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Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

We work to navigate through a complex bureaucratic system to achieve our clients' goals - working with individuals to multinational corporations.
Slowik & Robinson, LLC.
(1-5 Attorneys)
www.s-r-law.com

AREAS OF LAW:
Immigration and Visas

LOCATION:
250 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215
Downtown

YEARS OF PRACTICE:
18 years

PHONE:
614-884-4800

FAX:
614-884-4801

Why did you become an attorney?

Growing up, I was taught that there is nothing more rewarding than being in the service of others. Also, I wanted to use advocacy, rhetoric, and the spoken and written word to resolve disputes (which essentially means, as a child, I was picked on and needed to find a non-physical way to stand up for myself... so I relied on a sharp tongue...). When I was young, I thought the practice of law was noble (and still do). I should also mention that I was encouraged to be a lawyer to compete with my twin brother (the doctor) and I knew that if I became a lawyer with my clients' interest always in mind and I practiced with integrity, I would make a decent living.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

Please review my work experience.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I have always been intrigued by travel and languages. I enjoy international politics, business, and dealing directly with indiviudals. Immigration law is a perfect synegy of these elements.

What makes your law firm unique?

Slowik & Robinson, LLC is a boutique law firm practicing primarily in the areas of immigration law, employment law and small business counseling. Our lawyers have “big firm” expertise in these specialties, but strive to deliver personalized client services at a more economical cost. Our firm serves the immigration law needs of businesses and individuals located throughout the U.S. Our firm offers fluency in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French and Spanish.

Describe your ideal client.

On time.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

I have two beautiful sons (don't take my word for it, ask my wife...), two ornery cats, one beautiful and ornery wife. They take up most of my free time; however, I enjoy travel, I am a TV (American Idol, C-Span/CNN and 24) and a movie-junkie (anything that has subtitles or a talking bear), and weekend warrior athletics.

Immigration and Visas
  • B-Visitor Visas
  • Citizenship
  • Deportation
  • Employer Work Visas
  • Family-based Visas
  • H1-B Visas
  • Investor Visas
  • L-1 Visas
  • Naturalization
  • Permanent Resident-Green Card
  • Political Asylum and Refugees
  • Undocumented Workers
  • Visas
Degree

The Ohio State University College of Law
Juris Doctor (JD), 1998

Bar Association Membership

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association

Accomplishments

Mr. Robinson has been published by local and state bar associations in the area of immigration law and he is a co-author of Genocide in Cambodia: The Trial of Pol Pot and Ieng Sary (University of Pennsylvania Press, April 2000). Mr. Robinson has also been recognized for his expertise in the field of immigration law, having served as Special Counsel to the State of Ohio on immigration matters and having appeared in the “Best Lawyers Consumer Guide” in the area of Immigration Law. Since 2004, I have had the honor of being listed annually as an Ohio Rising Star (Super Lawyer) (only 2.5% of attorneys in Ohio can receive this honor) in the area of immigration law by Law and Politics. Rising Stars are chosen by peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers under 40 (or practicing less than 10 years). I have also been chosen to be listed in Best Lawyers Consumer Guide.

Bar Admission Date

1998-11-01

Supreme Court Number

0069872

Licensed In

Ohio (1998), #0069872

Significant Cases

See firm website at: www.s-r-law.com.

Summary of Firm

We work to navigate through a complex bureaucratic system to achieve our clients' goals - working with individuals to multinational corporations.

Summary of Previous Employment

I am a partner in the firm of Slowik & Robinson. I concentrate on a wide variety of immigration areas including health care, employment, academic, J waivers, multinational executives and specialty workers, and family-based petitions and applications. Before joining with Donald Slowik, I worked in the immigration practice groups of a large law firm of nearly 400 attorneys and a small law firm of 40 attorneys. While I view these experiences to have benefited my growth as an immigration attorney and legal professional, I agree that the legal environment which offers clients the best synergy of value, attention, and expertise is in a boutique practice rather than a large law firm setting. I graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law, where I received the FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship on my way to obtaining a Certificate in International Trade and Development, which included a summer program of study at the Ecole Superior de Commerce de Nantes Atlantique. My cum laude undergraduate degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) prepared me well for my current specialty and provided me the opportunity to study at the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. I have been published by local and state bar associations in the area of immigration law and I am a co-author of Genocide in Cambodia: The Trial of Pol Pot and Ieng Sary (University of Pennsylvania Press, April 2000). I have also been recognized for his expertise in the field of immigration law, having served, since 2003, as Special Counsel to the State of Ohio on immigration matters.

 

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