Mohammad Ali Syed founded The Syed Law Firm, PLLC in 2011 and has developed a thriving immigration, litigation and international business practice. His personal immigration journey involved various stages after first coming to the U.S. from Pakistan on an F-1 student visa, then getting an H-1B work visa, followed by an employment based green card, and finally U.S. citizenship through naturalization. As such he is intimately familiar with immigration issues for both individuals and businesses.
His experience includes several years in the antitrust and business disputes section of the law firm of King & Ballow with offices in Nashville, TN and La Jolla, CA. Prior to that he practiced litigation at Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP in Washington, D.C. with offices and active cases nationwide. He has also worked for the Civil Litigation Branch of the District of Columbia Office of Attorney General (formerly D.C. Office of Corporation Counsel), as well as Rizvi, Isa, Afridi and Angell, a leading corporate law firm in Karachi, Pakistan.
Mr. Syed graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester (1997) and obtained his law degree from the George Washington University Law School (2000). In 2007 he completed the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers (mediation workshop).