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Athina Balta

Business Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 9 years
    New York - NY 17 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2014
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Business

    16 years

  2. Immigration
    Employment Immigration Professional Foreign Works (H1-B Visas) Foreign Trainee Workers (J1-Visas) Intra-Company Transferees (L Visas) Trader and Investor Visas (E) Adjustment of Status PERM Labor Certification for employment based green cards Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) I-9 and E-Verify Issues

    16 years

  3. Litigation

    10 years


Dr. Athina Balta is the Principal Member of the Firm. Dr. Balta is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bar and has a PhD in Public Administration and Policy with a focus on Space, Science and Technology from George Washington University, a Law Degree from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, an LLM in Litigation and Dispute Resolution from George Washington University, a Bachelors Degree in International Affairs and a Masters Degree in International Law and Policy from American University in Washington DC. Her culturally, academically and professionally diverse background (having been born and raised in Greece, lived in the United States, England and France); proficiency in several languages; and experiences in working on behalf of several government and private entities, in the U.S. and Europe, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the World Bank, ING and Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as a valuable and powerful network of connections she has built through these years give her the knowledge and qualifications to work on a broad spectrum of private and government legal and policy matters in both the United States and Europe.  The firm provides general counsel services to a wide variety of businesses, including immigration legal advice and litigation, as well as advice for legal and policy matters in the aerospace and defence arena.  Dr. Balta is also an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School teaching trial advocacy.

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Athina Balta Law Group PLLC
1775 Eye Street, NW
Suite 1150
Washington, DC, 20006


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Posted by Eirini | June 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended - Great laywer
Ms Athina the most knowledgeable and professional attorney that I have ever meet. I have been privileged to work with Ms Balta on my immigrant case. I wild highly recommend Ms Balta to anyone looking for an excellent and committed law professional.
Posted by Xenia | January 28, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
A great laywer - a great person
Athina Balta is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney. She was able to help me work through my divorce with very little concern and stress on me. She was always available to answer every question I had along the way and was prompt to return phone calls and emails. Mrs Balta not even helped me and successfully defended my case but she was also advising for my personal life and was there for me through the difficult period I was being through not only a laywer but also as a human with a great emotional intelligence. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs any legal service.
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Posted by Alexia | February 4, 2015
Highly Recommend!
Athina is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers I have ever met. Trustworthy, kind and very dynamic, Athina worked with me and my company on my H1B visa application. I found Athina’s attention to detail and her understanding of the immigration laws very helpful when working on the application. Recommended by a friend, I was happy to work with Athina, even though I was located in New York and she was in DC. In spite of of the distance, Athina was always very responsive and helpful to all of my company’s and my inquiries—and we had a lot! It was the first time my company was doing an H1B visa, and Athina made sure we were aware of all the rules and regulations, making the process seamless. I would highly recommend Athina to people looking for an immigration lawyer. I am so glad I found Athina, because she is not only knowledgeable and persistent but she really cares about the individuals she works with, which is rare nowadays. I would definitely work with Athina in the future and, on a side note, I find her to be a very inspirational individual!
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Posted by Taxiarchis | February 2, 2015
Highly Reccomend
Mrs Balta is an excellent, knowledgeable, professional attorney. She grasps the core pf the issues immediately and has an excellent ability to communicate her thoughts, courses of action and make a client feel that his case is very important to her. She is able to provide many options to your case, keeps the client abreast immediately of any developments. I was 100% satisfied and therefore i HIGHLY RECOMMEND her.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2015
Impecable professional and person
I have been privileged to work with Ms Balta on my non immigrant US visa case. Her professionalism and insight are second to none. Ms Balta clearly communicated to me the process and requirements from day one and that allowed us to proceed effectively and efficiently. Her responsiveness and commitment to getting it right allowed us to achieve a timely and successful outcome. I would highly recommend Ms Balta to anyone looking for a driven and committed law professional.
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Posted by Nick | September 16, 2014
Excellent Negotiator and Well Connected
It is an honor to add my highest endorsement for Athina Balta and her legal practice. I utilized Ms. Balta on numerous occasions during the past two years and I have found her to be extremely professional and responsive to my legal needs, which are primarily business related. It is refreshing that I am able to use her in a “one-stop shop” capacity, as she is very proficient in multiple diverse disciplines. These have included: negotiations, reviewing and drafting of legal agreements, immigration law, overseas legal advice on tax and property issues concerning the country of Greece and translation of legal documents. Ms. Balta has been particularly effective in negotiations where the results have always exceeded my expectations. In addition, I have recommended her to numerous other clients, from which I have received very positive feedback. Finally, she is able to blend her professional, social and multicultural skills in way that makes her a terrific attorney, and one whose star will continue to rise.
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Posted by Sotiris | September 7, 2014
Excellent work
Athina Balta was hired by my partners and I so she can assist with the incorporation of our business. Having very little knowledge on how to proceed, Ms. Balta's assistance, knowledge, and patience guided through the process. So much so that we have hired her on several other occasions and have recommended her to some of our business clients.
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Posted by Misyrlena | September 1, 2014
Excellent lawyer
Athina is an extremely knowledgeable and skillful lawyer. She is the most communicative lawyer I have worked with and her professionalism, humanity and understanding was beyond what I could have ever hoped for. She is fierce and effective.
Posted by N | August 31, 2014
Strongly recommended
I am a small business owner and have used Athina Balta's services several times. The work done has always been very professional and performed in a timely manner. What makes the difference between Athina and other law firms is that she has dedicated time to really understand our needs and has gone above and beyond in terms of giving the best advice possible. We are extremely happy with the result and would strongly recommend her.
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Work Experience

  • Principal Member
  • Athina Balta Law Group PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Athina Balta
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Special Counsel
  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration (Nasa) Office Of Chief Counsel
  • 2006 - 2007


  • George Washington University
  • PhD Candidate
  • 2016
  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2014
  • Oxford University
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 2004
  • American University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2001
  • American University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
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Legal Cases

  • Theranos, Inc. et al v. Fuisz Technologies, Ltd. et al
  • Settled


  • National Space Society
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • French
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Washington Business Lawyer Athina Balta
Athina Balta
Business Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 17 years