Margaret W. Wong

Margaret W. Wong

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Margaret W. Wong & Associates
 | 3150 Chester Avenue, MWW Center
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-566-9908
Fax: 216-566-1125
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2007, 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Chinese-Cantonese,
  • Chinese-Mandarin
Attorney Profile

Based on her own experience of obtaining a Green Card and U.S. citizenship under U.S. immigration law, Margaret Wong recognized that companies and individuals need sound guidance in this highly regulated, seemingly arcane, and sometimes frustrating regulatory area. She founded Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC with one desk and no secretary. Her practice now includes fifteen attorneys and 50 other staff members. For more than forty years, Margaret Wong has helped employers obtain work permits for their executives and has assisted thousands of people in coming to the United States to become permanent residents, advance their educations, work, and pursue opportunities. Her clients come from every country around the world, from every walk of life, and range from governmental and corporate to ordinary people. Ms. Wong is an avid educator, reader, and writer. She is an adjunct professor at the Case Western Law School in Cleveland, is a charter founding member of the Ohio Supreme Court CLE Commission and Ohio Supreme Court Racial Task Force, as well as a life member of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and Federal Bar Association. She has been appointed by the Ohio Attorney General's Office as a special counsel to represent Ohio universities for more than 20 years. Ms. Wong hosts four live radio talk shows: two in New York City on AM1480 (Cantonese) and AM1380 (Mandarin); and two bilingual Spanish, on AM900 in Nashville, and AM1010 in Atlanta. Most recently, Margaret Wong has authored THE IMMIGRANT'S WAY: FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS, BY AN IMMIGRANT, available in four languages.

About Margaret Wong

Admitted: 1977, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Kent State University's Social Responsibility Award, 2006
  • Super Lawyer, Cincinnati Magazine, 2004
  • Ohio Women's Hall of Fame, 2000
  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 1998
  • Creative Philanthropy Award from the Women's Community Foundation, 1997
  • The Margaret Ireland Award from the Cleveland Women's City Club, 1995
  • Leading Lawyer, Inside Business Magazine
  • YWCA Woman of Achievement Award
  • Leadership Award from the United Black Fund
  • Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Outstanding Alumni Award from State University of New York at Buffalo

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Special Counsel for the State of Ohio

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 2017
  • North Carolina, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2015
  • Illinois, 2009
  • Michigan, 2006
  • Georgia, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1980
  • District of Columbia, 1980
  • Ohio, 1977
  • New York, 1977

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Legal Aid
  • Federal Bar Association, Cleveland Chapter - Member
  • Ohio Supreme Court - Charter Member, Continuing Legal Education Commission for Attorneys
  • Notre Dame College - Board Member
  • Cuyahoga Community College - Board Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Member
  • Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education - Board Member
  • Cleveland Bar Foundation - Board Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Co-Chair of the Immigration Law Section
  • 8th Judicial District - Member
  • 6th Circuit Federal Court - Life Member
  • The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio - Board Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Federal Bar Association, Seminar Chair

Representative Clients:

  • Waxman Industries
  • Steris Corp.
  • Scott Fetzer Co.
  • Nano-Tex
  • Mitsubushi Caterpillar Forklift America
  • Keithley Instruments
  • JP Morgan/Chase
  • Ferra Corporation
  • National City Bank
  • RTA


Educational Background:

  • University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1976
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, B.S. (Chemistry and Biology), 1973
Office Location for Margaret W. Wong

3150 Chester Avenue
MWW Center
Cleveland, OH 44114

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Last Updated: 7/18/2018

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