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David Eli Larson

Immigration Attorney at Dayton, OH

5.0   14 reviews

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    80%
    "green cards" , citizenship, naturalization, family based immigration, fiances, employment based immigration, labor certification, extraordinary ability, national interest waiver, outstanding professor or researcher, H-1B, professionals, employment authorization, work cards, R-1 religious workers, adjustment of status, consular processing, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, employer compliance, removal, exclusion, and deportation defense

    36 years, 500 cases

  2. Asylum
    20%
    represent applicants for asylum

    32 years, 10 cases

I grew up in Germantown, Ohio, a small town about 15 miles from Dayton, Ohio. I love sports, particularly football and basketball. I went to Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio where I majored in English Literature and in History. I served two years in the Peace Corps in Turkey, teaching English as a second language, first in Fatsa on the Black Sea coast and then in Erzurum in the eastern mountains. I still remember how to speak some Turkish. I obtained a Master's degree in Public Administration from UNC in Chapel Hill and worked for the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Chicago and Columbus. I was Community Development Director for the City of Miamisburg, Ohio before entering law school at Ohio State. I graduated with a J.D. in 1979, took the bar exam, got married to Roberta Longfellow, honeymooned in France, and began practicing law. Roberta and I have two children, Jessica, also a returned Peace Corps volunteer (Moldova) and lawyer, and Christian, a visual, graphic, and ceramic artist. Roberta and I love reading, cooking, traveling and ballroom dancing. We have a large circle of friends, many from our church, Grace United Methodist of Dayton, Ohio, and we both have many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. We are both grateful for the love we share, the lives we have led, and the lives ahead of us.

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Roberta and David dancing
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Licensed for 43 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 11/16/2022

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Larson, Lyons, & Al-Hamdani
120 West Second Street
Suite 1650
Dayton, OH, 45402-1604

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Immigration Lawer
David helped me through the process of getting my Greencard and eventually my Naturalization Citizenship. It was a smooth, stress free experience because of all the good work David and his staff put in. David not only has the expertise in immigration matters but most importantly, he makes you feel safe and taken cared of. David is genuinely sincere and compassionate. He listens intently and gives you his expert advise. He even connected us with a good tax attorney who still helps us with our tax returns until today. David is very thorough and walks you through the process. You know what to expect every step of the way. In every meeting, he will alway let you know that you can email or call him if you have any questions. When you do, he answers promptly. There really are no words to express how grateful I am for everything David has helped me with.
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Posted by Nishant | April 1, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Satisfied
Mr. Larson was very professional in his dealing. He listened to my case patiently and gave his opinion after considering all the specific facts. I did not feel hurried at all. In fact we discussed multiple scenarios and narrowed down on the best one. He even sent an email at the end describing the course of action as discussed over the phone. His fees is also very reasonable and it's hard to find a lawyer of such caliber and dedication in this day and age. I highly recommend him for any issues regarding immigration.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Excellent Lawyer response in email as well as over the phone. Make clear and Understood the problem correctly. Show me the right option to handle my case.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation regarding I551
Excellent response in email as well as over the phone. Understood the problem correctly and advised us accordingly which in turn proved very helpful to us. Thanks a lot.
Posted by dhilip | August 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service,knowledgeable
great attorney was very patient and thorough with the whole process,my case was a very complicated he was accomodating all our requirements ,will recommend to everyone who is looking to havean attorney who is gonna take individual attention required for the case.
Posted by Migwe | August 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
My Experience with David Eli Larson's Legal Services
David is compassionate and concerned attorney who cares about his clients' cases and well-being. As an example, I was particularly impressed when he recently agreed to meet with me and my wife after office hours on short notice. He upholds the highest values of human dignity and social justice in his work as evidenced by his involvement in the Dayton Human Relations Council Board and the Welcome Dayton Committee. He is also a good listener to his client's concerns for equality before the law. I therefore find David to be an excellent legal professional in Dayton, Ohio.
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Posted by Subarna | August 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Knowledgeable and Practical
Mr. Larson was very knowledgeable and practical on the subject matter. He gave very practical advices and was always available to answer my questions and did everything to get the job done.
Posted by Hooman | August 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I worked with David on an immigration matter pertaining to H-1B labor law. He successfully filed a complain against my employer who violated immigration and labor regulations and helped me receive what was owed to me. He is soft spoken and very easy to work with.
Posted by Sylvie | August 17, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great service
David is not only very professional but a very kind human being. He is always available and takes time to explain those difficult immigration questions.
Posted by Rita Rodriguez | March 26, 2013
Great Immigration Attorney!
Without Attorney David Larson my husband would have been deported. He was there on top of everything that needed to be taken care of. He is not only very knowledgeable but also very likeable! We worked together for the past 2 yrs. The Immigration process is a very long & bumpy ride but David would always let us know what to expect with each step. We definitely recommend Mr. Larson to anyone who is having any Immigration issues.
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Posted by Quynh | January 30, 2012
A Soft-spoken Man with a Strong Edge for Law
I started out working with Mr. Larson just as a interpreter for my dad. Inevitably, I got more involved with my dad's case. Foremost and lasting impression of Mr. Larson is that he is a kind, soft-spoken man and has strong edge for law. He was experienced and very trustworthy. He worked with our schedule and travel far distances as called for. The only negativity is that he was a bit behind on updating new requirements, instructions, etc. He took the responsibility and improved whatever needed. The extended period of our business with him was excellent.
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Posted by M. Rehan Puri | January 6, 2012
Excellent and Dependable
I have known Mr. Larson for 5 years. I am one of his clients for my H1B issues with my employer. He handles matters very nicely, keep me well informed and the fee is very reasonable and he will work with his clients on anything. He is very respectable, honest and dedicated towards his profession.
Posted by Maria | December 29, 2011
Larson as an Immigration Authority
I work with many immigrants and David Larson is always very generous and careful in guiding the people to understand their alternatives. He genuinely has his clients' interests at heart. He will always research to make sure he is up-to-date and accurate.
Posted by moshood | July 3, 2010
dedicated ,proffesionl,strong solving case ability
mr david eli larson, has unique talent in presnting case and getting favorible result more over has a very broad knowledge of the law.good listener and very patient with client.in my case i was pleased and joyful with the outcome of my case. a very proven capable lawer who go through any lenth to win a case for his client .very impressive in many more ways.....
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney shareholder
  • Altick & Corwin Co., L.P.A.
  • 1998 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Certo & Larson
  • 1983 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Law Clinic of D. W. Bench
  • 1980 - 1983
  • Community Development Representative
  • United States Dept Of Housing & Urban Development
  • 1971 - 1976
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Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • law
  • 1979
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Master of Public Administration
  • 1974
  • Wittenberg University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Legal Cases

  • Family based "green card"
  • green card approved
  • In the matter of Muhammad Rehan Puri, U.S. Dept. of Labor ARB Case No. 10-004
  • ALJ decision reversed and case remanded for resolution of issue and determination of any wages owed to Dr. Puri.
  • In the matter of Gabriel Okunade
  • Naturalization granted and client sworn in as US citizen.
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor
  • 2013 - 2016
  • City of Dayton, Ohio Human Relations Council
  • Council Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Dayton Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Dayton Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Dayton Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Lloyd O'Hara Public Interest Law Award
  • ABLE/LAWO
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Professional Service Award
  • Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.
  • 2005

Publications

  • La Jornada Latina based in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Driver's Licenses - Licencias de Manejo
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Law Course
  • Immigration Law
  • 2015
  • Osher Life Long Learning Seminar
  • Immigration: What needs to be changed?
  • 2011
  • PAR 297 Immigration Law
  • Introduction to Immigration Law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (44)
Immigration Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney."
Asylum Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Larson is experienced and limits his practice to asylum and immigration law. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a very knowledgeable, caring, and professional attorney who is always willing to listen and provide clear options and answers."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a dedicated and knowledgable lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. David is trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community and has extensive knowledge in immigration law matters. Highly recommend him as an attorney,"
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. His responses are clear and complete. He has demonstrated a thorough understanding of BK law."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Larson are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Eli Larson answers legal questions honestly, accurately and explains the law in an easy to understand manner. I am proud to offer him my heartfelt endorsement."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer. David has years of experience with Immigration law. His several hundreds of published answers to questions at Avvo.com should tell you what we in Dayton already know about him - he knows the law and has a great reputation for solving problems. If you have a question about Immigration Law, he is your answer. Period."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for a long time.David is both competent and extremely knowledgeable in immigration law.I have referrred clients to him. In fact, I referred my son and his wife who was from Georgia at the time and more recently, my wife who is from Indonesia. I happily endorsed David."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is one of the most trustworthy, ethically sound, knowledgeable and hard working attorneys in Dayton. He takes stock of a person's claim swiftly, determining the best course of action and carrying it out meticulously until its completion. I believe in his character and would trust his advice, even with my own family. His reputation as being a sincerely kindhearted person is well deserved. He matches his advocacy and practice skills with this empathy and positive view of the world. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of immigration services, or any of the other areas in which David practices."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Larson is an excellent lawyer! I refer immigration work his direction. He is a strong, knowledgeable advocate for his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer!"
Immigration Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Larson provides rock solid advice. He has demonstrated in his answers here on avvo a superb understanding of immigration law. His fantastic grasp of this complex area of law serves his clients, the community, and the legal profession. I am glad to endorse him and recommend him as a fellow immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for years primarily because he never misses an AILA chapter meeting. Thus, he is always on top of changes and trends in immigration law. He is a leader in our group and a fantastic attorney."
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