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Sharon White Senghor

Sharon White Senghor

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About Me

Sharon White Senghor, the daughter of an immigrant and business owner, understands why people seek U.S. visas, green cards and ultimately, in some cases, citizenship.

Ms. Senghor, has practiced law for more than 30 years. She is driven to help her clients experience the business and creative opportunities working and living in the United States offers those from abroad.



Languages Spoken: German, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Immigration: 100%



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:


Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Philip H Hecht

    I've known Sharon for more than five years and I am impressed with her intelligence, her knowledge of immigration law, and her dedication to her clients.


    Philip Hecht Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Sheila Therese Starkey Hahn

    I have worked with Sharon Senghor on countless matters. She is a tireless advocate for her clients, with excellent research and writing skills and the ability to craft a legal argument and promote it zealously.


    Sheila Hahn Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Sharon White Senghor

4800 Hamden Lane
Ste. 200
Bethesda, MD, 20814



DCActive 198805/24/2015
NYCurrently registered 198103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding PerformanceU.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces2008
Outstanding PerformanceU.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces2007
Best Section Community Outreach AwardDistrict of Columbia Bar2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Sharon Senghor2011 - 2014
AttorneyLaw Office of Sheila Starkey Hahn2011 - 2013
ConsultantOlympusworks2010 - 2011
Assistant Director of Legal ResourcesNational Association of College and University Attorneys2008 - 2010
Law ClerkU.S. Court Of Appeals For The Armed Forces2007 - 2008
Manager-in-ResidenceAmerican University2002 - 2004
AttorneyLaw Office of Sharon Senghor1995 - 2007
Associate General Counsel for Business AffairsPublic Broadcasting Service (PBS)1992 - 1994
Adjunct Professor, Arts Management ProgramNew York University1991 - 1991
General CounselNew School for Social Research1989 - 1992
Assistant General CounselSmithsonian Institution1980 - 1988


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)Member2011 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Asylum for a Persecuted Afghani WomanAsylum Granted
Asylum for Disabled ZambianAsylum granted
High volume H-1Bs, PERMS, and Green Cardsfor Software Engineers, Developers, etc.Granted

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Publication NameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Child Status Protection Act: Recent Developments2011
National Association of College and University AttorneysUndocumented Students2010
National Association of College and University AttorneysForeign Faculty in H-1B Status (editor)2009
Museum NewsNew Copyright Rules for Museums1989
ALI-ABA publicationsU.S. Adherence to the Berne Convention and the Berne Convention Act of 19891989


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Columbia UniversityEducation and MediaMA - Masters1975
Yale UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
VISTA volunteer trainingApplying for U.S. Citizenship2012