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Simplifying U.S. Immigration for families, businesses, investors, and visitors.


David regularly handles immigration petitions for clients across the United States and Canada, and businesses and families around the world. Having been born abroad, he has personal experience with the U.S. immigration process, and understands the importance of providing clear, professional, effective counseling to those who wish to visit or live in the United States. 

David employs his business background to assist global businesses of all sizes with all aspects of expansion to the United States, including visas for executives and employees, and business organization.

Prior to joining OccamLegal Immigration, David was a defense attorney at a prominent criminal defense firm, Riley & Wells, where he defended people charged with crimes that carried immigration consequences. He is available to consult with defendants on the immigration implications of criminal convictions.


Languages spoken: English, German, French

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

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Contact info

OccamLegal Immigration Attorneys

171 Church St.
Suite 340
Charleston, SC, 29401

OccamLegal Immigration Attorneys

1701 West Main Street
Richmond, VA, 23220



VAAuthorized to practice law201109/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Advocacy AwardInternational Academy of Trial LawyersN/A
Order of BarristersNational Order of BarristersN/A
Magna Cum LaudeSeton Hall UniversityN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyOccamLegal Immigration2015 - Present
AssociateRiley & Wells Attorneys At Law2010 - 2015
Associate EditorJournal of Global Law & Business2009 - 2011
FounderVox2006 - 2008
AssociateSalomon Smith Barney2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Publications CommitteeMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth of Virginia v. Cameron IsaacCASE DISMISSED
Commonwealth v. N***** Reckless Driving 125 mphREDUCED, fine only
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Publication nameTitleDate
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMelendez-Diaz:A Virginia Practitioner's GuideN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseAdvanced DUI Defense LawCLE2013
EC/IR II SeminarTechnological & Medical Defenses to Breath Test EvidenceCLEN/A
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Seton Hall UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Trial Advocacy BoardAdvocacy Skills2011