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
Licensed since 2002
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.
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Associate||Laura Kelsey Rhodes, LLC||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Albright & Rhodes, LLC||2004 - 2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Montgomery County Bar Association, Immigration Section||Member||N/A|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Buffalo Human Rights Law Review||Anti-Semitism in Russia||2001|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|State University of New York, Stony Brook||English Literature and Russian Language and Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|