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About me

I treat my clients like my own family.  My wife is a first generation immigrant from Ethiopia, and so I understand the needs of immigrant families first hand.  I treat every case as if it were my own family's case, and give every client individual and personal attention. 


Acessibilty and comunication are the most important part of your relationship with your attorney, and I strive to give every client the attention they deserve and request.


We use MyCase ( so that you our client can see in real-time 24 hours per day the latest updates on your case.  You will see your schedule, attorney and firm notes, documents, and secure encrypted communication from our firm to you.  This is a state of the art system, and we bring it to you as part of our focus on excellent service.


I know you will find our staff friendly and helpful, and we look forward to getting to know you and working with you. 


Languages spoken: Amharic

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    12 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kodwo Ewusi

    Alan and I have worked together on numerous matters. He is always professional and ethical.


    Kodwo Ewusi Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Alan is an excellent lawyer and person. I've known Alan since law school and I endorse him.


    David Bussolotta Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

DC Metro Immigration Law PLLC

2300 9th Street South
Suite PH-2
Arlington, VA, 22204-2345


DCActive 200507/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDC Metro Immigration Law PLLC2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
I-751 Petition to Remove ConditionsApproved
Motion to Reopen Student's OPT Stem Extension ApprovedMotion Reopened, OPT STEM Extension Approved
Asylum Granted for Ethiopian in Arlington, Virginia Immigration CourtAsylum Granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLaw & GovernmentLL.M - Master of Laws2003
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Georgia State UniversityBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University Student ConferenceReinstatement and Motions to Reopen for F-1 Students2011