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Sam M Shihab PR AV 250 1


    Sam Shihab is the founder of the law firm and offers more than 20 years of experience in immigration law in lead capacity. He brings a great deal of experience to the firm, guiding the firm’s active employment and family-based immigration practice. Sam dedicates a lot of his time counseling corporate executives and HR professionals on compliance and on immigration audit representation. His practice is focused on employment and family-based immigration law. 

    Sam is a frequent immigration law presenter at Human Resource Associations, Information Technology forums, Ohio Continuing Legal Education programs, and other professional groups. 

    Practice is limited exclusively to US Immigration Law. Admitted to practice in the State of Ohio. Authorized to practice US Immigration Law in all fifty states pursuant to 8 CFR §§ 103.2 & 292.1. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).


    J.D., Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, 1994
    B.S., Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1984

    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    U.S. District Court for the District of Columbus
    U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    U.S. Supreme Court

    Areas of Practice

    • Citizenship & Naturalization
    • Employment Immigration
    • Entrepreneurs Visa petitions
    • Labor Certification – PERM
    • H-1B, L, E-1, E-2, E-3, O, TN visas
    • Family Immigration, Fiancé Visa, Marriage Petition
    • Federal Immigration Litigation

    Awards and Recognitions

    • AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is held by an elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys, a designation trusted worldwide.

    • Received Recognition from the Ohio Supreme Court for contribution to the Court’s Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program for commitments to elevating the competence, professionalism and success of Ohio lawyers.

    • Chosen as “Ohio Top Lawyers” by Columbus CEO successively since 2013.