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Immigration Attorneys

“The Right Immigration Attorney Makes All The Difference”

Valerie L. May, a Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and New York immigration lawyer, graduated from both Chatham College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with honors. She was a member of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and interned for the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney May founded May Law Group, LLC, in 2003 and it has grown to be an internationally recognized United States immigration law firm, noted for the quality of its work and dedication to finding immigration solutions for the most difficult immigration problems. Attorney May represents immigration clients throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the world in business immigration, family immigration, and all United States immigration areas.

Attorney May has extensive experience in employment-based immigration, including filing I-140 petitions. Alien of extraordinary ability and national interest waivers are immigration petitions that Attorney May files frequently. Many of the employment based petitions she has filed involved complex business immigration issues such as corporate mergers and acquisitions.  Attorney May has filed thousands of immigration petitions and has a near perfect rate of approval for many immigration petitions.* She has represented major corporations and handled all aspects of their business immigration cases. Attorney May performs I-9 audits for corporations and has represented Fortune 500 companies, major medical centers, colleges and universities, and individuals in their immigration matters. She also represents internationally recognized athletes and sports teams. In addition, she counsels corporate clients on H-1B compliance issues and employer sanctions.

Attorney May has represented individuals and their families in all aspects of family based immigration cases. Her practice includes naturalization, visas for physicians and health-care workers, as well as alien of extraordinary ability, outstanding professor and researcher, and multinational executive and manager petitions filed in the EB-1 category. She also files national interest waivers for physicians and those individuals whose work benefits the United States as a whole. Attorney May files J waivers for clients subject to Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. One of her approved J waivers involved the U.S. Department of State acting as an interested government agency to approve a waiver that, with its approval, made new law.

Attorney May has traveled extensively in Asia, particularly Korea and Hong Kong, and developed many contacts in the international and United States immigration community. Many of her clients are international companies and business persons based in South America and Europe.

She has served on the boards of numerous charities and civic organizations including the American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Family House. Attorney May is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association Immigration Lawyers Committee. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States Federal Court for the Western District Court of Pennsylvania, and the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  She was selected by her peers to be listed in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor limited to the top 5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania.

*Similar results cannot be guaranteed due to variations in the facts of each case.

Contact an Immigration Lawyer in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, New York

To speak with an immigration lawyer about your needs, please contact Valerie May online, or call 412-291-4400 | 215-880-4977 | 347-839-1700 . May Law Group represents business clients and individuals throughout the United States, including Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Virginia, Ohio, and worldwide in Korea, Africa, India, and Pakistan.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Philadelphia, PA 19102

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New York, NY 10151

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