Michelle D. Grimm

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

Focused on the healthcare and insurance industries, Michelle Grimm is a business immigration attorney with in-depth knowledge of temporary work visas and green card processes. Drawing from several years of experience as an immigration paralegal, she handles cases involving complex family and employment-based immigration matters, as well as removal defense and asylum.

Michelle brings a comprehensive approach to her immigration law practice, combining her passion for immigration law with her experiences living abroad. She works on enabling companies to hire and retain talented foreign professionals.

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  • Obtained work visas for employees, including H-1B specialty occupation, L‑1 intra-company transferee (manager and specialized knowledge), O-1 extraordinary ability, E-3 visas for Australian professionals, E-2 treaty investors, P-1A professional athletes and TN NAFTA professionals.
  • Obtained green cards for clients in EB-1A extraordinary ability and EB-2 advanced degree classifications, as well as PERM labor certification.
  • Secured J-1 visa waivers for foreign physicians and medical researchers.
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Experience

  • Obtained work visas for employees, including H-1B specialty occupation, L‑1 intra-company transferee (manager and specialized knowledge), O-1 extraordinary ability, E-3 visas for Australian professionals, E-2 treaty investors, P-1A professional athletes and TN NAFTA professionals.
  • Obtained green cards for clients in EB-1A extraordinary ability and EB-2 advanced degree classifications, as well as PERM labor certification.
  • Secured J-1 visa waivers for foreign physicians and medical researchers.
  • Obtained religious worker visas and permanent resident status for religious workers.
  • Prepared and filed Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Adjustment of Status, Fiancé, Asylum and Consular Processing cases.
  • Assisted clients in obtaining U.S. citizenship and family-based green cards.
  • Advised clients on I-9 and E-Verify compliance.
  • Assisted in obtaining waivers of inadmissibility for foreign nationals seeking immigrant visas.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Assisted in numerous cases of individuals seeking asylum in the United States.
  • In multiple cases, assisted victims of human trafficking in obtaining immigration benefits.
  • Assists with pro bono naturalization clinics for the Legal Aid Society of Columbus.

Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Capital University Law School, 2019, cum laude
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2013, cum laude; Criminal Justice Society

Blog

In The Blogs

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Employment Law Spotlight
Summary of National Interest Exceptions to Presidential Proclamation 10052 for H-1B and L-1 Visa Applicants
By Michelle D. Grimm
August 20, 2020
On June 22, President Trump took aggressive action impacting a wide group of temporary foreign national workers. In Presidential Proclamation 10052, President Trump suspended the entry of certain temporary workers who are outside the...
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