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I have been practicing immigration law exclusively for over ten years and pride myself on the ability to find creative solutions to the most complex issues.  I handle a full gamut of cases, from family-based petitions, naturalization applications, and asylum claims, to temporary and permanent employment-based matters, including petitions for classification of an "alien of extraordinary ability," national interest waivers, H-1B petitions, and waivers of grounds of inadmissibility and removability.  I also regularly address immigration issues associated with criminal convictions.


Languages spoken: Russian

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%

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    I referred a client to Polina for immigration assistance, when all options previously explored by the client appeared exhausted. Polina was thoughtful, matter of fact, thorough, and highly knowledgeable, as she solved the problem so that a truly exceptional teacher could enter the country. Polina is low key and calm; her work is careful; and she manages expectations in a quiet way. I am grateful to know her and to have been able to refer a client who is special to me to someone with this level of competence.


    Jill Breslau
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Laura Kelsey Rhodes, LLC

200-A Monroe Street
Suite 305
Rockville, MD, 208502406


NYCurrently registered 200203/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaura Kelsey Rhodes, LLC2012 - Present
AssociateAlbright & Rhodes, LLC2004 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Montgomery County Bar Association, Immigration SectionMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Buffalo Human Rights Law ReviewAnti-Semitism in Russia2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
State University of New York, Stony BrookEnglish Literature and Russian Language and LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1997