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PAUL S. HAAR has over 20 years of experience handling complex
immigration matters for multinational clients and individuals
worldwide.  In addition to managing the firm's business immigration
practice, Mr. Haar is nationally recognized for his creativity and
perseverance in removal and deportation defense before U.S. Immigration
Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals and in U.S. District Courts
and U.S. Courts of Appeal nationwide.  His practice includes:


 



  • Employment-based Immigration ("Green Cards")

  • Family-based Immigration ("Green Cards")

  • Nonimmigrant Visas (B-1/2 Tourist, E-1/E-2 Treaty
    Investor/Trader, F-1 Student, H-1B Specialty Worker, H-2B Seasonal
    Worker, H-3 Trainee, J-1 Trainee, K-1 Fiancée, L-1 Intra-company
    Transferee, O-1 Extraordinary Ability in Arts, Science and Business, Q-1
    Trainee)

  • Asylum

  • Temporary Protected Status and NACARA

  • Removal and Deportation Defense (Cancellation of Removal,
    Hardship Waivers)

  • Federal Court Litigation (Writs of Mandamus, Habeas Corpus,
    Petitions for Review)

  • Evaluating the Immigration Consequences of Criminal
    Convictions

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Languages Spoken: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Immigration: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Jeffrey A Wigodsky

    I endorse this lawyer. Paul is relentless in his desire to assist his clients.

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    Jeffrey Wigodsky Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1150 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 900
Washington, District Of Columbia, 200364129

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199003/13/2015
MDActive198907/14/2015
DCActive 198305/24/2015
FLMembership Lapsed199805/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in DC, 1997

    updated

    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Fulbright ScholarFulbright CommissionN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Paul S. Haar1990 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Foreign Law SocietyPresidentN/A
District of Columbia BarChairman, International Law SectionN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. ChapterLiaison to U.S. Department of LaborN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. ChapterLiaison to Immigration and Customs EnforcementN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. ChapterPro Bono Coordinator, U.S. Immigration Court, Arlington, VAN/A
District of Columbia BarInstructor, Pro Bono Asylum ProgramN/A
Central American Refugee Center, Washington, D.C.Pro Bono Asylum MentorN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Universite Libre de Bruxelles Faculte de DroitEuropean Community LawLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
Washington College of Law, The American UniversityLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Michigan, Ann ArborPolitical ScienceB.A. Magna Cum LaudeN/A
Universite d'Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, FranceLawN/AN/A
Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, The NetherlandsLawN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Voice of AmericaU.S. Immigration Law and PolicyN/A
Fox NewsU.S. Immigration LawN/A