Professors and Researchers Attorney

Columbus Outstanding Professors and Researchers Attorney

The experienced immigration attorneys at Sam Shihab & Associates help qualified foreign nationals who are outstanding professors or researchers to obtain EB-1 work visas. We provide legal advice and services to sponsoring employers including universities and other institutions of higher education. Foreign nationals and their U.S.-based employers rely on us for comprehensive immigration-related legal assistance.

To obtain the EB-1 work visa, professors and researchers must demonstrate international recognition for outstanding achievements in their academic field, along with a minimum of three years of experience teaching or researching in that field. Outstanding professors and researchers must have a current employment offer in the U.S. from a university or other recognized institution of higher learning.


Our experienced immigration lawyers help employers complete and file visa petitions, and we review those petitions to assure that they’re complete and accurate. Our team of skilled immigration attorneys works hard to stay abreast of developments in the always-changing field of immigration law. The lawyers at Sam Shihab & Associates are dedicated to achieving excellent results for our clients, and our record speaks for itself.

Along with an offer of employment, outstanding professors and researchers petitioning for the EB-1 visa must present documentation of achievement in at least two of these areas:

  • Original scientific or scholarly contributions to the field of expertise
  • Authorship of scholarly volumes or articles
  • Participation, individually or on a panel, in judging the work of others
  • Published material about one’s work by other recognized experts in the field
  • Membership in an organization that requires outstanding achievement
  • Receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement
  • Or other comparable evidence


The experienced immigration attorneys at Sam Shihab & Associates routinely provide foreign national professors, researches, and their employers with complete immigration-related legal services. We have offices in Dublin and Columbus, Ohio and in Troy, Michigan, but we work for clients across the globe. No matter where you are located, contact the experienced immigration attorneys at Sam Shihab & Associates by phone or email today to discuss your specific visa needs and options.