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About me

Having served thousands of clients in my career as an attorney, I still come to work looking forward to helping my next client. 

Outside my work I have always enjoyed flying. As an instrument rated pilot, being in the sky is the ultimate mental distraction from the challenge of the practice.

 Above all is my family. I am a true family man and I love it.



Languages spoken: Arabic, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 80%
    21 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    21 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Julia Maria Lamanna

    Sam is a dedicated, hard working and passionate attorney who will always go the extra mile for his clients. Among other areas, he is extremely well versed in labor certification: an oftentimes tricky and convoluted process made painless only as a result of his unique command. I gladly endorse him.


    Julia Lamanna Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jason Jay Darfus

    Mr. Shihab's expertise in the area of immigration law is unmatched in our community. For each and every case that he takes on, he exercises diligence and care beyond what is required of an attorney. Additionally, Mr. Shihab's clients enjoy a level of professionalism and customer service that is beyond compare.


    Jason Darfus Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Sam Shihab & Associates

100 E Campus View Blvd
Suite 250
Columbus, OH, 43235


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV DistinguisedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Certificate of Recognition. Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring ProgramThe Supreme Court of Ohio2008
Professional Engineer designationState of Ohio1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalSam Shihab & Associates, LLC2010 - Present
FounderShihab & Associates1994 - 2010
Development EngineergThe City of Columbus1992 - 1994
Design EngineerThe Ohio Department of Transportation1986 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dublin Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Construction CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Columbus Bar Association Small Firm CommitteMember2009 - Present
Cleveland Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Ohio chapter)Member1995 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Simms V. Pezzosetteled.
Mendieta-Robles v. Gonzales 226 Fed.Appx. 564 (6th Cir. 2007).Reversing the BIA Appeal. Deportation dismissed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Ohio State University, ColumbusEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Business LawEmployer Compliance2011
Immigration Law SeminarImmigration Law2010
Employer ComplainceImmigration Law2009
Sixth Annual Immigration Law Conference-OhioCorporate Compliance and Audits2008
Introduction to Immigration LawPermanent Residency and Naturalization, Introduction to Immigration law2008
Immigraition Law ConferenceI-9 Compliance and H-1B Laws2008
Immigration LawI-9 No-match letter & ICE enforcements.2007
HARCO Yearly ConferenceGuidence on Social Security "No-Match Letters2007
Continuing Legal Education for LawyersPermanent Residency and Naturalization, Introduction to Immigration law2007
Immigration Law Over viewImmigration Law overview for attonreys2005