About Us - Silmi Law Firm

About Silmi Law

Silmi Law is a result-oriented immigration law firm offering a full range of legal services to professionals, organizations, and businesses in the United States and throughout the world seeking opportunity and uniquely tailored strategies to meet their immigration needs. We represent clients in software engineering, hardware and product engineering, biotechnology, energy, medical research and medicine, journalism, art, music, in addition to multinational organizations, entrepreneurs and start-ups – to name a few. Our primary objective is to deliver optimal results for our clients and put them in a position to succeed.  

About Sharif Silmi

Sharif S. Silmi has dedicated his legal career to assisting individuals as well as businesses of all sizes to meet their immigration and business needs. Through his experience, Mr. Silmi developed an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge and unique approach to immigration and business law. In representing individual clients and businesses based in the United States and throughout the world, Mr. Silmi has achieved unparalleled results in challenging and highly complex matters. Mr. Silmi has successfully represented clients in both immigrant and non-immigrant matters and has advised businesses on establishing United States based operations. Mr. Silmi has introduced innovation to the EB1A category wherein he redefined classes of individuals eligible to apply for the category and demolished myths that kept many highly skilled professionals from seeking qualification. Other specific areas of his immigration practice include, EB2 National Interest Waiver, EB1B, O1A, L-1, multinational executives and managers (EB-1C), H-1B, P-3, U visa, VAWA, family based immigration, adjustment of status, naturalization, consular processing, deportation defense and Federal litigation.  


Furthermore, Mr. Silmi represents individuals from countries including the EU, Australia, Canada, the Carribean, Jordan, Pakistan, Egypt and throughout the world in preparing E-2 nonimmigrant (treaty) investor petitions. Based in the Capital region of the United States, Mr. Silmi advocates on behalf of immigrant’s rights and for an expansion of immigration opportunities for highly skilled workers, international students, migrant workers, specialized workers, and victims of crime.

Among Mr. Silmi’s strongest attribute is his ability to understand the needs of his clients and match those needs with a results based approach and uniquely tailored course of action. Mr. Silmi has a deep knowledge of business formation and experience with international business transactions. Mr. Silmi has helped foreign based businesses establish branch offices in the United States and advises clients on U.S. corporate compliance matters.

Mr. Silmi has written several articles about immigration related topics, he graduated from California State University and earned his Juris Doctor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, he is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the District of Columbia Bar.

Read more

Our Core Ideals

Justice | Commitement | Results


America is a place that belongs to the human family and everyone willing to struggle to create and home and make a living in the United States deserves focused and effective representation to fulfill their vision and pursuits.


The mission of Silmi Law is to take a uniquely tailored approach to every opportunity and challenge our clients present.


Our vision is to be an accessible and highly effective immigration law firm that provides unparalleled value and opportunities for our clients. We are steadfast in our commitment to contribute to our clients’ success and help them navigate the challenges of the ever-changing immigration environment. We listen carefully to our clients, and draw on our broad practice capabilities, deep knowledge, and strategic prowess to provide thoughtful advice and creative, results-driven solutions.


Provide Extraordinary Service

We are committed to serve others which means treating our clients matters with the utmost care and deal with them with the utmost empathy and respect.. We are staffed with a wonderful team to give our clients the best experience possible.

Think Outside the Box

The U.S. Immigration system can be convoluted and chaotic. Through deep knowledge of the law and strategic thinking challenges can turn into opportunity. That is why here at Silmi law we strive to think outside of the box to continue to solve these difficult challenges.


We know here at Silmi Law that negativity is the default position many people take. However, a better approach in business and life is to  appreciate every person and opportunity we encounter.  . 

Continue to Learn

Among our core values is to seek knowledge and to strive for improvement. The only way we can grow is to keep pushing limits beyond what is comfortable. We are always looking to constantly improve and always provide our clients the most well informed and cutting edge solutions in our field.

We’re Just One Call Away

Mr. Silmi advocates on behalf of immigrant’s rights and an expansion of immigation opportunities to international students, migrant workers, specialized workers, and victims of crime.

Contact Us Today