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John O.N. Eluwa

Immigration Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   12 reviews
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1995
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John Eluwa is a graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina and currently serving a term from 2014 to 2016 as a Board of Director for the Wake County Bar Association. Attorney Eluwa is eager to work with all Immigration cases, especially those TPS eligible nationals from Yemen who live in the United States.


His earlier beginnings were working as a Legal Intern for the former East Central Community Legal Services; a Real Property Title Researcher for Durham County Engineering Department; an Associate with the former Jones & Avery Attorneys at Law Firm; and later joined Carolina Power and Light Company (CP&L), now (Duke Progress Energy) Litigation Support Staff as a Case Manager in the early 1990’s. He founded the Law Offices of John Eluwa March 1995. The office was later incorporated as a Professional Limited Liability Corporation (PLLC) in 2003. He is a member and serves on various local bar organizations. He is also a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a national bar association of thousands of attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law all over the globe.


In his efforts to continue in serving the general public, John Eluwa participates in and helps organize local immigration seminars. He renders other community services by contributing and participating in a non-profit radio (WSHA - Raleigh, NC) program where he also serves as a Community Advisory Board Member; and a local Raleigh Television Network (RTN - Raleigh, NC) show - Legal Eagles.


Client's Choice 2015
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Handling My First Traffic Ticket in North Carolina
I received a traffic ticket for driving 15 miles above the speed limit. The following day I received over ten solicitations from lawyers in the area seeking to represent me. This sudden rise to fame and attention gave me the impression I was in serious trouble. And I was. Depending on how I approach the case, the consequences of my infraction include DMV points, increases in auto insurance premiums, and suspension of my driving license. I panicked and called Attorney John Eluwa for consultation. Talking to him was like attending traffic school that broke down all the elements of moving and non moving violations, the severities, and possible defenses. By the time I completed the consultation with him, I was ready to plead my case at traffic court.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2022
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Respectful, Comfortable and I received my Justice.
With previous lawyers my money would be taken granted and I was treated like I was unworthy. At times, more fees would be added but no work to show for the money I paid. But with the Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC, I was very comfortable. It took time, but trusting John Eluwa was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Tremendously helpful. He didn't waist any time. He keeps his clients accountable and makes sure the job gets done. The Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC, will guarantee you get the justice you deserve. And the Respect! And to Mr. Eluwa I humbly Thank you and your team.
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Posted by David | June 13, 2021
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Extremely satisfied
John is the best immigration attorney out there. His professionalism and attention to detail stand out. John helped me and my wife through the immigration process and he was so dedicated, honest and responsible. He always kindly explained and clarified all of our doubts. His services were a 10 out of 10, Thanks John :)
Posted by Augustine | February 18, 2020
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Immigration K1 Visa
I hired Attorney John Eluwa for my fiancee's K1 visa application. The firm was very professional and detailed in it's approach to documentation and process. I had some corrections to make on my application, he sent his staff to my place of work. Not all lawyers will do this. His approach to service is impeccable. I am quite impressed.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2018
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Attorney Eluwa was very helpful with my immigration case. I was appreciative of his honesty about the chances of my case. Iwould recommend him to others.
Posted by Daniele | March 21, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Informed and Passionate Lawyer
Mr. Eluwa is very passionate and informed about his job and will do anything to help his clients. I chose to speak to him about his thoughts on the travel ban and get some insight on what it's like to be a lawyer at this time and he did not disappoint. He gave some hard hitting facts on the effects of the order as well as some more personal tips and ideas on what the future will be like with this order in place and he even offers seminars for those that aren't clients but need or want more information about what to do at this time. He is very easy to talk to and not only interested in his job, but also the well being of anyone he comes across. I would highly recommend Mr. Eluwa for anyone that wants someone that will care for their case and do anything in their power to help because that's exactly what he will do.
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Posted by Taj | November 11, 2016
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Best experience with high quality service
I've known Attorney Eluwa for the past couple of years and I must say I've had a great experience with him. He is very thorough, organized and allows for a smooth and impressively accurate process. He, along with the whole staff in his office, always greeted me with smiles and were always available whenever I had a question or concern. Scheduling appointments was never a concern as he would always go out of his way to make sure my needs are addressed. Furthermore, he really takes the time to get to know his clients and treats them with utmost respect and kindness. If you are looking for worry-free, high quality service then head over to Attorney Eluwa's office.
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Posted by Roshawn | May 31, 2015
Excellent Service
Mr. Eluwa took the time to explain the court process and was honest in what he could do for me and explaining all of my options. I would request his service again if need be.
Posted by Felix | January 13, 2015
Experienced Immigration Attorney
Attorney Eluwa is experienced Immigration Attorney. He will not only defend you your interest, but he will educate you on how he planed to defend you, how the process works, the possible out come of your matter based on your case and the information you provided to him. In my case he has been 100% accurate.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2015
Straight and honest
I went to Mr. Eluwa with an immigration case I had been preparing the paperwork for. He reviewed everything I had prepared, and my plan for moving the case forward, and was very honest with me in saying that I understood the facts of the case well enough to not need his services. Specifically, we were applying for a fiance visa but there were extra, lengthy steps because my fiance had been in the country illegally at one point years prior to the application. I was certain we would need a lawyer, but Mr. Eluwa gave me the full time of consultation to go over everything I had gathered, advise me on what to do to keep the case moving forward, and let me know that I could probably do it on my own. I appreciate someone not trying to keep my services and make money off me when it's not necessary. Some doctors aren't even that honest! He was very straightforward, used terminology I could understand, talked in a logical way, and sent me on my way with confidence for the case.
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Posted by John | January 7, 2015
integrity and honest.
John is more than excellent to me. I will always remember his honest communication to all areas of my needs. He is the first in terms of my legal needs.
Posted by Elizabeth | January 7, 2015
It was early part of last year that I had the privilege of meeting Dr. John Eluwa being introduced to him... I met with him personally and he took care of my case by way of advice. I was amazed not only with the professionalism with which he handled my case but was very precise. He placed all options available with ease and I could tell that he is very experienced. I was very satisfied. As I left his office that day he told me I could call or come back if I ever have the need or question. Recently I couldn't make a decision as to what would be the best, reasonable and most assured or guaranteed pathway to my change of status. I was at a point of making a decision but needed his candid advice to be on the safe side. He responded to my call even though it was on a weekend and I'm glad I called because his advice was timely. He is genuine and I am even more confident that he is available even on line.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Radio Host
  • WSHA-FM 88.9 Shaw University Radio
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC
  • 1995 - Present


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • WSHA-FM 88.9 Community Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Capital City Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Wake County Bar Association, Bench-Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Igbo

Honors and Awards

  • Leaders of the Law Honoree
  • NC Lawyers Weekly
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 2002
  • Scholarship
  • Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
  • 1984

Speaking Engagements

  • Free Immigration Legal Seminar
  • Immigration Law & Executive Orders
  • 2015
  • Free Legal Seminar
  • Informing and Educating the Community on Legal Issues and Process
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Immigration Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Family member
"I have had the opportunity to consult with Mr. Eluwa on a variety of issues regarding some legal issues in my immigration practice and gained a wealth of knowledge and sound direction from him. I find him to be skilled and knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is professional and dedicated. He is knowledgeable and willing to provide guidance on a range of issues. He has vast experience and a strong work ethic."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know John Eluwa very well and he is very skilled, resourceful and experienced. He provides clients honest advice and reliable service. He is a true asset in our legal fraternity."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who gives back to the community by mentoring and supporting law students."
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Raleigh Immigration Lawyer John O.N. Eluwa
John O.N. Eluwa
Immigration Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation