About Us

Lubin, Salvetti & Associates, (PLLC) was founded in 1988 by Robert Lubin. Known initially as Robert Lubin & Associates, P.C, the firm was established to focus exclusively on immigration law and is known for providing quality representation to clients all over the world. In June 2013, long-time associate Jamie Salvetti joined Robert as a partner in the firm, which prompted the change to its current name.

Our Partners


Owner & Founder

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Robert Lubin was born and grew up in Montreal, speaking English and French.  He earned his Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Finance) with Distinction at McGill University in 1979. He attended law school at the University of Miami in Florida, where he earned his J.D. (1982) and LL.M., Masters of Law in Taxation (1983). His primary practice areas have included professional and business immigration, but now he is primarily focused on EB-5 cases.

Robert Lubin has been innovative in both the practice of immigration law and in setting new billing trends.  Robert sensed frustration with hourly billing and changed to fixed billing methods based on successful outcomes making the lawyer-client relationship much more pleasant and without an "adversarial billing" climate.  He was among the first to apply for and obtain approvals in the categories of National Interest Waiver and Extraordinary Ability in 1992.  He was also among the first lawyers to obtain approvals in the Immigrant Investor program in the early 1990s. 

Robert Lubin is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), has served on the liaison committee of the Physician Immigration Task Force, and is admitted to practice law in Arizona (1983), the District of Columbia (1988), and Virginia (1994). He has appeared as a guest speaker at law seminars in the United States and throughout the world, including Canada, China, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, India, the Philippines and Russia.

Jamie L. Salvetti was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations with a Minor in Business from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2001. Ms. Salvetti earned her Juris Doctor Degree in June 2004 from the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Salvetti gained experience in immigration law during law school by working as a summer clerk at Robert Lubin and Associates, P.C. While attending law school, she also worked as a legal extern at the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. Ms. Salvetti further enriched her immigration experience, during law school and after admission to the Bar, at the law firm of Mark Goldstein and Associates, LLC in Pittsburgh, prior to joining Robert Lubin and Associates, P.C. in 2005.

Ms. Salvetti’s practice focuses on business immigration matters, with a particular emphasis on the healthcare sector. She has successfully represented countless clients, including renowned physicians and medical researchers, athletes, entertainers, artists, business executives, and major universities and hospitals. She specializes in J-1 waivers, extraordinary ability petitions, national interest waivers, H-1B & O-1 petitions and applications for permanent employment certification (PERM). Ms. Salvetti also handles I-485 and Naturalization applications and family-based petitions.

In 2013, Ms. Salvetti became a Partner in the firm and the name was changed to Lubin, Salvetti and Associates, PLLC.

Ms. Salvetti is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) as well as the International Medical Graduate (IMG) Taskforce. She limits her practice to federal immigration matters and is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania (2004).


Emma Sutherland

Associate Attorney

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Emma Sutherland is an Associate Attorney with Lubin, Salvetti & Associates. She represents clients in non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions before the Department of Labor, Department of State, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In particular, Emma focuses her practice on business and employment immigration matters.

A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Emma completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science at James Madison University, located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 2008. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree with honors from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. During law school, she clerked for the Department of Justice, Immigration Litigation Division, as well as for two private immigration firms, including Maggio + Kattar and Carliner and Remes.

Prior to joining Lubin, Salvetti & Associates, Emma worked as an Associate Attorney for Tievsky Immigration Law, based in Reston, Virginia, where her practice focused solely on business immigration matters.

Emma is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Fairfax Bar Association, and the Virginia Bar Association, and is admitted to practice law in Virginia (2013).

Support Staff

Michele Baillie

Office Administrator

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