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Ghassan Marwan Shihab

also known as Gus M. Shihab

About me

Gus M. Shihab, Esq., founder of the Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA, received honors and is a seasoned lawyer with more than 22 years of experience relentlessly fighting for the rights of international investors, businesses, corporations, employers, and immigrants and for the advancement of their causes. 

Mr. Shihab served as a member of the Board of Governors for American Immigration Lawyer's Association and Chapter Chair from 2009-2011.  He later was the chair of the Legislative Committee lobying Congressional members for meaningful immigratino refrom. 

He has in depth understanding of immigration governmental processes both nationally and globally including, business immigration, H-1B, PERM, for engineering, architects, manufacturing, information technology and healthcare professionals.  He successfully secured non immigrant visas, permanent residence and green cards for acclaimed scientists, professors and researchers as well as graphic designers, international performers, artists and athletes in processes such as P-1, O-1, J-1 visa waivers, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and national interest waiver cases.


Languages spoken: French, Spanish, Arabic

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 80%
    23 years, 6 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    23 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($100-350/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA

1725 I St. NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006

The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA

65 East State Street
Suite 1550
Columbus, OH, 43215

The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA

2000 Town Center Drive
Suite 1930
Southfield, MI, 48075

The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA

600 Superior Ave. East
Suite 1300
Clevelnad, OH, 44114



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2010
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2007
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Project EngineerOhio Department of Transportation1985 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationOhio Chapter Chair & Member of the Board of Governors2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gordon Proctor v. French HardwarePrevailed on appeal for the property owners.
Frankllin County Convention Facilities Authority v. CP Maple Street, LLC$8,000,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Imperfect Naturalzation2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationImperfect Naturalization2011
Immigration Law UpdateImmigration2009
7th Annual Ohio AILA ConferenceImmigration Law2009
5th Annual Ohio AILA Immigration Law UpdateAlternatives to H-1B Visas2007