Verna Polutan, Of Counsel

Verna Polutan is a graduate of Cornell University (B.A. Govt.) and New York Law School (J.D. 1997). Attorney Polutan practices primarily in the areas of business and family immigration law, business law and entertainment law. She has been engaged in the practice area of immigration law since 1998. After graduating from law school, Attorney Polutan worked in private practice for an immigration law firm in New York City. She moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and worked as an associate at one of the largest immigration law firms in the West Coast. Attorney Polutan established her law office in 2002. In the area of business immigration, Attorney Polutan specializes in the representation of foreign nationals who are in specialty occupations. The latter also includes employees of multinational corporations, international entertainers and athletes, scientists, medical and scientific researchers, computer engineers and healthcare workers. She has done work for companies such as Medecins Sans Frontieres, Qantas Airways Limited, Columbia Artists Management, Inc., Disney and American Media Inc. She has also done legal work for multinational executives, former Olympic athletes, world-renowned artists as well as entertainers in the recording and entertainment industry, which enabled them to obtain legal permanent residence as artists of extraordinary ability.

She has written for the Manila Times, Asian Journal, Diaryo Pilipino and The Filipino Reporter on immigration issues. Attorney Polutan is licensed in California, New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Bar Association (AILA), the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), the District of Columbia Bar Association (DCBA), the Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) and the Cornell Club of Los Angeles (CCLA). She is a Board Member since 2013 of the American Friends of the School of Oriental and African Studies (AFSOAS), University of London.


  • B.A. Cornell University
  • J.D. New York Law School

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • Connecticut

Direct: 310.943.8014