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Paul A Suhr

Immigration Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.2   5 reviews

also known as Mitchell & Suhr PLLC

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 33 years
    North Carolina - NC 34 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1990
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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Personal: Born in Korea as son of its national poet (January 20, 1940) and came to the United States in January of 1966. Residing in North Carolina ever since. Naturalized citizen of the USA.

Education: BA in English from Campbell College (1969), MA in English from UNC-Greensboro (1972), MS in Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill (1975), and JD from NCCU Law School (1988)

Careers: Writer and poet, 1958-1973; professional librarian, 1975-1985; lawyer, 1989-current

Practice: Practiced in criminal law in District and Superior Courts of Wake County over 20 years (except for capital cases). Practiced also in federal courts. Practiced in immigration law. Admitted to practice in the US. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Tried numerous jury trials in Federal and State Superior Courts. Memorable acquittals and hung juries include State v. Montgomery. Tried numerous District Court cases. Admitted to practice, April, 1989.

Integrity: Successfully led a pardon petition (pro bono) for Chong Sun France and won her freedom in 1989. A single mom whose child, left alone at home, died suffocated under a toppled TV in freak accident. She was convicted of murder and was serving a 20 year sentence. Won a number of asylum and cancellation of removal cases in the Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals--a Congolese girl whose hands were permanently maimed by military thugs who stomped on her hands trying to reach the mother forcibly raped in front of her; a Honduran lesbian married to a policeman who constantly abused her, beating her and kicking her belly causing a miscarriage; Salvadoran boy and girl physically abused by their maternal uncle, a Kenyan accountant who has been residing in the States over twenty five years with two very bright children and a sick wife, a Mexican construction worker with four children with superb academic records, a Honduran widow with three children married to a community watch leader murdered by gangs, a Honduran policeman who protested corruption and persecuted therefor.... Son of an internationally acclaimed national poet of Korea. Wrote a reflection of the poet's life in the 2015 issue of Azalea published by Harvard University. Wrote and published poetry and short fiction. Created and ran the longest running public service program (for 21 years) for the local bar, Lunch with a Lawyer, matching lawyers, judges and prosecutors with assigned-at-risk youths during the summer months, which won awards from City of Raleigh, State of North Carolina and from local and state bars. Won a medal and award from President of Republic of Korea in 1989. 

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Paul A. Suhr, Attorney at Law
7200 Falls of Neuse Road
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC, 27615


4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by Aisha | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
They never gave up on my deportation case.
This law firm never gave up on my case even tho it was a very difficult one. I finally got my permanent residence. They were supportive helpful kept me informed about my case every step of the way. I recommend this firm to anyone struggling with immigration, deportation. Friendly staff. Very professinal. I love you all, thank you for all your hard work.
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Posted by Hortencia | September 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I highly recommend Paul Suhr because he has a lot of experience, knowledge, dedication, devotion to help immigrants and works very hard on each and every case. The staff is very efficient and fast to help and to keep you informed about the status of your case. Paul Suhr is well known and respected among the immigration authorities. Therefore, it is an advantage to speed up the process of any case. Thanks to Paul Suhr my brother was not deported and got his citizenship. That was how I knew this amazing Lawyer and I immediately hired him to help me in my very difficult situation. He never gave me false hope and yet gave me a lot of confidence. His quotes are low compared to other lawyers and to my opinion are very low to the great and amazing job that he and his staff do. Paul Suhr was present every single time I needed him and he was one step ahead during the process of my case. He was also with me when I took the test for my citizenship. Through all this time I was able to see that this he is also an honest caring Lawyer. Thanks Paul Suhr for helping me with such interest and efficiency.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2015
Incredibly easy process
My wife and I recently hired Paul Suhr for our car as my wife is from South America. He came highly recommended from a friend. We were very surprised at how easy the process was from our end. The friendly staff kept us well informed of what was going on with our case.
Posted by Lucy Sanchez | May 30, 2015
Highly recommended
I got my green card with this lawyer. The attorney Suhr is very knowledgeable of immigration laws and was able to get me out of trouble. Highly recommended.
Posted by johanne | October 25, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
conflicting information and refusal to clarify!
I wish I had checked his reviews before making an appointment. I had a very simple question regarding what form to use and who should file the petition to get my son to immigrate and although Mr Suhr did give me the right form to fill out, the rest of his info was the opposite of what the Instructions were stating. Our meeting lasted less than 10 minutes as my question was so simple. The following day I called to point out the difference between his info and the instructions and was told that since I didn't sign an agreement, they would not help in any way clarify the matter. I wouldn't mind their poor customer service if they at least had given me the right info. DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THEM!
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Response from Paul Suhr May 30, 2017
We have spoken to the client, and have taken the necessary steps to ensure customer satisfaction, we have agreed that it was a misunderstanding and this issue has been resolved. We pride our selves in providing the best customer service at a low rate.


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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Intern
  • Legal Aid of NC
  • 1987 - 1987
  • Intern
  • Wake County District Attorneys Office
  • 1986 - 1986


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • MS - Masters of Science
  • 1975
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • MA - Masters
  • 1972
  • Campbell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969
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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Community Service Award
  • City of Raleigh
  • 2014
  • Presidents Award of Excellence
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Presidents Award of Excellence
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Presidential commendation
  • Presidential Award Republic of Korea
  • 1989
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  • Hyundae Munhak
  • Scheherazade
  • 1959

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Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Paul for 24 years, going back to law school. He is one of the most dedicated attorneys I have ever meant and I would highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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