Douglas Lightman Lead Counsel Rated

Lightman Law Firm

Immigration Lawyer | Serving New York, NY

Se Habla Español

345 Seventh Avenue , Floor 21
New York, NY 10001

An Award-Winning Immigration & Naturalization Law Firm

We understand the complex nature of immigration law and help individuals achieve their goals of living, working, and pursuing happiness in the United States. Additionally, we help domestic and foreign businesses of all sizes navigate the confusing world of United States immigration law in order to make any type of transition in the United States as smooth and efficient as possible.

The Lightman Law Firm, LLC is an award-winning New York City based immigration law firm managed by NY Immigration Lawyer Douglas Lightman. The law firm provides clients throughout the world with custom-tailored immigration solutions. The firm focuses on all aspects of US immigration law, such as: Green Card through Marriage; H-1B visa; E-3 visa; O-1 visa; TN visa; green card through employment; L-1 visa; K-1 Fiance Visa; E-2 visa; deportation and removal defense; all aspects of asylum; bond and detained immigrants; spousal abuse cases such I-360 and I-751; U visa; religious worker visa; citizenship and naturalization; and many other immigration matters.

Our team of immigration lawyers have over three decades of experience in the immigration field. Lawyers at our firm speak Spanish, Russian, French, and Hebrew. Lightman Law Firm believes that open and frequent communication, mixed with highly personalized and honest service at reasonable fees, should be the standard and not the exception.

Contact The Lightman Law Firm, LLC today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Immigration & Naturalization Law

  • Asylum
  • Citizenship
  • DACA
  • Deferred Action
  • Deportation / Removal
  • EB-5 Visa
  • Employment Based Immigration
  • Entertainer Visas
  • Green Card/Permanent Residency
  • H-1B Visa
  • H-2A Visa
  • H-2B Visa
  • Investor Visas
  • K-1 Fiancé Visa
  • Naturalization

Call The Lightman Law Firm, LLC today at 833-660-4924 to arrange your initial consultation

Attorney Douglas M. Lightman

Prior to forming The Lightman Law Firm, LLC, Mr. Lightman spent several years at an international tax consulting and compliance firm where he focused on international tax consulting and cross border transactions. In this role, Mr. Lightman worked with individuals and businesses from all over the world in navigating complex international tax issues, United States immigration matters, and cross border transactions.

Mr. Lightman is a United States trained lawyer who received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and is a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of New York and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (, the world’s largest organization of immigration lawyers.

Mr. Lightman, a proud citizen of both the United States and Canada, has had significant exposure to US immigration law throughout his life. He is the son of green card holders (permanent residents), and the grandson of immigrants to Canada and an international social worker who at one time assisted in the resettling of refugees in foreign countries throughout the world. Mr. Lightman has also traveled and studied extensively throughout the world, making stops in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.


  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY, J.D.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Rising Star Super Lawyer in the New York Metro area by from 2014 through 2018
  • Top 3 Immigration Lawyers in New York, NY by Three Best Rated in 2018
  • Who’s Who in American Law by Marquis Who’s Who in American Law in 2018
  • 10 Best by the American Institute of Legal Counsel in 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers by The National Advocates in 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 Immigration Lawyers in New York State by The American Society of Legal Advocates in 2016
  • Best For Business Immigration Matters – USA by Acquisition International in 2015 as part of their Global Mobility, Immigration and Logistics Awards
  • Immigration Law Firm of the Year in New York by Acquisition International in 2014 part of their Global Mobility and Immigration Awards.

Office Locations

New York Office
345 7th Ave, Floor 21
New York, NY 10001

Jersey City, NJ Office
Available by appointment only


The experience I've had with Lightman Law Firm exceeded all of my expectations. Not only did they help me prepare and file the documents for my Green Card application, they also gave me advice on how to do it quicker and more efficiently. Three attorneys - Douglas, Iris and Matthew - worked on my case, and whenever I had a question or a concern, it was answered within 24 hours. That was very important  to me. All communication we had was straight-to-the-point, informative and quick, so I got all of my answers with little time wasted. Also, when my case was approved, I was notified the same day. Douglas and his team definitely relieved me of a lot of stress, and I'd recommend their legal counsel to anyone who needs help applying for a work visa or a Green Card.

-Ekaterina L.

I've worked with Doug and his team for multiple immigration issues over the years. I've recommended him to friends and family. All of us have had great experiences. Doug is knowledgeable, friendly, responsive, and just super helpful.
I highly recommend working with him.

-Shreyans B.

Douglas Lightman and his super-team took great care of my wife and I through the Green Card process (from the east coast, we live in the southwest and have not had the chance to meet in person). Douglas and his team are very knowledgeable, responsive and available, we never had to wait long for a response to any query and there were several along the way.  We received our green cards this week, we are very happy and highly recommend this firm!

-Korey S.

I usually don't write reviews on anyone but I would like to write a review for Mr. Douglas Lightman and his colleagues for their excellent work. I was referred to Mr. Lightman from a colleague who got his H1B and green card via this firm. The firm successfully got my H1B transfer from my previous employer, and now we are in process of obtaining my green card. I had bad experiences with lawyers in the past, mainly on issues with poor communication. Thus far, I have no problem with communicating with Mr. Lightman and things are done in a timely manner. I'm very appreciative of the work done by Mr. Lightman and his colleagues. I referred two of my close colleagues to Mr. Lightman on their immigration issues. I would recommend Mr. Lightman to anyone seeking an excellent immigration lawyer!

-Taesoo K.

Mr. Lightman as an immigration attorney is excellent and always responds swiftly. I hired him to get my status adjusted from an H1B to a Permanent Resident. He goes in-depth into your case, family background and circumstances, and analyzes the case to come out with the best results. He knows what he is doing and handles everything perfectly. In general, all the lawyers know the rules and regulations and rights of their clients, but he knows how to implement all of them in the right way. I highly recommend Mr. Lightman as a knowledgeable, sincere, well-versed and professional attorney. I would definitely look forward to working with him in the near future. Thank you Mr. Lightman.

-Hemantkumar P. & Krishna P.

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