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Karina Duvall

Russian Attorney
Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant pursuant to 22 NYCRR 591
Russian Divorce


Legal Educations

J.M., The Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University, Arlington, VA, May 2023

LL.M., Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, May 2021

J.D., St. Petersburg State University, the Russian Federation, 1997

B.A. National Law Academy of Ukraine, B.A., 1995


Professional Experience in the United States

Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant (2009 – Present)

Preparing legal documents in accordance with international law, notarial services, authentication, and apostille

Providing for immigration and other purposes with official documentation of certificates issued by the Russian Federation and Ukraine

Help obtain immigration benefits for minor children who emigrated to the U.S. from Russia and Ukraine

Interpret Russian and Ukrainian court orders to prove child custody and enable the child to obtain U.S. citizenship without parental consent

Arrange international process service and affidavits of service pursuant to the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, a/k/a The Hague Service Convention

Prepare prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, child support, and divorce agreements

Consult on enforcement procedures regarding foreign court decisions under international law and Russian and Ukrainian regulations

Prepare affidavits as a Legal Expert in Russian and Ukrainian laws

Obtain documents from Vital Records Offices, Russian and U.S. courts, and Apostilles for immigration and other issues



Professional Experience in the Russian Federation

Attorney at Law, Saint Petersburg, Russia (1999 – Present)

Represented clients in civil, criminal, business actions during depositions, settlement conferences, motion hearings, and trials

Provided legal opinions based on the law of the Russian Federation

Enforced decisions and arbitration awards of international courts


Baltic University of Ecology, Politics and Law – BUEPL (1998-1999)

Associate Professor of Law

Course taught: Housing Law


Russian Court System, city of Saint Petersburg (1994-1998)

Law clerk


Professional Experience in Ukraine

Ukrainian Court System, city of Kharkov (1991-1994)

Law clerk, Enforcement officer


Certified Legal Consultant from Ukraine, the Supreme Court of State of New York, 2nd Dep, under 22 NYCRR Pts 591 & 692 (2020 – Present)

Commissioned notary public of New York State, licensed by the Secretary of State of state of New York (2018 – Present)

Certified Legal Consultant from Russia, the Supreme Court of State of New York, 2nd Dep, under 22 NYCRR Pts 591 & 692 (2009 – Present)

Attorney at Law, Member of the St. Petersburg Bar, St. Petersburg, the Russian Federation (1999 – Present)