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Contact Information

David Morris
202-265-7200 (#311)

Address

1806 11th Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Washington, Alabama 20001
United States
Web Site
www.visalawgroup.com
Contact Email
Morris@VisaLawGroup.com
Practice Areas
Immigration, Nationality and Consular Law
Languages spoken
English
States
Maryland, Massachusetts

David Morris

David Morris

Visa Law Group PLLC is a national law firm practicing exclusively in the area of United States immigration and visa law. We provide premium quality immigration counseling to businesses and professionals involved in science, technology, engineering, arts, entertainment, commerce, trade, investment, and more. Our highly experienced attorneys, staff and associated professionals allow us to handle the most complex immigration issues. Headquartered in Washington DC, we also maintain correspondent offices in New York City, Denver, Toronto, and Dubai (UAE).
 
David M. Morris manages the firm’s Washington-DC office and is a respected national lawyer in the business immigration field. He holds a particular emphasis in the representation of clients involved in the areas of investment, life sciences, and information technology. For more than 18 years, Mr. Morris has regularly represented domestic and multinational businesses, as well as professionals, in a wide range of immigration and visa matters.
 
He has been a regularly invited speaker on EB-5 investor visa law topics – including:
 

  • Selected as one of only 10 lawyers to serve on AILA’s National EB-5 Investor Visa Committee for 2010-2011 term. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.
  • Selected as EB-5 Program panelist (Advanced Topics) for AILA 2010-Special Topics Conference “Representing Investors in Regional Centers” (Boston, August 27, 2010).
  • Authored book chapter entitled “Reading the TEA Leaves: Exploring the Targeted Employment Area Rules Of the EB-5 Investor Visa Program” in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)  “EB-5 Investor Visa Program” Book (June 2010)
  • Served as Discussion Leader of Three-Part Legal Conference Series: Investor Options for Experts, organized by ILW.Com – the largest daily publishing company exclusively in the field of immigration law.  (April 29, May 20, June 10, 2010.
  • Co-author of law review article: “Realizing The Economic Development Goals of EB-5 Through An Integrated Targeted Employment Area Definition.”  Bender’s Immigration Bulletin/Lexus Publishing. Oct 15, 2009.  Recommendations adopted by Congressman Polis (D-CO) and incorporated into proposed legislation to improve EB-5 program and establish new “Start Up” Visa.   
  • Served as EB-5 Program panelist for AILA: Spring Conference.  (Paris, France/ April 22, 2010).
  • Served as EB-5 Program panelist (Advanced Topics) for AILA 2009-Special Topics Conference “EB-5 Investors – New Opportunities for your clients and practice. (San Francisco, October 19, 2009).
  • Served as Panelist with USCIS and other experts on Three-Part Legal Conference Series: Investor Options for Experts, organized by ILW.Com. (Dec 19, 2009).
  • Served as Panelist with other experts on Three-Part Legal Conference Series: Investor Options for Beginners, organized by ILW.Com. (Dec 8, 2009).

BIO

David Morris

David M. Morris manages the firm’s Washington-DC office and is a respected national lawyer in the business immigration field. He holds a particular emphasis in the representation of clients involved in the areas of investment, life sciences, and information technology. For more than 18 years, Mr. Morris has regularly represented domestic and multinational businesses, as well as professionals, in a wide range of immigration and visa matters.

He has been a regularly invited speaker on EB-5 investor visa law topics – including national conferences sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Immigration Law Weekly (ILW) the leading immigration daily journal. His recent article on EB-5 law appeared in the October 2009 issue of Bender’s Immigration Bulletin published by LexisNexis.    

In general, his immigration insights have been noted on MSNBC television, DC 101 radio, and an array of professional journals and newspapers such as The Labor Lawyer, the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Journal, the Immigration Advisor, a national journal for human resource managers, the Baltimore Sun, the Boston Herald, the Maryland Daily Record, the Washington Technology Journal, the Immigration Policy & Law Journal, and other publications. Mr. Morris frequently lectures on expedited visa sponsorship strategies, employer immigration compliance programs, and various other immigration related topics for a wide variety of public and private organizations. Prior to founding the firm of McNary, Morris & Smalley (later transformed into the Visa Law Group) Mr. Morris served as the leader of the Immigration Law Section at Baker & Hostetler, one of the largest law firms in the United States.