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Paul S. Haar

Immigration Attorney at Washington, DC

4.9   112 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 41 years
    Florida - FL 26 years
    New York - NY 34 years
    Maryland - MD 34 years
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1997
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Membership Lapsed
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Suspended
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Suspended - Disciplinary Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details

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PAUL S. HAAR has over 20 years of experience handling complex immigration matters for multinational clients and individuals worldwide.  In addition to managing the firm's business immigration practice, Mr. Haar is nationally recognized for his creativity and perseverance in removal and deportation defense before U.S. Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals and in U.S. District Courts and U.S. Courts of Appeal nationwide.  His practice includes:

 

  • Employment-based Immigration ("Green Cards")
  • Family-based Immigration ("Green Cards")
  • Nonimmigrant Visas (B-1/2 Tourist, E-1/E-2 Treaty Investor/Trader, F-1 Student, H-1B Specialty Worker, H-2B Seasonal Worker, H-3 Trainee, J-1 Trainee, K-1 Fiancée, L-1 Intra-company Transferee, O-1 Extraordinary Ability in Arts, Science and Business, Q-1 Trainee)
  • Asylum
  • Temporary Protected Status and NACARA
  • Removal and Deportation Defense (Cancellation of Removal, Hardship Waivers)
  • Federal Court Litigation (Writs of Mandamus, Habeas Corpus, Petitions for Review)
  • Evaluating the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Location

Paul S. Haar
1150 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 900
Washington, DC, 200364129

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer Mr. Paul Haar
How lucky I was to hire Mr.paul haar to handle my complicated case. His work had exceeded my expectations. His proactive communication and ability to handle complex legal scenarios effectively made a miracles exist. Mr. Paul haar is knowledgeable about all aspects of immigration law and was prompt in responding to all my concerns at anytime during the process of my case( day time night time and the Weekend). He saved my family and brought us together in a Short amount of time. He’s incredible at his job by taking care of all the details needed to reach the point that the client thought they would never achieve. He truly made our dreams into reality. I highly recommend him to everyone seeking legal assistance.
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Posted by Sara | May 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
The best immigration lawyer to represent you!
Mr. Haar is incredible in his work, professional, punctual and very knowledgeable. I was referred by word of mouth, he met and exceeded my expectations. I can confidently say he makes miracles happen, given the circumstances of my cases, which was quite complicated, Mr. Haar was able to help solve my case. I truly appreciate his dedication and passion to his work. I highly recommend Mr. Haar, he also got a great team working for him.
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Posted by Mahmut | April 24, 2024
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Mahmut
They are very nice kind, when you need to talk to them they answer so quickly nicely. I am really happy to I am working with them, if you need any good lawyer you can contact to them.
Posted by Christa Machado | April 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Gets things DONE!
If anyone asks me about my immigration journey, I tell them... HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE? It is with great joy that I am writing this review for Paul Haar, as he is the reason why I have a permanent residence. No matter what happened, Paul simply DID NOT GIVE UP. He had a hunch, he went for it, and he got it done. Immigration is not easy and it takes a long time and effort, but if you have a lawyer like Paul, you should be pretty confident that things will work out. I highly recommend Paul to anyone who is in need of immigration counsel and assistance.
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Posted by Steven | April 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Paul Haar
Lawyer Paul Harr has been done my master and his family immirgration many cases, he has done well jobs, he is consummate professionalism, kindness and compassion, deep devotion to clients, relentless determination and perseverance, deep knowledge of immigration law and procedures, great respect from USCIS officers, and 24/7 responsiveness
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Posted by Shirley | April 4, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
My top rated Immigration Lawyer
I had the privilege of working with Paul for some immigration cases, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. His ethical standards are unmatched, displaying consummate professionalism in every interaction. What truly sets him apart is his kindness and compassion towards his clients, making them feel supported every step of the way. Paul demonstrates a deep devotion to his clients, showing relentless determination and perseverance to achieve the best outcome. His profound knowledge of immigration law and procedures is evident, providing invaluable guidance and clarity throughout the process. Moreover, his great respect from USCIS officers speaks volumes about his credibility and expertise in the field. No matter the hour, Paul is always responsive, ensuring that the clients’ concerns are addressed promptly. If you're seeking a lawyer who combines unwavering integrity, exceptional professionalism, and genuine care for his clients, don’t miss Paul. He goes above and beyond to deliver outstanding results while prioritizing your peace of mind.
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Posted by Martin | April 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Positive review Mr. Paul Haar
I own a small company specializing in sophisticated medical research devices where we have needed to hire several persons requiring special visas and work permits from different countries, mostly from South America. We have used the expert guidance and legal expertise form Mr. Paul Haar for more than 18 years. Every person we have brought to Paul has received their visas and work permits, which has been a tremendous value to our company and allowed to us meet our personnel needs. Several of these employees have gone on to receive green cards and eventually their citizenships.
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Posted by Abdulwahab | July 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I have dealt with Paul Haar for more than two years now, and I can say with all impartiality that he is a person who is fully proficient in the knowledge required for his work, deals with great professionalism, and puts professional ethics among his priorities, as he is creative in creating opportunities to help the client and has a creative mind, as well He is very clear in his decisions and discusses them with the client with all humility and patience. Finally, he is available on all days of the week and answers your call at any time. I am very happy to know Mr. Paul and recommend it to everyone who has a problem in Mr. Paul's field of specialization.
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Posted by Ana O. | June 12, 2023
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Effective and caring
Several years ago Paul Haar assisted me with my H1B visa twice, followed by my residency and ultimately Citizenship. I will continue recommending his services as one of the most professional, effective, and direct attorneys in the area/nation. Time is precious and Mr. Haar delivers results promptly. He will amaze you in your first consultation, he brings solutions and hope when some others don't. Highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Yaa | March 30, 2023
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Superb
I was referred to Paul Haar by a friend. From the moment I entered his office we built a good rapport. I was impressed with his genuineness in wanting to help me obtain my green card. Paul Haar was devoted from start to finish and never once did I have to wonder what was going on with my case because he was very responsive with updates. He is a lawyer with years of experience who demonstrates a deep knowledge of the law and exhibits kindness due to the sensitive nature of the process. I have referred family and friends and will continue to do so because Paul exhibits high ethical standards and puts you at ease.
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Posted by Ham Moomen | November 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellence!
Discovered Mr Haar after several immigration failures as a result was in removal statutes in 2006, this wonderful creative , compassionate, determine , kind hearted with high ethical standards got me back in as a legal resident in the US, would've left my lovely wife and 3 kids back and gone, generally he has a determine devoted team members like Sara who will always make Mr Haar proud of his outfit. Now looking forward to getting my citizenship. One again thanks Mr Haar and team.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Talent Super Lawyer
I was impressed with Paul and Sarah's talent and deep knowledge and specialty of immigration law and procedures the first time I had a meeting with them at their office. I was even more surprised to see Paul settled my confusing immigration issues in just one hour. They are so different from other lawyers who see my case as a hot potato. I am so proud to have Paul and Sarah taking care of my immigration case. I see admiration from the eyes of the judge and the neutralization interview officer. I am now a happy legit U.S. citizen. I am honored and grateful to have their help. They are surely the best lawyers you should pick.
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Posted by Mohamed | September 2, 2022
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Sincere devotion to clients, high ethical standards
Mr Paul has been our lawyer since we came in The USA, he was referred to us from lot of friends. Personally I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for high ethical standards lawyer qualified of deep knowledge of immigration law. I deeply appreciate his kindness, creativity and his 24/7 response. Thank you for your guidance.
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Posted by Sarah LEILA | September 2, 2022
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High ethical standards lawyer
I would love to share my amazing experience with Mr Paul Haar he is the best lawyer ever. Very professional want to thank him for his work and advice that I have received over the years we have worked on my immigration process I deeply thank you for that. We greatly appreciate what you did for me and for my family, for your sincere devotion to us. high ethical standards, deep knowledge of immigration law and procedures, kindness and compassion, creativity and 24/7 responsiveness. Thank you, very much for being our lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2022
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Outstanding experience
Paul has helped me apply for my green card after having running into some trouble with law enforcement. Sarah, his colleague was very professional and provided me with all details and things I needed to get prior to my interview, as well as answer all of my questions and concerns. Very comforting, knowing that you’re in good hands. I would definitely recommend hiring Mr.Haar for all immigration related problems. He’s the man to call!
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Posted by Barbara | February 15, 2022
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Remarkable Lawyers
I second every words posted here because the feeling is the same. Thank you Paul and Sarah. Without your profound experiences and expertises, I know I won’t pass my citizenship this fast and easy. You two are super.
Posted by Abdelghani | December 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
lawyer with gladiator mentality
For me he has two advantages, the first is human and the second is professional. On a human level, he is a very sympathetic and kind person who finds understanding. When we talk to him, we feel like we've known him for a long time on the practical side, it is still available. You can contact him anytime and he makes you feel like you are his only customer and his entire team is dedicated to serving you at all times. He's a very professional and hard-working lawyer, or as I call him the fighter or the gladiator.
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Posted by Mal | September 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An Attorney other Attorneys respect
As a trial attorney with 42 years experience I am very careful to whom I refer my clients. Paul Haar shares my work ethic and concern for each client as an individual. I know he will always give each client the full benefit of his years of immigration practice and experience. This is more important now than ever in light in light of the fast pace of changes in immigration law and enforcement. That is why I never hesitate recommend Paul!
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Posted by Gianne | August 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I was referred by a friend of mine who got her EB-1 green card through Paul. Paul scheduled an appointment with me and promised that I was eligible for the EB-1 category. After that, he and his team helped me organize all my materials and filed the premium. Then I heard the good news within 10 days. For the I-485, he and his team also conducted it effectively, and there wasn’t any trouble at all during the wait. I deeply appreciate everything he did for me on my journey to get the green card.
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Posted by Antoine | June 24, 2021
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Exceptional service
Paul Haar came highly recommended by a friend of mine. After the first consultation I was sold by the level of knowledge he had and put my case for citizenship in his hand. He was extremely thorough and fast to work with and made the process very quick and easy. He was able to guide me in gathering every documents needed. When I was unable to get documentation he always had a way or acquaintances to be able to get those documents. It’s not always easy to dig information dated years ago but yet he was able to. He never gives up and work around the clock relentlessly and kept me updated through the all process which to my surprise was very fast. I strongly believe that it was only so fast because of his expertise and dedication to get things done. Very impressive delivery and impeccable organization. His support staff was exceptional in the assist as well. Everybody was very kind, caring, with a genuine willingness to help. I highly recommend him if you want the best results in a timely fashion. Search no further Paul Haar is your guy.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Suspension issued in MD, 2022
updated on 11/15/2023

This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Suspension issued in DC, 1997
updated on 08/30/2016

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Office of Paul S. Haar/Immigration Counsel PLLC
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • Washington College of Law, The American University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles Faculte de Droit
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1981
  • Universite d'Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Exchange Scholar
  • 1978
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.A. Magna Cum Laude
  • 1977
  • Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Certificate
  • 1976
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Associations

  • La Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs
  • Chancelier des Etats-Unis (National Executive Vice Present)
  • 2017 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Chairman, International Law Section
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. Chapter
  • Liaison to U.S. Department of Labor
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. Chapter
  • Liaison to Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. Chapter
  • Pro Bono Coordinator, U.S. Immigration Court, Arlington, VA
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Instructor, Pro Bono Asylum Program
  • N/A
  • Central American Refugee Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Pro Bono Asylum Mentor
  • N/A
  • La Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs
  • Jurisconsult/General Counsel
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Chinese-American Business Association, Midatlantic
  • General Counsel
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Washington Foreign Law Society
  • President
  • 1988 - 1989
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Mandarin
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Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Honorary Fellow of American Academy of Chefs
  • American Culinary Federation
  • 2017
  • Knighted as Chevalier de l'Ordre du Merite Agricole
  • Republic of France
  • 2014
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Fulbright Commission
  • 1981
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Speaking Engagements

  • Voice of America
  • U.S. Immigration Law and Policy
  • 2003
  • Fox News
  • U.S. Immigration Law
  • 2000

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Immigration Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul has consistency been an immediate and passionate resource for clients in need of immigration counsel. He always makes time for his clients and encourages a well-thought strategic approaches to resolve the myriad of legal issues that immigration law entails. I endorse his services."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Paul is a zealous and relentless advocate for all of his clients. He is both knowledgeable in the black letter law and willing to think outside of the box to find a solution. Most importantly, he truly cares about his clients and their families."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is relentless in his desire to assist his clients."
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Washington Immigration Lawyer Paul S. Haar
Paul S. Haar
Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 41 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details