O'Brien Law LLC is a client-centric law firm specializing in Business Immigration. Ours is a single-minded focus on accomplishing your company's business objectives for cross-border movement of personnel. We also provide robust defense to government audits of employer I-9 compliance, and offer “friendly audits” to preventatively check the “health” of your I-9 Forms.

As a business immigration law firm with a deep background in employment law, O'Brien Law offers something many immigration attorneys do not: an integrated approach to your immigration needs that anticipates and addresses related employment issues.

Every Day, We Fiercely Dedicate Ourselves to:

  • Interfacing on your company's behalf with the often-unwieldy visa bureaucracy so that it serves the real-world operational needs of your business.

  • Maximizing the speed of your company's ability to lawfully employ personnel from abroad.

  • Minimizing the drama too often associated with acquisition of talent needing visa sponsorship.

  • Providing a robust defense to government audits of I-9 and visa compliance, and affirmative guidance on government visits.

  • Proactively offer measures to prepare in advance for the prospect of government audits and visits, which can help your company avoid liability, such as "friendly audits" and webinar training.

  • At O'Brien Law LLC, we mean business when it comes to immigration. Become a client and experience responsively delivered solutions to your business immigration needs.



    O'Brien Law LLC works with business owners, HR executives and professionals, in-house counsel and other key personnel to serve the immigration needs of employers large and small, in all industries. Based in Alexandria, Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C., we serve business clients nationwide employing individuals from throughout the globe.

    Our expertise covers the entire range of business immigration, including:

  • E-1/E-2 Visas for Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors

  • E-3 Visas for Professionals from Australia

  • H-1B Visas for Professionals

  • H-1B1 Visas for Professionals from Chile and Singapore

  • H-2B Visas for Nonagricultural Temporary Workers

  • L-1 Intra-Company Transfer Visas

  • O-1 Visas for persons of Extraordinary Ability

  • TN Visas for Professionals from Canada and Mexico

  • U.S. Permanent Residence Sponsorship Based on Employment (EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Visas)

  • Employment Authorization

  • Advance Parole

  • Reentry Permits

  • U.S. Citizenship Applications

  • Form I-9 Compliance

  • E-Verify Compliance

  • I-9 Compliance Auditing

  • Defense of Government I-9 Audits

  • Guidance on Government site visits

  • Defense of Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel Investigations



    James J. O'Brien

    Founding Member

    (202) 467-2470

    Jim O’Brien is Founding Member of O’Brien Law LLC. Mr. O’Brien is an accomplished counselor to business executives in operations, management and human resources with respect to all areas of U.S. business immigration law.

    Jaclyn C. Otfinoski

    Business Immigration Attorney

    (202) 467-2476

    Jackie joined O’Brien Law LLC as a Business Immigration Attorney in 2016. Jackie counsels clients on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters. She has represented individuals, small businesses and multinational corporations across numerous industries.

    Clement J. Hearey

    Senior Business Immigration Paralegal

    (202) 467-2464

    Clement J. Hearey (CJ) is our Senior Business Immigration Paralegal. CJ possesses seven years of experience in support of our clients’ needs.