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Kathleen M. Angustia

also known as Kate Angustia

Practice areas:

Immigration

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    About Me

    Since 2003, Kate Angustia has devoted her legal career to Immigration and Nationality law, serving a range of clientele throughout the world from multinational corporations and their employees to private individuals undergoing the U.S. immigration process.   Her practice is focused on advising clients and preparing filings related to immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications, including a broad range of employment-based immigration matters, family-based immigration matters and naturalization cases.

    With a commitment to giving back to her surrounding community, Kate served as a selected member of the AILA Liaison Committee to the United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Service Port in Boston, Massachusetts, and as a selected member of the AILA Washington D.C. Chapter Citizenship Day Committee.  Additionally, she has volunteered at immigration clinics organized by AILA and by other nonprofit organizations. 

    Kate is privileged to collaborate with other attorneys who are seeking optimal legal outcomes for their clients through sharing knowledge and best practices. Toward that end, Kate has participated as a panelist on immigration-related topics at national and local venues for audiences comprised of immigration attorneys, advocates, and clients. She served as a discussion panelist in December 2010 for an ILW.Com seminar entitled, "Physicians for Experts, Immigrant Options Specifically for Physicians," and she co-authored an article entitled, "H-1Bs for Physicians," published in Immigration Options for Physicians, 3rd Ed., March 2009.  

    Prior to founding KMA Law Offices, from 2003 through 2010, Kate worked at Ross Silverman LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, which was named a First-Tier law firm in the area of Immigration Law in Boston in the 2010 U.S. News Best Law Firms rankings. Kate was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2003, and her practice outside of the state of Massachusetts is limited to Immigration and Nationality Law.  As an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, she has immediate access to important changes in Immigration and Nationality law, policy, and procedure. 

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    Practice Areas

    1. Immigration: 100%
      14 years

    Attorney Endorsements

    1 total

    • Sarah Howard Ramia

      I have consulted with Mrs. Angustia on numerous immigration issues in the past year. She has been an invaluable resource on a few difficult cases and her professionalism has been very much appreciated. She has exhibited extensive knowledge and expertise in business immigration. It has been a joy to work with her!

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    License
    StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
    MAInactive200304/14/2015

    Professional Misconduct

    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
    Avvo Contributions
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    Work Experience
    TitleCompany NameDuration
    USCIS Adjudications Appeals OfficerUSCIS, Administrative Appeals Office2013 - 2013
    Principal Attorney and FounderKMA Law Offices, LLC2011 - 2012
    Associate AttorneyRoss Silverman2003 - 2010
    Wendy Parmet Fellow/Staff AttorneyHealth Law Advocates2002 - 2003
    Legal AssistantRoss Silverman LLP1997 - 2000

    Associations
    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. ChapterCitizenship Day Site Coordinator2012 - 2012
    American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - 2012
    American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. ChapterVolunteer Coordinator, Citizenship Day2011 - 2011
    American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. Chapter Talent Show CommitteeCommittee Member2011 - 2011
    American Immigration Lawyers Association, New England ChapterCustoms and Border Patrol Liaison, Committee Member2009 - 2010
    NAFSAMember2009 - 2010
    American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - 2012
    Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsN/A2003 - 2006

    Publications
    Publication NameTitleDate
    American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)"H-1Bs for Physicians," published in Immigration Options for Physicians, 3rd Ed.2009

    Education
    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Northeastern University School of LawN/AJ.D.2002
    Ohio UniversityPolitical Science, Concentration in International RelationsM.A.1993
    Purdue UniversityPolitical Science and SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

    Speaking Engagements
    Conference NameTitleDate
    Physicians for Experts, Immigrant Options Specifically for PhysiciansPERM Labor Certifications for Physicians2010