David R. Fullmer

Title: Attorney At Law
Phone: (310) 477-3000
Email: david@usworkvisa.com

David R. Fullmer is a Business Immigration Lawyer. David has been designated a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics and is also featured in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.

Throughout his years of practice, David has advised and represented numerous corporate executives, IT professionals, scientists, scholars and those in the entertainment film and television industry in obtaining their required temporary work visas as well as green cards. Sought out by In-House Counsel, HR Managers, corporate employers, and investors for his business immigration expertise, he is able to successfully evaluate and resolve complex and multi-faceted technical immigration issues.

David advises clients on US business immigration matters such as the following:

• O-1 - Foreign actors, entertainers, scientists and business professionals with extraordinary ability and achievement

• EB-1 – Professionals of extraordinary ability and achievement seeking permanent residence

• TN - Canadian and Mexican professionals

• H-3 - Corporate trainees attending training programs

• H-1B - Professionals with degrees

• EB-5 Investor - Individuals investing $500,000+ and who will create jobs in the U.S.

• E-1 and E-2 - Foreign investors or treaty traders

• L-1- Intra-company transferees

• Family related visas and greencards

David’s greatest asset, beyond his legal expertise, is his expertise in strategizing and rendering fair, reliable and cost-sensitive advice to his clients. He is able to deftly sift through the law and facts of each situation to critically assess what is best for the client.

David’s team is highly skilled and has decades of experience as well as fluency in Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, French, Farsi, Tagalog and African dialects. David strives to provide impeccable customer service.

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Fullmer regularly speaks at corporate and community functions. He also lectures at continuing legal education (CLE) seminars.


A frequent writer, Mr. Fullmer is the co-author of “The Handbook of Immigration Law.” He also contributes articles and interviews to the local Japanese media on immigration law. Recent articles include:

  • "Business Immigration Update," The Immigrant Magazine, , January/February, 2009.
  • "The O-1, Not Your Ordinary Visa," The Immigrant Magazine, November/December, 2008.
  • "Perm Labor Certification," with Mark Ivener, The Immigrant Magazine, July/August, 2008.

Awards and Recognition

Mr. Fullmer is recognized for his legal immigration work in the following legal directories:

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Immigration, 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Immigration and Naturalization)
  • International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • Chambers U.S.A.

From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Fullmer was named by Law and Politics, the publisher of Super Lawyers, as a "Southern California Rising Star," a designation for top-rated young immigration attorneys.


  • Member, The California State Bar
  • Member, The American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, The Japan American Society
  • Member, British American Business Council


Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, B.A., 1992
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, J.D., 1996