Immigration Lawyer Philip Eichorn
I believe deeply in the promise of America as a nation of immigrants. Throughout our history, immigrants and refugees from all corners of the world have come to the United States, determined to improve their lives through hard work. In the process, they have made this country a strong and great nation. We must continue to attract the best and brightest from across the globe for our nation to flourish. My firm is dedicated to continuing that dream by diligently representing immigrants from across the globe.
In addition to running my firm, I am the Chairperson of the Ohio Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). I serve on the national organization's Board of Governors as a chapter chairperson. Locally, we work with USCIS, ICE, Border Patrol and other agencies to refine policies that are not slanted in the government's favor. We host pro bono events to give those without the financial means the opportunity to apply for immigration benefits and have access to counsel.
In addition to the work with AILA, I teach immigration law at Cleveland State Cleveland Marshall School of Law. Regularly I speak about a variety of immigration related topics to local bar associations. Most recently, my talks on Crimmigration and Immigration Detainers were heard by the Toledo Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Lorain County Bar Association and the West Shore Bar Association.
When you make a decision about a lawyer, you want someone who will communicate with you, explain to you the issues, provide you with well-grounded advice and fight hard to win your case. We have those qualities and a decade of experience on our side.
If you have an immigration law or criminal-immigration issue, please e-mail or call my law practice at 866-448-2994, Philip Eichorn Co., LPA, today for a case assessment.
Email MePhilip Eichorn
Focus: I built this Firm in 2008 to provide clients with quality and diligent representation in a collaborative environment fighting against removal, seeking family unity, pursuing citizenship, or effectively running their businesses in compliance with U.S. immigration law. Clients are the foundation of any law practice, and our focus is dedicated to serving client needs by providing creative solutions to complex immigration-related legal issues. A successful attorney-client relationship can only develop when all involved understand the client's goals and concerns as well as the current state of the law. My role as the attorney is to provide clients with the information necessary for them to make informed decisions and then to relentlessly represent their interests accordingly.
Our Firm also values maintaining open lines of communication so that all parties to the representation are on the same page at all times. We want clients who are “active in their case.” We want clients who want to work with us in achieving their goals. Therefore, it is imperative that our clients know the status of their cases at all times and that we have the most up-to-date information about our clients. We provide all our clients with an account for a secure website that facilitates communication with our staff at any time and provides instant progress reports. Our focus on client collaboration, communication, and information guides our Firm as we work with our clients to achieve their goals.
Philosophy: America is a nation of immigrants. Throughout our history, immigrants and refugees from all corners of the world have come to the United States, determined to improve their lives through hard work. In the process, immigrants have made this country a strong and great nation. Immigrants are the foundation of our way of life. We must continue to attract the best and brightest from across the globe for our nation to flourish both economically and culturally.
Approach: My approach to representing clients is grounded in my experience as an adjunct professor, immigration practitioner and former county prosecutor. My experience teaching law students and seasoned practitioners alike about the immigration laws has driven me to constantly obtain and use cutting edge information, theories and practices. It has also taught me the importance of collaboration and educating my clients about the immigration process and their rights under the law.
I began my legal career prosecuting criminal cases at the state level in Medina, Ohio. These cases included felonies and misdemeanors including drug trafficking, drug possession, DUI's, domestic violence, theft, robbery, and other criminal matters. Through this experience I gained valuable knowledge and experience. As well, I built my skill set as a strategist and trial attorney and learned to think like the government. Understanding the opposing side, staying informed regarding the newest developments in immigration law, and educating clients about the process allows us to collaborate and timely address any issues that may arise and form appropriate responses.
Present Professional Associations: I am an active member of the Ohio Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serve as the Chairperson of the Ohio Chapter. As part of this position, I have regular contact with the Cleveland Immigration Court, the Cleveland USCIS Field Office, the local branch of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the local branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In doing so, our Firm receives cutting edge information on happenings with these entities and is able to shape local policy. I believe that service to the legal profession through advocacy and leadership within the immigration legal community is important for the furtherance of immigration policy.
Areas of Practice
- Deportation/Removal Defense
- Crimmigration (Criminal Immigration Consequences) Advice
- Immigration & Naturalization Law
- Family Visas / Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing
- Citizenship and Naturalization
- Employment & Business Visas
- I-9 Compliance
- Criminal Defense In Ohio
- DUI / DWI Defense
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
- University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
- J.D. - 2003
- The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
- B.A. - 1993
- Major: Communications
- Thiam v. Holder, 677 F.3d 299 (6th Cir. 2012)
- State v. Kongkeo, 2012-Ohio-356.
- Gor v. Holder, 607 F.3d 180 (6th Cir. 2010), cert. denied 131 S. Ct. 3058 (2011)
- The Removal Book, Article: Chapter 1 - Removal Proceedings, ILW.com, 2013
- Immigration Consequences for Criminal Convictions, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, December 5, 2013
- Immigration Consequences for Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ohio State Bar Association, September 10, 2013
- Mock Hearings: Hot Topic in Removal, Columbus Bar Association Immigration Law Institute, 2012
- Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, Columbus Bar Association Immigration Law Institute, 2012
- Nationwide Webinar on Bond and Detention Issues, American Immigration Lawyers Association, May 3, 2011
- Immigration Law Institute in Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Bar Association, November 11, 2011
- 2013 Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association – Immigration Consequences for Criminal Defendants
- 2013 Ohio State Bar Association – Immigration Consequences for Criminal Defense Lawyers
- 2012 Columbus Bar Association – 10th Annual Immigration Law Institute – Hot Topics in Removal
- 2012 Ohio Bar Association – Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
- 2011 SES Fundamentals of Employment Law – Immigration Law; I-9 E-Verify and Social Security No Match
- 2011 Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Padilla v. Kentucky and Criminal Immigration
- 2011 Columbus Bar Association – 9th Annual Immigration Law Institute – CIMTs: Are They Truly Immoral
- 2010 Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association – Why Superman Is an Illegal Immigrant
- 2010 Ohio State Bar Association – Immigration Consequences of Criminal Behavior
- 2010 Columbus Bar Association – 8th Annual Immigration Law Institute – VAWA in Removal Proceedings
- 2010 SES Fundamentals of Employment Law – Immigration Compliance in the Workplace
- 2009 ILW Seminar – Removal for Beginners
- 2009 Columbus Bar Association – 7th Annual Immigration Law Conference – Deportation in Sixth Circuit
Honors and Awards
- Named to Ohio Super Lawyers' Rising Stars: 2010, 2012-2014
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, October 31, 2006 - Present
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chairperson, Ohio Chapter, June 1, 2013 - Present
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, Vice-Chair, Ohio Chapter, 2011 - 2013
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, Secretary, , Ohio Chapter, 2009 - 2011
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chairperson, Immigration Court Liaison Committee, Ohio Chapter, 2009 - 2010
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chair, CBP Liaison Committee, Ohio Chapter, 2006 - 2008
- British American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio, 2011 - Present
- West Shore Bar Association, 2011 - Present
- The Ohio State University Alumni Association, 1993 - Present
Pro Bono Activities
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (Ohio Chapter) Citizenship Day, 2006 - Present
- American Immigration Lawyers (Ohio Chapter) Refugee Clinic, 2006 - Present
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - 3R's Volunteer Program, 2006 - 2008
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Areas of Practice
- Immigration & Naturalization Law