Is it allowed to hire an attorney in a different state from where one lives?


In immigration cases, it certainly is possible to have an attorney in another state. The Murthy Law Firm has clients all over the U.S., and our offices are in Maryland and Washington (state). Generally, the answer to this question depends upon the type of case. Immigration involves Federal Administrative law, attorneys licensed in one state can take cases throughout the U.S. However, for other legal matters that involve state law, such as criminal cases and divorces, it is necessary to have an attorney licensed to practice in that specific state. (13.Jan.2014)

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