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Donald C. Slowik

Partner and Founding Member
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Phone: 614-884-4800
Toll Free: 800-296-8479
Fax: 614-884-4801

250 E Broad St, #250
Columbus, Ohio 43215

An expert in the full gamut of business immigration matters, including alien labor certification (“PERM”), I-140 Immigrant Worker Petitions, and the employment-based green card process; H-1B, TN, and L-1A and L-1B visas; and facilitating business travel of foreign staff to the U.S., Mr. Slowik also counsels employers on E-Verify and I-9 compliance issues.

A graduate of Duke University, magna cum laude, and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Mr. Slowik has over 28 years of experience in employment-based immigration law. He is the author of several immigration publications and articles, including “Fitting Square Pegs Into Round Holes: Best Practices of an Immigration Lawyer” in the 2008 Inside the Minds series published by Thompson Reuters/Aspatore, and articles in Business Finance Magazine, Columbus Business First, and in the Columbus Bar Association’s Bar Briefs magazine.

Mr. Slowik has been interviewed and quoted on immigration law issues by numerous print media outlets. He lectures on immigration law, including presentations to the Ohio Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the Employer’s Resource Association, the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, and the Ohio Association of Realtors.

He is a longstanding member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, currently serves on the Board of the Columbus International Program, and is also an Adjunct Professor in Employment Law and Guest Lecturer in Immigration Law in Capital Law School’s Paralegal Program.

Education

J.D., The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 1980

Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Honors: Mediation Workshop, 1991

B.A., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1975
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Honors: With Distinction in Philosophy

Bar Admissions Ohio, 1980
Professional Associations and Memberships

Ohio State Bar Association
Member

American Bar Association
Member

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member

Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)

OSBA's Committee on Dispute Resolution
Past Chair

Litigation Percentage

25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Published Works

Contributor, The ePolicy Handbook, American Management Association

Classes/Seminars Taught

Lecturer, Employment Law and Immigration Law

Past Employment Positions

Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, Columbus, 1986 - 1992

Alexander, Ebinger, Fisher, McAllister & Lawrence, Columbus, 1983 - 1986

Ohio House of Representatives, Columbus, Minority Counsel, 1981 - 1983

Clermont County, Batavia, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 1981