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Legal Assistance - Immigration Attorneys

Looking for legal assistance regarding immigration issues?  Welcome Dayton recommends consulting one of the following organizations:

Dayton Bar Association
109 North Main Street, Suite 600
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 937-222-7902

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)
130 West Second St., Ste. 700 East
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 1-800-837-0814; 1-888-534-1432; 937-535-4402

There are also several private attorneys (whose fees differ):

Mohamed Al-Hamdani
Larson, Lyons, and Al-Hamdani, LLC
120 W. Second St. Suite 1650, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: (937) 684-8890/ Email:

Shahrzad Allen
3460 S. Dixie Drive, 2nd Floor, Moraine, Ohio 45439
Phone: 937-813-8091 / Email:

Christina J. Back
Pickerel, Schaeffer, and Ebling
2700 Kettering Tower, Dayton, Ohio 45423
Phone: 937-223-1130 / Email:

Karen D. Bradley
Bradley and Associates
130 W. Second St. Suite 1818, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 937-461-1212 / Email:

Lindsey K. Deck
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
40 North Main Street, Suite 1700, Dayton, Ohio 45423
Phone: 937-228-2838 (main) / (937) 641-1747 (direct) / Email:

Jack E. Grayer
New Hope Project, Inc.
530 Xenia Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45410
Phone: 937-252-7200 / Email:

David E. Larson
Larson & Lyons, LLC
120 W. Second St. Suite 1650, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 937-684-8890 / Email:

Catha (Nikki) Lyons
Larson, Lyons, and Al-Hamdani, LLC
5540 Far Hills Avenue, Suite 202, Kettering, OH 45429
Phone: 937-684-8890/ Email:

Meenu Sharma
Law Office of Meenu Sharma
507 Windsor Park Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45459
Phone: 937-434-1445/ Email:

Karl R. Ulrich
Sebaly Shillito & Dyer
1900 Kettering Tower, 40 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio 45423
Phone: 937-222-2052/ Email:

Visa Information for Immigrants

If you are an immigrant looking to make Dayton your home, you have two main paths to choose from: a non-immigrant and an immigrant path. Each one of these paths has a list of visa categories and its basic requirements.

Please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website to determine which visa category applies to your circumstances and will best meet your needs. This website has detailed information about specific visa categories and their application processes.

If you are already in the United States and/or in the city of Dayton and have questions regarding immigration issues, you may contact either the Dayton Bar Association, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) or any local immigration attorney. The Welcome Dayton initiative does not endorse or recommend any private attorneys.

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