About Mariam

Mariam El-Shamaa specializes in immigration law. She is a graduate of the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University. Before earning her J.D., she earned an undergraduate degree in anthropology and international studies from Kalamazoo College and a Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the Ohio State University. Before practicing immigration law, Mariam worked in higher education for ten years, many of them with international students and scholars.

In law school, Mariam was a Managing Editor for the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. Mariam has regularly delivered workshops and trainings on the visa process for international students and scholars, as well as on diversity and navigating cultural differences.

Mariam currently represents clients in asylum and family-based immigration applications, as well as in employment-related immigration and in Special Immigrant Juvenile proceedings. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice before all federal immigration courts.

When she isn’t working on her client’s cases, Mariam loves to write and read, and lives in Worthington with her husband and three children.