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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

  • 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


Languages spoken: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%

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Contact info

1150 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 900
Washington, District Of Columbia, 200364129


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199007/10/2016
DCActive 198307/05/2016
FLMembership Lapsed199806/19/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in DC, 1997


    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.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Fulbright ScholarFulbright CommissionN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Paul S. Haar1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Foreign Law SocietyPresidentN/A
District of Columbia BarChairman, International Law SectionN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. ChapterLiaison to U.S. Department of LaborN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. ChapterLiaison to Immigration and Customs EnforcementN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. ChapterPro Bono Coordinator, U.S. Immigration Court, Arlington, VAN/A
District of Columbia BarInstructor, Pro Bono Asylum ProgramN/A
Central American Refugee Center, Washington, D.C.Pro Bono Asylum MentorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Universite Libre de Bruxelles Faculte de DroitEuropean Community LawLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Michigan, Ann ArborPolitical ScienceB.A. Magna Cum LaudeN/A
Universite Libre de Bruxelles Faculte de DroitLawN/AN/A
Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, The NetherlandsLawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Voice of AmericaU.S. Immigration Law and PolicyN/A
Fox NewsU.S. Immigration LawN/A