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Richard T. Herman Esq

Richard T. Herman Esq

25 Yrs Exp, Free Tel Consult, 1-800-808-4013 (24/7): OH, MI, PA, NY, NC, FL, TX
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  • Ohio
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For all you immigration law needs, call Richard today at 1-800-808-4013. Richard and his team are happy to help! The Herman Legal Group is the "Law Firm for Immigrants." Founded by nationally-known immigration lawyer Richard Herman in 1995, the Herman Legal Group provides skilled and cost-effective immigration counsel to businesses, families and individuals. Along with attorneys Charmaine Rozario, Vania Stefanova, Frank Krajenke, Luis Villarroel, Erin James, Kamal Dari, and Of-Counsel lawyers Dinh Tran, Gil Manzano, Karmen Waters and Ronen Kurzfled. We speak over 12 languages. We are experienced in all aspects of immigration law, including employment immigration, investor immigration, family immigration, and deportation defense. When you need someone strong and compassionate in your corner, contact us.

The Herman Legal Group was awarded the designation of “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report in the field of immigration law for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Our immigration offices in Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, Detroit/Dearborn, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Erie, Charlotte, Coral Gables/Miami, McKinney/Plano/Dallas, and Toronto.

Our immigration services include:

• Green Card Application
• H1B status
• Asylum
• Immigrant Visa
• Marriage Visa
• Fiance visa, I-129F, K1 Visa requirements
• Deportation (“Removal”) Defense
• Green Card renewal
• U.S. citizenship
• Assistance with Embassy
• Assistance with National Visa Center (“NVC”)
• Representation at USCIS and U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (“ICE”)
• TN Visa, E2 visa, L1 visa
• National Interest Waiver Green Card
• EB5 Investor Green Card
• I-601A Waiver
• Hardship Waiver
• J1 Waiver
• R1 Visa
• U Visa
• Cancellation of Removal
• Request for Evidence
• Notice of Intent to Deny
• Change of Status
• F1 status
• Motion to Reopen
• Board of Immigration Appeals

Practice Areas
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
  • Free Consultation
    free immigration consultation by phone
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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  • Russian: Spoken
Professional Experience
Founder and Principal
Herman Legal Group
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We are a team of Cleveland immigration lawyers helping clients in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron, Toledo, Dayton, and Youngstown, Cincinnati, Detroit, Dearborn, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Erie, and Charlotte
Case Western Reserve University
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University of Cincinnati
B.A. | English Literature, Political Science
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Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer Magazine
Best Lawyer; Best Law Firm
U.S. News & World Report
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
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Articles & Publications
Immigrant, Inc.
Speaking Engagements
Immigration Reform & Immigrant Integration, Immigration Reform, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Immigrant Integration
Member of Bar, District Court
District Court, N. District Ohio
Member of Bar, District Court
District Court, N. District Ohio
Websites & Blogs
Herman Legal Group Website
Richard's Acclaimed Book: "Immigrant, Inc. -- Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (and how they will save the American worker) (Wiley, 2009) (Herman, Smith).
Immigration Lawyer Richard Herman's Blog
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. My fiance is an EU citizen. We got engaged in Ireland & intend to marry there. Can he visit me in the US beforehand?
A: Your fiance may be qualified to enter the U.S. on an ESTA status. Your fiance should always answer all questions asked by the U.S. government with complete honesty. You should also know that the border may not permit the fiance to enter the U.S. if they think this person is intending to stay, get married and file for adjustment of status. Feel free to call me for further clarification. Good luck and Congratulations!
Q. Is it easier to renew an H1-B than to obtain one in the first place? I don't want to move to the US, only to have to
A: Yes, renewing with a current employer is vastly easier than first obtaining an h1b visa. For starters, unless your new employer is exempt from the h1b quota, obtaining a new h1b is akin to a lottery. There are only 65000 new h1b (and 20000 additional for those with advanced degrees from us university) allocated per fiscal year. When the filing window opens for the upcoming fiscal year, nearly 200,000 application are filed in the first week. H1b visa renewals are not subject to new caps
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Contact & Map
Dallas-Plano-McKinney Office
910 West University
McKinney, TX 75069
Toll-Free: (800) 808-4013
Telephone: (469) 325-1019
Coral Gables/Miami Office
201 Alhambra Circle
Suite 500
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Toll-Free: (800) 808-4013
Telephone: (786) 254-5733
Ann Arbor Office
1900 West Stadium Blvd
Section C, Suite 2
Ann Arbor , MI 48103
Toll-Free: (800) 808-4013
Telephone: (313) 681-5775
Cleveland Office: Headquarters
815 Superior Ave
Suite 1225
Cleveland, OH 441114
Toll-Free: (800) 808-4013
Telephone: (216) 696-6170
Fax: (216) 696-0104
Columbus Office
6660 North High Street
Suite 3E
Worthington, OH 43085
Telephone: (614) 300-1131
Detroit/Dearborn Office
7301 Schaefer Rd.
Suite 101
Dearborn, MI 48126
Telephone: (313) 681-5775
Akron-Canton Office
12 East Exchange Street
6th Floor
Akron, OH 44308
Telephone: (330) 800-9097
Cincinnati Office
Georgetown Village
1-38 Triangle Park
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Telephone: (513) 445-5859
Toledo Office
5055 Enterprise Blvd
Toledo, OH 43612
Telephone: (419) 956-0833
Youngstown Office
3660 Shirley Road
Youngstown, OH 44502
Telephone: (330) 536-7458
Buffalo NY Office
50 Fountain Place
Suite 1400
Buffalo, NY 14202
Telephone: (716) 800-3837
Pittsburgh PA Office
355 Fifth Street
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: (412) 927-1238
Charlotte NC office
222 S. Church St.
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28202
Telephone: (980) 500-8420
Dayton Office
257 Regency Ridge Drive
Dayton, OH 45459
Telephone: (937) 993-0063
Norwalk-Willard Office
30 West Main Street
Norwalk, OH 44857
Telephone: (567) 281-4077
Painesville Office
168 East High Street
Painesville, OH 44077
Telephone: (440) 359-8733
Erie Office
3330 W. 26th Street
Suite 4-260
Erie, PA 16506
Toll-Free: (800) 808-4013
Telephone: (814) 636-6150