Vinh Duong

In his immigration practice, Vinh Duong assists a broad spectrum of industries ranging from early start-ups to large multi-national corporations, with their international talent acquisition and regulatory compliance needs. Companies seeking to attract and retain international personnel rely on Vinh to assist with immigration matters, including:

  • E-1 and E-2 visas for foreign traders and investors
  • EB-1 petitions for foreign nationals of extraordinary ability
  • EB-2 national interest waiver petitions (for researchers and physicians)
  • H-1B visas for specialty occupation professionals
  • J-1 waivers for physicians subject to the foreign residence requirement
  • O-1 visas for foreign nationals of extraordinary ability
  • L-1 visas for intra-company transfers

Clients in the healthcare, banking, off-shore, manufacturing, and science/technology industries also seek Vinh's counsel regarding compliance with government regulatory programs such as I-9 employment verification and E-Verify. Vinh's  good-natured sense of humor and sincere interest in serving the clients’ makes each feel like they are the only client. Vinh’s commitment to client service is underpinned by his belief that providing personal attention and offering complete reliability are his most critical tasks.

Vinh's dedication to helping people seek new opportunities in the U.S. is exemplified in his work with pro bono and community activities, which include supporting free citizenship clinics for individuals and families and assisting special immigrant juveniles obtain permanent residence in the United States.

Additionally, Vinh has been named to Lawyers of Color's Inaugural Hot List (Southern Region)


  • Chair, 2014 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Southeast Regional Conference
  • Fellow, 2012 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Mentor, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Panelist, Tennessee Bar Association, Diversity Leadership Institute
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association, Committee on Racial & Ethnic Diversity
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • President and Mentor, Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Asian American Professionals
  • Member, Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys

Prior Affiliations

  • Senior Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta, Ga., 2006-2009
  • Managing Attorney, Duong Immigration Law PLLC, Fairfax, Va., 2001-2006
  • Associate, Robert Lubin & Associates PC, Reston, Va., 1999-2001


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1999
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1995

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Maryland

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Vinh enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis.