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Merium Sajjad Malik

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   41 reviews

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About Merium

Learn Merium’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    80%
    Business Immigration Family Immigration Deportation Defense

  2. Criminal defense
    20%

    10 years

Merium Malik, Esq/Mba, is an Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorney. She practices in all areas of Immigration and Nationality law. Additionally, Ms. Malik has a criminal defense practice. Over the years, she has successfully conducted immigration and criminal trials, including appeals in the Second and Ninth circuit courts and with the Board of Immigration Appeals.

 

Ms. Malik has appeared before Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) Immigration Judges throughout the United States and appeared before and filed cases with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Ms. Malik takes the time to carefully listen to her clients and provide them with the best possible advice. Her goal is to build long term and successful relationships with her clientele.

 

 

Ms. Malik is a resident of New York City. She is dedicated to community service and is a volunteer for numerous non-profit organizations in various immigrant communities throughout New York. She contributes pro-bono efforts on behalf of various groups. Additionally, Ms. Malik conducts FREE Immigration and Know Your Rights workshops throughout various communities in New York. 

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Licensed for 11 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Malik Law Firm, P.C.
110 Wall Street
6th Floor
New York, NY, 10005

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
I talked to several attorneys about my case and ultimately realized I was too early in the process to need a lawyer quite yet. I felt that Atty Malik explained very complicated issues to me in a way that didn't feel like she was talking down to me or wasting her time!
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reassuring yet realistic
Detailed discussion of the questions I had previously sent over email so as not to waste the time I'd payed for. Where it might have been easy to take advantage of someone who felt vulnerable enough to seek her help, instead she built confidence through her competence and created a feeling of genuine empathy.
Posted by Ana | April 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Professional Immigration Lawyer
Ms. Malik is a very knowledgeable and passionate professional, she was thorough when answering my questions and was honest about any possible outcome. She and her team are well organized and provide excellent costumer service, easy to reach and very friendly. I will highly recommend her service to anyone in need of immigration advise or legal representation.
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Posted by Florencio | March 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is the best
I am very grateful that merium has worked in my case I thank her because she cares a lot for the coming of the persons, she knows how to help one in the steps they need thanks to her, to recivio a cake of approvals of my case
Posted by Taj | October 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green card
We had a very complicated case, and saw many lawyers but when we saw Merium, she outlined the full case for us. She was extremely knowledgeable and transparent. It was then we knew she was going to be our lawyer. And, we were right. Her and her staff are the best we’ve ever experienced
Posted by Naureen | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Merium Sajjad Malik
Hired Merium's services for my citizenship application. She was very professional, with excellent follow up and communication during the entire process. What I found very helpful was how they set up a mock citizenship interview which prepared me very well for what to expect on the actual day. Another aspect of their services that I would commend is the promptness with which they always responded to all my queries and concerns.
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Posted by Gus liliriano | September 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Greencard
We went to several lawyers who couldn't help us. And finally found Merium. She went above and beyond. It was a long complicated process and she guided us with care and transparency the whole time. We finally got our green card. And wikl forever be grateful to her. If yiu want the best lawyer for immigration. Hire Merium
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Immigration questions
friendly and very professional, explain clear all questions I would like to recommend to my friends,.
Posted by Mahesh | July 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service
Outstanding service from Malik Law firm! Merium and Michelle - one of her team members I worked with - were very responsive and offered me timely and accurate advise and support related to my kids Green Card application. I have engaged with several law firms over the last several years and Malik Law firm has been one of the best. Usually firms collect fees and leave it up to the client to take interest in the application. But Michelle regularly followed up with me regarding my application and in general I was very pleased to interact with them. Highly recommend and certainly will choose this law firm for any of my future needs!
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Posted by David | July 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Merium is a true gem!
Merium helped me apply for an E2 visa. She guided me through the whole process making an otherwise stressful process feel like a ride in the park. I can definitely recommend her to anyone in need of assistance for a visa application!
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
H1B Visa extension denied/I94 expired
My H1B extension was denied and already visa/I94 was expired. She has answered very crisp and clear on my questions what options I have it for next. Surely I recommend her for any non immigration visa issue.
Response from Merium Malik July 17, 2019
Thank you for your support and kind words!
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
She was very helpful in answering questions of my concerns. They seem very available and I plan on using them in the future
Response from Merium Malik July 17, 2019
Thank you, your support means a lot to us!
Posted by Jabin | June 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Merium Malik is the Best Lawyer! Very Knowledgeable! Free consultation!
Merium Malik is the Best Lawyer I have ever known!! She gave me a Free Consultation!! She patiently heard my immigration problem and she gave me a lot of good advice, answered all of my questions and she gave me a solution to my immigration problem. She is very knowledgeable Lawyer and I should add, she is also very nice person!! I am very satisfied with this Lawyer. I will definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
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Response from Merium Malik July 17, 2019
Thank you so much, Jabin, for your beautiful words! We are grateful to clients like you!
Posted by Bryan | June 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
5 Star service
Merium was extremely helpful, positive and knowledgeable. I came to her with a urgent immigration issue and she knew exactly what needed to be done . Thanks again .
Response from Merium Malik July 17, 2019
Thank you, Bryan, for your support! It means a lot to us
Posted by Gino | February 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Very efficient, on point and very helpful with all my questions! Highly recommend her for any legal cases.
Response from Merium Malik July 17, 2019
Thank you so much, Gino, for your kind words!
Posted by maribel | February 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I-130 and I-601a case won!!!
After 16 years of not having any status in the United States, and having worked with multiple lawyers, we were recommended to the Malik Law Firm by a member in the Hispanic community. That was the best day of my life, when I first met Merium. She was kind and knowledegable and most importantly gave us hope that no other attorney ever did. Merium worked on my marriage case and assisted me with the National Visa Center process. During the months I was waiting for my I-130 approval and waiting for my interview at the Consulate to be scheduled, Merium's earnest advice and guidance were sources of strength to me. She manages to be realistic yet optimistic, and straightforward yet empathetic. When Malik law firm filed the I-601a waiver for me, I was so afraid to go back to Mexico, but Merium and her staff assured me that I would be safe and my case was strong, and that I had nothing to worry about. Merium spoke with me any time I called, didn't matter, day, night or weekends, her and her staff were there to re-assure me. And, they were right. Today after 16 years of being in the United States, I now have a green card. All because of this amazing law firm which has so much heart and truly and genuinely cares for people. I have no words for how grateful I will always be to the Malik Law Firm. Merium, please accept my warmest thanks for treating me as more than just another Alien Registration Number!
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Response from Merium Malik July 17, 2019
Thank you, Maribel, for your wonderful words! We take pride in serving our clients. It is lovely to hear we were able to assist you!
Posted by Jessica Rae | January 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
01 Artist Visa Renewal
Immigration lawyer I used to renew my professional 01 Artist Visa - Mirium had one assistant who was always communicating about what paperwork or steps were necessary to be taken. Only a few appointments were needed to drop documents back & forth but any questions I had were always taken care of promptly. Only issue we had was the original paperwork filed which needed to be looked at by the team more though-rally before sending the first time. I would suggest for any future applicant to always book an appointment for an official overview of the paperwork before sending. We unfortunately were on a small time frame & I had to leave the city on a trip. I Highly recommend this Law Firms services as they are quality lawyers & are very reasonable, if you are having financial difficulties they will make payment arrangements to help you!! I really love the fact that they support/help personal female businesses in assisting with Immigration :) Book an appointment
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Response from Merium Malik July 17, 2019
Thank you so much, Jessica Rae, for your kind words. It is great to hear we were able to assist you!
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good job
I got really useful about green card and how to obtain it. I will use information I got from consultation for my future. Thank you!!!!
Response from Merium Malik December 22, 2017
Thank you :)
Posted by Yvette | December 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very clear information about immigration
Malik is very knowledgeable about the immigration process and cases. She gives very helpful and specific suggestions tailored to different scenarios. I highly recommend her to others!
Response from Merium Malik December 22, 2017
Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by Odanis | December 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green Card
After residing in the United States for 28 years, my mother has been granted her green card owing to Ms. Malik’s outstanding services. My mother’s previous application for permanent resident status was denied in 2006, but a decade later, Ms. Malik renewed and fulfilled my mother’s hopes of attaining that status. From preparing supporting documentation, to RFE response, to accompanying my mother to her interview with an immigration officer, Ms. Malik was invariably thorough and dedicated. We extend our sincerest gratitude to Ms. Malik for her exceptional work on our case from early 2016 until this month when we finally received the notice in our mail with the bold heading, “Welcome to the United States of America.” It's been a long time coming. God bless Ms. Merium Malik
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Response from Merium Malik December 18, 2017
It was our pleasure to make your dreams come true. You deserve happiness and peace of mind.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Malik Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of counsel
  • Law office of Keith Barnett, Esq.
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Of counsel
  • Law office of Morris Wu
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Judge
  • Columbia Law School
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Queens County Housing Court
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney Coach
  • HS Mock Trial Competition
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Judge
  • Cardozo Law School
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Immigration Court New York
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Grader
  • LLM Bar Exam
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law office of Susan Esterhay
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Professor
  • Manhattan College
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Goldberg & Associates
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Clerk
  • LaSalle County Courthouse
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Business
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2010
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of South Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Uncontested Divorce
  • won the
  • VAWA
  • prevailed
  • Deportation defense
  • prevailed
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Associations

  • Chhaya
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York
  • Small Firm Committee Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York
  • Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • Network of Bar Leaders
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • CUNY Citizenship NOW
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Immigration Task Force
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of New York
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Muslim Democratic Club of New York
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Women Business Enterprise Certificate
  • The New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Minority and Women's Business Development
  • 2017
  • Fast Trac Growth Venture Program certificate
  • New York City Business Solutions
  • 2017
  • Minority and Women Business Enterprise
  • New York City Small Business Services
  • 2016
  • Women Business Enterprise Certificate
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • NY Diverse City Foum
  • Immigration and Travel Bans
  • 2017
  • Immigration Law Panel
  • Writ of Habeas Corpus Training
  • 2017
  • Immigration Law Panel
  • Immigration and Travel Bans
  • 2017
  • Asian Bar Association of New York Fall Conference
  • Small Firm CLE
  • 2016
  • Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Program
  • Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Program
  • 2015
  • ICNA - Al Markaz
  • Need to Know your Rights Immigration Workshop
  • 2015
  • Immigration Workshop and Clinic
  • Immigration and Know Your rights workshop
  • 2014
  • Immigration Workshop
  • Immigration workshop
  • 2014
  • Immigration Workshop
  • Immigration and Naturalization Workshop
  • 2014
  • Immigration and DACA workshop
  • Immigration and DACA Workshop
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (29)
Endorse Merium
Immigration Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Merium is a go-to for business immigration work. Her language skills are a big plus-- including Urdu, Hindi and Spanish."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hardworking, diligent and highly intelligent. I highly recommend Merium"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Merium Malik for immigration matters especially for those needing defense from removal from the US as well as family-based immigration."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a dedicated and hardworking attorney who cares about her clients. It was a pleasure working with her recently on a brief for an asylum case."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Merium is very passionate about immigration and a strong advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is only one immigration lawyer I recommend to all of my clients - and that is Merium Sajjad Malik. Merium is a top immigration attorney who brings her passion for the rights of immigrants to every aspect of her practice. In addition, she has enormous experience in the area of business immigration. There is no attorney I trust more in the area of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Malik shows a true passion for her clients by not only advocating for their cases; but by also advancing changes in the culture, climate and laws of modern immigration procedure. The overused "zealous advocacy" bandied about by many less qualified attorneys attorneys is however very apt in describing her practice."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Merium is extremely knowledge about immigration law as well as its intersection with criminal law. She is diligent and works tirelessly to get good results for her clients in immigration and criminal cases."
Immigration Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Merium is one of those rare attorneys that truly cares about her clients. She is highly dedicated and an inspiring activist for immigration rights!"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Merium is a hard working immigration lawyer who cares about her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Malik is a top-notch immigration and criminal defense attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Merium Malik. She's an excellent immigration attorney who is well know and respected within the legal community."
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