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Immigration Attorney

Emeterio G. Roa III, Esq.
Sole Practitioner
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Practice area

  • Immigration

Attorney Emeterio Roa III’s practice covers a wide spectrum in the field of immigration and nationality law–from the preparation and filing of applications and petitions before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the local and regional offices, as well as other agencies such as the United States Department of Labor and the State Department (involving consulates abroad) – to representing parties in proceedings before Immigration Court and administrative appellate bodies such as the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals. Attorney Roa has appeared before federal courts, including Oral Arguments before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the filing of an amicus curiae brief and a petition for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court.


  • Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1984
  • Supreme Court of Colorado, 1994
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998


  • Southeastern University, Washington D.C., U.S., M.B.A. (Masters in Business Administration), 1990
  • Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, LL.B. (Bachelor’s in Laws), 1983
  • Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, A.B. Economics, 1976


Associations & memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Other information

“Immigration Issues and Your Local Government,” National League of Cities Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 13, 2000;
“Employment of Foreign National in the U.S.,” Audio Conference on Work Visas presented by Thompson Publishing Group, Inc., August 7, 2003.
Wrote “Visa Q & As”: a regular column that appeared in the print and online editions of ” The Mindanao Current” – a local paper published in the southern Philippines.


  • English
  • Cebuano
  • Tagalog

Emeterio G. Roa III, Esq. serves clients in Virginia and the metropolitan Washington DC area, as well as nationwide and internationally.



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