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Adrienne Jeannette Vaughan

Immigration Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2002
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About Adrienne

Learn Adrienne’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Nonimmigrant Visas Including H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, E-3, O-1. Professional Labor Certifications and Immigrant Visas including OR, NIW, EA. Marriage and famliy based greencards and all types of citizenship filings.

    23 years

My practice works equally on family based and employment based immigration. We also fully support our clients from initial consultation until your goal is achieved. We are always responsive to questions and as part of a national organization of immigration lawyers we can proactively advise you on best options for you case based on the latest trends and anticipated changes in the law. This includes helping individuals sponsor family members including parents, spouses, fiances, and children (I-130, I-129F, DS-260, I-485, I-751) through US Immigration or US Consulates in every country in the world. As US Immigration law is federal, we can work with clients in every state in the US.   

My practice focuses on many employer-sponsored visas including H-1B, L-1, E-3, TN, and O-1A/B and PERM Labor Certification green cards.  We also help many individuals with self-sponsored green cards including  National Interest Waiver (NIW) petitions, Extraordinary Ability (EB-1A), and Outstanding Researcher (EB-1B) petitions as well as business start-up advising. 

I also help individuals that are abroad retain their green cards and work on complex US citizenship (naturalization N-400) cases.

I would be happy to speak to you to see if we can put together your winning case.


Law Office of Adrienne J. Vaughan, LLC
1895 Centre Street.
Suite. 202
Boston, MA, 02132

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Posted by Huy | November 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great lawyer for green card
I got Adrienne's help for an EB2 green card application. She gave excellent advices and was very timely and attentive. She also attended the interview with me with the USCIS. She is very knowledgeable and after seeing others' experience with other lawyers in the Boston area, I am very grateful that I got her help. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Olivier | October 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing immigration attorney, best lawyer experience ever and most successful outcome !
On a personal recommendation, we retained Adrienne to help us secure an L-1 visa for one of our executives, a process which turned out to be extremely challenging for a very small, yet global organization such as ours. From our very first telephone conversation with her, we felt we were in the best possible hands to help us avoid the potential pitfalls and navigate the intricacies of this application. Adrienne’s tireless dedication to understanding our situation and the specificities of our corporate organization, as well as the very high level of her personal investment in our case resulted in a 800+ page application which was ultimately successful. We would absolutely recommend Adrienne as an immigration attorney. Throughout this 5-month process, she constantly provided us unwavering support and helped us keep faith in a successful outcome.
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Posted by Shah | October 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration attorney in Boston
I’d recommend Adrienne in a heartbeat. She gave me THE best legal advice in my case when I need the most. She helped me at each & every step of the green card & Citizenship process. She was extremely attentive, accessible and quick to respond. She follows up with case regularly and give the best advice and detailed explanations for any action required. She really cares about the cases she gets. I wish I could give million starts here. I was really lucky to get to know her and to be her client. I highly highly suggest Adrienne for your immigration matters. Thank you Adrienne !!
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Posted by Jason | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made a complex process easy and inspired confidence
Adrienne and her staff helped us navigate the spousal green card process. She provided clear instructions, gave excellent advice, was timely on all communications, and inspired confidence throughout the process. We strongly recommend her.
Posted by Pissamai | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Angel
America, the land of hope, and opportunity. The dreams that all of us carry as we cross her borders. Then the reality of a daunting maze of bureaucracy as we hurriedly jump through the rabbit holes of the immigration system. My opportunities dwindled as the rabbit holes disappeared, and my dreams were fading as I was losing hope. Through a friends referral I contacted Adrienne and she started my case from scratch. She went through every detail of my whole process. I could see right away that Adrienne was a very competent immigration lawyer. What surprised me was how much she cared about my case. At times she made me feel that I was her only client. Today I am a proud citizen of the United States.
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Posted by Ming-Feng | October 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Immigration Lawyer
I am an HHMI postdoctoral scientist doing research in the field of biophysical sciences. Toward the end of my H1B status, I needed to apply for permanent residency to continue my work in the U.S. Adrienne has been extremely helpful during this process of applying for a green card through EB2 NIW. Other reviews posted here have concluded that Adrienne is professional, thoughtful, and helpful. I completely agree with these, and on top of that I would like to highlight two excellent qualities of her that I really appreciate and admire. First, after I provided Adrienne my research materials (10 first-author research articles), she drafted a main petition letter that completely captured the essence and the significance of my work using words that are understandable for general readers. She truly demonstrated an excellent ability to be the interpreter between me as a scientist and USCIS officials. I believe that this quality is very important for any professionals looking for obtaining green cards. Second, I found that Adrienne works hard and works efficiently. There were several occasions that we had email back and forth on Saturday evening discussing strategies to move my case forward. It also only took her 2 weeks to draft an excellent main letter for me. Due to her diligence and great ability to organize things, my petition was submitted within 2 months after our initial meeting. Overall, I highly recommend Adrienne as your immigration lawyer. I am sure that you will find working with her is a great experience, and will produce successful results.
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Posted by Ahmed | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable, and super nice
I retained Adrienne to get opinion on an employer contract. She was very considerate in setting up a time quickly, despite having a busy schedule. She caught on even the nuances in the contract, and was very professional in her conduct. Highly recommend her.
Posted by Neena | September 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
By far the best immigration attorney in town!
I was referred to Adrienne by a colleague at work who, after listening to my highly complicated case, suggested that I seek Adrienne's legal services. It was by far the best decision we made as a family. No matter what the issues - including significant delays in follow-up by us, lost papers, complicated family scenarios, changing statuses for different family members,.. just about every conceivable thing that could go wrong... - Adrienne handled with full competence, patience, compassion, persistence, and grace. We will be forever grateful to her for all that she has done for us. In a seemingly impossible situation, Adrienne was able to pull us through the entire green card process from start to finish, working out multiple scenarios for a best possible application, and we were able to attain permanent residence in an astonishing record time. I would highly recommend her services to anyone at anytime. She is the best.
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Posted by Tahir | September 16, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
the best...
Attorney Adrienne Vaughan is by far the best and most honest lawyer have worked with and known. She is very smart, easy to talk with and very good hearted and caring. She is especially knowledgeable and in immigration law as has given me valuable advice that's benefited me and helped prevent a major potential mistake.
Posted by Angela | September 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable, warm, sincere, responsive, timely...I cannot say enough good things about Adrienne Vaughan.
We are a same-sex couple that contacted Adrienne right after DOMA fell to start the proceedings of having my partner come to the US from Germany. We had talked to at least three lawyers in the years previous looking for help and information. Although they always took our money, they told us nothing I couldn't find out from Google myself. When I made the phone call to Adrienne and left a message, she called back fairly quickly and we talked for at least 40 minutes. She took time to get to know our situation and gave me an extremely knowledgeable plan of action. I thought it was unknown territory since DOMA had just fallen but it was clear Adrienne had done all the research regarding what had to happen. The fees for service were broken down into steps (you wouldn't believe how comforting that was) and it was affordable considering she had just given me more information in one 40 minute phone call for free than anyone else had who knew very little but still wanted to charge a ton of money. That's how I knew she was legit and really sincere about helping couples be able to be together. Once we started the process, she was incredibly timely, nice, informative, available and extremely helpful. We felt we could always call or email for updates on the status of things and she was always available to answer questions even when we asked a million times because the whole process is confusing and it's easy to forget things. She was always very compassionate and supportive during a very scary and exciting time for us. We really really appreciated her so much and feel lucky that we found her. You would be in great, great hands if you choose this lawyer to represent you – no question.
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Posted by Yiyao | September 15, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Professional and Still Easygoing
I had three consultation sessions with Adrienne regarding my application for green card. She gave me her professional advice, and listened to me carefully. Everytime when I walked in, I had a bunch of questions, and everytime I walked out of her office, I had all the answers I needed plus extra insights and helpful tips. She is also very easygoing and never tried to wrap-up when our session is up. She is professional and extremely friendly. Need an immigration lawyer? You can stop looking here :)
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Posted by Kash and Engie | July 20, 2015
Highly recommended immigration attorney
We had the opportunity to work with Adrienne regarding my wife's change of status petition. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable regarding all immigration related concerns. She was incredibly patient with us, answering all sorts of questions that were sometimes only marginally related to our application. She has excellent inter-personal skills to understand customer needs and provide clarification at all stages. She was very systematic and meticulous, and put together our paperwork in a timely manner. We highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an efficient and empathetic immigration attorney.
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Posted by Hemal | July 18, 2015
Adrienne was very helpful and knowledgable attorney to help me achieve my permanent residency and was kind enough to answer my all questions at satisfactory level.
Posted by Stephane | June 29, 2015
Excellent, professional and experienced
I came to Adrienne after a heartfelt recommendation from a friend who also hired Adrienne for his successful immigration. I was immediately very impressed by Adrienne's professionalism and knowledge. After asking me astute questions about my scientific and educational background, she advised me to take the approach of the EB2-NIW based on my particular profile. She explained everything to me in terms that I was able to understand easily, answered all my questions very patiently and was always very responsive when I had issues during the preparation of the application file. It was a very positive experience to work with Adrienne and she helped me more than she knows. Even after I received my Green Card, she has kept checking in with me to make sure I understand my new status. I will likely use her again when I file for citizenship in a few years. I would (and have already) gladly recommend Adrienne to anyone looking for a good immigration lawyer in the Boston area.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2015
Amazing Lawyer
Adrienne is very professional and extremely knowledgeable about EB1A and EB2NIW. She did an amazing job writing the NIW cover letter and had collected more than 400 pages of documents - she quickly understood the key points of my research which sped up the process significantly. her cover letter was well written and well tailored to my skills - this just demonstrates her dedication and understanding of the NIW process. In addition, she responded to my questions within an hour or two. . Overall a very quick process, no RFEs, no issues. Great lawyer.
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Posted by Jon | November 12, 2014
Excellent Immigration Attorney, highly recommend.
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Adrienne on our marriage based permanent residence petition. Adrienne made the process easy for us by providing very comprehensive support & guidance in terms of the documentation we needed to prepare to file, the timeframes we were to expect for processing, and detailed preparations for interview. She dealt with the complication of a previous failed employment based application (via a different attorney) and the application was so thorough it was approved very quickly to our great satisfaction. I would not hesitate to work with Adrienne again - she was wonderful, highly professional, effective and guided us through the process from start to finish. I had high confidence we would be successful working with Adrienne, and we were. Could not have hoped for a better experience.
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Posted by Sebastien | September 25, 2014
Excellent lawyer
It was a great pleasure working with Adrienne. Friendly and knowledgeable, she has very good communication skills, responding to phone calls and emails within the hour. She is upfront and honest in her assessment. Thank to her, I was able to start my green card process in less than a few months. Highly recommended.
Posted by Kamakoti | August 12, 2014
Great Immigration Attorney
Adrienne handled my immigration case. She was very systematic and meticulous in her paper work. She has excellent skills to understand customer needs and provide clarification at all stages. I appreciate her human relations skills. I consider her one of best immigration attorney I have worked with.
Posted by Mallory | August 11, 2014
Excellent Lawyer, Highly Recommend
Adrienne helped my husband obtained his K-1 visa and green card. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the process, and ensured everything we needed to submit was accurate and on time. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an immigration lawyer.
Posted by Rahul | July 31, 2014
The Best Attorney
I know Attorney Adrienne Vaughan for last 4 years, she is very supportive, friendly, knowledgeable attorney. Adrienne did my Green Card (US permanent residency) application back in 2010 and I must say that she has played a significant role in my professional and personal life. I was referred to Adrienne by a colleague from Harvard. In my first meeting with Adrienne I realized that I made a good choice, she carefully explained me the paperwork needed as well as provided strong support and helped me understand how the process works. Before meeting with Adrienne I was very nervous about entire Green card application however her excellent communication skills and legal expertise gave me strong confidence that I would definitely get Green Card (US permanent residency). I received my Green Card in very short time. I give all this credit to Adrienne, for her hard work, processional dedication, she was responding to my emails, queries and phone calls promptly as well as offered me her personal cell phone number when I was traveling internationally during the Green Card application process. On several occasions, Adrienne provided legal advice to me and my family members, she is one of those few legal professionals who care more about their clients than financial gains. For last 4 years, I have referred several of my colleagues and friends to process their applications with Adrienne. I strongly recommend Adrienne to anyone who is looking for kind, supportive, knowledgeable, experienced and responsive Lawyer. Best wishes to Adrienne.
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Work Experience

  • Owner/ Attorney
  • Law office of Adrienne J. Vaughan, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Costa & Riccio, LLP
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Richard M. Costa
  • 2001 - 2008


  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Law
  • 2001
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • B.A.
  • 1993


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Vice Chair ( Elected Board Member)
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, New England Chapter
  • Treasurer (Elected Board Member)
  • 2019 - 2020
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Co-Editor Spring Conference Program
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Co-Chair Spring Immigration Conference
  • 2014 - 2014
  • West Roxbury Main Streets Association
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • NE Spring Conference / Co-Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • NE Spring Conference Editor
  • 2011 - 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • NE Spring Conference / Junior Editor
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Irish International Immigration Center
  • Attorney Volunteer
  • 2009 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year, West Roxbury District
  • City of Boston Main Streets
  • 2014


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association National Conference Handbook
  • Family Practice Ethics
  • 2013
  • Boston Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter
  • Immigration Fundamentals for Family Practitioners
  • 2013
  • Hamline Law Review
  • The Civil Rights Remedy of the Violence Against women's Act as Litigated in United States v. Morrison: The Supreme Court's Sacrificial Lamb to Reinforce United States v. Lopez
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Northeastern University Attorney speaker Series
  • Immigration Options for Graduating Students
  • 2019
  • Babson College Attorney Speaker Series
  • Immigration Options for Graduating Students
  • 2019
  • SABR of Greater Boston panel
  • SABR of Greater Boston: Know Your Rights Panel focused on immigration
  • 2017
  • AILA National Conference
  • Introduction to H-1B Petitions
  • 2017
  • Babson College Attorney Speaker Series
  • Immigration Options Post Graduation
  • 2016
  • Babson College Attorney Speaker Series
  • Immigration Options Post-Graduation
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Advanced Naturalization
  • 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration : Family Practice Ethics
  • 2013
  • Babson College Attorney Speaker Series
  • Immigration Options Post-Graduation
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Immigration Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adrienne is a leader in the New England immigration community. She has experience in a wide variety of matters, and she does excellent work for her clients. She is kind and very generous with her time. Great work, Adrienne!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrienne is one of the most respected business immigration attorneys in the Boston area for being knowledgeable and thorough. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of meeting Adrienne through our legal community, and working with her through various conferences. She is an excellent attorney, and one whose advice I highly trust. There is no doubt Adrienne will provide her clients with the quality representation that they seek."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrienne is a most knowledgeable, thorough and attentive immigration attorney one can come across. It is a privilege and a pleasure to endorse her with no hesitation!"
Immigration Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Adrienne over ten years ago and know her to be a conscientious, ethical, quality immigration lawyer who cares a great deal about her clients. I recommend Adrienne without any reservations."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Vaughan is very knowledgeable about employment-based immigration matters. I greatly respect her opinion and have consulted with her in the past. In addition to knowing the law, she explains it in a very clear way. I highly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a leader in the field of immigration law. Other immigration lawyers look to her for mentoring and advice, especially in the area of business immigration. I trust her judgment implicitly."
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Boston Immigration Lawyer Adrienne Jeannette Vaughan
Adrienne Jeannette Vaughan
Immigration Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 22 years