Attorney Ron Abramson began his career with the New Hampshire Public Defender Program before establishing himself as one of the State's preeminent immigration lawyers. In a career spanning 16 years, Attorney Abramson has handled a multitude of immigration, criminal defense, civil litigation, and international legal matters. He has also served as an international trade consultant and has worked in the realm of academia.

    As a naturalized United States citizen, Attorney Abramson's passion and focus is immigration law. He has successfully obtained all manner of business and family-based visas, has taught at national training programs, and has litigated a number of cases before the U.S. Circuit Courts.

    From 2004-2006, Attorney Abramson returned to his native Chile, where he was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar, teaching courses relating to Chilean legal reforms. While in Chile, Attorney Abramson also worked as an international trade consultant after being appointed New Hampshire's Commercial Consul to Chile by Gov. John Lynch. In addition to his immigration practice, Attorney Abramson advises a wide range of businesses concerning the implications of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (as well as other multi- and bilateral trade agreements), ITAR, distribution agreements, and contracts. He is one of the area's few native Spanish-speaking lawyers and is conversant in French.

    Attorney Abramson strives to help improve his community. He is active in a number of Latino/Hispanic community initiatives, regularly coaches youth sports and serves as Secretary of the Board of New Hampshire Public Television. Attorney Abramson maintains his work-life balance by being an avid distance runner. In addition, Attorney Abramson undertakes at least one ultra-distance running challenge on behalf of a selected charity each year. In 2010, Attorney Abramson will run two marathons in six days (Boston and Big Sur) to benefit the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

    Through his sports management enterprise, Maximum Mileage Sports Management, Attorney Abramson represents athletes and sports-related businesses.


    • Successfully obtained asylum for African applicant on the basis of persecution suffered in his native country due to applicant's sexual orientation
    • Provided pro bono assistance to victim of violent sexual assault under immigration provisions of Violence Against Women Act, allowing her to remain in the United States
    • Have successfully obtained protections for a number of abused spouses (both male and female) of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent resident
    • Has routinely assisted individuals and institutions with consular processing and visa waiver issues for matters pending in U.S. embassies and consulates abroad
    • In Re: Juvenile 2002-098, New Hampshire Supreme Court, 2002: View
      As counsel for juvenile, successfully argued in case with national implications that Romanian-born juvenile could claim protection under state's abuse & neglect laws, paving the way for the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to grant juvenile lawful permanent residence.
    • Albathani v. INS, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, decided February 6, 2003: View
      Lead counsel in nationwide case of first impression, appealing denial asylum of Lebanese Christian's asylum application and challenging the Board of Immigration Appeals "streamlining" process.
    • Pelaez v. INS, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, decided May 22, 2003: View
      As counsel for petitioner, appealed denial of asylum application on behalf of Colombian municipsal official who fled his homeland to avoid threats against his life for refusing to "look the other way" when real estate developers with ties to the drug trade attempted to circumvent zoning, building and environmental laws.
  • New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court - New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Professional & Association Memberships
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association – Official Liaison to NH U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services office
  • National Immigration Project
  • U.S.-Chile Chamber of Commerce
  • Named to the Manchester Union Leader's "40 Under Forty" list for 2004
  • Also named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar by the William J. Fulbright Commission, where taught at the prestigious Diego Portales School of Law in Santiago, Chile
  • BV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Community Involvement
  • Board of Governors member, NH Public Television
  • Founding Board Member, Vote Now New Hampshire Hispanics
  • Board Member, Vision Hispana (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)
  • Board Member, Latin American Center
  • New Hampshire Humanities Council
  • Concord Youth Soccer Coach


  • State of New Hampshire's Commercial Consul to Chile, 2005 – present
  • Of Counsel, Mclane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A. – 2006-2009
  • International Practice Director, Albagli Zaliasnik, Santiago, Chile, 2005-2006
  • Adjunct Professor, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2000-2005
  • Private Practice, 1998-2004
  • Staff Attorney, New Hampshire Public Defender, 1993-1998
  • J.D., George Washington University, 1993 (Moot Court & Trial Court Honor Boards, Dean's Fellow)
  • B.A., Emory University, 1990 – Dean's List; W.H. Hightower Scholar
Publications/Speaking Engagements/Media
  • Regular speaker, trainer, and commentator regarding immigration law, trends, reform and advocacy
  • Getting from There to Here: A Business Immigration Primer – NH Bar Journal, Spring 2008 (co-authored with Kermit J. Zerr, Esq.)
  • "Q & A With...Immigration Attorney Ron Abramson," N.H. Business Review, August 31, 2007:  View
  • "House continues to duck immigration reform," published in Fosters Daily Democrat, Aug. 19, 2006
  • "No Crime to be an Illegal Alien," published in the Concord Monitor, May 20, 2005:  View
    Critiquing local police's enforcement of immigration laws via use of state criminal trespass statute. District Court ultimately dismissed the charges.
  • "After The Revolution, It's Time To Arm The Lawyers," published in January 2005 issue of Franklin Pierce Law Center Alumni Magazine:  View
    Reflections on Chilean justice reform and tenure as visiting professor under Fulbright U.S. Scholar program.
  • "Refugees in NH: NH's Role as a Global Citizen," co-author, New Hampshire Bar Journal, June 2003:  View