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Ina Shtukar

Ina Shtukar

  • Immigration Law, Employment Law, Workers' Compensation
  • North Carolina, North Carolina, South Carolina
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Born in Belarus, Ina immigrated to the US when her father, a brilliant scholar with a PhD in mathematics, received a political asylum and relocated to North Carolina. A straight "A" student, she earned her BS in Psychology in three languages from European Humanitarian University, which was shut down by the totalitarian government right after she graduated with highest honors. Ina later earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology, graduating as a valedictorian. She was one of the handful of graduates offered a full scholarship to attend a PhD program. However, Ina took interest in the law instead. Ina went on to complete the Juris Doctor evening program at NCCU School of Law, graduating summa cum laude, top 1% . While in law school, Ina was constantly externing and interning with a reputable firms as well as the local government. Ina also received a certificate of Achievement from NC Bar for having over 500 hours of pro bono work. It will not come as a surprise that she is affiliated with several nonprofit organizations, helping those who cannot afford legal services otherwise. Ina's current practice centers on immigration matters and removal defense specifically.
Ina's unique background shaped her legal practice. Asylum cases have sentimental value for her. After all, she comes from a country that is sadly famous for its longest dictatorship in modern history. In addition, Ina is also a skilled workers' comp, SS, employment, civil rights attorney. Ina is currently admitted to practice law in both North Carolina and South Carolina, in addition to the federal district court (Western District of NC). She has both defense and plaintiff's work experience.She is an aggressive litigator, when needed, and a skilled negotiator, when the situation calls for it. Her arguments are precise and hard to counter, and her written advocacy is pristine. Ina is driven, hardworking, and highly motivated to make a difference by bridging the gap between “what is” and “what should be.”

North Carolina Central University School of Law
J.D. (2018) | Law
Honors: Summa cum laude
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Professional Experience
Workers' comp attorney
Goodman McGuffey LLP
I focused my practice on insurance defense work and handled approximately 150-200 workers' comp matters, while representing corporate clients and insurance companies.
Certificate of Recognition
NC State Bar
Ina was recognized by the state Bar for pro bono work.
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 53607
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SC State Bar  # 105916
- Current
Activities: Admmited to practice law in SC.
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American Immigration Lawyers Association Carolinas Chapter  # 49662
- Current
Activities: Networking, peer support, research, CLEs, virtual conferences
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AILA  # 55845
- Current
Activities: Most recognized association for immigration attorneys.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 53607
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North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 53607
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South Carolina
South Carolina Bar
ID Number: 105916
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Federal Circuit
ID Number: 53607
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Immigration Court
ID Number: 53607
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    In certain employment matters, contingent fee arrangement may be available, however, its availability will depend on the particular circumstances of the case.
Practice Areas
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Workers' Compensation
  • Belarusian: Spoken, Written
  • Russian: Spoken, Written
  • Ukrainian: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. Daughter will be filing a I129F while this Is being processed the fiance from Canada can visit 6 months? (On passport)
A: There is not much to add as the previous response was pretty thorrow. He can visit just to visit on a B2 or visa waiver but if he plans to visit to get married, then the fiance will need to depart for consular processing to avoid extra scrutiny based on immigrant intent and potential misrepresentation issue.
Q. Hello, I’m inquiring on whether I was wrongfully terminated from Zoom Drain.
A: More information is needed but it sounds like you may have a claim.
Q. A person is accusing me of taking a picture of them without their knowledge, but in the picture it shows them in poses?
A: I am lost. Could you please give more context. What is your employer's position? Or is it even related to your employment? It is not illegal to take a picture of someone in a public place.
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Saturday: Closed
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