Based in Washington DC, David Morris has practiced exclusively in immigration law since 1992. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Maryland bars. For the past 20 years, he has represented foreign investors and regional centers in all aspects of the EB-5 visa program.
David currently (2021-2022) serves as Chair of AILA’s National EB-5 Investor Visa Committee, a role he has held for the past three years. Prior to that, he served as either Co-Chair, Vice Chair, or Member for twelve consecutive terms (2010 – 2022). The American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) is the national association of over 14,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.
David is continually recognized as one of the “Top 25 Attorneys in the EB-5 Industry” by EB5 Investor Magazine and as selected by a national poll evaluated by EB5 experience, and reputation and regard in the community. He is a regular speaker at every major EB-5 industry conference and is widely published. In fact, David is the Senior Editor of the leading EB-5 legal book in the field, “AILA Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs” for both the 3rd Edition (2015) and the most recent 4th Edition (2019). David has also served as an Expert Witness on EB-5 legal issues in state and federal court.
In addition to being one of the leading EB-5 immigration lawyers in the field, David created and co-owns the DC Regional Center LLC (DCRC), a regional center entity designated by USCIS in 2011. Through his work at DCRC, David has raised and deployed more than $400 million of EB-5 funds from 800 investors to help finance large commercial real estate development projects in the DC region.
David has traveled extensively for EB-5 visa program purposes throughout China, Korea, Taiwan, as well as Middle East and Europe.
J.D., University of Dayton
B.S. in Political Science, University of New York College at Buffalo
Maryland State Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association