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About Me

I was born and raised in Michigan and I'm so happy to be back in my home state after living 7 years in Massachusetts and Illinois. I am especially excited to have the opportunity to serve clients in both immigration and tax matters. 


My favorite thing about my work is helping people understand their own situation, and helping them navigate the complexities of law. 


If you have questions regarding immigration or individual taxes, please get in touch! 




Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
    8 years
  2. Tax: 10%
    7 years



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Azin Arbab

    I endorse Mrs. Lair. She demonstrates an impressive knowledge of the law based on his accurate legal answers on Avvo. He is an asset to the legal field and respected by colleagues.


    Azin Arbab Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Melissa T. Indish

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Melissa Indish Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2800 W. Willow St.
Lansing, MI, 48917


MIActive And In Good Standing200610/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Immigration AttorneySt. Vincent Catholic Chartities2011 - Present
Tax AttorneyTopel Forman, LLC2007 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Humanitarian ParoleApproved
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2007
New England Law BostonN/AJ.D.2006
Kalamazoo CollegeSpanish Language & Literature, ReligionB.A.1995
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WebinarImmigrants & Tax Law: An Introduction2012
Deferred Action PresentationDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
Deferred Action PresentationDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
Michigan Catholic Conference, Sept. 2011Immigration Law2011
Luncheon Learn, October 2011Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity2011