John Nahajzer

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Washington, DC

Maggio Kattar Nahajzer + Alexander, PC
 | 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-483-0053
Fax: 202-483-6801
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013, 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

John Nahajzer, a managing shareholder with Maggio + Kattar, PC, is a well-respected attorney who, in his legal practice, focuses entirely on the area of immigration law. Mr. Nahajzer represents clients in Washington, D.C., where he uses his immigration practice to help individuals with citizenship, detention, deportations and family-based immigration. He also aids businesses and nonprofits in the field of corporate immigration law.

Before attending law school, Mr. Nahajzer graduated with honors from The University of Kansas in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in political theory and Italian. He then went on to graduate from the American University Washington College of Law in 1993 with his Juris Doctor.

Mr. Nahajzer has been licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., since 1994. Before practicing law at Maggio + Kattar, PC, Mr. Nahajzer first gained invaluable experience working as an assistant general counsel for a technology company, where he handled the company's global employment and immigration issues. Mr. Nahajzer's high level of skill is recognized around the world. He has been listed in the International Who's Who Among Corporate Immigration Attorneys and has received recognition from other organizations. Washingtonian Magazine named Mr. Nahajzer as one of the Best Lawyers in Cross-Border Practice for Washington, D.C.

Fluent in Croatian and conversational in Italian, Mr. Nahajzer's language versatility is useful for many of his clients. His clients include international companies, Fortune 500 companies, startups and many others. He is well-versed in extremely complex business immigration issues, and he is able to help clients with such things as E-Verify and I-9 immigration compliance as well as immigration issues related to acquisitions and mergers.

Mr. Nahajzer is a regular speaker regarding business immigration issues for continuing legal education, helping to teach other lawyers how to better their own practices. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Immigration (100%): Naturalization & Citizenship

Focus Areas

Naturalization & Citizenship


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Super Lawyers: 2013, 2019

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About John Nahajzer

Admitted: 1996, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage:


  • T. Morton McDonald Scholarship, The American University's Washington College of Law, 1993
  • Washingtonian Magazine, One of Washington D.C.'s Best Lawyers in Cross Border Practice
  • Super Lawyers
  • Who's Who Among Corporate Immigration Attorneys

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers
  • Washington D.C.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • District of Columbia Bar's Continuing Legal Education program, Regular lecturer, business immigration law for Business

Educational Background:

  • B.A. in Political Theory and in Italian with Honors from the University of Kansas, 1990

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Law
  • Manufacturing
  • Media And Communications
  • Mining
  • Technology
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Office Location for John Nahajzer

1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-483-0053

Fax: 202-483-6801

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Last Updated: 11/20/2018

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