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Richard Thomas Herman

About Richard Herman

About me

Call for FREE phone consult.  20+ yrs exp,, AV-rated, listed in "Best Lawyers in America," co-authored acclaimed book, "Immigrant, Inc."  Recognized in "Super Lawyer" Magazine.  We blend experience with compassion to help you navigate complex immigration law.


Richard and his team work in all immigration areas: 


marriage green cards, H-1B visas, family immigration, business immigration, Hardship Waivers, I-601, I-212, I-130, I-485, I-129F fiancée visa, J-1 Physician Waivers, Physician Green Cards, EB-5 Investor Green Cards, EB-5 Regional Center licenses, E-2 investors, E-1, L-1, R-1, B-1 or B-2, tourist visa extension, O and P visas, F-1 Student Visas, I-9 Compliance and E-Verify, NAFTA visas, I-140 employment-based Green Cards ( EB-3, EB-2, E-1), Labor Certification, National Interest Waiver, Outstanding Ability, Outstanding Researcher, Outstanding Professor, H-1C Nurse Visas, diversity and global business consulting.


Richard is one of the architects of a national movement to revitalize America’s economy through federal and local policies which attract job-creating, high-skilled, entrepreneurial and investorimmigrantsto distressed regions of the country, particularly in the Midwest.


Richard is the co-author of the internationally-acclaimed book, Immigrant, Inc. ---Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (John Wiley & Sons, 2009;  short video), a powerful interweaving of success stories and research which will forever change the way you look at immigrants ---- and America. 


Richard speaks around the country on behalf of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s initiative, Partnership for a New American Economy, a national coalition of over 400 CEOs and mayors who make the case that smart immigration makes America stronger and economically more vibrant. 


Richard has appeared on FOX News (The O’Reilly Factor),  ABC News 20/20, National Public Radio, affiliates of NBC, CBS, and ABC, and has been interviewed by numerous television and radio stations around the U.S. 


Richard has appeared in USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Inc., PC World, Computerworld, CIO, TechCrunch, Washington Times, San Francisco Chronicle, InformationWeek, Journal of Corporate Recruiting, National Lawyers Weekly, Richard Florida and the Creative Class Exchange, Site Selection, and newspapers and magazines around the world. 


Richard is the President of the Herman Legal Group, a nationwide immigration and business law firm based in Cleveland and Columbus, serving a global clientele in over 10 languages. 


Richard has consistently been acknowledged as a “Super Lawyer” and “Leading Lawyer” in the immigration field by various business publications.  In the field of immigration law, Richard is “AV-Rated,” the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review conducted by lawyers and judges. Richard isadmitted to the Ohio Bar; the U.S. Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio; and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. 


A fierce advocate for his clients and for immigration law reform, Richard is a nationally-renowned commentator on immigration, global diversity and international business. 


Richard has been invited to prestigious forums around the country, from Silicon Valley to our nation’s capital, to talk about immigration law and the many ways that immigrants help strengthen America’s economy. 


Richard is the co-founder of TiE-Ohio, a chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs Association based in Silicon Valley.  He is also a co-founder of Global Detroit, and is the co-author of the high skill immigration policy of the Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce (30 Chambers in Great Lakes Region). Richard is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, speaks Russian, and is a former resident of Moscow, Russia where he practiced law for nearly two years.


On a personal note, Richard is married to Dr. Kimberly Chen, a physician born in Taiwan. They are raising their children, Nathan (9) and Isabella (8), to be citizens of the world.






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