Our national immigration practice focuses on all matters related to US immigration, visa and citizenship law.  We represent large corporations, health care institutions, small companies, innovators, entrepreneurs, families and individuals from across the nation and around the world.Our clients include:

    • Families and individuals seeking lawful permanent resident “Green Card” status
    • DREAMERs applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA)
    • Foreign nationals applying for US visas at US consulates abroad
    • Lawful Permanent Residents applying for US Citizenship


    • Individuals in deportation and removal proceedings
    • US citizens facing loss of citizenship through denaturalization
    • Individuals charged with immigration related criminal offenses, including illegal reentry and visa fraud.
    • Health care institutions, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals regarding H-1B, J waivers, alien labor certification, extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, and national interest waiver petition.
    • Multinational corporations requiring the transfer of executives, managers and employees with specialized knowledge
    • Corporations and individuals seeking treaty trader & investor visas


  • Corporations subject to I-9 audit or charged with the unlawful employment of workers 

David Leopold is the past national president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) the Washington, DC-based premier bar association for immigration lawyers and professors in the US. He has served as AILA’s general counsel and the association’s liaison to the Department of Homeland Security’s key enforcement agencies. Mr. Leopold lectures throughout the country on immigration law and policy and writes regularly for the Huffington Post and The Hill CongressBlog. His pieces have appeared in other online and print publications including,The WonkRoom.comMediaMatterscomFOXNEWS.com, and AILALeadershipblog.org. Mr. Leopold opinions and analysis appear frequently in national print and electronic media including, The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Los Angeles TimesUSA TodayMiami HeraldCNNMSNBCABC News/Univisionand FOX News. He has earned Martindale-Hubble’s highest AV rating, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer. Mr. Leopold directed the United States Immigration Law curriculum as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University School of Law as well as at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University.

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