Consult With Acclaimed Immigration Lawyer Richard Herman  --  serving clients in OH, MI, PA, NY and NC.

20+ Years Experience, Listed in "Best Lawyers in America," AV-rated, Wrote Acclaimed Book on Immigration, High Client Satisfaction Ratings.

Fiancee Visas, Marriage Green Cards, Waivers, Deportation Defense.


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Helping Clients in All 50 States

Erase the Confusion on Immigration For Fiancee or Spouse.  Talk to Richard.

Dealing with the federal government bureaucracy can be messy and cause great anxiety.  If you are engaged or already married, and are looking to sponsor your loved one to join you in the U.S. or adjust status while in the U.S.., there are so many forms to file.  So many alternatives.  And so much room for mistakes, delay and rejection.

You don't have to go it alone.  CALL (800) 808-4013

Regardless of where you live, whether in the U.S. or abroad, let Richard explain immigration and procedures, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to reach successful conclusion of your case.

Whether you are doing your case on your own, wish to get a second opinion, or may be interested in hiring the Herman Legal Group to handle your immigration matter, Richard will be happy to walk you through the various options and opportunities to make your immigration case as smooth as possible.

One size does not fit all.  Richard will listen carefully to your fact scenario and concerns, and lay out the options to you in layman terms.

Richard cares about immigrants and those that love them.

Call now to to discuss your case with Richard.

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In his own friendly and personable manner, Richard will talk to you about your unique immigration situation and provide concrete steps to improve the chances of success.  Richard will be happy to review any documents you wish to send him by fax or email.

Avoid common errors that can cost you months of delay and thousands of dollars.  Put Richard's extensive experience to work for you!


Richard Wrote the Book on Immigration:  "Immigrant, Inc."

Richard's Commentary in National Media

Talk to a Lawyer Your Can Trust:        

Richard Herman

Let Richard guide you before you embark on your immigration journey.  Richard helps people all over the U.S. and around the world.  Schedule your consult today:  1-800-808-4013.

Richard Herman is a nationally-known advocate for immigrant rights and the founder of the Herman Legal Group, an immigration and general practice law firm founded in 1995, serving clients in Ohio, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.  Along with attorneys Charmaine Rozario, Vania Stefanova, Frank Krajenke, Luis Villarroel, Erin James, Bethany McCallister, Richard and his team speak over 12 languages. We are experienced in all aspects of immigration law, including family immigration, deportation defense, employment immigration, and investor immigration.   We are the Law Firm for Immigrants.

The Herman Legal Group was awarded the designation of “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report in the field of immigration law. Criteria on which clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms included such areas as expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility.

Richard has been named to Best Lawyers in America 2015 and 2016, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Partnered with U.S. News & World Report, the Best Lawyer lists are published in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and Chicago Tribune.

For 10 years in a row, Richard has been acknowledged as a “Super Lawyer” and “Leading Lawyer” by various business publications.

Richard is the co-author of the internationally-acclaimed book, Immigrant, Inc. --Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (John Wiley & Sons, 2009), a powerful interweaving of success stories and research which will forever change the way you look at immigrants ---- and America.

Richard’s poignant commentary has been sought out by many national media outlets, including New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, FOX News (The  O’Reilly Factor), National Public Radio, Inc., National Lawyers Weekly, PC World, Computerworld, CIO, TechCrunch, Washington Times, San Francisco Chronicle and InformationWeek.

Richard is “AV-Rated,” the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review conducted by lawyers and judges. 

Richard is admitted to the Ohio Bar; the U.S. Federal District Court, N. District of Ohio; and the U.S. 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.  Richard is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and is a former trustee of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association and Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.

Richard received the Client’s Choice Award” and top rating of “10”  by the law website AVVO.

Richard has spoken around the country on behalf of former New York City Mayor  Michael Bloomberg’s initiative, Partnership for a New American Economy, a national coalition of over 400 CEOs and mayors who make the case that smart immigration makes America stronger. A fierce advocate for his clients and for immigration law reform, Richard is a nationally-renowned commentator on immigration and global diversity.

Richard is a contributing writer and speaker for GOVERNING, the nation's leading media platform covering politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders. Recognized as the most credible and authoritative voice in its field, GOVERNING provides nonpartisan news, insight and analysis on such issues as public finance, transportation, economic development, health, energy, the environment and technology.

Richard is the co-founder of TiE-Ohio, the Ohio-based chapter of The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Association based in Silicon Valley, and sits on its board.

Richard is a co-founder of Global Detroit, an effort to revitalize Southeast Michigan’s economy by pursuing strategies that strengthen Detroit’s connections to the world, and that make the region more attractive and welcoming to immigrants, internationals, and foreign trade and investment.

Richard is the former Civil Rights Director of LULAC Ohio, a chapter of The League of  United Latin America Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the U.S.

Richard received the Lead Counsel Rating by the Lead Counsel Review Board.

On a personal note, Richard is a Cleveland native and former resident of Moscow, Russia.  He is married to Dr. Kimberly Chen, a physician born in Taiwan. They are raising their children, Nathan (13) and Isabella (11), to be citizens of the world. 

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Family Immigration Matters

  • Marriage Green Card & Fiancee Visa

  • Deportation Defense & Immigration Appeals

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  • Hardship Waivers, Waivers, Citizenship

Employment Immigration Matters

  • Professional Worker Visas (H-1B, TN, L-1)

  • Investor Immigration (E-2, L-1, EB-5)

  • Employment-Based Green Cards (National Interest Waiver, PERM, Extraordinary Ability)

What Do Others Say About Richard?

Richard is a wonderful attorney.  He helped us to get out of a mess caused by another attorney firm in the Cleveland area, and helped us through the journey from green card to naturalization processes. He is always patient and knowledgeable, I highly recommend him.

– Alex


We believe he is trustworthy, professional, very reasonable with fees/charges and a top-notch in his field. He and his team take every case that comes in front of them with utmost care and will not rest until they have exhausted all avenues and are successful. If you need any kind of legal advice and assistance, call Richard Herman’s office. You will be glad you did! :)

– Barbara


Very helpful and knowledgeable staff made me feel very comfortable throughout the green card process. Thank you for all your hard work

– Past Client


The quality of the work and people at the Herman Legal Group is second to none. We had a frustrating immigration snafu with my mother-in-law who is from Panama. Richard Herman and his team were able to solve it quickly and reasonably. I highly recommend them!

– Andrew Thomas


I appreciate the caring and integrity of Richard Herman

– Past Client


I am a fellow attorney and consider Richard a trusted resource in referring clients with immigration issues.

– Past Client


Make the right step on your immigration case.  Run it by Richard first!

No matter where you are in the U.S. or around the world, give us a call to discuss your immigration issues with Richard.

Call 1-800-808-4013.



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