Adam S. Cohen is an attorney in the Memphis office of Siskind Susser, where he practices exclusively immigration and nationality law. Mr. Cohen represents corporate and individual clients in several areas of immigration law, with a particular concentration on the immigration of physicians, researchers, and academics. He has considerable experience with J-1 waivers, H-1Bs, O-1s, TNs, EB-1s, National Interest Waivers, PERM labor certification green cards, Schedule A green cards, and various other business and family immigration procedures.

Mr. Cohen is an active member of the International Medical Graduate Taskforce (IMGT), the physician immigration bar organization, as well as the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is also a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and a past Board Member of the Federal Bar Association Memphis Mid-South Chapter. Mr. Cohen is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Mr. Cohen has been a speaker at AILA and IMGT conferences, various universities, and local events, as well as on local Spanish radio and television. He has written articles for various publications and maintains a Twitter account focusing on physician immigration (@MDVisas).

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cohen worked as both a Judicial Law Clerk for the Orlando Immigration Court and an Attorney Advisor for the Memphis Immigration Court.  Thereafter, he worked at a private immigration law firm with a particular concentration on removal/deportation proceedings and family immigration.

Mr. Cohen earned his Juris Doctor degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.  In law school, he was a Book Award recipient, was selected to the Florida Journal of International Law, and was awarded Pro Bono and Community Service Certificates.  In addition, he worked as a Summer Legal Intern at the Houston Immigration Court.

Mr. Cohen earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Florida.  During his undergraduate education, Mr. Cohen was accepted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key Honor Societies.  Moreover, he was selected as a University Scholar and received Highest Honors Distinction for his undergraduate thesis.  Mr. Cohen has studied abroad in Spain and Mexico, worked as an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) educator, and tutored foreign students in English.

Mr. Cohen can be reached by email at [email protected], through Twitter (@MDVisas), and through LinkedIn.


  • 2023 Who’s Who Legal Corporate Immigration Future Leaders 
  • 2023 Who’s Who Legal Global Elite Thought Leader – Under 45  
  • 2022 Who’s Who Legal Global Elite Thought Leader – Under 45


Professional Associations  

  • International Medical Graduate Taskforce 
  • Phyician Immigration Bar Organization  
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association  
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators  
  • Federal Bar Association Memphis Mid-South Chapter – past Board Member 
  • Florida Bar 


The Academic Immigration Handbook


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