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Elaine Hope Witty

Elaine Hope Witty

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

I am very passionate about being an immigration attorney. I believe that by helping someone remain in the United States permanenty, the entire course of that family is forever altered.


I was profiled by Cardozo Alumni Magazine http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/life/2009_fall/immigration/index.html


 


I  featured in a profile about my work in Haiti http://spider.mc.yu.edu/news/in_print/_pdfs/yu_today_spring_10.pdf


 

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Languages Spoken: Hebrew, French, Yiddish, Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Immigration: 100%
    24 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Pro Bono (15%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

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    I wholeheartedly endorse Elaine. She is an outstanding attorney who is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy, and helpful. She is very generous with her time, a wonderful mentor to new attorneys, diligent and just one of the kindest attorneys I've ever met.

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    Priyanka Wolan Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Neil F. Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Elaine is witty and intelligent and a fine lawyer.

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    Neil Lewis Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Witty Law Group, PLLC

345 Seventh Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY, 10001

Witty Law Group, PLLC

8295 Tournament Drive, Suite 150
Memphis, TN, 38125

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive200806/13/2015
NYCurrently registered 199403/13/2015
NJActive199105/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Who's Who Legal International Corporate Immigration LawyersWho's Who Legal2013
Top Lawyers NortheastAvvo2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Lawyers NortheastAvvo2012
Top Lawyers NortheastAvvo2011
Top Lawyers NortheastAvvo2010
Outstanding Training in Immigration LawCity of New York Human Resources Administration2007
Mentor Award for the Urban Fellows ProgramCity of New York Department of Administrative Services2004
Dedication to NYC’s Immigrant CommunitiesCity of New York Department of Youth and Community Development2002
Outstanding Member, Committee of Women in the LawNew York State Bar Association1994
Pro Bono ServiceBrooklyn Bar Association1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor Immigration LawCity University of New York School of Professional Studies2011 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tennessee Commission on Continuing Education & SpecializationMentor2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (MidSouth chapter)Member, Nominations Committee2013 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember, National Committee - Publications Committee2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember, National Committee Annual Conference2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (MidSouth chapter)Chair, Advocacy Committee2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (MidSouth chapter)Vice Chair, Advocacy Committee2012 - 2013
Tennessee Bar AssociationChair, Immigration Law Section2012 - 2013
Tennessee Bar AssociationChair Elect, Immigration Law Section2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association - New York ChapterCo-Editor Annual Conference Handbook2011 - 2011
Tennessee Bar AssociationVice Chair, Immigration Law Section2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association - New York ChapterCo-Editor Annual Conference Handbook2010 - 2010
Federal Bar Association Immigration CommitteeBoard Member2010 - 2010
Federal Bar Association Mid-South ChapterMember, Annual Conference Planning Committee2010 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association - Rome District ChapterEditor-in-Chief Spring Conference Handbook2010 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association - New York ChapterCo-Editor Annual Conference Handbook2009 - 2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York ChapterMember, Corporate Practice Committee2009 - 2009
Tennessee Bar AssociationChair, Immigration Law Section, Legislative Committee2009 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association Military Assistance ProgramPro Bono Counsel2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York ChapterMember, Nominations Committee2007 - 2007
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York ChapterChair2005 - 2006
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York ChapterVice-Chair2004 - 2005
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York ChapterSecretary2003 - 2004
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York ChapterTreasurer2002 - 2003
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York ChapterMember, Nominations Committee2001 - 2001
Association of the Bar of the City of New York Immigration and Nationality CommitteeMember1999 - 2002

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Unpub. BIA Visa Petition Victory: MTF Transgender Married to USC MaleWon on Appeal at the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Tennessee Bar Association publicationAuthor, Waivers of Inadmissibility: Changing Landscape2012
AILA Consular Practice HandbookCo-Author, NONIMMIGRANT WAIVERS UNDER INA §212(d)(3)2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York Chapter Annual ConferenceEditor-in-Chief2011
Global Business Immigration HandbookCo-Author Chapter 2 USA2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association - New York Chapter Annual Conference HandbookCo-Editor2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association - MidSouth Chapter Conference HandbookEditor-in-Chief2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association - Rome District Chapter Annual Conference HandbookEditor-in-Chief2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association Options for Religious WorkersCo-Author, Religious Workers: Occupation or Vocation2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association Options for Religious WorkersCo-Author, Nontraditional Religious Occupations2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association - Rome District Chapter Annual Conference HandbookEditor-in-Chief2010
Family Law Update 2010, Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Publishers; Chapter 9Author, Immigration Law for the Family Law Practitioner2010
AILA Annual Conference HandbookCo-Author2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association Annuak Conferrence HandbookCo-Author, NONIMMIGRANT WAIVERS UNDER INA §212(d)(3)2010
Tennessee Bar Association, Immigration Committee NewsletterAuthor, An Overview of Immigration Law2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York Chapter Conference HandbookCo-Author, “DOs and DON’Ts” for Attorneys Representing Visa Applicants (And For Consular Officers Too2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association Mid-South Conference HandbookAuthor, Waivers of Inadmissibility2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York Chapter Annual Conference HandbookAuthor, Waivers of Inadmissibility Filed Abroad2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association - New York Chapter Annual Conference HandbookCo-Editor2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
BENJAMIN N CARDOZOLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Yeshiva University Stern College for WomenPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Yeshiva University Stern College for WomenJudaic StudiesAA-Associate of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tennessee Bar AssociationProvisional Waivers2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceProvisional Waivers2013
Tennessee Bar AssociationHot Topics in Immigration Law- Post Election2012
Immigration Law Update 2012: BASICS & BEYONDEmployment-Based Immigration Update2012
Temporary Pretected Status (TPS) for HaitiansTemporary Pretected Status (TPS)2010
Federal Bar Association Annual ConferenceHow to Prepare a Family Based or Employment Based Interview Before USCIS and Abroad with Waivers2010
Federal Bar Association 2010 Labor & Employment Law SymposiumLabor Relations and Immigration Law Issues2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association - Rome District ChapterUSCIS in Europe2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association - Annual ConferenceNonimmigrant Visa Waivers Under §212(d)(3)2010
Advanced Issues in Consular ProcessingConsular Processing2010
Advanced Issues in Citizenship and NaturalizationU.S. Citizenship and Naturalization2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association Rome District Chapter Annual Spring ConferenceVisa Fraud: A Primer2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York Chapter Annual ConferenceRain In Spain: Difficult Consular Issues2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York ChapterRepresentation in the I-9 Audit and Worksite Enforcement Context2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association National TeleconferenceHow To Determine if Your Client is a U.S. Citizen and What To Do About It2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association Mid-South Chapter/Federal Bar Association Annual ConferenceStrategic Lawyering in Consular Processing2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association Mid-South Chapter Annual ConferenceI-601 waivers of inadmissibility2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association New York Chapter Annual ConferenceNaturalization and Derivative Citizenship2005
Naturalization & U.S. Citizenship: Processing, Eligibility, & Consequences in the Post September 11th EraNaturalization and Derivative Citizenship2002
Naturalization 101/201: Training In Basic & Advanced Issues in Becoming a U.S. CitizenNaturalization1999