Ohio Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1994); Cedarville University (B.A., 1985)
I have extensive experience working with healthcare employers ranging from healthcare facilities, including hospitals, rehab centers, clinics, and nursing homes, to home healthcare providers, to staffing companies with large temporary placement and direct to hire programs. My clients file as few as one case every couple of years, and as many as several hundred each year.
I handle all types of cases, including temporary work visas (H-1B's, TN's, E-3's, H-3 training visas), and immigrant visa petitions based on employment (EB-2's and EB-3's). Some of the employees for the cases I handle are already in the United States when we file, and many are offshore and have never been to the US before they receive their visas.
I engage with employers and healthcare professionals throughout every stage of the process, from securing visas at US consulates, to amending existing petitions, initiating transfer cases, and filing extensions of status and applications to adjust status.
Along with managing visa petitions, I consult with employers regarding issues such as the proper determination of employee wage levels, worksite changes, employee travel, licensure applications, and securing the healthcare worker certificates most healthcare professionals require to enter the US on a work visa.
I advise employers regarding non-visa issues, such as DOL and USCIS audits, I-9 compliance, and strategies such as the creation of immigration policies to maximize employee retention.
I write a blog (15,000+ monthly readers) about US healthcare immigration law and regularly speak at healthcare recruiting events, legal conferences, and professional associations.
Email me if you would like to discuss immigration-related problems you need help solving.