MALHAS, Esq., Dr. Dima N.


Primary Practice
Corporate Transactions, International Practices

Doctorate of Jurisprudence J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California
Masters of International Law LL.M. in International Legal Studies from American University Washington College of Law in Washington DC
Bachelor of Laws LL.B. from University of Jordan School of Law

U.S. District Court Western District of Washington

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
International Bar Association
American Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Harvard Law School, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Poker Strategic Thinking Group
Human Forum for Women’s Rights, Founding Member
Jordan Bar Association
International Law Institute
Middle East Law Institute
Moot Court American Bar Association
National Legal Sanctuary for Community Advancement (NLSCA), Executive Board Member


Dr. Dima N. Malhas, Esq.

LL.B. J.D. LL.M. (ILS)
Managing Partner

Phone: +1 (206) 264 -8999
Fax: +1 (206) 264 – 9098

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Dr. Malhas represents clients in international business transactions, negotiations, investment immigration, and private and public offerings. Dr. Malhas successfully formed multi-million dollar global partnerships between entrepreneurs, foreign investors, public and private investments, and venture capitalists.

Dr. Malhas has advised hundreds of foreign investors on EB-5 investment immigration, Business and Employment visas, Treaty Base and other appropriate visas for business expansion in the United States and joint ventures while working with law firms in Maryland and Washington D.C. as a foreign associate, and in Washington State as a Legal Counsel. Dr. Malhas has advised firms in and outside the United States on policy and strategy development, legislative analysis, and expansion in U.S. and international markets. Dr. Malhas successfully formed and negotiated multi-million dollar global partnerships between entrepreneurs, foreign investment, and venture capitalists.

Dr. Malhas has been an international legal consultant for the United Nations and the World Bank for the Middle East and the GCC countries for over a decade. She has also worked with U.S. and foreign organizations and law firms, and U.S. Department of State on projects in New York and Washington DC, and has published papers and co-authored and edited numerous publications.

Dr. Malhas is a graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law, obtained a Masters of International Law from American University Washington College of Law, with coursework in Paris, Geneva, & Brussels, and a Bachelor of Laws from University of Jordan School of Law. Dr. Malhas was honored with a Doctoral Degree from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan. She was awarded a certificate for Legislative Drafting and Policy Making from the International Law Institute & Georgetown Law Center. Dr. Malhas speaks English and Arabic.


The Arab League, Arab Women Organization, Arab Women and Democracy: Mobilization of Women in the Democratization Process, (Egypt, 2013).

The Arab League, Arab Women Organization Regional Framework To Combat Violence Against Women: Global and Regional Initiatives on VAW, (Egypt, 2012).

B Al Awdi, H Al Mubarak, A Al Attawi, Women’s Rights in the Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and Bahraini Shari’a Judicial Rulings: Theory Part (Freedom House 2009) 13-26

The World Bank, Gender and Investment Legislation: Bahrain, Egypt, and Jordan, (Washington DC, 2004).

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA/CST, Adolescent Rights and Gender Based Violence in Legislation in Jordan, (Amman, 2002).


The UN Millennium Project, S Bernstein, CJ Hansen, Public choices, Private Decisions: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Millennium Development Goals, (2006).

Freedom House, KD Karlekar, Freedom of the Press (2006).

The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Arab States Regional Office, The Women Cultural Social Society in Kuwait, Freedom House, Kuwaiti Parliamentary Elections Survey Report: Reforming Family Law Program, (Kuwait 2006)

The World Bank, Gender and Development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA 2004).