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We deliver quality legal representation to clients who need help navigating a complex and often confusing legal system.
Our attorneys and staff are committed to promoting access to justice in our local community and beyond through our detailed online guides, affordable payment plans, and client-centered approach to each and every case.
Who We Are
We’re a collection of experienced attorneys, dedicated support staff, and savvy tech professionals. We’re innovators, difference makers, and advocates for justice.
Most importantly, we’re a group of people who genuinely want to help our neighbors with their legal problems.
Our attorneys recognize that the ones who need legal services the most are often the ones who can afford it the least.
At Tingen & Williams, we’re trying to correct this problem.
How We Can Help With Your Immigration Case
Our firm specializes in resolving complex immigration matters, and our attorneys have resolved thousands of immigration matters for our clients.
From permanent resident applications to deportation defense, asylum claims, and more, Tingen & Williams has the experience you need to resolve your case in a quick and easy manner.
Our firm offers all of the following services to our immigration clients:
- Family-Based Visa Petitions
- Business and Investment Visas
- H-1B and Work Visas
- Adjustment of Status Applications
- Citizenship Applications
- Deportation Defense
- Much, Much More!
Our firm has gained a reputation in the local Richmond area for being one of the best immigration law firms to work with, and we hope you choose to retain us for your legal matter.
If you’re interested in working with our firm please give us a call at (804) 477-1720 to speak with one of our attorneys about your case.
We hope you choose to retain our firm for your legal matter, and thank you for taking the time to #lawyerup with us!
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Learn More About What Sets Us Apart
Our attorneys offer counseling, guidance, and full representation for every step in the process, and will help you through all aspects of immigrating to, or working in, the U.S.
Most importantly, we take a different approach to legal services by focusing on ways we can solve the most common problems people have with law firms:
Experienced Attorneys and Dedicated Staff
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Tingen & Williams specializes in resolving tough immigration cases for our clients, and we’ve earned a reputation in Richmond for being one of the best immigration law firms to work with.
Over the past several years we’ve resolved thousands of immigration cases for our clients, and we hope to do the same for you.
Please take a moment to learn more about us below, or reach out to us at (804) 477-1720 if you’d like to know more about any of our attorneys or their practice!
Jacob graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law and was accepted to the Virginia Bar in 2012. Less than 30 days after being admitted to the bar, Jacob launched his own legal practice.
Ben is a founding partner of Tingen & Williams and leads our firm’s immigration practice. He’s handled more than a thousand immigration cases, and specializes in asylum claims and deportation defense.
Trent is a Richmond, Virginia immigration attorney and partner at Tingen & Williams. He primarily works on immigration cases, but also has experience in minor wills, estates, and other types of contract law.
Access to Justice is Our Top Priority
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Our attorneys believe in using a combination of legal expertise and cutting-edge technology to solve problems for our clients.
Whether that’s providing you with free downloads and resources to help you understand your case or legal obligations, we believe in leveraging our experience and know-how to make sure you receive the best possible outcome in your specific legal matter.
At Tingen & Williams, you’ll receive the experience and guidance you need to meet your immigration goals.
Don't Just Take Our Word For It
Read what some of our former clients have to say about our firm.
“Do you know how hard it is to find a lawyer that you can trust? I’m always telling people about Tingen & Williams. Jacob [Tingen] has been our lawyer for 3 years now and he is excellent. He has been great for us, the very best. I wouldn’t be in school right now if it wasn’t for Jacob. Tingen & Williams really is number 1.”
“Well, you guys treat people well. You always look for a way to help your clients. You give great information. You do your best to help the hispanic population. You give us confidence that we will get what you say. You gave me confidence throughout my case that things would turn out well, and I would recommend you to everyone who needs a lawyer.”
“I am very pleased with the work Tingen and Williams and their staff have done for me and my family! I am now green card holder and the job was done fast and in a very efficient way! Thank you Tingen and Williams, I will continue to recommend you to all my friends and family.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Immigration cases can take months if not years to resolve, and clients will often have questions about why our services are the best fit for the job.
Check out our answers to a few of these frequently asked questions below, or call us at (804) 477-1720 to schedule a free phone consultations with one of our attorneys!
A green card, also known as a permanent resident card, is a document, issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), that provides proof of an individual’s lawful permanent resident status.
Put another way, a green card is a physical document that proves a person is a lawful permanent resident of the United States. As such, green cards provide several important benefits to their holders.
For example, employers will often request to see an immigrant’s green card to verify the immigrant can lawfully work in the United States.
Similarly, immigrants can show their green cards at U.S. ports of entry to re-enter the country should they travel outside the country for short periods of time.
Generally speaking, your attorney will need a great deal of information to resolve your immigration case, no matter the type of relief or benefit you’re applying for.
The information your attorney will request includes, but is not limited to:
- Your alien registration number (“A-Number”);
- Certain biographic information, such as your full name, date of birth, place of birth, etc.;
- The date, time, and location for when you entered the country;
- Full details about any other encounters you’ve had with immigration officials, USCIS, or any other related agency;
- A full criminal history, including both your time in the United States and in all other countries you’ve lived in.
Your attorney will likely also request additional information depending on the specifics of your case, so it’s wise to listen to their advice carefully before you attend your first consultation.
Some of the most common factors include, but are not limited to:
- Whether the intending immigrant has close family ties in the United States, specifically in reference to immediate relatives (parents, children, or spouses) that are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Whether the intending immigrant has a permanent employment opportunity in the United States, or otherwise has the skills to readily gain permanent employment.
- Whether the applicant has sufficient funds to make a capital investment into a U.S.-based business as described under the EB-5 program.
- Whether the applicant qualifies for some form of immigration relief as an asylee, as a VAWA applicant, or under a similar application.
Note that there are still other factors that USCIS will consider, these are simply the ones that largely dictate the general path your case will take.
Deportation occurs when an immigration judge or other similar official concludes that an alien has violated encoded immigration laws and/or procedures in a way that forfeits his or her right to remain in the United States.
For example, entering the country illegally or committing a crime while inside the country are both common reasons for an immigrant to end up in removal proceedings.
If you or someone you know is issued a notice to appear due to being entered into removal proceedings, they should immediately speak with an attorney to start planning their strategy for fighting the charges against them.