Lea A. Salama DiMitri, Esq.
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, and educated in the United States, Ms. Salama DiMitri earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (cum laude) in 1992 and a Juris Doctor Degree in 1995 from the University of Miami. She is admitted to the State of Florida Bar as well as to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Since 1995, Ms. Salama DiMitri has been engaged in the private practice of immigration law at the Behar Law Group. She specializes in complex cases involving U.S. immigration and nationality issues, with emphasis on corporate and compliance issues. Her experience covers all business as well as family immigration matters.
On the nonimmigrant side, Ms. Salama DiMitri has worked on cases such as: professionals (H-1B), multinational executives/managers (L-1), religious workers (R-1), Trade NAFTA (TN), investors (E-2), traders (E-1), students (F-1/M-1), trainees (J-1/H-3), extraordinary ability (O-1), athletes (P-1) and fiance(e) (K-1) visa matters. On the immigrant side, Ms. Salama DiMitri focuses on matters pertaining to labor certification (pre-PERM and PERM), extraordinary ability individuals, entrepreneur investors (EB-5), multinational executives/managers, family preference and immediate relative cases, victims of domestic violence, among many others.
Ms. Salama DiMitri is also fluent in the application process for regional center designation, amendments, and compliance matters related to the firm’s EB-5 practice. She is also fluent in applications for U.S. citizenship and nationality as well as navigating the visa process at embassies and consulates throughout the world.
Ms. Salama DiMitri has been active in the local legal community by participating in events sponsored by: the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Broward County Bar Association, Broward Lawyers’ Care, the Broward County Women’s Lawyers Association, the Broward International Women’s Club, and the Florida Bar. She has contributed numerous hours of pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence through the Legal Aid Service of Broward County.
She has lectured and made presentations to groups and organizations and answered numerous questions on topics related to immigration law. Ms. Salama DiMitri is fluent in the English, Spanish, and Hebrew languages.
Areas of Practice
- Florida, 1995
- University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
- Juris Doctor
- University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Honors: With Honors