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Ali Herischi

Principal Attorney

​Ali Herischi is the principal at the law firm of Herischi & Associates. He practices in areas of human rights litigation, labor and employment, Iran's sanctions, immigration, and technology business startups.

Additionally, he represents clients in business negotiation and mediation settings. Mr. Herischi is a licensed mediator and conducts mediation sessions for business, family and individual conflicts.

Mr. Herischi also provides strategic consulting with technology startups, and work as in-house counsel. He is is a member of board of directors of few startup and not-for-profit companies. 

Mr. Herischi is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. While at Maryland Law, he was president of the International Law Society for two years, vice president of the Alternative Dispute Resolutions Group, and competed in ABA regional negotiation competition. In addition, he achieved the University of Maryland's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Award for his effort in establishing a program to help rebuild the Golf Coast legal system after hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Herischi worked as an engineer at Hughes Network Systems, the global leader in the satellite industry. He was responsible for design and implementation for several enterprise clients including Walmart and Murphy Oil. Mr. Herischi received a Master of Science degree in Information Systems and Technology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering.

Mr. Herischi was the general manager of the Seven Magazine and has been appeared on CNN, FOX45, DW Radio, and NPR, VOA, BBC and other major media.

Pro Bono

Herischi & Associates LLC's pro bono program provides free legal assistance on civil and criminal matters for eligible low income applicants. Applicants are screened for financial eligibility using federal poverty guidelines. Priority is given to family law, elder law, housing, guardianship, and public benefit cases. Because the firm receives numerous requests for assistance, cases are selected at the discretion of the program with services limited to available resources.

Herischi & Associates LLC's attorneys are serious in contributing to their communities. They are dedicated to helping communities and participating in state-wide programs for increasing access to justice for all.

Areas of Practice

  • Human Rights 
  • Labor and Employment
  • Export Control and OFAC compliance
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Small business and corporate law
  • Immigration law and compliance
  • Investment visas EB-5 and E-2
  • Employment based visa
  • Asylum and Refugee
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admission

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • Juris Doctor University of Maryland School of Law - Graduate School
  • Master of Science - Information Systems and Technology Johns Hopkins University - Graduate School
  • Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering Tehran Azad University - Undergraduate School

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