Chantilly, Virginia Immigration Lawyers

Adriana F. Estevez
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Virginia Immigration Law Lawyer

Adriana was born and raised in New York, and attended both college and law school in Washington, D.C. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs, Philosophy, and Political Science from The George... Read More »
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Minji Kim
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Skilled and experienced Immigration attorney ready to fight for you! Call now!

I am an experienced Immigration lawyer with a passion for helping those in all types of immigration cases. I provide thoughtful guidance and will fight to protect you and your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Andrei J. Kublan
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Virginia Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

University of Richmond School of LawUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Virginia and District of Columbia
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Syed Wali Raheen
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Chantilly, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(703) 544-0050 4229 Lafayette Center Dr
Suite 1300
Chantilly, VA 20151
Immigration, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Fordham University School of Law and New York Law School
After completing his undergrad with honors at the University of Toronto in Canada, Mr. Raheen moved to New York and attained his Juris Doctorate Law Degree (J.D.) and Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) at the New York Law School and Fordham University School of Law, respectively. Following his post-doctorate graduation, Mr. Raheen worked with the prestigious NY law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, where he gained and reflected their successful motto of attention to detail in high quality work product. Mr. Raheen and his family moved closer to family in the DC...
Adriana F. Estevez
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Leesburg, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(571) 252-9322 19 East Market Street
Suite 203
Leesburg, VA 20176
Free ConsultationImmigration, Divorce and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Adriana was born and raised in New York, and attended both college and law school in Washington, D.C. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs, Philosophy, and Political Science from The George Washington University in 2009, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2013.

Throughout law school, Adriana worked for various nonprofit organizations in Virginia and Washington, D.C., focusing on immigration issues related to domestic violence victims, victims of crime, children, and family matters.

Upon graduation, Adriana moved to Virginia where she earned her license to...
Matthew Joseph Yao
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(703) 828-5299 10615 Judicial Drive, Suite 102
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationImmigration, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
University of Virginia School of Law
My philosophy as a lawyer is to establish a strong attorney-client relationship. My goal is to connect with each client and deliver quality work, personalized service, and exceptional value. As your counselor and representative, you can be confident that everything possible will be done to protect your rights.

You will receive individual attention through every part of the legal process in order to achieve your goals quickly and efficiently. Please contact me to discuss your legal issues, strategies, and solutions in a straightforward and collaborative manner.

I am currently located in Fairfax, Virginia and serve the Northern Virginia area....
Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(703) 527-1779 3930 Walnut Street
Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Immigration, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Attorney Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski is the founder and principal of I.S. Law Firm, PLLC.

He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of immigration law, personal injury and business law. Prior to founding his firm, Attorney Shahtakhtinski worked with other firms on major civil matters and worked as of counsel for a New Orleans based law firm. Mr. Shahtakhtinski has developed experience in a broad range of civil matters including personal injury, insurance coverage, as well as immigration law and commercial litigation. In the past, Mr. Shahtakhtinski represented number of Washington, DC area businesses, international corporations, foreign governments, and individuals in...
Wojtek P Wilczynski
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Attorney
(571) 418-1985 10627 Jones Street, Suite 201-B
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationImmigration, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Temple University
I am a sole practitioner dedicated to serving my clients by providing excellent legal representation with flexible payment options. I believe everyone deserves to have legal counsel, and for that reason, I am willing to work with clients who may require alternative payment options and who cannot afford the typical attorney fees.
Ms. Rana Sneij Syriani Esq
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 786-8340 10615 Judicial Drive 603
Fairfax, VA 22030-7500
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
American University Washington College of Law
Attorney Rana Sneij Syriani is an experienced (Immigration, Family & Traffic Attorney), representing clients at the Law offices of American Lawyers Group, PLLC. She has extensive experience in the area of divorce law (contested and uncontested), child custody, child support, adoption, spousal support, property division and settlement and post judgment modifications and name changes and many other family law cases as listed below. Ms. Syriani will represent you, if you live in one of the following Virginia counties: Fairfax , Falls Church, Arlington, Loudoun, Vienna, Warren, King George, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Prince William County, Culpeper and Stafford. Ms. Syriani...
Natalia Segermeister
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(703) 259-8185 10505 Judicial Dr #104
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
Immigration
Georgetown University Law Center
As an experienced immigration attorney, Natalia Segermeister assists individuals and organizations in Washington, DC and around the globe with their immigration legal needs. It is her specific experience, honed over years of practicing immigration law, which allows Natalia Segermeister to provide high quality immigration representation with services that are tailored to the specific needs of each individual, business, or corporation. And thanks to her dedication and passion for the subject, Natalia Segermeister possesses keen insight into the myriad of complications that can arise from legal immigration cases. She is also adept at handling a wide-array of immigration-related issues, including petitioning...
Natalia Segermeister
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(703) 259-8185 10505 Judicial Dr #104
Fairfax, VA 22030
Immigration
Georgetown University Law Center
Lysandra Pachuta
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(703) 822-4701 Ste 208
Fairfax, VA 22030
Immigration
Sudeb Basu
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Reston, VA Immigration Law Lawyer
(571) 572-2278 11890 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
The Catholic University of America
As your lawyer, your case gets my best effort from up-front intake through analysis and investigation. If you want to take your matter to trial, I will represent you before the judge or jury. My experience as a former computer applications developer can be useful in the evaluation of any electronic evidence in your case, such as information stored on smartphones, hard drives or disks, or the cloud.
Ashley Morgan
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Herndon, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(703) 880-4881 722 Grant Street, Suite G
Herndon, VA 20170
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Florida Coastal School of Law
Ashley F. Morgan is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is also authorized and admitted to practice law in the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She has dedicated the majority of her legal career helping clients file Chapter 7, 11, and 13 in the Eastern District of Virginia. Ashley works with both individual and business debtors to find the best solution to their debt problems. She is regularly in bankruptcy court in Alexandria, VA or attending 341s with our clients.

Ashley is fluent in both English...
Hassan M. Ahmad
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Herndon, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(703) 964-0245 1039 Sterling Road
Suite 204
Herndon, VA 20170
Immigration, Criminal and Divorce
Tulane University School of Law
Mr. Kia Brian Kondori
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(703) 385-2080 4085 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 401
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
After passing the Virginia State Bar in 2014, Mr. Kondori became an associate attorney at Pikrallidas & Associates, involved with all types of cases, ranging from personal injury, divorce and family law, contract review & consulting, the ever changing immigration field, as well as civil and traffic matters. Kia aims to continue representing his clients to the best of his abilities as one of the founding attorney's at Kondori, Moorad & Niesen. Mr. Kondori is a homegrown Virginia talent, born and raised in Northern Virginia. He graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Government...
James Doyle Brousseau
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Manassas, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(703) 249-9055 10432 Balls Ford Road
Suite 300
Manassas, VA 20109
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and International
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Ofelia Lee Calderon
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(703) 560-3500 2751 Prosperity Avenue
Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031
Immigration and International
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ofelia L. Calderón is a founding partner at Calderón Seguin PLC. In addition to maintaining a diverse practice which includes family, naturalization, business, and asylum, Ofelia concentrates on federal matters and removal cases. Outside her practice, Ofelia is a fervent advocate for the immigration community and has frequently taken her support and knowledge to various community forums. S
Shikha Parikh
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Herndon, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(703) 651-6811 708 Pine Street
Herndon, VA 20170
Immigration, Business, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Shikha Parikh is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Mrs. Parikh received her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. After graduating from law school, Mrs. Parikh clerked for the Honorable Marjorie L. Clagett of the Circuit Court for Calvert County, Maryland. She subsequently worked in general practice, and opened her own firm with the goal of...
Priti Khanna
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Reston, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
12110 Sunset Hills Road
Suite 600
Reston, VA 20190
Immigration, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Priti founded Khanna Law in 2015 after moving to Virginia from Atlanta, Georgia, where she practiced family law, immigration law, and bankruptcy law. Priti’s primary fields of practice are family law, divorce and immigration law and she regularly handles complex custody, divorce, child support and family related immigration cases.

Priti decided to pursue a career in law in order to join a profession where she could directly and positively impact people and their lives. During law school Priti worked with various non-profit legal organizations assisting victims of domestic violence and immigrants with their legal issues. After graduating from law school Priti...
Beeraj Patel
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(703) 539-8093 3900 University Drive, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy and Business
The John Marshall Law School
As a first generation American, Attorney Beeraj Patel understands firsthand through life experience the struggles of all those who are entangled at any stage of the immigration process. He knows how difficult it can be for talented individuals coming from other nations to negotiate through the complicated and even daunting immigration system of the United States. This shared connection aids Beeraj in constantly improving his services as an immigration attorney. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Patel is the featured writer on www.fairfaximmigrationfirm.com and www.fairfaxbankruptcylaw.com, where he blogs about immigration and bankruptcy law respectively. Beeraj Patel’s philosophy...
Justin Ervin
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(703) 962-7790 4023 Chain Bridge Rd.
Suite 5
Fairfax, VA 22030
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Family
George Mason University School of Law
Justin Ervin is a Virginia criminal defense attorney based in Alexandria, Virginia, and he is a founding partner of Ervin Kibria PLLC. Justin graduated from the George Mason University School of Law in May 2010, and he was admitted the Virginia bar the same year. Throughout law school, Justin worked full-time as a law clerk for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (‘PDS’), personally representing hundreds of inmates of DC Jail during their disciplinary hearings. Justin also worked with the PDS staff attorneys to represent clients in a wide-range of cases,...
Michael Alexander McVicker
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Reston, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(703) 435-8435 1810 Michael Faraday Drive
First Floor
Reston, VA 20190
Immigration
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Since 1997, we have been offering our domestic and international clients a broad range of legal services in the area of U.S. immigration. Our office in Reston (Fairfax County), Virginia is conveniently located in Northern Virginia, just off the Dulles Toll Road, within 7 miles of Dulles Airport and within a half hour drive of Washington, DC, Loudoun County, and communities throughout the greater DC metro area, including Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Falls Church, Fairfax, Herndon, Leesburg, McLean, and Sterling. For over ten years our office has been representing individual clients and companies throughout the United States as...
Honiyeh Sarpand
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(703) 385-2080 4085 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 401
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationImmigration, Collections and Estate Planning
Vic Goel
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Reston, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(703) 796-9898 1984 Isaac Newton Square West
Suite 203
Reston, VA 20190
Immigration
Kenneth Wu
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Reston, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(703) 835-6145 1818 Library St.
Suite 500
Reston, VA 20190
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Employment
Washington University School of Law
Prior to co-founding Lopez & Wu, PLLC, Mr. Wu specialized in representing federal employees at the internationally recognized law firm of Passman & Kaplan. Mr. Wu has years of experience representing federal employees in discrimination cases at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") and appeals at the Merit Systems Protection Board. Mr. Wu has also developed an expertise litigating private sector employment cases in federal court. During law school, Mr. Wu interned for EEOC Vice Chair Paul Igasaki, where he reviewed federal and private sector cases involving race, sex, disability, and age discrimination. Mr. Wu also worked as a...
Heain Lee
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Manassas, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 249-9055 10432 Balls Ford Rd. Ste. 300
Manassas, VA 20109
Immigration
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Amelia Ramer
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Reston, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(703) 481-5650 2508 Charlestown Lane
Reston, VA 20191
Immigration and Business
Ms. Lisa T. Johnson-Firth Esq.
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Manassas, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(703) 257-3515 9119 Church Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Immigration
Bradley Robert Henson
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Attorney
(703) 822-4701 3541 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 208
Fairfax, VA 22030
Immigration and Criminal
Diana M. Santos
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Fairfax, VA Immigration Law Lawyer
(571) 249-5809 4085 Chain Bridge Rd.
Suite 20
Fairfax, VA 20191
Immigration
Miguel Palmeiro
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Arlington, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(703) 522-2427 3300 Fairfax Dr
Suite 222
Arlington, VA 22201
Free ConsultationImmigration, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Mr. Miguel Palmeiro is a Plaintiffs Trial attorney in DC and Maryland. He has recently been selected as a Top Personal Injury Lawyer under 40. He manages a firm that takes pride in working closely with clients like you to help you get the personalized justice they deserve. The son of immigrants, Mr. Palmeiro grew up in the DC Metro area. In 2006, He entered law school as a Leadership Scholar and became involved in trial advocacy classes and civil litigation as a member of Maryland's National Trial Team. Upon graduation in 2009 Mr. Palmeiro began litigating personal...
Daniel Peter Barrera
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Alexandria, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(703) 955-4007 1737 King Street
Suite 220
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free ConsultationImmigration, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Colorado Law School
Federico B. Serrano
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Falls Church, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(703) 379-5303 5697 Columbia Pike, Suite 201
Falls Church, VA 22041
Immigration
Regent University School of Law
The Law Office of Federico Serrano is a results oriented law firm committed to providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex immigration matters. In guiding employers and individuals through the maze of immigration laws, we make it a priority to secure all immigration benefits available to our clients. We represent companies and individuals in filing employment and family-based immigrant petitions, applying for U.S. citizenship, and obtaining nonimmigrant visas for professionals, individuals, and religious workers. We also represent individuals in securing diverse forms of relief from deportation proceedings based on an overstay or as the consequence of a criminal conviction. For several years...
Steven Krieger
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Arlington, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(703) 831-7707 2200 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 102
Arlington, VA 22201
Free ConsultationImmigration, Consumer, Family and Landlord Tenant
UCLA School of Law
We understand that finding the right attorney is critical and would welcome the opportunity to assess your situation, answer your questions, and explain our ability to help -- even if that means helping you find an attorney with more expertise related to your legal matter. We believe that everyone should have access to legal counsel. We specialize in Residential Zoning, Consumer Protection Law, H-1B visa wage disputes, and Guardianship matters, but would be delighted to speak with you about any legal matter. Each legal matter is unique and requires an individualized approach, specialized expertise, and an ability to adapt to external...
Paul James Tortora Jr.
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McLean, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
8300 Greensboro Drive
Suite 800
McLean, VA 22102
Free ConsultationImmigration
Syracuse University College of Law
Paul is the owner and founder of The Law Office of Paul Tortora PLLC. He is an experienced immigration law practitioner with a reputation as a trusted counselor, advisor, and advocate. His client-centered practice is focused on building trust and maintaining relationships. Paul provides a unique perspective to legal representation. His modern and innovative approach to the practice of law has helped families, individuals, and businesses across the region achieve their goals. Paul understands the distinctive challenges faced by individuals and businesses trying to operate in an increasingly international world while complying with the complex and ever changing...
Nancy Vizer
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Falls Church, VA Immigration Law Attorney
6269 Leesburg Pike #101
Falls Church, VA 22044
Immigration
George Mason University School of Law
Nancy M. Vizer founded her law firm in 2001 in Chicago, IL, to provide an outlet for immigration clients to receive personalized service. The firm almost always charges a flat fee, so that clients can know exactly what to expect. Ms. Vizer works directly with each of her clients, rather than delegating work to a team that the client may never meet. The staff remains fully familiar with each of Ms. Vizer's immigration cases, and is able to answer questions when Ms. Vizer is occupied with other matters, but clients always have access to Ms. Vizer for their substantive concerns.
Amien Kacou
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Alexandria, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(571) 482-3002 1940 Duke Street
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Immigration
Florida Coastal School of Law
Anusce Sanai
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Alexandria, VA Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(703) 518-4332 2121 Eisenhower Avenue
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Immigration, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
New England Law | Boston
Anusce Sanai was born in Lucca, Italy. She moved to the United States in 2001, where she completed both her undergraduate studies and her law degree. Over the past four years, Attorney Sanai has gained experience in both criminal and civil areas of the law, including family law, immigration law, and criminal law. She has helped clients in a variety of matters, acquiring efficient strategy to achieve the best results for the client. In addition, Attorney Sanai’s successful clerkship provided her with invaluable understanding of courtroom practices and procedures. During her academic career, she was also Associate Editor...
Amy Long
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Alexandria, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(703) 270-9235 85 S. Bragg Street
Suite 200-F
Alexandria, VA 22312
Immigration
American University Washington College of Law
We accept cases concerning: *Employment-Based Immigration *Family-Based Immigration *Non-Immigrant Visas *Citizenship & Naturalization *Appeals & Petitions for Review Please visit www.immigrationforvirginia.com for more information.
Elizabeth Krukova
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Vienna, VA Immigration Law Attorney
(703) 534-5588 8230 Old Courthouse Rd. Ste. 200
Vienna, VA 22182
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Attorney and founding partner of National Capital Legal Services, Elizabeth Krukova, Esq. has been admitted to practice as an attorney in several jurisdictions, including New York, Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia.
Having completed her Masters Degree in Law from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, Ms. Krukova has over fifteen years of experience as an attorney and over ten years as a head of a legal practice. She is a member of Circuit Courts for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 9th Circuits, and also of the Federal Courts of Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia. Ms....
Pedram Baghani
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Vienna, VA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(703) 847-3670 8000 Towers Crescent Dr
13th Floor
Vienna, VA 22182
Immigration, Business and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Samira Ghaderi
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Mclean, VA Immigration Law Lawyer
(703) 763-5695 1765 Greensboro Station Place
Suite 900
Mclean, VA 22102
Immigration
American University Washington College of Law
Ghaderi Law Firm, PLLC is an immigration and naturalization law firm based in McLean, Virginia. With our extensive legal experience and knowledge, we take pride in our ability to resolve even the most complex immigration issues. Get in touch with us for a consultation.
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are components of the Department of Homeland Security and handle the processing, enforcement, and adjudication of U.S. immigration matters. U.S. immigration laws treat persons as either citizens or aliens. The law classifies aliens according to immigration status, with each group afforded different rights and obligations, such as the right to reside in the United States, the right to sponsor relatives, and the right to work in the United States. Aliens may be lawful permanent residents (i.e., green card holders), immigrant visa holders, temporary lawful visitors, or undocumented persons.

Immigration lawyers represent persons seeking visas or green cards, which allow them to enter or remain in the United States. Two common types of visas are employment-based visas and family-based visas. Employment-based visas grant a non-U.S. citizen the right to work in the United States. Spouses and children may sometimes accompany employment-based immigrants. Family-based visas confer lawful permanent resident status to a foreign national based on an immediate relationship to a U.S. citizen.

Immigration attorneys also handle deportation/removal, naturalization (citizenship) and asylum matters. Because immigration proceedings are often complex, an immigration attorney is invaluable to those dealing with immigration issues.


Deportation/removal: The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Removal (formerly called deportation) is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated.

Lawful permanent resident: Any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant.