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Lori A. Pinjuh

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Independence, OH

The Pinjuh Law Firm, LLC
6140 West Creek Road, Suite 203
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: 440-668-9584
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005, 2010
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Immigration: Business, Immigration: Consumer
Languages Spoken: English, French
Attorney Profile

The founder and managing attorney of The Pinjuh Law Firm, LLC, in Independence, Ohio, Lori A. Pinjuh serves clients across the U.S., assisting them with various immigration law matters such as:

  • Employment petitions
  • Labor certification (PERM)
  • Nonimmigrant and immigrant visas
  • Inadmissibility waivers
  • Family petitions
  • Adjustment of status
  • Citizenship and passport determination
  • Asylum applications
  • Naturalization 

Obtaining a B.S. in psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1992, Ms. Pinjuh went on to earn her law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1996. During law school, she was elected to be a part of The Order of Barristers and was the recipient of the LFE Goldie Memorial Award for international legal interests. She was also honored with the Robert W. Miller award as a member of the Moot Court Board. In 1997, she was admitted to practice in Maryland, and later in Ohio (1999); her practice is limited to immigration law.

Prior to establishing her own practice in 2012, Ms. Pinjuh gained advanced knowledge in immigration and citizenship laws at a boutique immigration firm near D.C., and later 15 years of service at a well-known immigration law firm in Ohio. Helping clients navigate several areas of immigration law, she offers legal services for special immigrant visas, entrepreneurial petitions, and nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for both skilled and unskilled positions. She has represented numerous clients throughout the U.S. and many more in consular processing NIV and IV applications outside of the U.S.  She also has more than 25 years in providing legal advice for lawful permanent residents to prepare naturalization applications and finding U.S. citizenship for those unusual cases who need assistance to find their own immigration or natural birth history.

Named among The Best Lawyers in America, Ms. Pinjuh is a seasoned attorney who is detail oriented and efficient in handling every case she comes across. Her admirable work ethic and professional skill sets have earned her a notable reputation within the legal community. She holds a 10 out of 10 rating on Avvo, in addition to nearly all five-star reviews from clients and endorsements from fellow lawyers. 

Ms. Pinjuh maintains her relationships with the legal circle through her memberships with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. She has also presented and lectured on various immigration law topics at the Federal Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, AILA events and the SHRM Global Forum.

Outside of her law practice, Ms. Pinjuh volunteers at The Legal Aid Society for the pro-bono immigration legal services program, and she also contributes to MDA fundraisers, the AILA Ohio Citizenship Day and the Battered Women’s shelters. 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Immigration: Business
  • 50%Immigration: Consumer
Focus Areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship


1 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2005, 2010

About Lori A. Pinjuh

First Admitted: 1997, Maryland

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presenter CLE, Cuyahoga County Bar Association/AILA
  • Presenter CLE, FBA/AILA
  • E-Verify: Wading through the Waters, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, October 2008 issue
  • International SHRM Convention, 2007
  • NE Regional SHRM Conference, 2007
  • NAPABA Conference, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Public Library Information Seminars on Immigration
  • Citizenship Day, participant pro bono legal team of attorneys in helping those who wanted to learn more about naturalizing to become a US citizen, 2008 and 2009

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair, Immigration Section, CMBA 2008-2009, 2009-2010
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Grievance Committee, CMBA, 2006 - 2008, CMBA 2009-present
  • Maryland, 1997
  • Ohio, 1999
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Vice Chair, CBA 2007-2008, CMBA 2008-2009
  • American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) - Member, AILA Ohio Chapter Secretary 2003-2005
  • Cleveland Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Universite de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, B.S. , Major: Psychology; Minor:  Communications
  • Gamma Phi Beta

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Lobby participant for AILA in DC,, 2004


  • , Cleveland Lawyer of the Year in Immigration, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2015
  • , Ohio Lawyer Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2010
  • , Best Law Firm in Immigration Law - 2014 to present, U.S. News & World Report , 2014
  • , Best Lawyer in Immigration Law - 2008 to present, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2008
  • LFE Goldie Memorial Award (International Interests), 1996
  • Order of Barristers, Syracuse University College of Law, 1996
  • , Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, Cincinnati Magazine, 2005
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Office Location for Lori A. Pinjuh

6140 West Creek Road
Suite 203
Independence, OH 44131

Phone: 440-668-9584

Last Updated: 9/14/2022

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