Founder: Douglas Lightman

Douglas M. Lightman Attorney / Founder
Douglas M. Lightman
Attorney / Founder

The award-winning Lightman Law Firm was founded by Douglas M. Lightman, Esq. Mr. Lightman has extensive experience in immigration law and international matters through both work and personal experience.

Prior to forming Lightman Law Firm, Mr. Lightman spent several years at an international tax consulting and compliance firm where he focused on international tax consulting and cross border transactions.

In this role, Mr. Lightman worked with individuals and businesses from all over the world in navigating complex international tax issues, United States immigration matters, and cross border transactions.

Mr. Lightman is a United States trained lawyer who received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and is a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of New York and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (, the world’s largest organization of immigration lawyers.

In recent years, Mr. Lightman and the firm have received a variety of accolades from legal organizations throughout the world.  The following is an overview of some of those accolades:

On the personal end, Mr. Lightman, a proud citizen of both the United States and Canada, has had significant exposure to US immigration law throughout his life. He is the son of green card holders (permanent residents), and the grandson of immigrants to Canada and an international social worker who at one time assisted in the resettling of refugees in foreign countries throughout the world. Mr. Lightman has also traveled and studied extensively throughout the world, making stops in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.

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