Attorney Profile

Attorney Profile

Khalid A. Shekib | Lawyer

Khalid A. Shekib is the founder and lead immigration attorney at Law Group International, LLC. Like many of his clients, Mr. Shekib was once an immigrant to the United States. He and his family sought asylum in the United States from Afghanistan over thirty years ago. Because he has been through the long, difficult process of immigrating to America, he has a unique knowledge of the struggles that his clients are faced with in their cases. Rooted in compassion and solidarity, Attorney Shekib's immigrant background only increases his dedication to the people he serves.

He holds degrees from James Madison University and a Doctorate of Law from the University Of Richmond School Of Law. Mr. Shekib's practice primarily involves the representation of individuals and business organizations as related to immigration law. He has extensive experience in the defense of individuals placed in immigration removal proceedings and has argued cases before both the Arlington and Baltimore Immigration Courts. These cases included asylum, adjustment of status (family and employment), withholding of removal, and cancellation of removal to name a few. In addition, Mr. Shekib has extensive experience in the representation of business clientele worldwide including EB-5 investors. In addition, Mr. Shekib has appeared before the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Shekib strives to earn the trust of his clientele through an honest and caring approach to the independent needs of each client. He strongly believes in establishing a legal practice with both a high rate of success combined with a keen awareness of professional legal ethics. Mr. Shekib's overwhelming success rate rests upon his high level of personal confidence, public speaking skills, and willingness to zealously pursue the interests of his clients.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Commonwealth of Virginia Bar, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2007
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Habitat for Humanity, 1997-2000
  • Afghan Soccer Federation, 2001-present
  • Secretary, International Law Society, 2002-2005
  • Judicial Law Clinic, Henrico County General District Court, 2005

Practice Areas

  • Immigration
  • Investment Opportunities
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Infractions

Education

  • University of Richmond School of Law, (J.D. 2005)
  • James Madison University, (B.S. 2000)

About Law Group International, LLC

The Virginia immigration lawyers at Law Group International have over fifteen years of combined experience helping people around the world come to America. The firm is dedicated to helping people of all different nationalities, cultures, and races achieve their travel and immigration goals with minimal stress and maximum efficiency. Law Group International understands that every individual case is important. Whether you're trying to bring your fiancé home or seeking refuge from an oppressive power, no case is too small or too large for the personal attention and dedication of the Virginia immigration attorneys at Law Group International.

The Founder

Khalid Shekib founded Law Group International and was himself a refugee. He and his family sought asylum in the United States from Afghanistan over thirty years ago. Because he has been through the long, difficult process of immigrating to America, he has a unique knowledge of the struggles that his clients are faced with in their cases. Rooted in compassion and solidarity, Attorney Shekib's immigrant background only increases his dedication to the people he serves.

Why Work with an Immigration Attorney?

Many people try to handle their immigration matters on their own without the help of a Virginia immigration attorney. Choosing to work with or without a lawyer is every person's individual decision, but those who choose to navigate the process alone are in for an especially difficult battle. Tasks as seemingly straightforward as applying for a work visa can take weeks of research to understand and months to actually apply for. If mistakes are made during the application process, requests are very likely denied - there aren't many second chances in immigration law. Time is also usually of the essence when applying for a visa, and applying for one without the guidance and support of a lawyer can lead to an excessively slow process.

With more significant immigration concerns such as obtaining a marriage visa or fighting deportation, it is especially important to seek the council of an immigration law office. Law Group International can ease these difficult processes and help improve your chance of success by providing sound legal advice, assisting with the necessary paperwork, negotiating with your embassy or consulate on your behalf when necessary, and arguing your case in immigration court when necessary. In handling your case, Law Group International will strive to return every phone call and answer each of your questions in a timely manner. The lawyers at Law Group International are even available for Saturday appointments to help clients around the world achieve their goals. Service to the global community of travelers and immigrants, both at home and abroad, is first and foremost among the priorities of Law Group International.

Serving the Global Community

Law Group International works with clients around the globe - from Germany to Tanzania, from Bangladesh to Korea. No two clients are alike, nor are any two cases. With the company's strong experience in immigration law, Law Group International has been able to help people from virtually every country obtain visas, green cards, or citizenship in the United States. Founded in Virginia, Law Group International hopes to reach out to even more people around the globe by opening new offices in Hamburg, Germany and Cairo, Egypt. Law Group International is also dedicated to helping people from as many cultures as possible by offering services in a number of languages. Languages currently spoken by Law Group International attorneys include English, German, Farsi, Dari, and Spanish.

Find out what makes Law Group International the immigration law firm of choice by calling today to schedule a consultation. A knowledgeable lawyer will answer your questions and give you the direction you'll need to achieve your immigration goals.