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John Paul Byrley

About me

John Byrley provides a variety of immigration, naturalization, and visa services to clients in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area. His practice includes work- and family-based immigration and a wide range of visa and consular issues.

He is available to discuss potential representation without charge for preliminary consultations.


John Byrley is the principal of the Firm.  He received a Juris Doctor, with honors, in 1992, from the University of Florida College of Law, where he served as the Executive Research Editor on the Florida International Law Journal.  From 1993 to 1994, he practiced business, estates and trusts, and real estate law in Gainesville, Florida.  From 1994, John was based in Washington, DC, working on a variety of international development projects for Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, with the US-Ukraine Foundation, Chemonics International, and Democratic-Russia USA Foundation.  More recently, John served with Freedom House, a prominent nongovernmental organization working globally for the rule-of-law, democratization and human rights.  He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Howard County Bar Association and the Bars of Maryland, Virginia, DC, and Florida (inactive).  His practice is primarily limited to U.S. immigration and nationality law matters in all jurisdictions throughout the United States and abroad.   


Languages spoken: English, Russian

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jac E Knust

    I endorse this lawyer. John is very hard working, enthusiastic, and very capable. He is a great choice to assist you in your immigration matter.


    Jac Knust Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Byrley Law Firm, L.L.C.

10015 Old Columbia Road #B215
Columbia, MD, 21046-1865


VAAuthorized to practice law200503/31/2016
DCInactive 199507/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Honors Law GraduateUniversity of Florida College of Law1992
Appellate Advocacy Book AwardUniversity of Florida College of Law1991
Intellectual Property Law Book AwardUniversity of Florida College of Law1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerByrley Law Office2000 - Present
60+ Wills Program Volunteer AttorneyHoward County Department of Citizen Services2008 - 2009
Volunteer AttorneyForeign Born Information Network2000 - 2001
Senior Program OfficerFreedom House1998 - 2000
Program OfficerNational Forum Foundation1995 - 1998
AttorneyT.Allen Crouch Law Offices1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Florida Journal of International LawExecutive Research Editor1991 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Matter of KR (BIA September 10, 2003)(unpublished)Motion granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Byrley-Law.comComparison of the Fiancé and Marriage-Based Visa Processes2011
Byrley-Law.comThe National Interest Waiver Program2011
Cascade Russian NewspaperH-B Visas2001
Cascade Russian NewspaperPolitical Asylum and Refugee Status2001
Cascade Russian NewspaperTravel Documents2000
Cascase Russian NewspaperFamily Immigration2000
Cascade Russian NewspaperDetention & Deportation2000
Cascade Russian NewspaperImmigrants and Social Security2000
Cascade Russian NewspaperAffidavits of Support2000
Cascade Russian NewspaperWaivers, Appeals, & Litigation2000
The Business MonthlyImmigration Spotlight: Meeting Staffing Needs with the "Guest Worker Visa"2000
The Tehran PostConversation with Your Immigration Lawyer2000
Florida Journal of International LawRegional Arrangements, the GATT, and the Quest for Free Trade1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Labor Certification and Grandfathering under INA 245(i)Labor Certification and Grandfathering under INA 245(i)2001