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Eric Sustad

Senior Associate Attorney, 2022

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Practice Areas:

  • Immigration Law 100%


Eric Sustad practices immigration and nationality law exclusively. He has over 14 years of experience as an attorney, and focuses on employment-based immigration. Prior to joining Chavez and Valko, Eric worked in private practice, and has also worked as a journalist and translator.

Eric obtained his J.D. from the University of Minnesota, where he also earned a B.A. degree. He has also studied in France and in Uruguay. Eric speaks fluent French and Spanish, and is literate in Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Norwegian, and Arabic. He likes to play the piano and scuba dive in warm places.


  • University of Minnesota
    • Juris Doctorate – 2007
  • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
    • Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) – 2001
    • Minor: French

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Minnesota, 2008

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2010 – Present


• English
• Spanish
• French