Harlan D. Karp
Harlan D. Karp

Harlan D. Karp

(216) 685-1360


An Immigration Law Firm For Foreign Professionals And Families

Phone: (216) 685-1360

Harlan D. Karp


University of Pennsylvania (B.A. History, 1986; magna cum laude)

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1989)


Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti (1989-1990), Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Bar Admissions:

Supreme Court of Ohio (1989)

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (1990)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1991)

U.S. Supreme Court (1993)

Professional Memberships and Activities:

American Immigration Lawyers Association (2000 to present)

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (1990 to present)

Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Ethics & Professionalism Committee (1998 to present): Vice Chair, (2010 to present)

Ohio State Bar Association (1989 to present)

Media Publicity and Articles:

Crain’s Cleveland Business, March 25, 2002 (quoted on H1-B visas)

Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 29, 2004 (quoted on Culture of "No" with INS)

H. Karp, P. Camino-Fini, "Dealing with Difficult Clients: Coping Strategies and Ethical Considerations", Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, March, 2008 (pp. 8-9)


Continuing Legal Education

Cuyahoga County Bar Association (2001), “Immigration Law.”

Polish American Lawyers Association (Cleveland, Ohio Chapter) (2003, 2006)

Cuyahoga County Bar Association (2006), "New Model Rules of Professional Conduct"

Recent Volunteer Activities:

Cleveland Bar Association's 3R's (2006 to present)

Community Board Member, Cleveland Choral Arts Association d/b/a Northcoast Men’s Chorus (2006 to present): Vice President, (2010 to present)

Member, Steering Committee, Judge Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture Series through Case Western Reserve Law School (1994 to present)

Areas of Concentration:

Immigration for Physicians (FMG’s)

J-1 waivers

  • Conrad 30, IGA, VA
  • Exceptional Hardship

Non-Immigrant Work Visas

  • H1-B, O-1

Consular Processing

Immigrant Visas

  • PERM
  • EB-11 immigrant visa
  • National Interest Waivers (Clinical and Research based)

Family Based Immigration (Marriage & Family Based Adjustment of Status)

Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship)