We Are Dedicated To Immigrants Because We Are Immigrants

Meet Your Immigration Advocate

Immigration is one of the most controversial, complex issues facing society today. Choosing the right immigration attorney can be a challenge — it is essential to work with a professional team who understands the law and is invested in your story.

At Taghavi Immigration Law, our team comes from unique and diverse cultural backgrounds, which underscores our extensive knowledge of the United States immigration system. We believe in building connections with our clients to further empathize with their immigrant experience and make them feel at home.

Representing clients around the world.

Our firm operates out of two offices in Richmond, VA, and Phoenix, AZ. Our bi-coastal presence allows us to serve clients in every corner of the country. Our commitment to customized, cutting edge solutions through virtual casework allows us to serve clients internationally, including those who have family members fighting their case and seeking bond at the United States southern border.

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Soulmaz Taghavi | Taghavi Immigration Law, Richmond VA and Phoenix AZ

Meet Soulmaz Taghavi

Email: soulmaz@tilimmigration.com
Phone: 804-408-3522

Soulmaz Taghavi is the Principal Attorney and Founder of Taghavi Immigration Law. As a former criminal defense attorney, Soulmaz specializes in removal defense, litigating “Crimmigration” cases. She is a dedicated, passionate, and driven attorney with vast experience in immigration law.

Soulmaz is a long-standing member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and has argued before the Fourth Circuit Court. Additionally, she has had work published in a law journal regarding removal proceedings.

Background

Soulmaz’s family emigrated to the United States from Iran in the 1980s, which in part, helped cultivate her desire to use her education to help individuals and families navigate our legal system efficiently and effectively.

Education

A native of Richmond, Soulmaz, received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Economics from Virginia Commonwealth University, and subsequently received a masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Virginia. She graduated with honors from the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, N.C. Soulmaz also spent a summer abroad at American University in Cairo, Egypt, where she studied Arabic and International Business.

Work Experience

Today, Soulmaz has immense experience in preparing and filing defensive reliefs and motions before Immigration Courts and Board of Immigration Appeals, including, Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Prosecutorial Discretion requests, Convention against Torture, I-212(h) Criminal and Inadmissibility Waivers, and I-601A/I-601 Provisional Waivers. Soulmaz has represented individuals in Individual, Master Calendar and Bond Hearings before various Immigration Courts. She has experience in preparing and filing humanitarian and family-based immigration petitions, applications, briefs, and waivers for USCIS, including Naturalization and Adjustment of Status applications.

Well-versed in state and federal appeals, Soulmaz single-handedly gave oral arguments before a three-panel judge at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, arguing for procedural due process rights in a contested alleged immigration marriage fraud case in Bassam Hanna v. Loretta Lynch on March 21, 2016.

Languages

  • English
  • Persian
  • Dari
  • Spanish

Meet Our Team

Our team is as multifaceted as the immigration process. Each staff member is bilingual or multilingual, which deeps our communication with — and understanding of — clients.

Adriana Perez | Taghavi Immigration Law, Richmond VA

Alma De Escobar

Client Coordinator

Fluent in: English & Spanish

Ingrid Garay | Taghavi Immigration Law, Richmond VA

Ingrid Garay

Law Clerk

Fluent in: English & Spanish

Natalia Morales - Legal

Nathalia Morais

Legal Assistant

Fluent in: English, Spanish & Portuguese

Christina Joseph - Legal Secretary

Christina Joseph

Legal Secretary

Fluent in: English & Malayalm

Enrique Echague

Receptionist

Fluent in: English & Spanish

Shamsi Taghavi

Business Administrator

Fluent in: English & Persian/Dari

Shamsi Taghavi | Taghavi Immigration Law, Richmond VA

Adriana Perez

Marketing Manager

Fluent in: English & Spanish

Andres Ferrer

Legal Assistant

Fluent in: English & Spanish

Adriana Perez | Taghavi Immigration Law, Richmond VA

Alejandra Santa

Legal Assistant

Fluent in: English & Spanish

Taking a holistic, multi-faceted approach to every case.

Empathy is essential

It is not enough to have extensive knowledge of our nation’s immigration system — to be a good advocate for clients, we believe it is essential to have empathy and understanding of their situation, background, and personal journey. We stress maintaining open communication and building connections with clients.

Comprehensive training

We offer our clients the resources and support they need to succeed during and long after their legal proceedings. Each member of our team has completed domestic violence and gender sensitivity training to ensure we protect the legal interests of survivors or those facing sexual assault or domestic violence. Additionally, our office has alliances with nonprofits and organizations that provide mental health resources.

What our clients are saying…

“I’ve known Soulmaz as a fellow attorney for four years now, and I’ve forwarded many of my own clients to her for representation at various Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts in Virginia. I can attest to great success that we’ve had in these cases and I’m impressed with the good team that Soulmaz has put together in her firm. She’s a boxer too, so is there any surprise that she fights hard in the courtroom? I think not!”

– Sacha S.

“I highly recommend Attorney Soulmaz Taghavi. She fought hard to get me and my daughter asylum status. I am grateful and very satisfied with her work. Thank you, Soulmaz.”

– Norma A.

“After I switched my case to your firm, I felt the professionalism from you and your firm. Also, I don’t feel like I got treated like a client, I was treated more like a friend who’s hopeless, seeking for help, and you are the only friend who can help me. Keep it up.”

– Nan

“Extremely professional and thorough. They provide superior support and, most importantly, have a heart for helping.”

– Wilson J.

“I am a highly satisfied client! Because of you, I got a green card. You are efficient and have saved a lot of my time in handling my complicated immigration case.

I will always stay with you for all my legal and immigration advice. I am also highly recommending you to all my friends and colleagues for immigration/ criminal issues.”

– Umar

“Excellent Lawyer! I highly recommend Attorney Soulmaz. If you need quality legal representation and someone who alleviates your concerns, goes the distance, is passionate, and wins your case, this is your attorney.”

– Arash A.

“I want to extend a huge thank you to Mrs Taghavi. She was a referral and from the moment we spoke I realized how knowledgeable she was in immigration and criminal law. Her expertise was further demonstrated in the courtroom by her level of preparation and professionalism. I would highly recommend her and It has been a pleasure to work with her.”

– Homan S.

“The quality services I received were remarkable. Thank you Ms. Taghavi and the entire team at Taghavi Immigration Law, look forward to working with you guys!”

– Fernandez E.

“I’ve known Soulmaz as a fellow attorney for 4 years now, and I’ve forwarded many of my own clients to her for representation at various Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts in Virginia. I can attest to great success that we’ve had in these cases and I’m impressed with the good team that Soulmaz has put together in her firm. She’s a boxer too, so is there any surprise that she fights hard in the courtroom? I think not with this lawyer.”

– Hossein S.

“Soulmaz is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney. She really knows Immigration law and is an excellent resource whenever I have issues. I highly recommend.”

– Joel M.

“I was working with the office for my immigration case. The level of professionalism could not pleased me more. She is highly knowledgeable in the area which makes you feel confident about your case. I am more than happy for giving my case to her.”

– Mojtaba J.

“I’ve forwarded many of my own clients to [Soulmaz] for representation at various [courts] in Virginia. I can attest to great success that we’ve had in these cases…”

– Sacha S.

“I highly recommend Attorney Soulmaz Taghavi. She fought hard to get me and my daughter asylum status. I am grateful and very satisfied with her work. Thank you, Soulmaz.”

– Norma A.

“After I switched my case to your firm, I felt the professionalism from you and your firm. Also, I don’t feel like I got treated like a client, I was treated more like a friend who’s hopeless, seeking for help, and you are the only friend who can help me. Keep it up.”

– Nan

“Extremely professional and thorough. They provide superior support and, most importantly, have a heart for helping.”

– Wilson J.

“I am a highly satisfied client! Because of you, I got a green card. You are efficient and have saved a lot of my time in handling my complicated immigration case.”

– Umar

“If you need quality legal representation and someone who alleviates your concerns, goes the distance, is passionate, and wins your case, this is your attorney.”

– Arash A.

“From the moment we spoke I realized how knowledgeable [Mrs. Taghavi] was in immigration and criminal law… It has been a pleasure to work with her.”

– Homan A.

“The quality services I received were remarkable. Thank you Ms. Taghavi and the entire team at Taghavi Immigration Law, look forward to working with you guys!”

– Fernandez E.

“I’ve known Soulmaz as a fellow attorney for 4 years now… I can attest to great success that we’ve had in these cases… She’s a boxer too, so is there any surprise that she fights hard in the courtroom?”

– Hossein S.

“Soulmaz is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney. She really knows Immigration law and is an excellent resource whenever I have issues. I highly recommend.”

– Joel M.

“The level of professionalism could not pleased me more. She is highly knowledgeable in the area which makes you feel confident about your case.”

– Mojtaba J.

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East Coast Office

Taghavi Immigration Law
1500 Forest Ave, Suite 124
Richmond, VA 23229

Phone: 804-408-3522
Fax: 602-649-4224
Email: info-rva@tilimmigration.com

West Coast Office

Taghavi Immigration Law
6991 E Camelback Rd Suite D-300
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone: 480-386-7128
Fax: 602-649-4224
Email: info-phx@tilimmigration.com

Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed