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Allen Curtis Ladd

Immigration Attorney at Greenville, SC

5.0   20 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 32 years
    Texas - TX 42 years
    New York - NY 44 years
    Georgia - GA 35 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1991
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1981
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1979
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1987
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Allen

Learn Allen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    I have over 25 years of experience in general immigration law practice. I have been recognized as "AV Preeminent"(TM) by Martindale-Hubbell/LexisNexis, since 1999.

    35 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Asylum

I am a full-time immigration lawyer, in Greenville, with over 25 years of experience in this field. I handle only immigration cases.

Here are three Attorney Guides I have written for Avvo: "Permanent Residence Case Denied! What Next?" and "US Immigration Overview" and "The Future of DACA" (Nov 2019). Find them at

I have helped thousands of people with successful applications for green cards, work visas, naturalization and citizenship, waivers, asylum, and appeals of USCIS decisions. My clients are married couples, extended families, scientists, athletes, investors, teachers and professors, students, Canadian and Mexican professionals, abused spouses, DACA young people, and asylum-seekers.

Please contact me to schedule a free consultation. I work on an appointment-only basis. My law firm's paralegals and I will treat you courteously and professionally. All information you share will be kept confidential. We offer a comfortable waiting room, with facilities for you and your family. We offer free Wi-Fi for our guests. 

Important: You must schedule your consultation ahead of time, and complete a confidential information sheet, which you can do online. It is available in English and in Spanish. You will be entitled to a free 30-minute consultation. Telephone and Skype consultations are also available. In the consultation, I will prepare a clear, simple graphic outline of your immigration options, for you to review at home.  If you are interested in hiring me, I will make a written proposal after the consultation, for you to review. The proposal will offer a structured payment plan. If you accept the proposal, we will schedule a meeting to sign a contract, collect the initial payment, and begin working on your case.

My promise to you is that I will try to help you find answers to your questions, and will offer possible solutions to your problems. And that all information you share will be treated in complete confidence.

I look forward to meeting you!



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Allen C. Ladd, P.C.
140 Milestone Way
Suite B
Greenville, SC, 29615


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Posted by Elke | July 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best there is!
Attorney Ladd and his amazing team helped me acquire my H1B visa and its renewal as well! Always very helpful and very knowledgeable! Couldn't ask for a better immigration lawyer. Thanks so much again!
Posted by Pratik | January 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very experienced/knowledgeable/helpful
Allen has handeled several immigration related issues from me and my family (green card/work visa). He has always been very professional and his extensive experience in immigration matters have helped me get approvals in all my immigration cases. Allen cares about each case and as a full time immigration attorney he is very through and provides a personal touch. I would recommend Allen for all immigration cases!
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
I am very thankful that I found such a great lawyer. Mr. Ladd has been amazing. He took my immigration case on and it has been a very complicated very tense situation with family court. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of immigration and when he needed help with different aspects of my case, he reached out to different attorneys to get their help. He guided me through every step and was really there for me through the entire process. He is honest and forthright and has never misled me. He listened and was very comforting and understanding of my unique situation. He truly cares about his clients and wants the best for them. He is an excellent lawyer, the best and I have gone through several different types. Again, I can't thank Mr. Ladd enough. I would be proud and most definitely hire him if I have future immigration issues and I most strongly recommend him to any future clients.
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Posted by William | January 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration attorney
Knowledge,helpful, thoughtful works hard for you Was very pleased with his work
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney you can get in US
Allen Ladd is a great person who handles your case with utmost care. He is very knowledgeable in this immigration field and helped me immensely with my EB1A application thru I140 and 485 considering my convoluted not so straightforward case. The best being we never met each other till we got all approved. We worked together for almost 3 months before we filed I 140 collecting all documents and helping me with each and every letters and proofs which we submitted to get it approved without an RFE. Also with i485 RFE he was very prompt to send in the reply back as soon as possible with the required documents to get everything approved. He is a very compassionate human being who is very friendly at the same time he is completely professional in handling the case with uscis. I highly recommend him for any immigration related matter.
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Delivered as Promised.
When I met with Mr. Ladd regarding my wife's immigration case he clearly explained the process to me and what steps would be involved. Everything occurred exactly and he outlined and the timeline only lagged his original estimates by a few months (due to delays in government agencies processing documents). He does an excellent job of managing expectations, delivering as promised, and ensuring the process goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
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Posted by Joyce | January 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I can't explain how amazing he is. He is a really nice person. A few years ago, we were swindled and damaged by another lawyer. But Mr. Ladd is a lawyer who did his best to my family. He did his best, but he helped stabilize my family and keep us safe all the time. Thanks to Mr. Ladd, my family is living a new life. He saved our family.
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Posted by Tejashkumar Patel | January 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Knowledgeable Attorney
Very experienced and knowledgeable attorney. When priority date become available for my wife's I130 then with Mr Ladd's knowledge I and my wife both got the Permanent Resident Card. Mr.Ladd is very kind and always ready to help. Also Jennifer Rodriguez working in his firm is very helpful. They have been give us lot of time for my case. Thanks to All of them for the help.
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Posted by Natasha | July 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend !
We went for a complimentary 1st consultation and Mr Ladd treated us like a family. He went out of his way to examine issue at hand and to help us with our immigration matter, despite the fact that he was not compensated. He was truly there for us as a human being just willing to help. He was very knowledgeable and honest about what could or could not have predictable/effective outcome and offered a great strategy we were not aware of. He also followed up with us and was genuinely happy for us. He has travelled internationally and has knowledge of different cultures which helps tremendously in situations like that. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Mehrdad | July 31, 2015
BEST Attorney for Immigration Cases!!!
If you are looking for a trustworthy, knowledgeable, energetic, caring, fair, generous, responsive lawyer who keeps you always informed about your case, Mr. Allen C. Ladd will be your choice. He is a whole package in immigration matters in different aspects that I named few of his characteristics above. Honestly, he is one of the nicest people with a very high level of integrity that I have ever seen in my life. My wife and I came to the United States almost 15 years ago. We were working with another lawyer and the process of our immigration and citizenship was not that smooth and took us long time (about 15 years). After these many years, we could not get ANY result for the process of our naturalization, until in 2015, we found out about Mr. Allen Ladd. We were able to make an appointment with him, for next few days through his courteous, helpful, accurate and cooperative staffs. He started immediately. He protected our rights in the best possible way and in a shortest possible time. Mr. Allen Ladd is a hard-working attorney and passionate about the justice. I should mention that we were not in a very good financial situation and he cut part of his reasonable fees for such an important and complicated case like our case to make it affordable for us. We are so grateful for having Mr. Ladd as our attorney for our immigration case.
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Posted by The Masons | April 10, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Prompt and professional!
Mr. Ladd gave me helpful information and directed me to some of his colleagues who could help me further. Extremely prompt and professional.
Posted by Maria Luiza de Angeli | May 2, 2014
Very helpful
We talked over the phone. I called him from Brazil and he gave me lots of detailed information about what I was inquiring. I did not hire him , because I still do not have all the necessary papers, but I will.
Posted by Lesley | August 14, 2012
Excellent in Every Way
In 2008 I moved to the USA with my husband and children to open a branch of my UK business. Mr Ladd provided excellent advice on how this should be done and told us how to create a business plan that would answer the many queries we could expect to receive from the immigration service. We arrived in the USA in September 2008 and Mr Ladd handled all our visa applications, our renewals in 2009 and he then put together a case for Green Cards which we received in December 2010. His knowledge and experience made the process look easy (we know it is not) he kept us well informed throughout and always answered our queries. We are now looking forward to the day when we can apply for citizenship, and hope that Mr Ladd will be there to help us take the final step and become real Americans. I have no hesitation in recommending his service which I have found to be excellent in every respect.
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Posted by Karen | August 13, 2012
A Consummate Professional Who Worked on Our Behalf
I engaged Mr. Ladd's services as an immigration lawyer when I was trying to work through the red tape of the US Immigration system in order to bring my then fiance to the states from Europe. He filed the necessary forms and was thorough in his counsel. He advised us as to the correct documents that needed to be acquired from my husband's country of origin in order to make the process go smoothly. True to his word, things went as he had said. Once my fiance arrived and we were married, Mr Ladd continued to assist us, over the next few years, through the process for naturalization. His counsel clearly prepared us as far as what we were to expect at each meeting with the Immigration officials, we were always prepared with the necessary items needed to validate the legitimacy of my husband's stay. Mr. Ladd's professionalism and calm demeanor quickly earned our trust. My husband gained his naturalization status several years ago for this we are greatful to God and Mr. Ladd.
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Posted by Former deaf client & his family | August 11, 2012
Attorney Allen C. Ladd is one of the HIGHLY competent immigration attorneys in the US
My case became complicated because of the sloppy work done by my previous immigration attorney in NY prior to relocating to South Carolina and Attorney Allen C. Ladd took the time to explain the intricacy of the processing and what would take to get it resolved in a way that would minimize disruption for me and my family. He was very honest and caring. Despite my deafness, he was able to communicate with me via some sign language he had acquired and also learned from me and via writing using notepad and emails on computer and via fax. He was very patient and understanding and he was willing to work with me on a payment plan that would suit me. We developed great respect for each other and we built great trust between us. His charge was very reasonable and he was compassionate enough to lower it down a little bit just to help me and my family out because he saw that I was not making much money at the time. Since the resolution of my case in 1996/1997, I have continued to maintain communication with him. He is a very highly competent immigration attorney in our state and country, and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking his caring service.
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Posted by Al | August 8, 2012
My family and I wouldn't be living in the United States today without the exceptional services of Allen Ladd.
An INS officer stated to me at a hearing that he was 99.9% sure that he was going to issue a deportation order the following day for my entire family. At that hearing I was informed that my legal council had been barred from practicing Immigration Law for 3 years and would not be present to represent me at the hearing. The INS officer and the lawyer that showed up to ensure that my “rights were protected” further stated that in addition to the deportation order I would never become a Permanent Resident or a United States Citizen. We owned a home and our children were in a school they loved and suddenly everything we had was in jeopardy. To make the moment complete the INS officer stated that my employer would also prosecuted. I am happy say that the story did not end there. I am a proud US Citizen today and living “The Dream”. My family and I founded and operate a successful small business treating life threatening sleep disorders. We have made a difference in the lives of thousands people lucky enough to live in the greatest country in the world. During the long battle and uncertain times Allen was not only my legal counsel, he was my friend giving encouragement when the future seemed so dark. Allen (Mr. Ladd) did what I was told from several other law firms could not be done. The battle was not easy but it was well worth it. I have trusted Allen with the immigration needs of many of my friends and family members over the years and will continue to recommend Allen C. Ladd, Attorney. Al Tall
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Posted by Chaudhry | August 7, 2012
If you need an immigration attorney , look no further than Mr. Allen C. Ladd . I have found him to be very professional with the highest level of integrity. He is vey knowledgeable,energetic,trustwothy and complete authority on immigration matters. His staff is also very courteous and helpful and they constantly keep you inform with all the progress in your case. Mr. Ladd will go extra mile for helping you out as he did for me 'literally', travelling 200 miles to charleston to solve my complicated and difficult immigration case successfully. My recent Citizenship interview approval in Greenvville SC is a direct result of his determination, hard-work and passion for justice. And I am really grateful for him for all the help. To set up a consultation on phone or skype on your immigration matter, visit his website Thanks Mr. Ladd , You are wonderful !
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Posted by Sina | August 7, 2012
A real expert in the field of immigration
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Ladd back in 2010-2011. He is not only a great attorney, but also is a highly esteemed person with a very delightful personality. He treats his clients like his family members. Professionally also he is very committed to his job. In my case, he successfully got me an exemption for the 2-years rule regarding with two of my J-1 visas, even without me being able to provide him a no-objection letter. He is a real expert in what he does, and I am confident that he provides the same quality of service to anyone hires him as his/her attorney.
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Posted by Uwe | August 7, 2012
Highly recommended!!
Allen helped me and my family obtain a green card. He has a wealth of knowledge in this space, comes up with inventive solutions and keeps it real. He was awesome to work with!
Posted by Graham Barker | August 7, 2012
I came from a Land far away and found Allen Ladd
I have known Allen for a long time now and he has been a great help to me and my family, we came from the UK and now live in the USA for some getting on 18 years. Great job, we did all we needed to do and Allen has helped both my Family and friend over the years. I would recommend 100%
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Immigration lawyer
  • Allen C. Ladd, P.C.
  • 1990 - Present


  • Albany Law School, Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Asylum cases based on religious persecution
  • Approval
  • "Extraordinary Ability" visa cases
  • Success
  • EB-2 National Interest Waiver permanent residence cases
  • Success
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • AILA Bangkok Chapter
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Immigration Project
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • AILA Latin America Caribbean Chapter
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • AILA Rome-Europe Middle East Africa Chapter
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Best Immigration Lawyers in Greenville
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • A+ Accreditation
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bangkok District Conference
  • "Waiver Updates" Panel
  • 2017
  • Criminal Law Update
  • Immigration law consequences of criminal law activity
  • 2005
  • Immigration and Diversity
  • Immigration law
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Immigration Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen is dedicated to continuing his education in our field of immigration law and remains a passionate defender of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Allen (Mr. Ladd) for over 25 years through our individual immigration law practices, which are quite similar in scope. Over that time, he has handled virtually every kind of business and family-based immigration case, as well as the full range of waiver case filed with USCIS, visa applications with US Embassies, and green card filings with the Department of Labor (“PERM” cases). He and his staff stay up to date on changes in the law and applicable regulations, and I frequently consult with him on cases in my practice that raise unusual issues. Allen (Mr. Ladd) and his staff are proactive in their case management, and professional in their relations with clients. I highly recommend him and his firm for any kind of immigration case."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ladd and I worked together on a motion for change of venue from Los Angeles to Atlanta. Coordinating the matter with Mr. Ladd was easy and straight-forward. I felt confident that he could take over my client's case and do quality work in an expedient manner."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen is extraordinarily knowledgeable in the very complicated practice of immigration law. He is accessible and willing to explain concepts clearly and succinctly. I am confident in Allen's abilities and ethical standards. I endorse Allen without reservation."