Our Distinguished Reputation

We are recognized around the world as experts of immigration and nationality law. Trow & Rahal is cited as one of the best firms by others in the profession, clients, national rankings, surveys, and leading directories. Become our client and work with the best immigration lawyers D.C. has to offer.

Trow & Rahal has a distinguished reputation for immigration expertise within the legal community and is recognized for High Professional Legal Standards and Ethics in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The Bar Register is limited to only the most distinguished law practices in America.

Trow & Rahal honors include recognition in Best Lawyers in America, Washington DC “Super Lawyers”, the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, and Chambers USA. Please see our attorney profiles for individual distinctions.

Trow & Rahal Accolades

The World’s Leading Lawyers

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For twenty years, Chambers has published the leading directories of the legal profession. Their reputation is based on the independence and objectivity of their research. This intensive, continuous research identifies the world’s leading lawyers and law firms – those which perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients. No lawyer can buy their way into their rankings.

Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused. Since 1999, Chambers has been researching the US legal profession, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients.

The Best Lawyers in America

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screen shot 2013-03-15 at 1.46.02 pmBecause lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be included, a listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded within the legal profession as a singular honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

For more than 25 years, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. Best Lawyers® compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In the U.S., Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America, which includes 40,000+ attorneys in more than 120 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Who’s Who Legal : The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

Steve Trow, Linda Rahal, Cynthia Hemphill, and Sarah Duckham

Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed. It is impossible to buy entry into this publication.

Since 1996 Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law. In total, their web site features over 10,000 of the World’s leading private practice lawyers from over 100 national jurisdictions.

Super Lawyers


Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-approved law school libraries.

U.S. Media Group – Best Law Firms in America

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Washington, DC – Immigration Law – Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released their annual Best Law Firms rankings. These annual rankings, which are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area or by state, showcase over 8,000 different law firms ranked in one or more major practice area. Full data is available online for the law firms that received rankings, from the largest firms in the country to hundreds of one-person and two-person law firms, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.

International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF)

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The INBLF is a network of highly credentialed single-discipline boutique law firms, across the United States and Canada. The INBLF is not an organization a lawyer or law firm can join by paying a fee. The INBLF carefully reviews the qualifications of each potential member and invites only those who represent the highest level of knowledge, experience, and reputation to join. Each member carries credentials comparable or superior to what can be found at the highest-ranking full-service firms, without the insulating layers of intermediate attorneys between the client and the lawyer, and without the concomitant exorbitant billing rates.

To learn how our Winning Immigration Strategies can work for you, contact us today.

Phone: 202-537-4830

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