Founder, Principal, Attorney at Herman Legal Group

Richard Herman is a nationally recognized immigration lawyer and immigration activist. He is the founder of Herman Legal Group headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The firm specializes in immigration law in cities such as Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit-Dearborn, Akron, Toledo, Youngstown, Dayton, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. The law firm also offers its clients a wide range of general practice services in Ohio and Michigan only. Richard has vast legal experience in the field of immigration law and has received several prestigious awards and recognitions by both peer and industry groups. Through promoting diversity and the advantages of capitalizing on a diverse workforce, Richard hopes to help immigrant populations become more visible and accepted. “Some people say globalization and international competition is a bad thing, but I see the intensity immigrants bring here to their businesses and their jobs,” says Richard. “A lot of the folks I represent don’t speak English very well, or at all, yet they work their businesses 80, 90, 100 hours a week… immigrants are an advantage.” While being at the top of his practice, clients find Richard to be caring, friendly, easy to talk with, and genuinely concerned about their situations. Richard prides himself on assembling a dedicated and talented team of immigration lawyers who all work diligently to find the very best solutions for his firm’s clients.

Bar Admissions

  • 1993 State Bar of Ohio


University of Cincinnati, 2600 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Bachelor of Arts - 1987
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
JD - Juris Doctor - 1993

Career Highlights

  • Super Lawyer - Cincinnati Magazine - 2011
  • Cincinnati and Government Magazine - Super Lawyer - 2010
  • Inside Business Magazine - Leading Lawyer - 2010
  • Leading Lawyer - Inside Business Magazine - 2002 to 2009
  • Special recognition - Legal Aid Society of Cleveland - 2009
  • Super Lawyer - Cincinnati and Government Magazine - 2009
  • Special Recognition for volunteering - El Centro - 2009
  • Super Lawyer - Cincinnati and Politics Magazine - 2008
  • Super Lawyer - Cincinnati and Politics Magazine -2007
  • Diversity Achievement - Mayor Jane Campbell, City of Cleveland - 2005
  • Special Recognition - Vietnamese American Association - 2004
  • Hispanic of the Year - U.S. Senator George Voinovich - 2002
  • Special Recognition - Cleveland Mayor Michael White - 1999
  • Special Recognition - Republican Ethnic Heritage Committee - 1999


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