Joy has been practicing immigration law exclusively since 2007, representing couples in adjustment applications based on marriage and other family-based petitions. She advises bi-national LGBT couples and has a successful track record securing marriage-based permanent residency when one or both spouses are transgender. With the downfall of DOMA, she now regularly files adjustment applications on behalf of married same-sex couples.
Joy also focuses on employment-based immigration. She has particular experience obtaining visas for E Treaty Traders and Investors, H-1B Specialty Workers, L-1A Multinational Managers and L-1B Specialized Knowledge Employees, O Extraordinary Ability Foreign Nationals, and P Entertainers. She also has deep experience with the employment-based permanent-residency process, including PERM (labor certification) and I-140 immigrant petitions. A particular niche area of hers is advising and representing those in the field of Montessori education.
Joy continues to give back to the community as a volunteer filmmaker for Saint Elizabeths Hospital and as a volunteer attorney for the Whitman Walker Name and Gender Change Clinic.
Prior to practicing immigration, Joy gained experience in employment, civil rights, and product liability class action litigation at California-based law firms.
Joy is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|District of Columbia Service Star Award||District of Columbia||2013|
|Cum Laude graduate||Georgetown University Law Center||2005|
|Summa Cum Laude graduate||Stephens College||1993|
|Principal||Haynes Novick Immigration||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||The Haynes Immigration Law Firm||2007 - 2012|
|Attorney||Fenwick & West||2005 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|V Geo. J. Gender & L. 545||Same Sex Marriage and Domestic Partnerships||2004|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|