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Columbus, Ohio immigration law firm

Experienced Immigration Lawyers: marriage green card,deportation defense, H-1B visa, family immigration, business immigration, Hardship Waiver, I-130, I-485, I-601, I-212, J-1 Waivers, EB-5, L-1, I-140, EB-2. Our clients are international students, international tourists, medical researchers, doctors, athletes, priests, investors, computer programmers, engineers, artists, professionals, companies and families.

We can help with the following immigration forms and matters:


We work with employers to prepare and submit visa applications for temporary employment in nonimmigrant visa categories including but not limited to

H-1B visa (professionals in specialty occupations)
H-1B1 (Chilean and Singaporean professionals in specialty occupations)
H-2 Seasonal and Temporary Workers
H-3 Trainees
L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager
L-1B visa Intracompany Transferee Specialized Knowledge
TN visa (certain Canadian and Mexican professionals)
E-1/2 visa (treaty traders/investors)
E-3 visa (Australian professionals in specialty occupations)
O visa (persons of extraordinary ability)
P visa (certain athletes and entertainers)
R-1 visa Religious Workers

Resident Status (Immigrant Visas/Green Cards)

Multinational Executives and Managers (EB1)
Persons of Extraordinary Ability (EB1)
Outstanding Professors and Researchers (EB1)
Employment Based with PERM or Labor Certification (EB2, EB3)
National Interest Waiver (NIW) – EB-2 Visa
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
Religious Workers (EB4)
Family Immigration
Marriage Immigration
I-601 Waivers
I-601A Waivers
Cuban Adjustment Act
Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Married Couples
Fiance Visas, Marriage Visa, K-1 Visa, K-3 Visa, K-4 Visa
Green Card Renewal for Conditional Residents, I-751
Green Card through Family
Green Card through Marriage

Defense of Deportation/Removal in Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, Circuit Court

Immigration Bond
Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents
Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents
Asylum and Refugee Applications
Adjustment of Status
Motion to Vacate Plea
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Corporate Matters

Notice of Intent to Fine
Pre-hire Advice on Temporary Work Visas
I-9 Compliance and Audit Representation
Record Keeping (I-9, Labor Attestation, PERM)
Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
Department of Labor and Immigration & Customs Enforcement Audits


Ineligibility based on convictions, bad moral character
Derivative United States Citizenship
Loss of United States Citizenship

Other U.S. Immigration Matters:

Extension of Stay
Change of Visa Status
Work Authorization for Spouse
Waiver of the J-1 two year residence requirement
Visitors for Business (B-1) and Pleasure (B-2)
Fiancé (K-1) and Spouse (K-3) Visas
Reentry Permits
Authorization for Schools to Admit Foreign Students
Visa Processing
Deferred Action (DACA) Renewal
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
212(d)(3) Waiver
Fighting Immigration Delay, Writ of Mandamus
Immigration Consultation
Motion to Reopen
Motion to Reconsider
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
U Visa
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
T Visa
S Visa
What is Extreme Hardship?
I-131 Re-Entry Permit
I-131 Advance Parole
J-1 Waivers (No Objection, Hardship, Persecution)
Change of Status to F-1 student
Citizenship for Military Personnel & Family Members
Parole, Green Card, Citizenship for Spouses and Children of Military Members
Family-Based Survivor Benefits
Survivor Benefits for Relatives of U.S. Citizen Military Members
Survivor Benefits for Relatives of Non-U.S. Citizen Military Members
Extension of Stay
Students and Exchange Visitors
Conrad 30 Waiver Program
Temporary Visitors for Business
Continuous Residence and Physical Presence Requirements for Naturalization
Naturalization Test
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIA)
Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes
Victims of Human Trafficking: T Nonimmigrant Status
Victims of Criminal Activity:
U Nonimmigrant Status
Temporary Protected Status & Deferred Enforced Departure
Temporary Protected Status
TPS Designated Country: El Salvador
TPS Designated Country: Haiti
TPS Designated Country: Honduras
TPS Designated Country: Nicaragua
TPS Designated Country: Somalia
TPS Designated Country: Sudan
TPS Designated Country: South Sudan
Deferred Enforced Departure
TPS Designated Country: Syria
DED Granted Country: Liberia
Battered Spouse, Children & Parents
Humanitarian Parole
Family of Green Card Holders (Permanent Residents)
Refugee & Asylee Spouses
Refugee & Asylee Children
Green Card Through Family

Our Attorneys

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Richard Herman

Richard Herman is a nationally recognized immigration lawyer and immigration activist. He is the founder of Herman Legal Group headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The firm specializes in immigration law in cities such as Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit-Dearborn, Akron, Toledo, Youngstown, Dayton, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati. The law firm also offers its clients a wide range of general practice services in Ohio and Michigan only.

Richard has vast legal experience in the field of immigration law and has received several prestigious awards and recognition by both peer and industry groups. Through promoting diversity and the advantages of capitalizing on a diverse workforce, Richard hopes to help immigrant populations become more visible and accepted.

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6660 N High St Suite 3E, Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 300-1131
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