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Charles Franklin Hollis III

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     Charles F. Hollis, III (“Chuck”) was born in Covington, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University (B.A. History & Political Science, summa cum laude), the University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D.), and the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law (LL.M. International Law) in Finland. He has also done coursework at the State Pushkin Institute for Russian Language, and Lomonosov Moscow State University.

     Mr. Hollis has been practicing law for over 15 years. He is licensed in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.


     Mr. Hollis is the founding member of The Hollis Law Firm, LLC.  His practice focuses on a variety of fields, including: immigration, international law, trial and appellate practice, personal injury, and insurance law.


     Mr. Hollis’ immigration practice covers a variety of matters, ranging from family and employment-related matters to asylum, naturalization and citizenship. He speaks Russian, has a working knowledge of French and German, and is now learning Polish. Mr. Hollis has assisted hundreds of clients from over 100 different countries with their immigration matters.  He has lectured both nationally and internationally on various topics in U.S. immigration law.


     In 2010, Mr. Hollis was named a Rising Star in the field of Immigration Law in Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine.


     Mr. Hollis is also a highly-experienced personal injury attorney, who understands how to successfully negotiate with insurance companies.  For the first fifteen years of his career, Mr. Hollis represented insurers such as Allstate in hundreds of personal injury cases.  He served as lead counsel in dozens of cases throughout southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky, achieving favorable results in the vast majority of them. 


     Mr. Hollis is a past President of the Cincinnati USA Sister Cities Association. He serves on the Board of the Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City Partnership, and the Advisory Board for Soteni International, an organization performing charitable work in Kenya.


     Mr. Hollis is a Russia scholar, having lived, worked and studied in Moscow on multiple occasions. His favorite pastimes include international travel, reading (especially world history and classic literature), tennis, photography and classical music. Mr. Hollis resides in suburban Cincinnati with his wife Angelika, who is a native of Poland, their son Ian and daughter Natalie.


     Contact Mr. Hollis at (513) 794-0069, or by e-mail at





Languages spoken: Russian, French, German

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
  2. Personal Injury: 10%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

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  • Peter Long Le

    I endorse attorney Charles Hollis III (Chuck). Chuck is a seasoned lawyer with many years of legal experience. He is friendly and personable. He is actively involved in the legal community, and is an asset to the legal profession.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

The Hollis Law Firm, LLC

8595 Beechmont Avenue
Suite 105
Cincinnati, OH, 45255


INActive In Good Standing199910/31/2015
KYAuthorized to practice law199806/04/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer in Immigration LawOhio Super Lawyers2014
Rising Star in Immigration LawOhio Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberThe Hollis Law Firm, LLC2013 - Present
AttorneyBenjamin, Yocum & Heather, LLC1998 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Soteni InternationalAdvisory Board Member2010 - Present
Cincinnati USA Sister Cities AssociationPresident2008 - 2010
Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City PartnershipTrustee2007 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Cincinnati Bar Association ReportCounseling the Foreign Client2010
Santa Clara Journal of International LawPerpetual Mistrial: The Impropriety of Transnational Human Rights Litigation in United States Courts2003
Northern Kentucky Law ReviewThe Economic Loss Doctrine: Will Contract Law Drown in a Sea of Tort?2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Helsinki Faculty of LawInternational LawLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
Northern Kentucky UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Northern Kentucky UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Symposium on International Business and Immigration Law (Budapest, Hungary)The H-1B Visa: The Hallmark of a Flawed Immigration System2013
Domestic Relations InstituteDealing with Immigration Issues in Domestic Relations Cases2013
Cincinnati Bar AssociationSeven Golden Rules for Counseling Foreign Clients2013
Volunteer Lawyers ProjectFamily-Based Immigration, Asylum and Withholding of Removal2012
University of Cincinnati College of LawU.S. Immigration Law: An Introduction2012
Kentucky Bar Association Annual ConventionSeven Golden Rules for Counseling Foreign Clients2012
Cincinnati Bar AssociationImmigration Consequences of Relationship Creation2012
Cincinnati Bar AssociationStarting an Immigration Law Practice2012
Butler County Bar AssociationImmigration Consequences of Relationship Creation2012
Ohio State Bar AssociationU.S. Immigration Law: An Introduction2011
Cincinnati Bar AssociationU.S. Immigration Law: An Introduction2010
Business Law Symposium (Salzburg, Austria)Employment-Based Immigration in the United States: An Overview2007
Allied Construction IndustriesWhat Every Employer Should Know About Hiring Foreign Workers2007
Cincinnati Bar AssociationTransnational Human Rights Litigation in United States Courts2003
European Law Students Association (Helsinki, Finland)Transnational Human Rights Litigation in United States Courts2002
Lorman Business CenterFeatures of Five Types of Business Entities1999
Business InstituteConsiderations When Drafting the Employment Manual1999
Allied Construction IndustriesFeatures of Five Types of Business Entities1999