Ben Williams is a Richmond, Virginia immigration attorney, and a founding partner of Tingen & Williams. Ben leads the firm’s immigration practice.
He has experience in all types of immigration matters ranging from family- and employment-based immigration to deportation defense. In addition, Ben assists clients with traffic cases and estate management.
As is true of every attorney at Tingen & Williams, Ben is bilingual; he fluently speaks Spanish in addition to English.
Ben is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law and a member of the Virginia Bar. He is also admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Virginia. While in law school, Ben participated in the education rights clinic where he helped ensure that low-income students with behavior and learning disabilities were getting the quality of education they deserved at local public schools.
Ben was born and raised in Wisconsin and moved to Virginia in 2009. He came to Virginia for law school but also to escape the freezing cold of Wisconsin winters. He is a big sports fan, especially of the Green Bay Packers. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball and baseball.
Pro Bono Immigration Practice
Ben is especially drawn to immigration law because of his interest in human rights and the opportunity to advocate for clients who really need help. He participates in the monthly pro bono immigration legal clinic at the Richmond, Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
In his time practicing law, Ben has worked to keep families together. Every immigration situation is unique because every family is different. Ben has experience working with families to make the best immigration decisions possible to keep families close.
Ben’s experience with family-based immigration law ranges from marriage and fiancé visa applications to standard green card petitions and applications. Whether through the consular process or through adjustment of status, Ben helps clients navigate the often difficult web of immigration laws.
Ben regularly works with clients who may be inadmissible to the United States, whether due to unlawful presence or other issues. Tingen & Williams has successfully helped many families overcome immigration bars and inadmissibility through I-601, I-601A, I-212, and other immigration waivers.
As part of his business-related immigration efforts, Ben has also worked with Regional Centers seeking USCIS designation. Regional Centers pool funds from immigrant investors and wisely make investments in capital projects in the U.S. to create jobs. In return, the U.S. government issues green cards to EB-5 investors.
Ben has experience working with EB-5 projects and is familiar with the ins and outs of the EB-5 process.