We provide quality, compassionate immigration law services. Offices in Pennsylvania and New York.We provide quality, compassionate immigration law services. Offices in Pennsylvania and New York.
My immigration practice specializes in family-based immigration for all types of families throughout the U.S., including LGBT bi-national couples who now have the right to petition for permanent residence through marriage. I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, have offices in the Philadelphia suburbs and in New York City, and can (and often do!) represent immigration clients in all 50 states and around the world. For example, within the past five years, we have represented clients from over 60 different countries and from 20 different states.
My goal as an attorney is to not only guide my clients through the immigration process with expert advice, but to also be extremely responsive to my clients' questions and concerns. When you work with my law practice, you will be directly in touch with me and my law partner. We do not hand off our clients to paralegals or case managers. And we try to promptly return all calls and e-mails -- usually within one business day.
While we do not offer free consultations, our policy is that if you retain us to represent you after a consultation, we then apply the consultation fee as a pre-payment of part of the overall attorney's fee. We will work with you to put together a reasonable attorney's fee plan that takes into account your financial situation.
I work with immigrants from all backgrounds and from all types of families, but I have particular expertise in working with gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender individuals and bi-national couples through the immigration process. Prior to the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") being struck down by the Supreme Court in June 2013, same-sex couples were discriminated against by federal law, and could not seek immigration benefits for their foreign national spouses. But now that DOMA has been defeated, we have filed petitions on behalf of over one hundred same-sex married couples with great success. Some of these couples had been waiting decades for the opportunity to petition for permanent residence. There are still special considerations for LGBT couples in the immigration process, but we help guide same-sex couples through the process with the expertise and responsiveness that make our law practice unique. We actually have a website dedicated to issues arising for LGBT immigrants, https://www.lgbtimmigrationlaw.com.
To set up a consultation, please call or e-mail us. Thank you for considering our law firm.
(*Please note that my offices are by appointment only and do not accept walk-in clients. If you would like to speak with us or set up a time to meet with us, please call or e-mail me.)
|NY||Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday||2010||06/05/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2014|
|Dean's List||Brooklyn Law School||2008|
|Dean Recognition Scholarship||Brooklyn Law School||2007|
|Dean's List||Brooklyn Law School||2007|
|Partner||Brophy & Lenahan P.C.||2011 - Present|
|Legal Fellow||Immigration Equality||2010 - 2010|
|Associate||Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP||2010 - 2011|
|Intern||Brooklyn District Attorney's Office||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2011|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Member||2010 - 2011|
|The Advocate||Immigration and LGBTs: The Allies||2015|
|Brooklyn Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Bryn Mawr College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Asylum - Gay Cameroonian||Asylum granted|
|Asylum - Lesbian Jamaican||Asylum granted|
|Asylum - Gay, HIV positive El Salvadorian||Asylum granted|
|Adjustment of Status/Cancellation of Removal for HIV positive Mexican|
|Conditional Permanent Resident Issues and Divorce|
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