Attorney Profile

Immigration Attorney

I offer over 25 years of experience in guiding foreign nationals in US work visas, permanent residence, asylum, waivers, and naturalization matters.

AV Preeminent (highest) peer review for competency and professional ethics, in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. rating of 10 (highest).

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Various overseas chapters and Carolinas chapter. Liaison and committee appointments.

Member, American Bar Association.

Member, Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas state bar associations.

Authorized to practice US immigration law in all states and worldwide.

Our office offers consultations in major foreign languages.

Practice limited to US immigration law matters.

Some of our attorney services include:

Investor Visas

  • Legal services for foreign entrepreneurs and investors that would like to start a business in the United States.

Employment Visas

  • Legal services for foreign students at US universities who will be completing their studies, or have already, and have a US employer… and the employer and employee need an immigration lawyer to handle the process.

Family Visas

  • Legal services for US fiancées, US spouses, US family members who want to sponsor their foreign fiancée, spouse, or other family members.

Trilingual office (English-Spanish-French-fluent), with client support available in all major languages.

Free online consultation.  See Contact Form in this website.

Client references appear in this web site.

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Since 1990, Mr. Ladd has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association through its Carolinas chapter and Rome District and Mexico City (overseas) chapters.  He has authored articles on U.S. immigration law in professional journals and magazines in the United States and Canada.  The most recent of these, an overview and critique of the U.S. work visa system, appeared in South Carolina Lawyer magazine.  Mr. Ladd has recorded several on-demand CLE presentations for the South Carolina Bar.  He welcomes invitations to speak on US immigration law.

Mr. Ladd has represented immigration clients throughout the world.  He travels frequently.  His work has taken him to Canada, western and eastern Europe, Turkey, and western and southern Africa. He is authorized by law to represent clients in U.S. immigration and U.S. tax matters, in all 50 states.

Mr. Ladd was admitted to the bar in New York in 1979, Texas in 1981, Georgia in 1987, and South Carolina in 1991.  He is an active member of the state bar associations of South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas.  He is also admitted before the United States Courts of Appeal in the Fourth Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Ladd is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Immigration Project/National Lawyers Guild, several state bar associations, and other professional and cultural organizations.  He supports humanitarian organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center and Amnesty International.

Mr. Ladd received his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Albany Law School in New York and his Bachelor of Arts (Foreign Affairs and French) in 1975 from the University of Virginia.  He attended public schools in Washington State and New York State and graduated with a New York Regents diploma.  He was an exchange student in France while in high school.  Mr. Ladd is fluent in French and Spanish, and conversant in German.  He recently began studying Japanese.

Mr. Ladd resides in Greenville, South Carolina.  He is married.  His interests include reading, travel, health and fitness, world history, languages, and meeting interesting people.