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Legacy Immigration, L.L.C. was established upon the belief that every hard-working person deserves freedom, the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility for his or her family.

Through my experience, I have come to believe that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) handles many individual-based applications on a "case-by-case" basis. No matter how difficult or impossible the case may seem, I firmly believe that if a USCIS officer can stand in my client's proverbial shoes, the adjudicator will be more inclined to approve the case. The secret of the firm's success stems from this belief. 

I present a client's case in a unique manner (using the client's own "voice") in order to place the adjudicating officer in the client's proverbial shoes. I bolster the filing with a creative legal argument supported by sufficient legal authority.  I take the approach of "humanizing" the application so it is not just another stack of papers for the adjudicator to review. This approach has resulted in several approvals for cases that seemed impossible from the start.  With the client's patience, understanding, and cooperation, we are able to submit a persuasive filing where the favorable factors outweigh the negatives ones, which together result in an approval.

I am licensed to practice immigration law before the U.S. Supreme Court.  I am also licensed by the New York State Bar and the District of Columbia.  


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    7 years



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Contact info

Legacy Immigration, L.L.C.

10411 Motor City Drive
Suite 750
Bethesda, MD, 20817


DCActive 200907/06/2016
NYCurrently registered 200807/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"10 Best Immigration Attorneys for Maryland"American Institute of Legal Counsel2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder/ Principal AttorneyLegacy Immigration, LLC2015 - Present
AssociateUSILAW, Inc.2015 - 2015
AssociateChirag V. Patel, P.A.2009 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia Bar, International Law SectionVIce Chair2016 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Parole-in-PlaceParole-in-Place Granted
Termination of Removal ProceedingsRemoval Proceedings Terminated
EB-2 Advanced Degree RFEApproved
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Publication nameTitleDate
DC Bar's Washington Lawyer MagazineGovernment and Gavel Series2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
American UniversityBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Literacy Council of Montgomery CountyImmigration 1012010
Language ETCImmigration 1012010
Ethiopian Community Development CouncilImmigration- Work Authorization, Green Card2010