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Bandita Sharma-Dahal, ESQ. is Attorney at Dahal and Associates, LLC. Before starting her own practice she was a partner in Chhetry and Associates, PC; Philadelphia Branch. Her practice is limited to immigration and nationality law.

Ms. Sharma-Dahal received her LL.M. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in New York. Ms Sharma-Dahal is admitted to the New York Bar, District of Columbia and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. As immigration law is not a state regulated matter, but a federal matter, therefore we are able to assist clients nationwide. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and New York Bar Association.

As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, she keeps herself updated on the latest developments in U.S. immigration law and she is dedicated to provide her clients with the highest level of service.

Being an immigrant herself, Ms. Sharma-Dahal feels closely connected to the immigrant community in US and she takes a personal interest in all the cases she handles. She has great respect for the rights and freedoms enshrined in the US constitution, and the important role a robust judiciary plays in safeguarding them. She admires the opportunities this country provides to everybody regardless of race, color, religion, gender, country of origin, or political affiliations. She was born and raised in South Asian Country Nepal. She has always been a passionate human rights advocate and at the early age of seventeen she was one of the founding members of Forum for Women Law and Development, internationally recognized Nepal based NGOs. She has conducted legal advocacy and awareness programs in rural areas of Nepal. She has represented Nepal in various international forums as a young advocate.

During her LLM at Touro Law Center, her concentration was immigration law, human rights clinic and sex based discrimination. She was recipient of Touro law center public interest fellowship. She has interned at Center for Reproductive Rights, New York. She has also worked as of counsel for local attorneys.

She has been an active probono attorney for Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Center. She is a member of America-Nepal Women’s Association of Greater Washington (ANWA). She is also a board member of Nepal Foundation. She is the frequent speaker on immigration conferences organized by organisations like NASEA (Nepalese Association of South East America)


Languages spoken: Nepali, Hindi, Urdu, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    7 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Dahal and Associates, LLC

6066 leesburg pike
Falls Church, VA, 22041


NYCurrently registered 200903/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Public Interest FellowshipTouro Law College2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDAHAL AND ASSOCIATES, LLC2015 - Present
AttorneyChhetry and Associates, PC2011 - 2015
AttorneyLaw Office of Bandita Sharma Dahal2009 - 2011
SelfFreelance/ Probono2007 - 2009
Legal InternChhetry & Associates, PC2005 - 2007
Volunteer InternInternational Center For Reproductive Rights2004 - 2004
MemberForum for Women, Law & Development Nepal1997 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Non Resident NepaleseChairperson, Election Commission2015 - 2016
American Immigration CouncilCo-chair, ESSAY COMMITTEE, CELEBRATE AMERICA2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Montgomery Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Nepal Bar AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
EB1 CASESApproved
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Publication nameTitleDate
nepal24hoursHow to get the green card2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterImmigration and Sex Based DiscriminationLL.M - Master of Laws2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women's GroupDomestic Violence and Immigrant Women2014
Heath care and ImmigrationImmigration for small business owners2014
Every weekImmigration Segment2014
Annual Women’s Center WorkshopImmigrant Women and Domestic Violence2014
All Nepalese Association ConferenceImmigration Forum2014
Immigration Conference Call“Family-Based Immigration including Fiancé Visa”2013
Gender Equality: Reality and ChallengesLet us Stop Violence against Women and Girls2013
fifth National Conference for South Asian Women’s organizations in the U.S. –AarohanInternational Parental Kidnapping2013
"Interaction/Q&A Session with Nepalese Lawyers", presented by practicing Nepali Attorneys in the USA"Interaction/Q&A Session with Nepalese Lawyers", presented by practicing Nepali Attorneys in the USA2013
Immigration Conference CallEB1 (Alien with Extraordinary Ability)---Who qualifies? And Immigration Protection for the victims of violence (VAWA and Uvisa)...2012