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Legal Assistance - Immigration Attorneys

Looking for local 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; 937-228-8104

Immigrant Connection - Dayton 
3634 Watertower Ln.
Dayton, OH 45449
Phone: 937-802-2012

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

Mohamed Al-Hamdani
 Al-Hamdani + Associates
120 W. Second St. Ste 1650 Dayton Ohio 45402
Phone: 937-938-7941

Shahrzad Allen & Shabnam Brinkman 
7333 Paragon Road, Suite 100, Centerville, Ohio 45459
Phone: 937-813-8091 / Email: or 

Amy E. Bailey
Ferguson Law Office, LLC
130 W. Second St. Ste. 2100 Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 610-7874 Fax: 937- 813-7093

Karen D. Bradley
Bradley and Associates
130 W. Second St. Suite 2100, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 937-461-1212 / Email:

Lindsey K. Deck
Auman, Mahan + Furry Attorneys
110 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 937-223-6003 (Main) 

David E. Larson
Larson & Lyons, LLC
1121 E. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 937-684-8890 / Email:

Nikki Lyons
Larson & Lyons, LLC
1121 E. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
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 Stratacache 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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