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About me

Sharon White Senghor, the daughter of an immigrant and business owner, understands why people seek U.S. visas, green cards and ultimately, in some cases, citizenship.

Ms. Senghor, has practiced law for more than 30 years. She is driven to help her clients experience the business and creative opportunities working and living in the United States offers those from abroad.



Languages spoken: German, English

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:


Attorney endorsements

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  • Philip H Hecht

    I've known Sharon for more than five years and I am impressed with her intelligence, her knowledge of immigration law, and her dedication to her clients.


    Philip Hecht Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Sheila Therese Starkey Hahn

    I have worked with Sharon Senghor on countless matters. She is a tireless advocate for her clients, with excellent research and writing skills and the ability to craft a legal argument and promote it zealously.


    Sheila Hahn Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Sharon White Senghor

5100 Dorset Ave.
Ste. 212
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815


DCActive 198807/06/2016
NYCurrently registered 198103/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding PerformanceU.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces2008
Outstanding PerformanceU.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces2007
Best Section Community Outreach AwardDistrict of Columbia Bar2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Sharon Senghor2011 - Present
AttorneyFragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP2014 - 2015
AttorneyLaw Office of Sheila Starkey Hahn2011 - 2013
ConsultantOlympusworks2010 - 2011
Assistant Director of Legal ResourcesNational Association of College and University Attorneys2008 - 2010
Law ClerkU.S. Court Of Appeals For The Armed Forces2007 - 2008
Manager-in-ResidenceAmerican University2002 - 2004
AttorneyLaw Office of Sharon Senghor1995 - 2007
Associate General Counsel for Business AffairsPublic Broadcasting Service (PBS)1992 - 1994
Adjunct Professor, Arts Management ProgramNew York University1991 - 1991
General CounselNew School for Social Research1989 - 1992
Assistant General CounselSmithsonian Institution1980 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)Member2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Asylum for a Persecuted Afghani WomanAsylum Granted
Asylum for Disabled ZambianAsylum granted
High volume H-1Bs, PERMS, and Green Cardsfor Software Engineers, Developers, etc.Granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland Bar BulletinJ-1: New Visa Program Changes2015
American Immigration Council blogNew J-1 Visa Program Initiative with Mexico2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Child Status Protection Act: Recent Developments2011
National Association of College and University AttorneysUndocumented Students2010
National Association of College and University AttorneysForeign Faculty in H-1B Status (editor)2009
Museum NewsNew Copyright Rules for Museums1989
ALI-ABA publicationsU.S. Adherence to the Berne Convention and the Berne Convention Act of 19891989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Columbia University School of LawEducation and MediaMA - Masters1975
Yale UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
VISTA volunteer trainingApplying for U.S. Citizenship2012