region each year from 2007 through 2013. Richard is also included in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America.

Richard volunteers and is Vice President of the Board of the Celiac Disease Foundation, a non-profit organization working to spread awareness of this condition that affects as many as 1 of every 133 Americans.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1982
  • Arizona, 1995
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Arizona Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Colorado


  • University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1982
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1978
    • Major: Psychobiology

Published Works

  • Tasoff, R. J. (2008). Ethical Issues: Fraud, Misrepresentation, Validity, Invalidation & Revocation. In J. Stewart (Ed.), The PERM Book (p. 290). New York, NY: ILW.COM
  • Tasoff, R. J. (2005). Risks and Ethics in PERM. In J. Stewart (Ed.), The PERM Book (pp. 3.76-3.82). New York, NY: ILW.COM

Honors and Awards

  • “AV” rated attorney
  • “Super Lawyer”, 2007 through 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission, 1991 - 1993
  • University of Southern California Law School Alumni Association, Member, 1986 - 1988
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Professionals In Human Resource and Management (PIHRA)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Director & Vice-President, Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) Board of Directors