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Sheela Murthy

Sheela Murthy

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About Me

My July 2013 interview with the New York Times:


An article in the Huffington Post regarding my interview with The Story Exchange:


Languages Spoken: French, Hindi, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Immigration: 100%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Wendy Renee Whitt

    I endorse this lawyer. I've worked on several American Immigration Lawyer Association committees with Sheela, and I'm always impressed by her knowledge, kindness and commitment to helping others. She is an incredibly talented immigration attorney.


    Wendy Whitt Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Murthy Law Firm

10451 Mill Run Circle
Owings Mills, MD, 21117




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Who's Who LegalInternational Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers2013
Future 50 AwardBaltimore SmartCEO Magazine2013
Maryland Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Award for ExcellenceASHA For Women2012
The Sadie AwardThe Children's Guild2012
Maryland's Top 100 Women AwardMaryland Daily Record2011
Best of Business AwardThe Small Business Commerce Association2010
Philanthropist of the YearUnited Way of Central Maryland2009
Entrepreneur Of The YearErnst & Young2009
Leadership in Law AwardThe Daily Record2008
Leadership in LawAmerican Desi Magazine2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder and PresidentMurthy Law Firm1994 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Girl Scouts of Central MarylandChair, Board of Directors2010 - Present
American Immigration CouncilBoard of Trustees2002 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember, Immigration Law Coordinating Committee1999 - 2001
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)Former Executive Committee MemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Maryland Bar BulletinThe Roles of Various Agencies in Employment-Based Immigration2004
The Economic TimesL-1 & H1B Visas2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolN/ALL.M - Master of LawsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Leadership SummitImmigration Reform Update2013
Immigration SeminarImmigration law2012
AILA DC Fall Annual ConferenceEmployment-based Immigration2012