Attorney Murad Elsaidi graduated summa cum laude (highest honors) from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and then attended law school where he received experience externing at the federal district court with Judge William Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. While in law school, he also published a legal research paper on domestic violence in the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights. His paper became one of the most read papers in the journal's history.
Murad has experienced first hand what it is like to be a petitioner in an immigration case. He married his wife in Yemen, and petitioned for an immigrant visa for his wife at a time when Yemen was going through violence and political turmoil in 2012. Although the US consulate in Yemen had closed, Murad managed to bring his wife to the United States by convincing the US consulate in Jordan to process his wife's case. Murad strategically chose to transfer the case to Jordan as Yemeni citizens did not have to obtain a visa to enter Jordan. By doing this, he managed to bring his wife sooner than had they waited for the consulate in Yemen to process the case. He currently lives with his wife and two year old daughter, Nora, in Little Rock.
Murad strives to find strategic solutions for his client's. Murad understands that petitioners and immigrants are eager to get their cases successfully processed carefully and efficiently.
Murad speaks both English and Arabic, and has helped several clients who can attest to his knowledge, competence and diligence in handling their cases. He teaches a course on comparative law every other semester at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and on occasion at the University of Central Arkansas. In his spare time, he enjoys reading history and social science books, landscaping, traveling, billiards, and European football (Chelsea FC fan).
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