Lisa Galvan

Lisa represents companies throughout the world in securing necessary work visas and permanent resident cards for employees, advising on I-9 compliance issues and representing companies in government audits and investigations.

Lisa has extensive experience in employment-based immigration law. She advises and represents companies in the preparation of employment-based nonimmigrant petitions (e.g., B, E, H, J, L, O, P, R, and TN petitions), labor certification (PERM) applications, immigrant petitions (all preference categories), and adjustment of status and consular processing applications. Additionally, Lisa assists individuals with family based petitions and naturalization applications.

Lisa represents companies undergoing immigration-related investigations, including I-9 audits, public access file reviews, SEVIS evaluations, onsite inspections, and a variety of other government probes. In addition, to prepare companies for the possibility of such government activity, she helps them in their efforts to establish successful compliance programs.

Lisa and her husband, Robb, also run a not-for-profit dog sanctuary for unwanted, abused and elderly dogs on their multi-acre ranch in New Richmond, Ohio.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Ohio

United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal


American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (1999 to Present)

AILA Annual Conference Business Planning Committee Member (2016 to Present)

AILA Mid-South CLE Chapter Chair (2013-2014)


J.D. – Cleveland Marshall College of Law

B.A. – Baldwin Wallace College