Shahzad Ahmed - Partner

Immigration Attorney

US Immigration Attorney Shahzad Ahmed is a Florida Board Certified Immigration Attorney, one of only 8 percent lawyers to be certified as an expert in Immigration and Nationality Law. He was awarded The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in 2015. Mr. Ahmed has over 15 years experience and practices immigration law exclusively. He was elected as the Orlando Regional Vice-Chair for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and as a liaison with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service for 2013-14. Mr. Ahmed is a Partner and Senior Immigration Attorney at NeJame Law, which was voted the "Best Law Firm in Central Florida" by readers of the Orlando Business Journal in 2012 through 2014.

Mr. Ahmed has acquired visas for many businesses as they seek to invest or transfer their employees to the United States. He has assisted applicants from around the globe, including United Kingdom (UK), Canada, Brazil, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India, Dubai (UAE) and many other countries. Visas he has obtained include:

  • Business Visas L-1 Intracompany Transferee, EB-1 Multinational Executives/Managers
  • Investor Visas E-2 Treaty Investor, EB-5 Job Creation
  • Employment Visas H-1B Specialty Occupation, O-1 Extraordinary Ability, P-1 Athlete, P-2 Cultural Exchange Artist, P-3 Culturally Unique Performer, R-1 religious Worker, EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-2 Advanced Degree, EB-3 Skilled and Unskilled Worker, EB-4 Special Immigrant
  • Personal/Family Visas Family based petitions, Fiances, Immigrant Visas

Mr. Ahmed has successfully represented thousands of businesses and individual clients in various circumstances, including but not limited to, business and investor visas, employment visas, family visas, deportation, and naturalization and citizenship matters.

Deportation Defense

Mr. Ahmed has extensive experience in courtroom litigation as well. He has appeared in hundreds of cases before dozens of immigration judges, successfully representing clients in matters ranging from removal proceedings to claims for political asylum, cancellation of removal, hardship waivers and adjustment of status.

Human Rights Work

Mr. Ahmed is a Human Rights Defender and advocate. Human Rights Defenders are described in the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights Defenders. Under Article 11 of the Declaration, lawyers who are Human Rights Defenders, are to protect the human dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. Mr. Ahmed represents his clients in their applications for asylum in the United States. Additionally, he advocates against persecution of individuals overseas, and engages in tolerance training locally.

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Background

Mr. Ahmed earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Touro Law Center in Long Island, New York. As a law student, Mr. Ahmed served as an Assistant Editor for the International Law Journal while contributing to various other journals and publications. He concentrated his studies in International Law and quickly developed a passion for assisting others with their immigration issues. Mr. Ahmed went on to complete a comprehensive law studies program in Shimla, India, an opportunity that enriched his understanding of the comparative legal jurisprudence. In 1998, Mr. Ahmed was admitted to the Florida Bar and after ten years of practice, in 2008, Shahzad Ahmed joined NeJame Law as a Partner. He currently serves as the Senior Attorney and Senior Litigator for the Firm's Immigration Division.

Shahzad Ahmed's works have been noted and cited in press releases by human rights and civil liberties organizations, including Amnesty International and Solidarity U.S.A. Mr. Ahmed is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for both the Southern District and the Middle District of Florida. He practices immigration law throughout the entire United States and is admitted to practice in any immigration court within the United States. He is also active in various immigration, civic and political organizations.

Languages: English, Urdu and Hindi, Arabic

Practice Areas: Immigration Law