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Eric H Singer

Immigration Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   72 reviews

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  1. Immigration
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    Removal and deportation defense; family-based immigration; appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals; petitions for review before the U.S. federal circuits.

    25 years, 2,503 cases

I am dedicated to helping individuals from all over the world in a variety of immigration law contexts, including family-based reunification, asylum, deportation defense, citizenship acquistion, and visas for victims of crimes.  I pride myself on detail-oriented analysis and advocacy and on representing clients honestly and with great sensitivity.  

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Licensed for 25 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 07/12/2022

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

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Singer Immigration Law
5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Suite 440
Washington, DC, 20015

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Posted by Charlotte | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
He nice professional now he work best Lawyer I have work with thank you sir.
Posted by Adnan | August 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Eric is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated person to his work, He knows what he is doing and he knows the law. Go East ..... GO WEST ......Eric is the best.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
Extremely knowledgeable lawyer providing wise legal counsel the way only someone with 25 years' experience can. Thank you for everything Mr. Singer.
Posted by Kimberly | July 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The GOAT (greatest of all time) immigration attorney in the DMV!
ICE picked my husband up at our home in November 2021. We were both shocked to learn he was facing deportation for a 1991 robbery charge. My husband has been a green card holder since 1983. The first immigration attorney I hired was a scam artist! She took my money, filed her pleadings late and got into an argument with the judge. I fired her immediately! Once I fired her, I took some time to research immigration lawyers in the DMV and that’s how I ran across Singer Immigration Law. Once I read Singer Immigration Law reviews on google, yelp and Avvo I knew I had to contact Mr. Singer. I called Eric the next business day and for forty minutes he talked to me about my husband’s case and didn’t charge me a dime. He told me to send him all the documents (NTA, criminal record) I had pertaining to his case so when we had our initial consultation, he would have a better understanding of what he was facing. From our initial conversation I knew I would hire Eric. Mr. Singer was very honest, and he told me due to my husband’s lengthy criminal record he would probably be ordered to be removed from the United States. Eric told me he couldn’t make any promises and it would be an uphill battle to have the removal proceedings stopped but he was willing to take the case on. The thing I admired the most with Eric was his genuine concern and empathy he had for my husband’s case from day one. For five months I watched Eric work on my husband’s case six days a week! He put in a lot of hours on his case, and he didn't bill me for each and every hour. The seven months my husband was detained was a very stressful and dark place for me but then I would get an email from Mr. Singer with a bit of good news, and it would brighten my day. Mr. Singer was very meticulous and honest in his daily emails to me. Every pleading and motion he filed in the case he emailed a copy to me and mailed a copy to my husband in the detention facility. He was also very responsive via email and phone. Most attorneys require clients to set an appointment time to discuss the case but not Eric. He was always available to talk. He had several phone calls with my husband while he was detained. He left no stone unturned. Eric has been in practice for over 25 years and his prices are very competitive and reasonable for the DMV area. Mr. Singer’s representation was worth every penny! Eric is so invested in his clients he started working on my husband’s behalf before I made a payment. He allowed me to make biweekly payments which shows how understanding and considerate he is. The price I paid for Eric's services did not include fees (filing fees, parking fees or copying fees). The day I made my final payment to Eric I told him I would include an extra $125.00 for fees. He emailed me back and said the fees were a lot less than $125.00 and attached a receipt to show how much the fees were! Not only is he an excellent attorney he's an honest attorney as well. My husband’s case was before a very strict immigration judge in Arlington, VA. I’m happy to report Mr. Singer was able to win my husband's immigration case and after seven months my husband was released from ICE detention and allowed to keep his green card! We will forever be grateful to Singer Immigration Law for reuniting our family and allowing my husband to stay in the United States. If you are thinking about hiring Singer Immigration Law, do it! His level of expertise and professionalism is unmatched!
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Immigration Lawyer
It was a very nice experience working with Eric. Would recommend him to my friends.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best DC/MD lawyer for Naturalization -- Reliable and A True Expert
I definitely made the right choice in choosing the Singer Immigration Law firm for my naturalization case! I am extremely satisfied with the expertise Dr.Singer provided me during my case. I had a prior conviction which made my case potentially more complicated, but Dr.Singer was excellent in helping us navigate through the entire process. He helped us draft a response for the criminal record part of the N-400 and carefully reviewed our documents before submitting to the USCIS. On the day of the interview, Eric defended well which allowed me to pass the interview without any problems. Dr.Singer was also very kind in helping us do a mock interview before the actual naturalization appointment to familiarize us with the type of questions the USCIS officer may ask on the day of. As a result, I was very prepared on the day of the interview. From the beginning to the end, Eric was very responsive in answering our questions and even helped us save money in getting court documents. With Eric's assistance, I was able to get naturalized within a few months after submitting the N-400. I would like to thank him immensely for helping me become a U.S. citizen. Eric Singer is likely one of the best immigration lawyers in the MD/DC area and I highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking a professional lawyer. With Eric, it's guaranteed a high quality representation and good result. The cost was reasonable for the professionalism he provided. Overall, my naturalization experience with Eric was very quick and pleasant. You will thank yourself for choosing him to represent you.
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Posted by Alfredo | May 11, 2022
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Transition from visa G-4 to B-2
We needed a way to extend our stay with a G4 visa about to expire with the uncertain possibility to renew it after a period of time. My wife did a research and Eric Singer has the necessary experience to ask if our case had any option. It is important to mention that this was during the holiday season on December and still under the Pandemic restrictions. We first had a phone interview with him and presented our case, we are a family of 4 and after the details of our case Eric suggested a transition from G-4 to B-2 hoping to go back to G-4 for our family, it was a complicated transition given the type of visa and short period of time because of the sensitive deadlines involved. After this we had an in person meeting with him and from that point really felt we were in good hands because of his knowledge and experience, very professional and always being straight forward in terms of what options we had. We submitted the required documentation and our petition was based in the needs of our older son who's under the Autism Spectrum. It had to be done fast, before Christmas to meet the deadlines and Eric was very precise and effective in presenting the documentation. This was just the first step in our process, it gave us some time while we tried to renew the G4 visa in communication with my employer. The months passed and after six months without any news on our petition or the G4 pursuit we had to resubmit the documentation again against the 6 month deadline. At this point our uncertainty and preoccupation kept growing because we were about to complete almost a year in this process. Finally at this point we got the news and were able to get a new G4 visa, left the country to get the visas and came back again under the desired status. Upon our arrival we contacted Eric to let him know that we finally made it after several months. He was an excellent choice given the complexity of our case but his experience, knowledge and guidance were unevaluable during the process. We definitely would recommend Eric's office without hesitation. Very reliable and experienced.
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Posted by Tunde | March 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Successful Naturalization After A Prior Denial
My naturalization wouldn't have been possible without the amount of time and knowledge Mr. Eric H Singer invested in my N-400 application. After a prior naturalization denial that bothers around good moral conduct (GMC), I hired Eric H Singer, an immigration attorney, to review my case and advice on path-forward. He carried out an in-depth case review and advised me of the new naturalization application options. Beyond taking ownership of the case, Eric Singer knew his onions, empathized with me, and was passionate about positive outcomes. He brought his proactiveness to bearing by the verifiable burden of proof he assisted me in preparing, which became the basis for the approval at the N-400 interview. By and large, Mr. Eric Singer is knowledgeable, reliable, timely, friendly, and has a deep sense of humor. Surprisingly, his legal fee(s) is/are pretty affordable with a flexible payment plan.
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Posted by Thonsith | February 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
He will go to war if that's what it takes to get your status adjusted.
We struggled to find an immigration attorney to apply for a green card for my wife. We almost gave up on our search until we found Mr. Singer. In our first meeting, he listened to our story and other minor details and laid out all the possible outcomes for our case. It was not an easy case for him because we have tax liens, criminal matters, and more. However, instead of turning us down or charging extra fees like other firms we contacted in the past ten years, Mr. Singer accepted our case. It was a rollercoaster ride because, for the most part, we had to wait for a document confirming the dispositions of criminal cases in another country. Then, COVID19 arrived, and most USCIS services were delayed, but Mr. Singer kept us up-to-date with all the changes and policy. He would list any potential issues that the USCIS could use to deny her status adjustment and tackle them one by one. He reassured us that even if the application is rejected, there are other ways that we can try. We submitted the application and all the documents to support our case and dispel any doubt our USCIS case officer may have in October 2020. We went to our interview in August 2021. In January, we sent the additional documents and got our approval in less than a week. Mr. Singer is very patient knows his crafts very well. Things might have gone terribly wrong if it was not for him.
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Posted by TLR | February 6, 2022
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Very challenging deportation case involving drug offenses.
Mr. Singer took a very challenging case involving my husband who was picked up at work by ICE, and was facing deportation regarding a drug offense case he caught in 2021. Before Mr. Singer took this case he told me that, if he didn't feel he had a good chance of winning he would not take my money or the case. After Mr. Singer looked into the case, he told me that he would represent us, and we have a chance of winning this. Mr. Singer was very thorough and was in contact with us in every which way. After facing a very strict Immigration Judge in Arlington, VA, he won our case and after spending almost 4 months in an immigration center, my husband came home the very next day. Mr. Singer's skills and knowledge regarding immigartion court, immigration law, etc, are top notch. My husband is now eligible to be Naturalized and is on his way to becoming an United States citizen. We owe the future of my husband staying in this great country and our famiy remaining together to Mr. Singer.
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Posted by Sholeh | December 20, 2021
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Green card and Citizenship
He is an awesome lawyer and I’m the one of the luckiest client of Mr Singer that had the opportunity to knowing him after all the problems the other law firms they cause for me. He is a very professional and trustworthy lawyer.
Posted by Lucky | December 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highest miracle
I am so happy the way my case was handled because everything was like a miracle. My case was so challenging because I have 2 traffic charges which really want to mess up my naturalization but Eric did a magnificent job notifying the USCIS to postpone and hold on decision pending to court outcome which after the court outcome. My naturalization was granted. I don't need to be told I used the best Lawyer because Eric is so reliable,patience and friendly. He charged me just moderate to compare with other friends pay in other places. His responsiveness and preparation for my case prove an excellent knowledge and reliability. I will recommend Eric for anybody in need of Immigration lawyer or anyone having Immigration challenges
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2021
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Citizenship
I had very challenging citizenship case due to criminal charges I had in the past and a denial of previous citizenship application. Eric evaluated my case in great detail with analytical approach that most of the attorneys lack of. In our first interview, Eric went over every single detail of my immigration history and the associated dates spanning over appx. 20 years to build the case. He filed my citizenship application and through out the process, he was very responsive to any update. Prior to my citizenship interview, Eric prepared me for the questions, civic test and for my responses. Following my interview, it took longer than normal wait time to receive a decision about my case. Again, Eric was in charge. He wrote an official letter to the immigration office to expedite the process for a decision. And finally, approval of my citizenship application arrived few days after he sent out the letter. If you're looking for an immigration attorney responsive, experienced and with reasonable fees, no look further, Eric Singer is the one !!
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Posted by Ebrima | January 31, 2021
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Marriage-based petition and adjustment of status.
Mr. Singer is a very professional, knowledgeable, patient, reliable, humble and trustworthy lawyer. He will care for you and protect your information with utmost confidentiality. He has been my lawyer twice already for two separate cases (B1-F1 change of status and adjustment of status for permanent residency) , and I would not hesitate to hire him again if I need an attorney for any immigration reason. He has explained each and every single step and process and always kept me in the loop with whatever is going on. The whole process was smooth, give him all the info he needs and let him take care of it, you wont regret it. He takes care of the cases promptly and will not give you the run around or waste your time. Would totally recommend!
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Posted by Rsanchez | December 5, 2020
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THE BEST IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY
Simply the best! Best! Best! We were turned down by multiple other attorneys for our simple family-based petition before we met Eric. Eric was not only willing to help us, but he diligently worked our case to ensure its quick approval. His skills are only surpassed by his big heart. He truly cares about his clients. We can’t thank him enough. Don’t hesitate to contact him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2020
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awesome
He is precise, professional, and considerate. Through out the case, he built my confidence and eventually we won the case.
Posted by Jorsie | November 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The best Immigration Lawyer
Despite all of this situation, pandemic also election, I managed to get my greencard in 13 months. And thats really great. Mr. Eric helped us a lot; he is very detailed person and that's really great. He is very patient too. He let us know and experience how the interview will be like, and I really thankful for his help. I will recommend Mr. Eric if you're looking for immigration lawyer :)
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2020
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Knowledgeable, Responsive and Efficient Lawyer
I had mistakenly made two claims to citizenship as a permanent resident, due to not realizing what my status was at the time. I consulted with Mr. Singer, who was much more knowledgeable about situations like these compared to other lawyers I consulted with. He took my case to apply for naturalization for a reasonable price, and he promptly helped prepare the N400 application with the needed explanations and letter, with great care and attention to detail. He helped me prepare for the interview, and helped during the actual interview to make it a much less stressful experience. I got the naturalization approval a few months later. Feel fortunate to have found Mr. Singer!
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2020
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The best to handle complication - Detailed and Expert
Mr. Singer handled our very complicated N-400 processing to success. We consulted many lawyers and in the first conversation with him we knew we will hire him. He is very detailed and expert in knowing the processing and handling of immigration cases. He quickly understood our situation and mistakes. He provided great assurance with his approach and knowledge. We had very complicated N-400 cases that could lead us into deportation and due to mistakenly voting in the election with misconception of eligibility. We had also provided wrong information at the interview. Regardless of this complication Mr. Singer was able to put together the response to best articulate our situation. We were able to obtain approval on our case without further clarification.
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Posted by Benjamin | March 25, 2020
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The best immigration lawyer
We worked with Mr. Singer to get naturalized and he was incredible. The process is so overwhelming and stressful but he was so professional, kind and patient in seeing us through the entire thing. Our case was particularly complex and he did an excellent job so we could feel confident in the path forward. Mr. Singer is extremely knowledgeable and he walk you through each step of the process. He is even coming with you to the interview. If you are looking for an immigration attorney we would strongly recommend to contact mr. ERIC SINGER.
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Columbia University
  • M. Phil
  • 1989
  • Yale University
  • M.A.
  • 1985
  • Columbia University
  • B.A.
  • 1983
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Legal Cases

  • Matter of Rehman, 27 I. & N. Dec. 124 (BIA 2017)
  • Edery v. Edery, 73 A.3d 1229 (Md. Spec. App. 2013)
  • Heit v. Stansbury, 81 A.3d 639 (Md. Spec. App. 2013)
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • French
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Awards

  • Pro Bono Servce Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocacyy
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • 2008
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation
  • 2000

Publications

  • Bender's Immigration Bulletin
  • Warning: This Article May Better Inform You About Strickland's Prejudice Prong in Post-Conviction Relief Cases After Padilla v. Kentucky
  • 2013
  • Bender's Immigration Bulletin
  • The Muddle of Determining Moral Turpitude after Silva-Trevino
  • 2012
  • MSBA Family Law Newsletter
  • Unconscionably Disparate Indefinite Alimony Awards: Challenge the Standard of Review
  • 2011
  • Maryland Bar Journal
  • Vacating Affidavit Judgments Under Rule 3-306(d): The Notice is Wrong
  • 2011
  • Maryland Bar Journal
  • Iranian Dress Designer Denied Asylum: Hard Lessons on Motions to Reopen
  • 2011
  • For the Defense
  • Does Materiality Still Matter? Literally False Advertising under the Lanham Act, For the Defense
  • 2003
  • Administrative Law and Regulatory News
  • Re-reading Smiley v. Citibank: What Constitutes “Official Agency Position”?
  • 2001
  • 29 Sw. U.L. Revi
  • Inadmissibility and Unlawful Reentry After Deportation – Still Confused After All These Years
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • MSBA Immigration Law Section Webinar
  • Reivew and Analysis of Due Procedual Due Process Claims
  • 2010
  • AILA (DC Chapter) Fall 2010 Conference
  • Motions to Reopen
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Eric on several criminal matters with possible immigration consequences. He is not only thorough and diligent, he is compassionate. When you or someone you know is facing immigration consequences, you will be fortunate to have Eric on your side. I highly endorse Eric!"
Appeals Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Eric Singer as an appellate attorney for either Maryland or DC. His research and writing skills are top notch. And he's a dedicated and cost effective advocate. I also do appellate work and am fortunate to have him as a sounding board when I need it."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Other
"Eric has a great reputation for handling matters thoroughly and with care for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is an excellent Immagration lawyer who has the drive, determination and skill to make the impossible case - possible!"
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eric for many years and have worked with him on.several cases with mutual clients. I have always found Eric to be knowlegeable, honest and creative . He is a problem solver and works very hard for his clients I highly recommend him to the general public and to other attorneys in need of his expertise. endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric Singer is a smart, talented lawyer. He's a zealous advocate for his clients with superb research, writing and courtoom skills."
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