Elaine Martin has extensive experience in US and global corporate immigration law. She has been practising exclusively in the field of immigration law since 1997.
Elaine has thirteen years of experience in private law practice, advising companies of all sizes from Fortune 100 corporations to sole proprietorships. Elaine also handles family-based immigration and is an active volunteer with immigrant organizations in Dallas.
From 2010-2014, Elaine created and managed the global immigration department of a relocation company. She was responsible for operations and marketing internationally. Elaine helped large clients manage their immigration requirements worldwide, when they transferred employees from any country to any country. Elaine developed and managed a network of immigration experts in over 130 countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, France, India, Japan, Nigeria, and many more.
Elaine is recognized as a leading figure in the global immigration community, with many speaking engagements (in the U.S and overseas) and journal articles to her name. She received the Worldwide ERC Meritorious Service award in 2014.
Prior to her success in establishing a global immigration division, Elaine worked in private law practice, including nine years with the world's largest immigration firm.
Elaine is a native of Ireland, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1994. She has also lived in Belgium and Australia. She speaks good French, and basic Spanish and Italian.
In her free time, Elaine enjoys running and has completed 10 marathons, including Boston. She also cycles regularly and enjoys hiking, yoga, skiing (not often enough!), adventure travel (25+ countries so far) and spending time with family. She volunteers at the Dallas Arts District, and as a reading tutor in elementary schools.
Languages spoken: French
Hourly ($150-250/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (15 minutes)
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1995||10/19/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Meritorious Service Award||Worldwide ERC||2014|
|Managing Director||Paragon GeoImmigration||2010 - 2014|
|Managing Attorney||Law Office of Elaine Martin||2008 - 2011|
|Senior Associate||Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, L.L.P.||2000 - 2008|
|Attorney||Tidwell Swaim and Associates||1997 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dallas Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1997 - Present|
|Law Society Gazette||West Side Story - US immigration options for Irish lawyers.||2009|
|Pizza Today||Keeping it Legal (I'm quoted)||2009|
|Happy Schools Blog||FAQs on H-1Bs and Layoffs||2009|
|Salaam Namaste, February 2009||Immigration FAQs||2009|
|Martin Immigration Law blog||Uncle Sam Wants Nonimmigrants||2008|
|Martin Immigration Law blog||Obama Citizenship Fight Ends||2008|
|Martin Immigration law blog||Deportees Staying Away Because of Recession?||2008|
|Martin Immigration Law||Anti-immigrant hate crimes are on the rise||2008|
|Martin Immigration Law blog||Immigration groups support Napolitano as head of DHS||2008|
|Martin Immigration Law blog||State Department shows increase in student visas approved in 2008||2008|
|Martin Immigration Law Blog||Department of State announces new intercountry adoption website||2008|
|Martin Immigration Law Blog||Article on Texas Drivers' Licenses||2008|
|Martin Immigration Law Blog||High tech companies get creative in hiring foreign nationals||2008|
|Martin Immigration Law Blog||Dallas jail checking immigration status of inmates||2008|
|Martin Immigration Law Blog||USCIS updates the E-verify requirement for federal contractors, to start 1/15/09||2008|
|University College Dublin, Ireland||Law||N/A||N/A|
|International Law Section||Immigration Projections||2009|
|Immigration Chai Chat||Immigration Q&A||2009|
|Human Resource Meetup - North Group||Immigration Basics for HR Professionals and Employers||2009|
|Career Fair Prep Day, SMU||Immigration Basics for Foreign Students||2009|
|6th International Families in Global Transition Conference||Major Developments in US Immigration Law||2004|
|Various internal immigration training courses at client sites||Immigration for HR and recruiters||N/A|