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Paschal Obinnaya Nwokocha

Paschal Obinnaya Nwokocha

Practice areas:

Immigration, Litigation

About Me

Ours is a Minneapolis-based firm with global reach. We have been privileged to represent individuals, families and businesses in all aspects of immigration law.  Most of our clients are based in different states of the country and
overseas, and modern technology has made the distance insignificant. We partner with HR professionals and in-house counsel to deliver the most effective immigration law services to our clients.  Visit our website to learn more about our firm. 


Our experience range from the basic immigration petition complex immigration litigations. Among other things, we have handled various aspects of  H1-B, PERM, Religious Workers, EB-5 Investor, Schedule A (Nurses) and Adjustment of Status applications. We believe that the U.S immigrations laws should work for our clients not against them.


Our attorneys and professional staff speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, French Igbo and Pidgin English.


Prior to law school, I was a candidate for the catholic priesthood. This background has been invaluable as we help various religious organizations and individuals with the ever-evolving area of Religous Worker and Special Immigrant (Religious Worker) petitions.


Thank you for reading about us and hope we can be of assistance to you.


Languages Spoken: Igbo

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Immigration: 80%
    16 years
  2. Litigation: 20%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Michael John Weber

    I strongly endorse Paschal Nwokocha, professionally and personally. He is a thoughtful, skilled, and very knowledgeable attorney. Moreover, he has a client-centered orientation to his law practice. I am familiar with Paschal from the following: (1) Paschal and I worked together at the Minnesota Attorney General's Office; and (2) our paths have crossed from time to time after we each opened our private law practices.


    Michael Weber Health Care Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ian Edmund Scott

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Ian Scott Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Paschal Nwokocha Law Offices, LLC

105 5th Avenue South
Suite 550
Minneapolis, MN, 55401



MNAuthorized to practice199606/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Exceptional Law FirmVolunteer Lawyers Network2009
Certificate of AppreciationTwin Cities World Refugee 20092009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalPaschal Nwokocha Law Offices, LLC1999 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralMinnesota Attorney General1996 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2008 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)Chair1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Ntangsi v. GonzalesPetition for Review granted.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Minnesota CLEIntroduction to Immigration Law2015
William Mitchell Law ReviewAmerican Employment-Based Immigration Program In A Global Competitive Market Place: Need For Reform2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Immigration Practice in MinnesotaIntroduction to Immigration Law2015
AILA Audio SeminarHow to Fight Monster Denials & What May Be Lurking in the Shadows2014
AILA 2014 National Conference"My Case is Denied": Why This is not the end of the line2014
2014 Upper Midwest Immigration Law ConferenceCrimmigration: What You Need to Know to Stay Out of Trouble2014
Immigrants & Refugees: Navigating the Legal SystemImmigrants & Refugees: Navigating the Legal System2011
2011 Upper Midwest ConferenceChutes and Ladders: Winning Naturalization without Triggering an NTA2011
AILA CLESolo/Small Firm Immigration Practice with Ethics2010
2010 Upper Midwest Immigration ConferenceSite Visit: H, R, L and the DOL2010
Upper Midwest Immigration ConferenceReligious Workers: Case and Regulatory Updates2009
International Leadership InstituteInternational Immigration for Executives2009
AILA 2009 National Annual ConferenceWho Rules this town: Agencies that affect immigration2009
Immigrants & Refugees: Navigating the Legal SystemImmigration2008
Religious Worker Rules UpdateReligious Workers Rules Update2007