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Languages spoken: French, Hindi, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Wendy Renee Whitt

    I endorse this lawyer. I've worked on several American Immigration Lawyer Association committees with Sheela, and I'm always impressed by her knowledge, kindness and commitment to helping others. She is an incredibly talented immigration attorney.


    Wendy Whitt Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Murthy Law Firm

10451 Mill Run Circle
Owings Mills, MD, 21117


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Maryland Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Maryland Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Who's Who LegalInternational Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers2013
Maryland Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Future 50 AwardBaltimore SmartCEO Magazine2013
The Sadie AwardThe Children's Guild2012
Award for ExcellenceASHA For Women2012
Maryland's Top 100 Women AwardMaryland Daily Record2011
Best of Business AwardThe Small Business Commerce Association2010
Philanthropist of the YearUnited Way of Central Maryland2009
Entrepreneur Of The YearErnst & Young2009
Leadership in Law AwardThe Daily Record2008
Leadership in LawAmerican Desi Magazine2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder and PresidentMurthy Law Firm1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland Chamber of CommerceChairman2015 - Present
Girl Scouts of Central MarylandChair, Board of Directors2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)Former Executive Committee MemberN/A
American Immigration CouncilBoard of Trustees2002 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember, Immigration Law Coordinating Committee1999 - 2001
Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland Bar BulletinH-1B Petitions: Current Adjudications and Enforcement Trends2015
Maryland Bar BulletinThe Roles of Various Agencies in Employment-Based Immigration2004
The Economic TimesL-1 & H1B Visas2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolN/ALL.M - Master of LawsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Second Annual American Bazaar IT ConclaveU.S. Immigration Law2015
ITechLaw, Asia-Pacific ConferenceUpdates on immigration law2015
Leadership SummitImmigration Reform Update2013
Immigration SeminarImmigration law2012
AILA DC Fall Annual ConferenceEmployment-based Immigration2012