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Rishi Pratap Oza

Immigration Attorney at Durham, NC

4.9   31 reviews
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 8 years
    Ohio - OH 17 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2006
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Brown Immigration Law focuses exclusively upon the practice of immigration law in the United States.  Because of the ever-changing nature of the immigration process, we can help to guide you through what may seem like a mountain of paperwork, regulations and policy requirements to achieve your desired goals, whether that is applying for a spousal visa, hiring an employee or defending against removal proceedings.  Our decades of experience  in all facets of immigration law help to ensure that our clients are confident in our expertise and properly represented in their specific matter.   

Attorney Rishi P. Oza is an attorney who has devoted his entire practice to immigration law and has over a decade of experience in the field.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Public Policy Analysis and Political Science.  He obtained his Masters of Arts in Teaching from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and later graduated from teh Case Western Reserve University Law School in Cleveland, Ohio, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate. Attorney Oza has been admitted to the state bars of North Carolina and Ohio and also before the Third, Fourth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals for teh United States.  Attorney Oza is also  member of the Federal Bar Association. 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Attorney Oza worked as teacher, first in Baltimore, MD where he taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies and Mathematics and later in Shimabara, Japan, where he taught high school English immersion.  He is  familiar with both the Japanese and Gujarati languages and his wide-ranging experience in immigration has helped him to advise clients on preparing the correct strategy for their specific needs. 

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Durham, NC, 27703
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Posted by Amita kanani | December 15, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
USCIS-Great Immigration Attorney!
He is best for consultation. He was organized supportive and helpful. He is above and beyond for support.
Posted by Amit | October 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Immigration Attorney!
I was a bit wary of seeking legal representation from just any attorney for my Citizenship interview. But then happened to see the profile, high reviews and recommendations for Rishi, so decided to speak to him. While discussing my case with him, I requested if he could represent me in my immigration matters. My interview was the very next day and when I mentioned this to him, Rishi understood the gravity of my situation and instantly offered to change his schedule asking if I wanted him to accompany him to my interview. I couldn't have been more fortunate and agreed. I'd some complexity in my case so his handling my case was God sent. Next day, on day of my interview, he met me inside USCIS field office and guided me on my case specifics. Once called in by USCIS interviewer, Rishi accompanied me. Where necessary he answered the Immigration officer and elsewhere allowed me to respond. At the end of interview, I was told that I'd cleared the interview (All credit to Mr. Rishi) and am awaiting oath. I found him to very knowledgeable in immigration matters along with a very friendly disposition. I highly recommend him and would seek his counsel when needed.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2018
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B2 visa
Robert brown LLC is a premier Immigration law office. Its service is second to none. If you are looking for results regarding your immigration needs, look no further. My husband and I had the opportunity to retain Attorney Rishi Oza and his assistant Marta Kiss for the B2 visa of my mother in law. The whole process took less than 3 months. We were very fortunate to have Robert Brown LLc represents her. Attorney Rishi and his assistant Marta are very knowledgeable, professional, courteous and responsive. They are the best. I will recommend them to anyone in needs of immigration service.
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Posted by Emmanuel | March 15, 2018
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The entire process was very easy thanks to Rishi. He is very organized and will always take your call. He is very knowledgeable and listens to the needs of his clients. His team is also very nice. I especially want to thank his administrative assistant, Veronica. She was always kind and a great help.
Posted by Yair R. | November 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service / Honest Service
I can only speak of our experience as everyone else's case/circumstances may differ from ours. I was not paid, nor asked by the law firm, to complete this review. We hired this attorney, and its law firm (Robert Brown LLC), to assist us in the immigration process for my mother who was seeking Legal Permanent Residence even though she had undocumented status within the country at the time of application. We felt very comfortable and confident with the process as every single step was outlined during the initial consultation and were told what to realistically expect (Was nice for them to use the consultation fee as payment credit when it came to hiring them). Their prices are fair and even have a payment plan. Hands down Kristen is the best legal assistant out there. She was patient, knowledgeable, and timely with her email/phone calls. Thank you Kristen! Comforting to know they update you along the way, and the fact that they take charge in contacting USCIS with any discrepancies on the receipts / letters by USCIS. The total process, from initial USCIS application to my mother receiving her LPR card, was a bit under 6 months. She was not even required to attend a USCIS interview, and i'm sure a lot has to do with the fact that all necessary documentation was provided timely to immigration thanks to the guidance of Rishi and the Robert Brown LLC firm.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2017
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Great and Friendly Lawyer
My husband and I were confused about our case and was not sure if wanted to file our application yet and was looking for advice on how to go forward. Mr. Oza was very understanding and willing to help and provide very helpful and at the same time free consultation.
Posted by Vivek V | March 17, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Very Friendly
Rishi is straightforward, experienced and very helpful.. he is the one you can trust with your questions..
Posted by ShaukatSheikh | August 8, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
First choice for immigrations
Rishi Oza is a gem of an Attorney. I have been in contact with him since 2013. I was introduced by a friend for my case and even though I never actually was able to have Rishi represent me because of the geographical distance, he has been exceptionally helping in sharing his professional advice always and very professional in every way. With the kind of support he extends, If I need to hire an attorney, I doubt finding a better one..
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Options for Immigration
Mr. Oza helped us to understand our options for immigration. He told us what the implications were for the visas we could obtain. He knows Immigration Law thoroughly and communicates about it clearly. He has found his true vocation. Thank you Mr. Oza!
Posted by Ernest Adjei | April 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Rishi is the Bomb.
It doesn't surprise me to read all these good reviews about you Rishi. If mere words fails to convey what you try to express, the smallest thing that you do shows the depth of your feelings. Rishi is here for the job not for money. I remember our first conversation. This Young man calmed me down by talking to me about soccer. That was a plus. He went extra mile to get my I-175 and N400 approved the same day, though I didn't hire him for my I-175 application. A word is enough to a wise. Rishi, keep doing what you know how to do best. The sky is not even your limit.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2015
Amazing Experience!!!
Rishi was a dream to work with. He was organized supportive and helpful. My journey to become a US citizen was made easy and smooth. He predicted every step and it happened as he said it. I am a generally anxious person but Rishi made it a breeze. He went above and beyond to support and help me. The overall experience was so good...I was motivated to read the pledge of allegiance in front of all new citizens!!! Cant thank him enough!!!
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Posted by John | June 4, 2015
Rishi and Robert Brown LLC
My wife and I came to Rishi and his team with very little understanding of our options for adjusting her status to become a permanent resident after our marriage. Rishi provided us with verbal and written guidance before we decided to work with his office so that we could make the right choice. Everyone at Robert Brown LLC was responsive and great to work with throughout the entire process. I do not believe it would have gone as smoothly without their expert guidance, and they saved us countless hours of navigating the necessary paperwork and appointments. 5 months after contacting Rishi, my wife has her green card and they made it as easy as possible on us.
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Posted by YVONITA | January 21, 2015
Robert Brown Immigration Lawyers are awesome. I had a 2 years conditional greencard and it's almost close to impossible to get an extension due to a very hard case. I just got my 10 years greencard recently this month of January. I'm so thankful with this smart and very outstanding lawyers. I recommend those people who are in their situations to get there service here with Atty. Rishi Oza and his Assistant Atty. Jeffrey Geisinger , they won't let you down. They never give up through my ups and downs and they are totally very helpful and understanding. I have a very complicated case and they solve it for me. 100% ratings is not enough to describe how excellent their service. If you think that you are in the right place and deserves justice Robert Brown Immigration Lawyers will give you JUSTICE.
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Posted by Marco | January 16, 2015
Immigration - Inmigración - Einwanderung
Rishi and his team have accompanied us since several years from a intra-company visa to now a permanent residency, and have always showed their utmost customer dedication and professionalism, we are very satisfied. Rishi y su equipo nos han acompañado durante varios anos desde una visa para una transferencia entre empresas hasta la residencia permanente y siempre han mostrado lo máximo en asesoramiento al cliente y excelencia en su profession, estamos my satisfechos. Richie und sein Team hat uns seit mehreren Jahren erfolgreich begleitet, von einem Inter-Company Visa bis hin zur Permanent Residency mit einem hervorragenden Level an Kundenorientierung und absoluter Professionalität sind wir sehr zufriedene Kunden.
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Posted by Nicole | May 8, 2014
Excellent immigration lawyer
I would definitely recommend Rishi Oza to anyone. He is caring, very knowledgeable and most of all persistent in his effort to do what is right for his customers. Thank you very much.
Posted by Aneela Rickard | April 2, 2014
Thank's Rishi for being there for us!!
I married my most adorable husband Robert Rickard, on the 1st of July. We really needed an experienced and thorough immigration lawyer like Rishi, to process, apply and help us with the adjustment of status applications (green cards), work authorization, and travel documents. My Indian friend Suman took me to his office for information. Her case of green card was also handled by him. Rishi demonstrated exceptional customer services by completely reviewing all pertinent forms, and being there for us via email and phone calls through out the period. Most importantly, whenever we had any USCIS questions or concerns, Rishi was always there with professional assistance. With our above petitions, he also guaranteed his service for what we paid. In addition, he helped us during the interview process and being their with us through out the interview. It was a great experience and without his assistance I could not even imagine it happening. I got acceptance only after a few minutes of the Interview, and its solely because of Rishi support and guidance. The whole procedure of getting my green card, only took 3 months without any hassle. His services are very affordable we are indeed fully satisfied. We highly recommend Rishi! Thanks a million Rishi!
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Posted by Jean-Paul | January 20, 2014
Green card application
Rishi and the team at Robert Brown LLC assisted me with my green card application. Not only is he very knowledgeable, he also ensures you stay informed throughout the process and that any concerns are addressed. The entire process was swift and smooth. I would recommend Rishi to anyone looking for assistance with immigration matters.
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Posted by Savita | November 20, 2013
Lawyer you can trust and rely on.
They are the best, especially, Rishi. He made the whole immigration process so much easy for us. Always took care of all the problems and made the process hassle free. We did not have to worry about anything. Just signed up with them and were care free. From the very first step, I had a feeling that it will be done and never had any issue during the whole process. Always answered all my questions and calls and gave proper and accurate solutions. I would recommend everyone to go to them.
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Posted by Petya | October 12, 2013
Best choice I have made- incredibly high level of service and affordable prices in addition to extremely knowledgeable lawyers!!
I was about to apply for my second GC and asked my friend for recommendation of a lawyer. She recommended Rishi Oza (Robert Brown LLC). I was hesitant at first, but as soon as I spoke with them I decided to hire them for my case. This was the best decision I have ever made in this regard!!! They were very attentive and answered all of my questions. I had a busy schedule, so I could not meet with them in person. However, their response time was minimal. I usually got an answer to my questions or a follow up within an hour or 2 (during business days). They prepared everything and gave me straight -forward directions as to what to provide. I had heard that it usually takes about 6 months to 1 year to receive your second green card, but not with Rishi Oza and Robert Brown LLC (Big THANKS to Kristin and Elizabeth- You guys ROCK!!!) I received my GC approval in the matter of 4 MONTHS!!!!! This was amazingly fast!! During this process they were informing me as soon as they received any communication from USCIS in regards to changes to my case status. Additionally, they would always email me a copy of the official USCIS letters, which in most of the cases I received either the same day or later than the e-mails from Rishi Oza and company!!! Such attention and follow up are not very often met and combined with the reasonable and affordable prices I was purely astonished! They offered such high level of service and even after my numerous questions I never felt like I was a burden!!! BIG THANK YOU!!!!
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Posted by Ben | August 18, 2013
Thank You Rishi Oza!
In late 2011 I was trying to find a good lawyer to help me with the VISA for my Fiancé. After doing a search on Google I came across Robert Brown LLC. I called their Office and I had a return call back from Rishi Oza. He explained everything to me in a way that even someone who wasn't a lawyer could understand. Both Rishi and his team walked me through the paperwork / process and took all the hassles from me. Just this week my wife got her Green Card! Without their help, I would not have gotten to where we are today! A very big THANKS goes out Robert Brown LLC but more importantly to Rishi and Kristen. My wife and I love you both.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Robert Brown, LLC
  • 2006 - Present


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • M.A.T
  • 2002
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Provisional Waiver Success!
  • Visa and waivers approved. Client is a lawful permanent resident


  • Federal Bar Association chapter (NC)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Gujarati

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Preeminent Lawyers
  • Bar Register
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys
  • Columbus Monthly
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers
  • Guide to Commercial Litigation
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • DACA Presentation
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
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Immigration Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rishi Oza is an exceptional immigration attorney. He is highly skilled in all U.S. immigration matters and is well-respected by his colleagues and other members of the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rishi is an outstanding immigration attorney. He is extremely skilled in all areas of U.S. immigration law and has a special talent for finding creative solutions for his clients. I trust his experience and judgment wholeheartedly and I highly recommend him to anyone with a U.S. immigration matter."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rishi is a fantastic immigration attorney. He is highly intelligent and knows the law. Rishi also cares about his clients and works to obtain the best possible outcomes for them. He is my go-to for any immigration issues or questions. Anyone who retains Rishi will be in very good hands."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Rishi Oza is highly skilled in all facets of Immigration Law including Employment based, Family based as well as representing clients before Immigration Courts throughout the United States. I have personally witnessed the devotion Mr. Oza has towards his work which is evidenced by the respect he receives from his peers, clients and fellow Immigration practitioners."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Rishi is a talented and knowledgeable attorney. He is able to determine creative solutions to challenging immigration problems for employers and individuals."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend this lawyer. Rishi knows the law, he knows the immigration system and he understands his clients needs and goals. He is able to work with anyone to get the best result for his clients. He command of the immigration law allows him to handle all matters including employment based permanent resident petitions, family based petitions, no immigrant employment visa, removal proceedings and complex citizenship matters. With a full command of the immigration law, knowledge of the system ad with an understanding of what the client wants, he is tops at obtaining the results clients look for."
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Durham Immigration Lawyer Rishi Pratap Oza
Rishi Pratap Oza
Immigration Attorney
Durham, NC
Licensed for 17 years