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Founding Partner & Immigration Attorney
In 2001, Rathi graduated from Georgia State University Law with a Juris Doctor degree. While in law school she received a grant from the Public Interest Lawyer’s Association, which allowed her to intern with the Georgia Justice Project, working specifically with the Juvenile Justice Project. It was through coursework in International, Humanitarian and Immigration law that Rathi gained a keen interest in helping the immigrant community.
Upon admission to the Georgia Bar, Rathi began as an Associate Attorney with Landey & Associates PC until 2005, when she went into solo practice. In October 2009, Rathi co-founded Ibrahim & Rao LLC with her friend and colleague, Jama Ibrahim. What started as a single-office boutique law firm has now grown to three full-time staffed offices in Atlanta, GA, Gainesville, GA and Greenville, SC.
Rathi has been practicing exclusively Immigration Law for over twenty years. Her expertise lies in all family-based matters as well as complex deportation defense cases.
Rathi helps unify families by assisting with immigrant visas, green card and citizenship applications, initial visa filings and extensions, consular processing and I-601A Waivers. She has assisted several religious organizations throughout the Southeast in obtaining religious worker visas. Rathi also works closely with victims of crimes (T/U Visas) and victims of domestic violence (VAWA Petitions).
Rathi has been appearing before the Immigration Courts in Atlanta and surrounding jurisdictions for many years. She handles all deportation matters, including bond hearings and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Rathi resides in metro Atlanta and is a member in good standing of the Georgia State Bar and Supreme Court of Georgia. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association the Atlanta and Alabama AILA Chapter.