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David A. M. Ware

Immigration Attorney at Metairie, LA

4.9   62 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Mr. Ware graduated from Yale University in 1977, receiving his B.A. in Latin American Studies. He completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Texas in 1981, and has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law since 1982. Mr. Ware is active in the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs: Association of International Educators. He is a former member of AILA’s Foreign Student and Texas Service Center Liaison Committees. He has held an AV rating in Martindale Hubbell for many years, and is a member of The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has repeatedly been selected by New Orleans magazine as among the top immigration attorneys in Louisiana. Mr. Ware is a frequent speaker and author on immigration topics throughout the U.S. and abroad, and teaches immigration law at Southern University School of Law. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Location

David Ware & Associates
3850 N Causeway Blvd
Ste 555
Metairie, LA, 70002
David Ware & Associates
Two United Plaza, 8550 United Plaza Boulevard
Suite 702
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809
David Ware & Associates
4000 Eagle Point Corporate Drive
Birmingham, AL, 35242
David Ware & Associates
201 E. Government Street
Pensacola, FL, 32501
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4.9 / 5.0
  62 customer reviews
Posted by asma | April 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very pleased
Mr Ware, offered me guidance and answered my questions very precisely, in timely manner (even on the WE). To me that's primordial, i will definitely hire him and recommend him to anybody.
Posted by Micene | March 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Courteous
Over the years (H1, Green Card, Naturalization), I have been lucky to have David Ware (and other attorneys on his team including Kathleen Gasparian, Elaine Kimbrell, Samantha Hechtman and paralegals Julie Herzog and Yolanda Fortuné) guide me every step of the immigration process. I always felt that I was receiving the best advice at the right time, with the right level of communication, follow-up, and support as needed throughout the process. All that with a human touch. I would recommend David Ware and his firm to anyone seeking help with their immigration journey.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Be Assured, You Are in Great Hands!
I am an educator at the university level, a tenure track professor. I came in contact with this firm because my employer does business with them. And I am so glad that I did. They quite competently handled both my H1B and LPR throughout, with a successful result. The firm has an amazing team of attorneys, including Mr. Ware of course: immensely professional and knowledgeable, very responsive, and yet so easy to work with. I had to work with two paralegals, Ms. Herzog and Mr. Sui, both of whom were/are as much professionally competent and amiable. I have had some really good attorneys before. Here is why this firm is even better. a) They allow you to pay their fees stretching over a reasonable amount of time frame, in monthly installments, so you do not feel overly burdened. Plus, I also found that their fees are reasonable given the quality service they provide. b) No document goes to USCIS before multiple attorneys review it. Oversights and mistakes can happen even on a genius lawyer’s part. That risk gets reduced with multiple minds. I won't have to think even for a millisecond to recommend someone, who comes to my contact, to their office for legal help.
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Posted by Inoka | July 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Permanent Residency
I had excellent experience with Ware immigration, processing my green card petition. Mr. Ware and the team is absolutely terrific. They all take your application like their own and give very clear instructions. Ms. Sylvia and Ms. Julie are awesome paralegals. They communicate very professionally and help you very friendly. They know very well how to deal if anything comes up in the process. Also, they make you relax and will take your stress out of your way. Yes. It is a long and stressful process, but Ware immigration knows how to do everything for you. All in all, I highly recommend ware immigration to my family and friends. They are the best of the bests and you will get awesome service. good luck!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
What distinguishes Mr. Ware and his exceptional team is their prompt response to inquiries. Paralegals are very kind, caring, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend Mr. Ware and his associates to anyone with immigration concerns. Ms. Kimbrell takes her time in reviewing your case to ensure a high-quality deliverable product.
Posted by Lynn | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing firm!
My sincere appreciation to Mr David Ware and his wonderful staff! An extremely professional immigration firm and I could not recommend them highly enough. They done a fantastic job on my case and I am very grateful for their hard work and success with what I needed. 10/10!
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you so much!
I would like to offer the warmest thanks as well as my sincere regards to Mr. David Ware and his expert colleagues who have accomplished their best to make this fortune for me and my family. They are so kind people that promptly respond to your enquiries and put their efforts to present your case strongly in USCIS. I appreciate their professional work and definitely recommend Mr. Ware and his team to everyone who is looking for the masters in the immigration issues.
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Posted by Dr. Ali Fatemi | March 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Dedicate
This is the best immigration law firm in my opinion. If you want the best lawyers working on your case, this is the place. David provides professional advices on my green card filing. He is very knowledgeable and experienced in the field. From the first conversation, he correctly predicted what to anticipate in my case. His expertise gave me confidence to continue with the firm, immediately after I talked with him. Mrs. Julie Herzog and Shechtman have advised me on the process followed. They are very supportive and handles the procedure smoothly. They are impressed me not only with the professionalism, but also with the art of communication as an outstanding attorneys. This firm is a good professional team with outstanding leadership and talented professionals. I am glad I did when I was referred by the university.
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Posted by Adrian | July 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism at its best!
Very knowledgeable and professional along the way. Ware Immigration navigated me throughout the entire PR process smoothly and in a very short amount of time. The lack of RFE's or delays clearly reflected the experience attained by the law firm. I personally wanted to thank Mr. David Ware, Ms. Kristen Vodak, Ms. Leah Spivey, and Ms. Samantha Hechtman for the assistance provided. Will definitely recommend their services to anyone who seeks immigration advice and assistance.
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Posted by Claudia | June 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service!
I started my journey to immigrate to this country about 5 years ago, a lot things happens during this period several processes, stress but on the hands of the best lawyers that made it happens. Mr David Ware and his team are very Knowledgeable, careful on the cases preparation in order to succeed. I just received a week ago my green card. Thank You to David Ware and team for your help on this process.
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Posted by Seongchun | May 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful immigration team
David Ware and his team effectively communicated and handled the Green Card application. He also sent the welcome letter after the Green Card was approved. The welcome letter gave helpful guidelines about what my rights are, what I need to do now and how to obtain a naturalized citizenship in future. Thank you, David and his team.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Ware Immigration
Very knowledgeable, friendly and supportive team. I am so grateful that i worked with Ware Immigration for my permanent residency application, and I would like to take this opportunity to express my true gratitude for all their efforts and support throughout the entire process.
Posted by Julian | March 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Knowledgeable
I was a pleasure to do my immigration change of statuses with Mr. Ware and his office. I went from F1 student to H1-B worker and then, from H-B worker to permanent resident. His staff and him was always honest and filled me with true expectations. I am very pleased with his and his staff's work. Totally recommended!
Posted by Adarsh | December 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick response, detail procurement and 100% Positive Result
I have dealt with David Ware and his subordinates since last couple years for various immigration applications, especially for H1B, TPS and Permanent Residency (Green Card). It has been a wonderful experience, as you can get any sort of consulting regarding immigration. Their responses are prompt and reasonable both lawfully as well as ethically. All of our (my wife and mine) applications have been approved in timely manner. I highly recommend David Ware's immigration firm for anybody's immigration cases.
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Posted by Katherene | November 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for David Ware
David Ware has an excellent immigration team. He and his team handled the permanent residency application for my husband and I. We were assigned our own paralegal who answered every question we had and also did everything in a prompt manner. It was indeed wonderful to have the Ware team work with my husband and I and I would recommend Davide Ware any day.
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Posted by Samer | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Great and wonderful experience in getting my permanent residence approved. It is refreshing working with a very skillful and professional lawyer and firm.
Posted by Ross | September 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Firm
I interviewed and verified references before hiring David and his associates. I had used another firm for years with very unsatisfactory performance. David and his team did not only impress me, but went above and beyond to assist me and my family. It has been a true pleasure working with David and I would recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Ruben | July 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Got the green card with Mr. Ware's help.
I deeply appreciate wonderful service, which Ware Immigration provides.. It is delightful result of very hard work of all people who worked on my case. I'm personally thankful to my attorneys Elaine Kimbrell and Duncan Fulton and to my paralegals Anitra Guillory, Patricia Branton. It is great team of very professional specialists. Thank you, all!
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Posted by Carmen | July 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Visa H1B and Permanent Residence
Dr Ware and his team assisted me in obtaining my work visa and my permanent residence in an effective way. They advised and guided me and my sponsor appropriately at all necessary in order to be successful in getting promptly my H1B visa and my permanent residence.
Posted by Ahmed | July 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Obtaining the Green Card with David's help
I would like to write my review about David, actually I would like to copy and past the last conversation between David and I, after obtaining the green card because of his, and his team, great efforts: I worst: "I received a copy of this letter (I mean the letter of approval) last night and I was planing to write to you today. This letter definitely left me speechless and unable to express how much I’m delighted and grateful to all of you. Your hard work and continues effort for making this victory were unbounded and you definitely helped to establish a big change in my life. With this much great pleasure, I would like to celebrate with you the success of this case and I deeply hope that I will add a new value to this country and help to bring new science and improve its technology. There are simply no words which I can grasp to write my special thanks to you, because thanks itself is not enough. I was and still fortune to have come to your organization, from the fist time and I felt that I’m taken care of and this success has just proven to me that all of my thoughts were correct. David, Leah, Arturo, and Duncan, you made my dream to come true, my heartfelt thanks to all of you." David: "Again, persons such as you are what keeps me coming to work! What a pleasure working with you." I wrote: "I’m certain by now, that this country has already recognized the importance of your work, as well as those who work in your field. It is very clear that the United State of America didn’t reach that far as a great nation unless it has considered the fact that its greatness comes first from people like you, who carefully evaluate their candidates. David, it is not only us who keeps you going to work, it is rather your deep believe of the importance of your work and the pleasure you often find when you transform someone’s present into a great future. I will say this again, I was definitely fortuned to have come to your organization and ask for help. And yet, I will always find it necessary to say thank you David. And thank you Leah and Arturo, you have been so wonderful." David replied: "Your words almost bring tears to my eyes. Thank you, thank you and best of everything in your future." David's team, follow a very precise procedure in the way they handle cases, they don't leave any small details and they always double check even if it is certain. Leah, Arturo, started taking care of my case from the beginning and then Duncan joined them. With Leah supervision, Arturo never skipped a night without going through all the documents line by line, I even sometimes receive emails from him which are sent at late night times. I rated David and his organization as "EXCELLENT" and if there is any higher rating than that I will definitely give to them.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Committee on International Students
  • Vice-Chair
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • NAFSA Region III Liaison
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Committee on Students and Exchange Visitors
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Foreign Student Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Service Center Liaison Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • INS Liaison Chair
  • 1988 - 1989
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Lousiana Chapter)
  • Treasurer
  • 1984 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Member
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Top Immigration Attorneys in Louisiana
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • N/A

Publications

  • amicus brief
  • Matter of Syracuse University
  • 2010
  • AILA PERM
  • The Special Handling Labor Certification: Current Issues
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Texas State Meeting
  • My Friend Told Me: Dispelling Immigration Myths Through Law and Regulations
  • 2010
  • NAFSA Region VII Conference
  • Immigration
  • 2010
  • NAFSA Region III Conference
  • Consular Update
  • 2010
  • NAFSA Conference
  • Hot Immigration Issues for Academic Healthcare Institutions
  • 2010
  • Federal Bar Association (Memphis)
  • Representing Those Unlawfully Present
  • 2010
  • AILA Texas Chapter Annual Fall Conference
  • Immigration
  • 2010
  • AILA PERM Conference
  • The Triple Crown: Continuing Hot Spots in the PERM Process
  • 2010
  • AILA Mid-South Annual Conference
  • Advanced Issues in PERM
  • 2010
  • AILA National Conference
  • Do I Really Have To Go Home Again?
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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Immigration Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Ware is a thoughtful, experienced, and well-informed immigration lawyer with a broad knowledge of business immigration law emphasizing health care and educational institutions."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David has a depth of knowledge all lawyers seek. All are in great hands with David on their side."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is brilliant, knowledgeable, compassionate and is an expert at any immigration matter a client has. I have had the pleasure of working with him on several cases. He has been selected by the top immigration lawyers in America to be a member of IMMLAW, the national consortium of immigration law firms."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer’s work. He is truly excellent. He is an expert in all areas of business immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David has a broad - even encyclopediac knowledge of immigration law. He has particular expertise in health care related immigration matters. Applies that knowledge in practical and imaginative ways to the benefit of his clients."
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