Duriya Dhinojwala


Ms. Dhinojwala focuses her practice in the areas of immigration, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.  She has represented clients in federal and state courts and has experience in mediation and arbitration proceedings.  She also represents corporations, colleges, universities, governmental entities, as well as individuals, in all aspects of the immigration process by preparing and guiding them in all steps related to filing a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Contact Information

75 East Market Street. Akron, Ohio 44308


The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
Sophia College in Bombay, India, Diploma in Fine Arts


Ms. Dhinojwala's areas of focus include the following:

  • Family-based Immigrant Visa or Permanent Residency: including immediate family members, spouses and fiancées.
  • Employment-based Immigrant Visa or Permanent Residency: EB1-First Preference, Persons of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers, Multinational Executives and Managers; EB2-Second Preference, Members of Professions holding Advanced Degrees or Aliens of Exceptional Ability; EB3-Third Preference, Skilled Workers, Professionals and other Workers; EB4-Fourth Preference, Special Immigrants; EB5-Fifth Preference, Employment Creation Investors including investments in Regional Centers.
  • Nonimmigrant Visas: Visitor Visas, B-1-for Business/B-2-for Tourist; E-1-Treaty Trader/E2-Treaty Investor E Visas for Traders and Investors; F-1 or J-1-Academic Student Visa; H1B Visa-Specialty Occupation; H2A-Agricultural Labor or H2B-other Temporary Labor Visa; H-3-Trainee; K-Fiancé or Fiancée of U.S. Citizen; L-Intra Company Transferee; M-Vocational Student; O-1 or O-2-Extraordinary Ability; P-1, P-2 or P-3-Athletes and Group Entertainers; Q-International Cultural Exchange Program; R-Religious Vocation or Profession; TN-Trade NAFTA Professionals.
  • All aspects of I-9 Compliance, including employer’s rights and responsibilities.

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Medina County Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Representative Cases

  • Dodd v. Keybank, 2006 WL 62432, 2006–Ohio–93 (2006)
  • In Re World Metals, 313 B.R. 720 (2004)

Presentations & Publications

  • I-9 Compliance and Conducting Internal Audits for Healthcare Providers, Marietta Memorial Hospital, January 11, 2018
  • I-9 Compliance, E-verify and Audits, Ohio Attorney General’s Conference on International Students and Workforce, November 8, 2017, Columbus, Ohio

  • Don’t Let Your Subpoena Fall Through the Cracks (published in the OSBA magazine, Ohio Lawyer) March/April 2008
  • Practice Tips, Complying with Civil Rules 33 and 36 (published in the OSBA magazine, Ohio Lawyer) January/February 2006
  • Commentary on the 2004 Amendment to Ohio Civil Rules 33 and 36 (published in the Akron Bar Association magazine, Examiner) September 2005.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Community Legal Aid (Akron)
  • BMD Pro Bono Committee working with Akron Community Legal Aid
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