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We are a consortium of experienced attorneys specializing in innovative immigration and business solutions for clients from China, India, Pakistan, Iran, Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, Cuba, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq,  Libya, Jordan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Egypt, Cameroon, Uganda, Nigeria, Sudan, Ghana, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Angola, Congo, DRC, CAR, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Mauritania, Libya, Liberia, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Guinea, Togo, Cote d’ Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Chile, Bhutan, Tibet, Canada, Moldova and Uzbekistan.

Saffold & Associates has facilitated "Green cards" and U.S. citizenship for hundreds of people.

Our office has brought hundreds of family members from abroad to join their family members here in the U.S.

We have an overwhelming success rate with cases litigated before the "Immigration Courts" and have successfully, litigated thousands of asylum, cancellation of removal, waiver of inadmissibility, VAWA and adjustment-of-status to lawful permanent residence cases.

Saffold & Associates is in the business of helping individuals and businesses profit from the rich opportunities that America has to offer.


Languages spoken: Amharic, English, French, Tigringa, Arabic, Chinese, Hakka, Chinese, Xiang, Farsi, Chinese, Wu, Czech, Filipino, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Igbo, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Urdu, Ukrainian, Turkish, Thai, Taiwanese, Tagalog, Spanish, Swahili

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    12 years, 800 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicole Whitaker

    I endorse this extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.


    Nicole Whitaker Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lindsey Warren Wilkes

    I worked under Mr. Saffold's supervision at the Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition in Washington DC. He has dedicated many pro-bono hours to asylum applicants and to training young immigration attorneys, in addition to his private practice. He is very detailed oriented and a smart practitioner. He is a great attorney and has a great record for winning cases.


    Lindsey Wilkes Asylum Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Saffold & Associates, PLLC

1629 K Street NW.
Suite. 300
Washington, DC, 20006


DCActive 200707/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Leadership and Pro Bono Legal ServicesTorture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition2015
2013 Capital Pro Bono High Honor RollDistrict of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia2013
2012 Capital Pro Bono High Honor RollDistrict of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CEOSaffold & Associates, PLLC2005 - Present
Program DirectorTorture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition2012 - 2014
ConsultantLaw Offices of Alan M. Parra2005 - 2006
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Mark E. Melendy2004 - 2004
Arthur Horowitz Summer FellowMeiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute2003 - 2003
Legal Assistant, Projects Coordinator and FundraiserCenter for Creative Democracy2002 - 2002
Recycling Division Volunteer CoordinatorCity of Mesa, Environmental Management Division1996 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
America Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Washington Council of LawyersN/A2010 - Present
EcoEnergy FinanceN/A2009 - Present
Capital Area Immigrant Rights CoalitionN/A2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC Chapter)Member2007 - Present
Human Rights FirstN/A2007 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A2005 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A2005 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
National Lawyers GuildN/A2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Beshir v. Holder, 853 F. Supp. 2D 1(DDC 2011)Plaintiff eventually got her Green Card
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Publication nameTitleDate
Prometheus Books"Challenging U.S. Human Rights Violations Since 9/11"--Assistant Editor2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vermont Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Vermont Law SchoolEnvironmental LawMasters of Science in Environmental Law2004
Arizona State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude)1999
Arizona State UniversityReligious StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude)1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Zaynab bint Ali celebrationImmigration Q&A hosted by David Saffold2014
Family Day EventImmigration Q&A hosted by David Saffold2014
Andenet monthly member support meetingImmigration Q&A hosted by David Saffold2014