Before becoming an attorney, David Sperling worked as a foreign correspondent in Central America, and then later as a journalist for the Miami Herald and Newsday. During the 1980s, he traveled throughout Latin America as a reporter, covering the civil wars then raging in El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Although no longer a journalist, Mr. Sperling continues to write articles for legal publications as a columnist for the Spanish-language media. He and his clients have been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, Daily News, Newsday, Univision, Telemundo, CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox, National Public Radio and the Voice of America.
Mr. Sperling began his legal career with CARECEN, has rapidly gown to become one of the largest and most prestigious full-service legal centers for Hispanics and other immigrant groups on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Sperling and his associates have successfully represented tens of thousands of immigrants, many of whom are now U.S. Citizens.
The firm is widely recognized for its pro-bono activities and for its advocacy of immigrant rights in New York and throughout the country.
Mr. Sperling is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association, the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, the National Immigration Project, the New York State Defenders Association and the AJC-Long Island Jewish-Latino Alliance. He is admitted to practice in New York State, U.S. district court and the Supreme Court of the United States.