Melissa  R. Santiago


Melissa focuses her practice on labor and immigration law. She provides strategy and analysis regarding immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications focusing on business immigration. She prepares visa petitions, including H-1B, L-1, E, F, TN, and other visas. She strategizes the best options for a variety of complex employment-based immigration issues, and advises businesses regarding I-9 and E-verify compliance.


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law  (J.D., 2017)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  (B.A., 2011)
    • International Relations
    • Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • Hispanic National Bar Association, deputy regional president of the Young Lawyers Division
  • Student Success Store, Executive Board member, legal chair
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association


  • 2019 Barrister Leadership Program Participant, Columbus Bar Association