Meet Our Dedicated Immigration Lawyer

Attorney Russell L. “Rusty” O’Brien has more than 10 years of experience helping individuals and families across the Louisville, Kentucky area and across the United States with complex immigration issues. His extensive understanding of immigration law helps him provide solutions to a wide range of legal matters.

Russell L. O’Brien

Location: Louisville, KY

Phone: 502-400-7890

FAX:: 888-443-4798

E-mail:  E-mail Me

Rusty speaks fluent Spanish, has been a guest on bilingual  radio and television programs in the Louisville area, and often addresses community groups and area business leaders regarding immigration issues. He appears regularly in the local press concerning immigration matters.

Rusty is very active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), having served two terms as MidSouth Chapter Chair, and as liaison to the Texas Service Center. He has chaired and speaks regularly at immigration seminars and conferences for AILA.

Rush, regularly represents clients before the Immigration Service (CIS), Immigration Courts (EOIR), Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and numerous U.S. consulates and embassies abroad.

Areas of Practice

Immigration & Naturalization Law


Bar Admissions: Kentucky, 1998

Education: Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville

Brigham Young University B.A. – 1994

Major: International Relations


  • Hoy en Las Americas Newspaper, 2005 – 2008
  • Seeking Relief in Removal Proceedings Before the lmmigration Court, annual Federal Bar Assn.
  • CLE, Memphis, Tennessee, 2004 – 2007
  • Ethical Considerations in the Practice of Law, AILA National Conference, San Antonio, 2006
  • Immigrant: and Non-Immigrant Visa Procedures, Western Kentucky University, 2006
  • Guest Commentator on Louisville Hispanic Television Program Regarding President Bush’s Immigration Proposal, 2004
  • Louisville Mayor’s Office of International and Cultural Affairs, 2001 – 2002
  • Effects and Consequences of Rising Immigration on the Practice of Law, Young Lawyers Division of Louisville Bar Association, 2001
  • Practices and Procedures for hiring Foreign Nationals, Human Resource Leaders Conference,        Spalding University, Louisville, 2000
  • Lobbied Kentucky Senators. 2000 – 2004
  • Immigration Issues, Representatives in Washington D.C., 2000 – 2004
  • Appeared Twice As Guest Expert on Bilingual Radio Program to Discuss Immigration Issues, 2000
  • Employing lmmigrants and Refugees in the Louisville Community, The Recruiters Club of Louisville, 1999


  • English
  • Spanish


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