Jama Ibrahim

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Jama Ibrahim

Founding Partner & Immigration Attorney

Jama Ibrahim is one of the founding and co-managing partner of Ibrahim & Rao LLP. Mr. Ibrahim practices all aspects of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. He assists individuals and families in deportation cases, green cards applications, temporary visas and naturalization/citizenship matters. Mr. Ibrahim is an expert in asylum law and represents clients with humanitarian applications, including U and S visas, as well as applications under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Mr. Ibrahim also assists employers and corporate clients with employment-based visas including H1B, H2B, L, E, P, R1 visas, as well as with employment-based labor certifications and applications for permanent residence, including EB-1, EB-2 and EB-5 applications.

As an experienced litigator, Mr. Ibrahim has handled complex deportation cases representing clients from all over the world in trials before the U.S. Immigration Court around the country (e.g. Atlanta and Stewart County (Georgia), Charlotte, NC, New York, NY, New Orleans,LA, Memphis, TN, Cleveland and Cincinnati, OH, Miami and Orlando, FL, Los Angeles, CA, Arlington, VA, Baltimore, MD, and El Paso, TX). Mr. Ibrahim also handles appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and assists in other federal immigration matters.

Mr. Ibrahim’s background, as someone who lived in several countries and traveled around the world before legally immigrating to the U.S. from Canada, makes him the perfect immigration lawyer for you. With his extensive knowledge of the immigration needs of his clients and families he has helped many reach their immigration goals. Mr. Ibrahim graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history with honors from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He then went on to attend the University of Ottawa law school and graduated with a JD (Juris Doctor). During his law school years Mr. Ibrahim worked with the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic (a pro bono legal aid service) where he gained firsthand experience in client representation and court room exposure. Mr. Ibrahim also holds a Master of Laws (L.L.M) degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After law school, Mr. Ibrahim moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked for a boutique Atlanta Law Firm as an associate immigration attorney, following his admission to the New York State Bar. In October 2009, Mr. Ibrahim co-founded with Attorney Rathi Rao the Firm of Ibrahim & Rao LLP, which has two offices in Atlanta and Gainesville (GA). 

Mr. Ibrahim speaks Arabic and Somali and is currently learning Spanish. Mr. Ibrahim was admitted to the practice of law in the states of Georgia and New York State. He is a long-time member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Atlanta and Alabama AILA Chapter and the Georgia and New York State Bar Associations. He is an active participant in community activities and is regularly called on to speak on immigration issues in events organized by advocacy organizations. His hobbies include sports, painting and hiking. Mr. Ibrahim recently had the privilege of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

Jama Ibrahim

Jama Ibrahim


+ LLM, Master of Laws, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
+ JD, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
+ BA, History, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Memberships and Admissions:

+ Georgia Bar Association
+ New York State Bar and the Supreme Court of New York
+ American Immigration Lawyers Association