Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Brigham Young University
J.D., Arizona State University
Since 1999, Charles H. Kuck has taught the Introductory and Advanced Immigration Law seminars at the University of Georgia School of Law as an adjunct professor.
Kuck is the managing partner of Kuck Immigration Partners LLC-The Immigration Law Firm, in Atlanta, Ga., and oversees its nationwide immigration practice. His practice focuses on U.S. immigration and nationality law and international migration matters. Kuck assists employers and employees with business and professional visas, labor certifications, immigrant visas, consular representation and citizenship matters. He also maintains an active federal court practice focusing on immigration issues. He has represented asylum seekers and those in deportation proceedings in more than a thousand trials before the immigration courts. Kuck also advises employers on compliance procedures in verifying the work eligibility of all new employees as required under the I-9 employer sanctions provisions of the federal law and is a leader in training and compliance with programs on the E-Verify and IMAGE. His clients include technology firms, manufacturers, multinational corporations, individual investors and entrepreneurs as well as families, individual immigrants and asylum seekers.
Kuck is a past national president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He also served on the national executive committee of AILA for seven years. Previously, he served on the board of governors of AILA for six years. Three of those years he was one of 21 elected members of the national board of governors, two of those years he spent as chair of the Atlanta Chapter, and he served for one year as the national chair of the Young Lawyers Division. He also previously served as chair of AILA's USCIS Headquarters Liaison Committee, chair of AILA's Consumer Protection Committee and has served on various other national liaison committees for AILA. Additionally, Kuck is also the editor in chief of the AILA Litigation Toolbox, a hands-on approach to litigating immigration issues.
Kuck is also president of Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL). He serves on the international board for the J. Rueben Clark Law Society and is a member and currently serves on the board of directors of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO). Kuck also served for seven years on the board of directors of the Latin American Association.
He is listed in Who's Who of International Corporate Immigration Attorneys, Chambers USA, Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and in The Best Lawyers in America. Kuck was also named by Atlanta magazine as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the field of immigration law in 2010 and again in 2012. His active federal litigation practice has resulted in seven precedent decisions published by the federal District and Circuit Courts of Appeal. He has also written numerous articles on various U.S. immigration law subjects, has testified before Congress on immigration matters and has spoken at various legal, industry, business and civic organizations on a broad range of immigration topics. Kuck also blogs regularly at Musings on Immigration.
In 2010, Kuck was given a presidential award by AILA recognizing his years of service with the organization. In 2000, he was awarded the Benjamin Landey Pro Bono Award by Catholic Social Services. He was also awarded the Joseph F. Minsky Young Lawyer Award for outstanding contributions to the practice of immigration law in 1999.
Frequently quoted in the press, Kuck has appeared on CBS, NBC, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Democracy Now, CNBC and National Public Radio as well as numerous radio stations and written publications, including The New York Times, The 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.