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Licensed to practice federal immigration law in all 50 states.


David regularly handles immigration petitions for clients across the United States and Canada, and businesses and families around the world. Having been born abroad, he has personal experience with the U.S. immigration process, and understands the importance of providing clear, professional, effective counseling to those who wish to visit or live in the United States. 

David employs his business background to assist global businesses of all sizes with all aspects of expansion to the United States, including visas for executives and employees, and business organization.

Prior to joining OccamLegal Immigration, David was a defense attorney at a prominent criminal defense firm, Riley & Wells, where he defended people charged with crimes that carried immigration consequences. He is available to consult with defendants on the immigration implications of criminal convictions.


Languages spoken: English, German, French

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    Less than 1 year



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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Contact info

OccamLegal Immigration Attorneys

171 Church St.
Suite 340
Charleston, SC, 29401

OccamLegal Immigration Attorneys

230 N. 6th St.
Suite 501
Richmond, VA, 23219



VAAuthorized to practice law201103/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Advocacy AwardInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers2011
Order of BarristersNational Order of Barristers2011
Magna Cum LaudeSeton Hall University2007
Business Administration Program - Highest GPASeton Hall University2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyOccamLegal Immigration2016 - Present
AssociateRiley & Wells Attorneys At Law2010 - 2016
Associate EditorJournal of Global Law & Business2009 - 2011
FounderVox Research2006 - 2008
AssociateSalomon Smith Barney2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Publications CommitteeAssociate2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Virginia State BarMember2011 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2011 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2013 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth of Virginia v. Cameron IsaacCASE DISMISSED
E-2 Treaty Investor VisaApproved
Commonwealth v. N***** Reckless Driving 125 mphREDUCED, fine only
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Publication nameTitleDate
Profiles in Business, Charleston Regional Business JournalInterview2016
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMelendez-Diaz:A Virginia Practitioner's Guide2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Seton Hall UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Manhattanville CollegeFinanceN/A2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Innovators Radio Show InterviewImmigration Law2016
Annual Trial Advocacy BoardAdvocacy Skills2011