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Vishrut B Shelat

Vishrut B Shelat

TheBajLawGroup PLLC
  • Immigration Law, Criminal Law, Business Law
  • District of Columbia
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Vishrut Shelat, Esq. is a D.C. Barred Attorney, who specializes in Immigration Law, Criminal Defense, and Business Law & Entity Formation. Vishrut has 3 years of professional experience in the legal field, with cases involving both transactional and litigation work.

After working with companies such as Thompson Reuters, Robert Half, and Wolters Kluwer, Vishrut decided to use his accumulated legal experience and contacts to forge his own law firm to better serve his clients with his vision. This desire led him to create TheBajLawGroup PLLC, the premier boutique law firm specializing in Immigration Law, Criminal Law, and Business Law & Entity Formation for clients in the DC Metropolitan area. The mission of Vishrut's firm is to provide legal representation for his clients, in the manner of a Hawk (Baj): With superior precision, insight, and vigor.

To keep true to TheBajLawGroup PLLC's vision to make quality legal representation more accessible for clients of all socio-economic backgrounds, Vishrut offers competitive rates without sacrificing quality in his practice. All prospective clients are given a free 30-minute consultation meeting to evaluate their case. Once the attorney-client relationship is formed, clients are given flexible payment options (Portioned Payment plans, contingency payment for certain cases, and Low-Bono rates (for lower socioeconomic clients, etc.). Another benefit to being a client of TheBajLawGroup PLLC is the access to ask legal questions outside standard business hours, and other services that go beyond what the typical law firm offers.

Finally, to further expand education in the Legal field, TheBajLawGroup PLLC offers clients the opportunity to purchase, customized, educational videos on any legal topic they want, along with whitepaper drafting services, as well as access to podcasts produced by Vishrut Shelat, Esq.

Practice Areas
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Zoom
  • WhatsApp
  • Free Consultation
    We provide a free 30-minute consultation for all prospective clients. Please contact us at, to set up your free consultation with us.
  • Contingent Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 1721689
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Gujarati: Spoken, Written
  • Hindi: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Senior Partner/Founder
TheBajLawGroup PLLC
- Current
TheBajLawGroup PLLC is the premier boutique law firm specializing in Immigration, Criminal Defense, and Business Law. Founded and led by attorney Vishrut Shelat, the firm's mission is to provide meticulous, aggressive, and competent legal solutions for all of its clients. The Firm specializes in both transactional and litigation cases and serves clientele of all financial and social backgrounds in the DMV area. Currently the firm accepts clients looking for representation in Federal cases dealing with Immigration, Criminal Defense, and Business Law practice areas, nationwide. The firm also accepts clients looking for representation in state-based cases for Criminal Defense and Business Law issues, in the District of Columbia. If you need legal services, and fit under either of these two categories, please contact Vishrut Shelat at 571-246-7900 or at, for a free 30-minute consultation, today!
Real Estate Litigation Specialist
Contract Attorney
Real Estate Litigation Specialist, 40 Hours/Week, May 2020-October 2021; January 2022-August 2022; October 2022-August 2023 • Reviewed purchase agreements, conducted title searches, and advised clients, prior to signing their purchase agreements, on their legal rights pertaining to the county easement regulations. • Successfully avoided expensive litigation, and secured favorable outcome for clients, on disputes of existing purchase agreements, by pointing out adversary’s violations of seller’s disclosure regulations pertaining to existing defects on property to client, prior to both parties’ signatures of purchase agreement. • Drafted pre-trial motions, conducted legal research, and prepared litigation strategy for clients in cases where mediation and negotiation failed between parties.
Litigation Review Attorney- Defense Attorney for Kumar v. BAPS
Robert Half
Part of the defense team for the BAPS Hindu temple organization in the class action suit: Kumar v. BAPS. Created the litigation defense strategy, e-discovery review of over 15,000 files (depositions, government documents, client testimonies, phone records, and other electronic evidence for trial), provided translation services (Gujarati and Hindi), and provided insight on Culture (about Hinduism, Indian culture, and politics of South Asia-related to the Case). I also aided Lead counsel in advising supervising attorneys and clients with specialized knowledge of Immigration Law (R-1 visa fraud), Criminal Defense (RICO and TVPA violation allegations), and Labor Law (wage violation, labor trafficking, and FLSA violation allegations).
Artificial Intelligence Litigation Analyst
Wolters Kluwer
Insurance Law Analyst: Conducted review of historical and relevant insurance law to analyze the changes within the insurance industry's legal automation practices. AI technical Analyst: Implemented Wolters Kluwer's Proprietary machine-learning software to recommend improvements to clients on their legal automation billing practices and guidelines. Data Analytics: Conducted first-level technical analysis of the AI-generated reports, to account for the margin of error in the AI's ability to accurately follow client billing guidelines.
Legal Research Analyst
Thomson Reuters
•Annotating and editing headnotes, and pending caselaw, for quality control before publication on the Westlaw database. • Working with Supervising attorneys to suggest improvements for Westlaw's legal research algorithm. • Conducting document review for unpublished case law to account for and remove legal inaccuracies within headnotes.
Law Clerk (Trial Division and Civil Services Division).
Washington D.C. Public Defender Service
• Effectively used pre-trial motions (motions to suppress, sever, limine, etc.) to successfully stop the prosecutorial white-collar allegations (healthcare fraud-false claims act, kickbacks, Stark Law violations) against indignant clients. • Analyzed, with Forensics Team, over 2000 hours of electronic evidence (documents, audio, video, etc.) using e-discovery tools for litigation team during discovery phase for potential admissibility and authenticity, prior to trial. • Attended DS-PDS Trial advocacy seminars and strategy-sessions on making legal resources more accessible for low-income communities and minorities.
Vermont Law School
J.D. (2020) | Juris Doctorate
Honors: Intensive Trial Team-Selected Member IRS-VITA Tax Representative
Activities: Vermont Law School Energy Law Clinic Vermont Law School Intensive Trial Practice Team LexisNexis Campus Representative
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Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar  # 1721689
- Current
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Articles & Publications
The Nonimmigrant’s Guide To Working In The United States
TheBajLawGroup PLLC
Speaking Engagements
Guest Speaker, Mongolia IMPACT Democracy and Leadership Training, 232 East Capitol Street NE Washington, DC 20003
US Asia Institute
Conducted a 60-minute presentation on the business and international law implications of Mongolia's struggle with China, along with its present role in the Asia Pacific and the world, as a leader as a rare minerals producer.
Certificate of Admission-Good Standing
District of Columbia District Court
Certificate of Admission-Good Standing
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
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Law Firm Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
TheBajLawGroup PLLC
25985 Royston Pass Circle
Aldie, VA 20105
Telephone: (571) 246-7900
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