Mr. Kuck received his B.A. Degree from Brigham Young University in 1986. He earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University Law School in 1989. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Washington, D.C., and Arizona. He has been admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, nine Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and numerous Federal District Courts.
Mr. Kuck is the founder and Managing Partner of Kuck | Baxter Immigration LLC and oversees its worldwide immigration practice. Mr. Kuck assists international immigrant investors, employers and employees with business and professional visas, labor certifications, immigrant visas, consular representation, and citizenship matters. Mr. Kuck also maintains an active Federal Court practice focusing on immigration issues. He has represented asylum seekers and others in more than 700 trials before the Immigration Courts.
Mr. Kuck’s clients include technology firms, manufacturers, multinational corporations, individual EB-5 investors and entrepreneurs, as well as families, individual immigrants and asylum seekers. He maintains a robust and rewarding pro bono practice, and has been an adjunct Professor of Law at Emory University and the University of Georgia for the last 17 years.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Mr. Kuck was named one of the top 5 most Highly Regarded Corporate Immigration Lawyer in the World in 2017 by The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, as well as one of the top 5 Immigration Thought Leaders in 2017 by Who’s Who Legal, and as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in 2017. Mr. Kuck has again been named by Atlanta Magazine as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the field of Immigration Law for 2017.
Mr. Kuck is listed in Who’s Who of International Corporate Immigration Attorneys, Chambers USA, and America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global, and The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and in The Best Lawyers in America. He is the voice of the most listened to podcasts on Immigration in the United States (“The Immigration Hou
r”). His blog provides insightful analysis of cutting edge immigration and political topics relating to our broken immigration system. (www.musingsonimmigration.blogspot.com
). Mr. Kuck, has written numerous law review articles and op-eds on various U.S. immigration law subjects, and has spoken at hundreds of legal, industry, business, and civic organizations on a broad range of immigration topics. Mr. Kuck was part of the group of attorneys that stopped a key provision of Georgia’s HB-87 anti-immigration law, and is currently representing DACA recipients seeking to pay in-state tuition to attend Georgia Colleges and Universities.
Mr. Kuck is a former National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is a founding member and former president of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL). He currently serves as Co-Chair of the City of Atlanta’s Welcoming America Commission, and as a Board Member of the Georgia Restaurant Association. He was recently selected as the principal immigration attorney for the Andean Parliament, and gives frequent free community forums to churches, schools and community groups, educating immigrants on their rights and opportunities in the United States.
Mr. Kuck has testified in Congress on immigration issues, is frequently quoted in the press, and has appeared on broadcast stations such as CBS, NBC, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Univision, Telemundo, Democracy Now, CNBC, National Public Radio, as well as in and written publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The National Journal, The Miami Herald, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution, among others.