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Ghassan Marwan Shihab

Ghassan Marwan Shihab

also known as Gus M. Shihab

Practice areas:

Immigration, Litigation

Ghassan Shihab

About Me

Gus M. Shihab, Esq., founder of the Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA, received honors and is a seasoned lawyer with nearly 19 years of experience relentlessly fighting for the rights of international investors, businesses, corporations, employers, and immigrants and for the advancement of their causes.  He has in depth understanding of immigration governmental processes both nationally and globally including, business immigration, H-1B, PERM, for engineering, architects, manufacturing, information technology and healthcare professionals.  He successfully secured non immigrant visas, permanent residence and green cards for acclaimed scientists, professors and researchers as well as graphic designers, international performers, artists and athletes in processes such as P-1, O-1, J-1 visa waivers, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and national interest waiver cases.


Languages Spoken: French, Spanish, Arabic

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Immigration: 80%
    22 years, 6 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    22 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($180-290/hour), Contingent (25-30%), Fixed (Always), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Ryan Matthew Stubenrauch

    Early in my legal career, I had the opportunity to work for Gus Shihab. In my brief time there, I learned that Gus is second to none in immigration law. On top of that expertise, Gus is a Professional Engineer and speaks several languages fluently. You'd be hard pressed to find a smarter lawyer.


    Ryan Stubenrauch Government Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Khaja M. Din

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a fierce and unrelenting advocate. -Khaja


    Khaja Din Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA

1725 I St. NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006

The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA

65 East State Street
Suite 1550
Columbus, OH, 43215

The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA

2000 Town Center Drive
Suite 1930
Southfield, MI, 48075

The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA

600 Superior Ave. East
Suite 1300
Clevelnad, OH, 44114




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2010
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2007
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Project EngineerOhio Department of Transportation1985 - 1996

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationOhio Chapter Chair & Member of the Board of Governors2009 - 2011

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Frankllin County Convention Facilities Authority v. CP Maple Street, LLC$8,000,000
Gordon Proctor v. French HardwarePrevailed on appeal for the property owners.

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Publication NameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Imperfect Naturalzation2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationImperfect Naturalization2011
Immigration Law UpdateImmigration2009
7th Annual Ohio AILA ConferenceImmigration Law2009
5th Annual Ohio AILA Immigration Law UpdateAlternatives to H-1B Visas2007