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Richard believes in helping others. Feel free to check out his “How to Guides” which will provide guidance on how YOU can prepare your own immigration case. Our immigration law practice provides up-to-date information on immigration laws today.

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.

As an immigrant Lawyer, Richard's poignant commentary on Visa Law and Asylum Immigration Law 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 an expert in business immigration law, corporate immigration law, immigration laws marriage and divorce, family immigration law.

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 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. A good immigration lawyer is not easy to find. Richard's expertise and passion for his clients are well-documented.

Richard is the co-founder of TiE-Ohio, the Ohio-based chapter of The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Association based in Silicon Valley. Richard is a co-founder of Global Detroit, and Global Cleveland, efforts to revitalize these two rust belt cities by better welcoming and integrating immigrants, internationals, foreign trade and foreign investment. Richard strives to be the Best Immigration Attorney he can be.

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. Attorney immigration is Richard's vocation.

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 and Isabella, to be citizens of the world.

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Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, French, Tagalog, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Hindi, Korean, Urdu, Persian, Croatian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Taiwanese, German. Many people prefer to work with an attorney who speaks their language, and therefore are looking for a Chinese immigration lawyer, or an Iranian immigration lawyer, or a Vietnamese immigration lawyer, or Korean immigration lawyer, or abogado immigration. Put our language skills to work on your case!

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815 Superior Ave E Suite 1225, Cleveland, OH 44114
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Services Herman Legal Group, LLC Offers


Experienced Immigration Lawyers: marriage green card, deportation defense, H-1B visa, family immigration, business immigration, Hardship Waiver, I-130, I-485, I-601, I-212, J-1 Waivers, EB-5, L-1, I-140, EB-2. Our clients are international students, international tourists, medical researchers, doctors, athletes, priests, investors, computer programmers, engineers, artists, professionals, companies and families.

We can help with the following immigration forms and matters:

We work with employers to prepare and submit visa applications for temporary employment in nonimmigrant visa categories including but not limited to

H-1B visa (professionals in specialty occupations)
H-1B1 (Chilean and Singaporean professionals in specialty occupations)
H-2 Seasonal and Temporary Workers
H-3 Trainees
L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager
L-1B visa Intracompany Transferee Specialized Knowledge
TN visa (certain Canadian and Mexican professionals)
E-1/2 visa (treaty traders/investors)
E-3 visa (Australian professionals in specialty occupations)
O visa (persons of extraordinary ability)
P visa (certain athletes and entertainers)
R-1 visa Religious Workers

Resident Status (Immigrant Visas/Green Cards)

Multinational Executives and Managers (EB1)
Persons of Extraordinary Ability (EB1)
Outstanding Professors and Researchers (EB1)
Employment Based with PERM or Labor Certification (EB2, EB3)
National Interest Waiver (NIW) - EB-2 Visa
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
Religious Workers (EB4)
Family Immigration
Marriage Immigration
I-601 Waivers
I-601A Waivers
Cuban Adjustment Act
Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Married Couples
Fiance Visas, Marriage Visa, K-1 Visa, K-3 Visa, K-4 Visa
Green Card Renewal for Conditional Residents, I-751
Green Card through Family
Green Card through Marriage

Defense of Deportation/Removal in Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, Circuit Court

Immigration Bond
Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents
Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents
Asylum and Refugee Applications
Adjustment of Status
Motion to Vacate Plea
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Corporate Matters

Notice of Intent to Fine
Pre-hire Advice on Temporary Work Visas
I-9 Compliance and Audit Representation
Record Keeping (I-9, Labor Attestation, PERM)
Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
Department of Labor and Immigration & Customs Enforcement Audits


Ineligibility based on convictions, bad moral character
Derivative United States Citizenship
Loss of United States Citizenship

Other U.S. Immigration Matters:

Extension of Stay
Change of Visa Status
Work Authorization for Spouse
Waiver of the J-1 two year residence requirement
Visitors for Business (B-1) and Pleasure (B-2)
Fiancé (K-1) and Spouse (K-3) Visas
Reentry Permits
Authorization for Schools to Admit Foreign Students
Visa Processing
Deferred Action (DACA) Renewal
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
212(d)(3) Waiver
Fighting Immigration Delay, Writ of Mandamus
Immigration Consultation
Motion to Reopen
Motion to Reconsider
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
U Visa
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
T Visa
S Visa
What is Extreme Hardship?
I-131 Re-Entry Permit
I-131 Advance Parole
J-1 Waivers (No Objection, Hardship, Persecution)
Change of Status to F-1 student
Citizenship for Military Personnel & Family Members
Parole, Green Card, Citizenship for Spouses and Children of Military Members
Family-Based Survivor Benefits
Survivor Benefits for Relatives of U.S. Citizen Military Members
Survivor Benefits for Relatives of Non-U.S. Citizen Military Members
Extension of Stay
Students and Exchange Visitors
Conrad 30 Waiver Program
Temporary Visitors for Business
Continuous Residence and Physical Presence Requirements for Naturalization
Naturalization Test
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIA)
Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes
Victims of Human Trafficking: T Nonimmigrant Status
Victims of Criminal Activity:
U Nonimmigrant Status
Temporary Protected Status & Deferred Enforced Departure
Temporary Protected Status
TPS Designated Country: El Salvador
TPS Designated Country: Haiti
TPS Designated Country: Honduras
TPS Designated Country: Nicaragua
TPS Designated Country: Somalia
TPS Designated Country: Sudan
TPS Designated Country: South Sudan
Deferred Enforced Departure
TPS Designated Country: Syria
DED Granted Country: Liberia
Battered Spouse, Children & Parents
Humanitarian Parole
Family of Green Card Holders (Permanent Residents)
Refugee & Asylee Spouses
Refugee & Asylee Children
Green Card Through Family
Green Card for an Immediate Relative of a U.S. Citizen
Green Card for a Family Member of a U.S. Citizen
Green Card for a Family Member of a Permanent Resident
Green Card Through Special Categories of Family
Green Card Through a Job
Green Card Through a Job Offer
Green Card Through Investment
Green Card Through Self-Petition
Green Card Through Special Categories of Jobs
Previous Pending Employment-Based I-485 Inventory
Green Card Through Refugee or Asylee Status
Green Card for a Refugee
Green Card for an Asylee
Green Card for an Amerasian Child of a U.S. Citizen
Green Card for an American Indian Born in Canada
Green Card for an Armed Forces Member
Green Card for a Cuban Native or Citizen
Green Card Through the Diversity Immigration Visa Program
Green Card for a Haitian Refugee
Green Card Through the Indochinese Parole Adjustment Act
Green Card for an Informant (S Nonimmigrant)
Green Card for a Lautenberg Parolee
Green Card Through the Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act
Green Card for a Person Born to a Foreign Diplomat in the United States
Green Card Through Registry
Green Card Through Section 13 (Diplomats)
Green Card for a Victim of a Crime (U Nonimmigrant)
Green Card for a Victim of Trafficking (T Nonimmigrant)
Green Card Through the Help Haiti Act of 2010
Replace a Green Card
Renew a Green Card
Maintaining Permanent Residence
Conditional Permanent Residence
Rights and Responsibilities of a Permanent Resident
International Travel as a Permanent Resident
Adjustment of Status
Consular Processing
Concurrent Filing
Visa Availability & Priority Dates
Travel Documents
Employment Authorization Document
Immigration Medical Examinations
I-864 Affidavit of Support
Public Charge
Child Status Protection Act
Special Immigrant Juveniles
Eligibility for SIJ Status
Green Card Based on SIJ Status
SIJ Petition Process
I-9 Central

E-Verify,Request for Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), Notice of Intent to Revoke (NOIR), Change of Status, Moral Turpitude, Marriage Visa, Assistance with Embassy, Assistance with National Visa Center (“NVC”), Representation at U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), AR-11 | Alien's Change of Address Card, I-90 | Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, I-131A | Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation), I-539 | Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, N-336 | Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA), N-400 | Application for Naturalization, N-565 | Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, N-600 | Application for Certificate of Citizenship, N-600K | Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322, EOIR-29 | Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from a Decision of a DHS Officer, G-28 | Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, G-28I | Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney in Matters Outside the Geographical Confines of the United States, G-325A | Biographic Information (for Deferred Action), G-639 | Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Request, G-845 | Verification Request, G-845 Supplement | Document Verification Request Supplement, G-884 | Request for the Return of Original Documents, G-1041 | Genealogy Index Search Request, G-1041A | Genealogy Records Request, G-1055 | Fee Schedule, G-1145 | E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, G-1256 | Declaration for Interpreted USCIS Interview, G-1450 | Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, I-9 | Employment Eligibility Verification, I-102 | Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document, I-129 | Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, I-129CW | Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker, I-129F | Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), I-129S | Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition, I-130 | Petition for Alien Relative, I-131 | Application for Travel Document, I-134 | Affidavit of Support, I-140 | Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, I-191 | Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), I-192 | Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant, I-193 | Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa, I-212 | Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal, I-290B | Notice of Appeal or Motion, I-360 | Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, I-361 | Affidavit of Financial Support and Intent to Petition for Legal Custody for Public Law 97-359 Amerasian, I-363 | Request to Enforce Affidavit of Financial Support and Intent to Petition for Legal Custody for Public Law 97-359 Amerasian, I-407 | Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status, I-485 | Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, I-485 Supplement A | Supplement A to Form I-485, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i), I-485 Supplement J | Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request for Job Portability Under INA Section 204(j), I-508 | Request for Waiver of Certain Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities, I-508F | Request for Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions, and Immunities for French Nationals, I-526 | Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, I-566 | Interagency Record of Request -- A, G or NATO Dependent Employment Authorization or Change/Adjustment to/from A, G or NATO Status, I-589 | Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, I-600 | Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, I-600A | Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition, I-601 | Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, I-601A | Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, I-602 | Application By Refugee For Waiver of Grounds of Excludability, I-612 | Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended), I-687 | Application for Status as a Temporary Resident Under Section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act, I-690 | Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, I-693 | Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, I-694 | Notice of Appeal of Decision Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, I-698 | Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA), I-730 | Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, I-751 | Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence,I-765 | Application for Employment Authorization, I-765V | Application for Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse, I-800 | Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative, I-800A | Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country, I-817 | Application for Family Unity Benefits, I-821 | Application for Temporary Protected Status, I-821D | Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, I-824 | Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition, I-829 | Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, I-854 | Inter-Agency Alien Witness and Informant Record, I-864 | Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA, I-864A | Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member, I-864EZ | Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act, I-864W | Request for Exemption for Intending Immigrant's Affidavit of Support, I-865 | Sponsor's Notice of Change of Address, I-881 | Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (Pursuant to Section 203 of Public Law 105-100 (NACARA)), I-905 | Application for Authorization to Issue Certification for Health Care Workers, I-907 | Request for Premium Processing Service, I-910 | Application for Civil Surgeon Designation, I-912 | Request for Fee Waiver, I-914 | Application for T Nonimmigrant Status, I-918 | Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, I-924 | Application For Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program, I-924A | Annual Certification of Regional Center, I-929 | Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant, I-941 | Application for Entrepreneur Parole, I-942 | Request for Reduced Fee, N-4 | Monthly Report Naturalization Papers, N-300 | Application to File Declaration of Intention, N-426 | Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service, N-470 | Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes, N-644 | Application for Posthumous Citizenship, N-648 | Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions

Payment Methods Accepted
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  • American Express
  • Diners
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Languages Spoken
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Smart Logistics
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Thank you very much to Richard Herman, he did a nice job helping me become a citizen. Very professional and knowledgeable attorney.
Sarah Lynch
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Hired Richard for consultation. My experience with this law firm was amazing! The staff was helpful and very organized. Richard was very clear and personable with regard to the specifics of my case. I normally don't give reviews unless an organization/business is absolute garbage or outstanding. Definitely 5 stars.
Akhil Mudgil5
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I would rate Herman Legal Group as one of the best In Ohio. Richard as well his staff responded to all our questions whenever prompted. I would highly recommend them in case of any immigration related issues.
Angel Mgbenka
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Richard and his crew has been nothing short of amazing. They are just the best. They were always within reach whenever we are confused Or have any questions. Richard went with us for the interview and in less than two years, our asylum was approved. I don't know what I would've done without him and his crew. Even after our approval, Richard still checks up on us from time to time. He will be filing for our green card in a few months. I would recommend Herman legal Group to anyone struggling with immigration issues. Richard is just what you are looking for, he is your final bus stop. He's so efficient and his professionalism is without rivalry. Thank you Richard for everything . We just can't thank you enough
Hooman Akhavan
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Richard Herman is an experienced immigration lawyer. I highly recommend him for a consultation or as your attorney.
destiny balogun
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I really wish I could give Herman Legal group more than 5 stars.My husband and I want to take some time to thank this amazing Legal group.If you have any immigration issues,look no further.Herman Legal Group will exceed your expectations.Richard and his group helped me with my H1b filing.They truly care about their clients.I appreciate their professionalism and work ethics.Richard and Erin worked with us and were always willing to answer all our questions.My H1b was approved in 25 days!Then it was time to apply for my husband's H4. It looked like my husband getting an H4 approval was almost impossible.His extension of stay was submitted 3 months after the deadline.We approached Richard and his team.He spoke with us and assured us that they were going to do all they could to make my husband's application successful.Things became slow with the pandemic and Richard reached out to us again to talk about the way forward.My hubby's extension of stay was approved 2 days after his biometrics and two months later his H4 was approved.A big thank you to Richard and his wonderful team!
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If yourself or anyone you know is looking for an immigration attorney or legal representation, I would recommend the Herman Legal Group,. Before you invest $1.00 or 1 minute of time calling and searching for representation who cares and is willing to work with a family or individual, please call the Herman Legal Group.I cannot express to anyone who may see this how thankful and amazed I am to the Herman Legal Group. I have made the mistake of going with a hometown immigration Attorney, due to the fact he was local and basically, the only one around. My first attempt with this hometown attorney was a disaster. After which I had contacted the Herman Legal Group. Immediately we were contacted and the ball was in motion. The staff and firm treated you as family, as friend, not as a client from day one and carried this relationship far after our interview. Additionally, due to the location, the firm worked with us via overnight parcel, scans and faxes to expedite matters, along with a flexible payment plan.The level of care and professionalism far surpasses any attorney I have ever dealt with, including those in California. The firms staff was very informative and their level of experience and expertise was extremely impressive. Myself nor my family could never show my level of gratitude to Richard Herman. From the bottom of my heart I say thank you and god bless you.
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Thank you for visiting the Herman Legal Group --- The Law Firm for Immigrantsâ„¢! Founded in 1995 by Richard Herman, we are an award-winning, skilled, driven, compassiHonate and highly experienced immigration law firm: passionate about providing exceptional immigration legal services and helping others. We have received numerous national awards and recognition for our leading role in representing families, individuals and companies in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, and Canada.

To talk to Immigration Attorney Richard Herman about your case, call for FREE phone consult at 1-800-808-4013. Richard Herman is a nationally-known immigration law attorney lawyer with 25+ years of experience, AV-rated, recognized in U.S. World News & Report's "Best Lawyers in America," co-authored acclaimed book, "Immigrant, Inc." Richard and his team blend experience with personal attention to help you navigate complex immigration law. We work hard and we work for YOU!


Richard's team consists of top immigration lawyers Charmaine Rozario, Vania Stefanova, Frank Krajenke, Luis Villarroel, Erin James, Kamal Dari, and Of-Counsel immigration attorneys Dinh Tran, Gil Manzano, Karmen Waters and Ronen Kurzfeld. We are proud to have excellent Green Card Lawyers and Deportation Lawyers who can provide immigration law help,

The Herman Legal Group serves clients in all 50 states and Canada from its offices in Ohio (Cleveland, Columbus, Akron-Canton, Toledo, Cincinnati, Dayton, Youngstown), Michigan (Dearborn-Detroit and Ann Arbor), New York (Buffalo), Pennsylvania (Erie and Pittsburgh), Florida (Coral Gables-Miami), Texas (McKinney-Plano-Dallas), and Canada (Toronto).

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. Get to know our Visa Lawyer and Citizenship Lawyer a bit better by viewing our videos and reading our immigration news articles!

As evidence of his status as a Top Immigration Attorney, Richard has been named to Best Lawyers in America (2015-2018), 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.

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 makes the case that Immigrants Make America Stronger!

For over 10 years in a row, Richard has been acknowledged as a “Super Lawyer” and “Leading Lawyer” by various business publications. Richard received the “Client's Choice Award” and top rating of “10” by the law website AVVO. In the field of lawyer immigration, Richard wants his clients to have the best strategies to navigate immigration marriage laws.


The Herman Legal Group is proud to serve its clientele from offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. If you are wondering, ‘Is there an immigration law office near me,” then there is a good chance we are not far away!

Whether you are looking for an immigration lawyer Cleveland, or an Ohio Law firm immigration, we've got you covered.