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Lightman Law Firm's founder and principal attorney is Douglas M. Lightman, Esq. Mr. Lightman has extensive experience in immigration law and international matters through both work and personal experience. Prior to forming Lightman Law Firm LLC, Mr. Lightman spent several years at a national tax consulting and compliance firm where he focused on international tax consulting and cross border transactions. In this role Mr. Lightman worked with individuals and businesses from all over the world in navigating complex international tax issues, U.S. immigration matters, and cross border transactions.

Mr. Lightman is a U.S. trained lawyer who received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and is a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of New York and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (, the world's largest organization of immigration lawyers. 

On the personal end, Mr. Lightman, a proud citizen of both the United States and Canada, has had significant exposure to U.S. immigration law. He is the son of green card holders (permanent residents), the grandson of european immigrants and an international social worker (who at one time assisted refugees resettle in foreign countries throughout the world), and the loving spouse of a recently approved U.S. permanent resident.  Mr. Lightman has also traveled and studied extensively throughout the world, making stops in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.


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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Charles R. Stark

    I endorse Doug for his detail oriented approach, and breadth of knowledge in immigration law. Doug's experience and determination always result in the best advocacy on behalf of his clients. I have referred him to several clients throughout the years and Ive always heard only the best feedback.


    Charles Stark Residential real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Shamim Ebrahimi

    When you're good at what you do, you're just about able to bring time to a standstill; you see things differently and almost in slow motion. Beyond being one of New York's brightest Immigration Attorneys, Doug sees things differently. Douglas Lightman runs a client oriented boutique Immigration Firm based out of New York, NY. In a city so busy where everyone else's time "flies", Doug is able to slow things down, reduce anxiety for his clients, and get the job done. I endorse Douglas Lightman.


    Shamim Ebrahimi Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Lightman Law Firm LLC

345 Seventh Avenue, FL 21
New York, NY, 10001


NYCurrently registered 200503/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2016
Best Immigration Law Firm - New YorkAcquisition International (2015 Global Mobility, Immigration and Logistics Awards)2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Immigration Law Firm of the Year - New YorkAcquisition International (2014 Global Mobility & Immigration Awards)2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyLightman Law Firm LLC2007 - Present
Senior AssociateWtas, LLC2006 - 2008
Assistant Vice PresidentUs Trust Company2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Maryland, College ParkGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Summer Immigration SeminarImmigration2015
Employment OptionsImmigration2015
Immigration Seminar With Attorney Doug LightmanImmigration2014