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Duriya Dhinojwala

Immigration Attorney at Akron, OH

5.0   31 reviews

also known as DD

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2002
    Status
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About Duriya

Learn Duriya’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    80%
    Legal immigration for non-immigrant and immigrant visas including, but not limited to, O, L, E, H1B visas and employment or family based green cards. Expert in business immigration options and I-9 compliance issues including audits

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%
    Bankruptcy, collections, creditor rights, commercial litigation disputes.

Attorney Dhinojwala's areas of focus include the following: Family-based Immigrant Visa or Permanent Residency: including immediate family members, spouses and fiancées. Employment-based Immigrant Visa or Permanent Residency: EB1-First Preference, Persons of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers, Multinational Executives and Managers; EB2-Second Preference, Members of Professions holding Advanced Degrees or Aliens of Exceptional Ability; EB3-Third Preference, Skilled Workers, Professionals and other Workers; EB4-Fourth Preference, Special Immigrants; EB5-Fifth Preference, Employment Creation Investors including investments in Regional Visas: Visitor Visas, B-1-for Business/B-2-for Tourist; E-1-Treaty Trader/E2-Treaty Investor E Visas for Traders and Investors; F-1 or J-1-Academic Student Visa; H1B Visa-Specialty Occupation; H2A-Agricultural Labor or H2B-other Temporary Labor Visa; H-3-Trainee; K-Fiancé or Fiancée of U.S. Citizen; L-Intra Company Transferee; M-Vocational Student; O-1 or O-2-Extraordinary Ability; P-1, P-2 or P-3-Athletes and Group Entertainers; Q-International Cultural Exchange Program; R-Religious Vocation or Profession; TN-Trade NAFTA Professionals. All aspects of I-9 Compliance, including employer’s rights and responsibilities.

Location

Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC
75 E. Market Street
Akron, OH, 44308

Reviews

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Posted by Diogo | August 6, 2022
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Family based petition i130 and i485 EAD card
DD was extremely helpful to my wife and I when working through my green card/citizenship process. We just got married and had no idea what next steps would be, but DD walked us through every step and after just a few months I now have my green card. This is a very detailed process and I am not sure how we would have completed this correctly in a timely manner without DD and her team. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Jesse | July 15, 2022
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I-485
Duriya assisted me in filing my I-485 AoS petition. She was very professional and patient. I highly recommend her for any immigration-related needs.
Posted by Paula/Kenan | June 23, 2022
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Change of status/green card application
DD helped us clearly and easily navigate the change of status and green card application process. She helped us compile the right evidence, easily fill out all necessary forms, and guided our expectations for the process all while calming our nerves and ensuring our comfort with the new journey we’re embarking on. Would absolutely recommend her and plan to work with her again.
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Posted by Bex | February 28, 2022
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Coaching H1B
Duriya did a phenomenal job applying for and securing an H1B on my behalf. Coaches very rarely fall under the “speciality occupation” umbrella, which makes getting an H1B extremely difficult. Duriya worked closely with the Univeristy of Akron staff and we were able to secure the H1B and get me back to the US! Would recommend Duriya and her services again, cannot thank her enough
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Posted by Ragav | November 15, 2021
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F1 OPT to H1B
I am very glad that I had Duriya as my attorney to file my H1B. She is very knowledgeable and explains you the process thoroughly. She clarified all my doubts and was quick to respond to my emails and messages. The process went very smoothly and I got my H1B approved without any issues. I strongly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2021
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H1b
Very Professional and knowledgeable attorney. My company hired Duriya Dhinojwala for my H-1b and the process went smooth with her efficient work and very clear communication. I will strongly recommend her.
Posted by Bhupesh | June 5, 2021
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H1b Transfer
I am a dentist by profession. Ms. Dhinojwala was hired by my Hospital. She was very quick to respond and answers all my emails and phone calls or the messages. My H1b transfer was very smooth.Though we had very less time she handled it very efficiently. Because of her proactiveness I was able to start my job on time.
Posted by Aparajita Tiwari | May 25, 2021
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F1 to H1B change of status- tough situation
I am so glad that I had Duriya throughout my approval process. My situation was a tricky one since I was planning to go to India. I am on STEM OPT and wanted to get my H1B approval and stamping done in India since I was anyway travelling. This suggestion was given to me by Duriya as well, since she knew that I had travel plans. Everything was fine until I landed in India and within a week covid hit hard and all the visa embassies closed or were about to close. My visa filing was not done yet (I guess Duriya had a sense of things and she waited, am so so glad she did). I wanted to come back to US but wasn’t sure until she suggested strongly that I should come back and then she should file visa here so that I can get approval process done easily or I can get stuck back in India. I am so glad and so thankful to her that she showed me the correct way. I got my visa approval done today. Cannot be more relieved and cannot thank her enough for all the help she gave me during this process. I highly recommend her. She is very thorough in her work, takes her time, studies your case and then takes a step ahead. Trust me you will not regret her decision. This is coming from someone who had less than a month of STEM OPT left and desperately wanted to get the work visa approval.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2021
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H1b
Duriya was hired by my company to file my H1B transfer and she has helped me to get approved for remote work in California. I recommend her highly for immigration related professional services. Thanks Duriya for helping on H1b transfer process.
Posted by Graeme | February 24, 2021
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Highly Recommend
My wife, 3 children and I initially planned on navigating the immigration process ourselves until Duriya came highly recommended to us. Duriya presented all of our options including the Adjustment of Status option which we had not considered before. If it wasn't for this, we would have been looking at spending many months apart. Then Covid 19 hit; we would still be apart right now if it wasn't for Duriya - some 15 months after we made the decision to file the AoS. Thanks to Duriya, myself and our 3 children are now proud US Permanent Residents. We couldn't have done it without Duriya - she is both personable and professional - and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Sunny | October 22, 2020
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Employment Based Green Card- Chef position
It was a tremendous experience to work with Duriya. Always reachable, concerned and well responded. She has a pleasant personality with a smart mind. We hired her for employment Based Green card, Chef for Saffron Patch. She has an immense expertise on Employment Immigration. Her case drafting skills and presentation are tremendous which resulted no RFE on any stage of the case. Without any delays she processed our case in a very timely manner. I truly and highly recommended her for Immigration cases. I feel I was blessed to have her as our Attorney. Sunny.
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Posted by Abhi K | July 16, 2020
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H1B
If you want a lawyer who is always available to answer your questions and help you out through the process, look no further. Duriya was hired by my company to process my H1B visa. She had promised us that she will be present to help us out with any questions 24/7 and she delivered on that. The case was subjected to an RFE, and she helped us get all the paperwork completed and processed on time to get us the approval. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an immigration attorney!
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Posted by Anju | June 12, 2020
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President
Very seldom you would find someone who enjoys dealing with attorneys. But every once in a while you run into an attorney who compels you to change your views. Ms. Duriya Dhinojwala is one of those attorneys. In my dealing with her for over ten years, I have found her to be very reliable, upfront and easy to work with. She is prompt in getting back, and very approachable. I would recommend her to anybody without any reservation
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2020
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Extremely helpful and committed
I consulted with Duriya about some immigration questions and she was able to provide me with some excellent advice. She was very knowledgeable about the subject matter. More over, she proved to be immensely resourceful as she went out of her way to further consult with colleagues to explore multiple solutions to a challenging question. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Chiklith | May 27, 2020
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Smart and Amazing from start to finish
I work for a startup company and my company hired Duriya for processing my H1B and she made the process so smooth both for me and my HR team. I got my H1B approval without any RFEs very quickly as the evidence submitted was complete and accurate. Her style of documentation is very organized and clean without any confusion. Recently my company started to process Green Card application with her and even now she makes the process look so simple with proper planning in advance. None of my company employees have clear understanding of the process and so we ask many trivial questions but she answers them correctly and guides us in a correct way. My company would surely consult her for any immigration related stuff in future as she offered to help us for a fixed fee which is perfect for start up company budget. From day one she was amazing and made me feel comfortable in a way in which I am usually not with first time meetings with anyone. I would strongly recommend her for anyone who wants their process to go smoothly without any mess.
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Posted by ibrahim | May 27, 2020
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Success: F1 to H1B visa
Duriya represented me when I applied for my H1B visa. She did a phenomenal job and I got my H1B. As a student on an F1 visa, I thought the process of switching from F1 to H1B was going to be extremely difficult, but she made it look easy. She also helped me extend my H1B for another 3 years. I just got the approved extension document two weeks ago. She is a phenomenal and knowledgeable attorney. I would definitely recommend her for any immigrant who is in need of a competent immigration attorney. She went above and beyond to help me renew my driver license at the bmv office. I highly recommend Duriya for anybody who needs a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney to deal with simple or complicated immigration cases.
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Posted by Babita | May 27, 2020
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Outstanding attorney
Ms Dhinojwala took care of my work visa with great efficiency. She was thorough, and meticulous with the paperwork, leaving nothing to chance. Importantly, she works fast and is usually way ahead of the deadlines. I really appreciate that she does her best to be available for advise when needed.
Posted by Arjun | May 27, 2020
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H1B approval
Duriya was an absolute professional. She guided us through the whole process which was alien to us - from collation of information, completion of forms, attestation of documents, and communication with all involved. As a result, the visa was approved in record time and we could not be happier. Her attention to detail and 24/7 availability by text, email, or phone, not to mention personally delivering documents, was exemplary.
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Posted by Pankil | May 27, 2020
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Immigration matters
I consulted her for getting permanent residence status for my dad , to stay with me as he could not take care of himself , and Duriya gave me all pertinent information, what documents were required to support my case , filed in timely manner and she was efficient, trustworthy and learned attorney, whom I have faith and confidence and would recommend her services to anyone who wants help in immigration matters. I was successful in getting permanent residence for my father which helped me to take care of him here and be safe and secure. Duriya is thorough and professional attorney and wish her great success in her career.
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Posted by Sam | May 26, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
I happened to work with Duriya recently for my immigration needs.She answered all my immigration queries patiently and also Duriya is excellent in preparing supporting documentations to get the approvals first time itself.I strongly recommend Duriya for anyone who is need of immigration assistance.
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Education

  • University of Akron
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 1993
  • Sophia College in Bombay, India
  • Diploma in Fine Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • Medina County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Community Legal Aid Services
  • Board of Trustees
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Gujarati
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012

Publications

  • Ohio State Bar Association publication
  • Civil Rule 45: “Don’t let your subpoena fall through the cracks”
  • 2008
  • Ohio State Bar Association publication
  • Civil Litigation Practice Tips: Complying with Civil Rules 33 and 36
  • 2006
  • Examiner magazine (Akron Bar Association)
  • Commentary on the 2004 Amendment to Ohio Civil Rules 33 and 36
  • 2005

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Akron Immigration Lawyer Duriya Dhinojwala
Duriya Dhinojwala
Immigration Attorney
Akron, OH
Licensed for 21 years