Bandita Sharma-Dahal, Esq. is the founding member of Dahal & Associates LLC. Before starting her own practice, Ms. Sharma-Dahal was a partner in the Philadelphia branch of Chhetry and Associates, PC. Her practice is limited to immigration and nationality law.
Ms. Sharma-Dahal received her LL.M. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in New York. Ms. Sharma-Dahal is admitted to the New York Bar, District of Columbia, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
As immigration law is not a state-regulated matter but a federal matter, Ms. Sharma-Dahal is able to assist clients nationwide. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Bar Association, and Montgomery County Bar Association.
As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, she keeps herself updated on the latest developments in U.S. immigration law, and she is dedicated to providing her clients with the highest level of service.
Being an immigrant herself, Ms. Sharma-Dahal feels closely connected to the immigrant community in the U.S., and she takes a personal interest in all the cases she handles.
Ms. Sharma-Dahal has great respect for the rights and freedoms enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and the important role a robust judiciary plays in safeguarding them. She admires the opportunities this country provides to everybody — regardless of race, color, religion, gender, country of origin, or political affiliations.
Ms. Sharma-Dahal was born and raised in the South Asian country of Nepal. She has always been a passionate human rights advocate, and at the early age of 17, she was one of the founding members of the Forum for Women, Law and Development, an internationally recognized Nepal-based NGO.
Ms. Sharma-Dahal has conducted legal advocacy and awareness programs in rural areas of Nepal. She has represented Nepal in various international forums as a young advocate.
During her LL.M. at Touro Law Center, her concentration was in immigration law, human rights clinic, and sex-based discrimination. She was the recipient of the Touro Law Center public interest fellowship. She has interned at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York and worked as of counsel for local attorneys.
Ms. Sharma-Dahal has been an active pro bono attorney for the Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Center. She is a member of America-Nepal Women’s Association of Greater Washington (ANWA). She is also a board member of the Nepal Foundation.
Ms. Sharma-Dahal is the frequent speaker on immigration conferences organized by organizations like NASEA (Nepalese Association of South East America).