Vonda K. Vandaveer is the principle attorney and owner of the law firm V.K. Vandaveer P.L.L.C. based in the Washington, DC area. Ms. Vandaveer represents clients in the United States and internationally in their business and immigration matters.
Ms. Vandaveer has lived and worked in the United States, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Balkans. Ms. Vandaveer has worked in both the private and government sectors.
She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Environmental Law Institute. She has been a member of American Bar Association (ABA), including serving as the Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Humanitarian Law Committee of the Section of International Law.
She is published in the ABA’s publications Middle East Commercial Law Developments and International Lawyer.
She has received professional training in consular processing at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute and has performed consular services at a U.S. embassy overseas.
Prior to earning her law degree and license, Ms. Vandaveer worked for 10 years as a journalist on the east and west coasts of the United States, winning awards for her news coverage.
Ms. Vandaveer earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and her law degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.
Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Cum Laude Academic Honors||Georgia State University College of Law||2001|
|Highest Grade in Class - Multiple Classes||CALI Award for Excellence - Georgia State University College of Law||1999|
|Instructor||Solo Practice University||2012 - Present|
|Attorney/Owner||V.K. Vandaveer PLLC||2004 - Present|
|Interim Program Manager - Justice Training Transition Program||IDLO||2013 - 2013|
|Justice Advisor||US Embassy - Kabul||2009 - 2012|
|Consular Associate||U.S. Embassy - Sarajevo||2003 - 2004|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Mishari Al-Ghazali, Kuwait City, Kuwait||2001 - 2003|
|Law Clerk/Attorney||Jean Padberg & Associates||1998 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Environmental Law Institute||N/A||2013 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Koehler v. Infosys Technologies Limited Incorporated||Pending|
|American General Trading and Contracting, WLL, ASBCA No. 56758, Under Contract No. DABM06-03-C-0009||Pending|
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|RTV6 ABC Indianapolis||Interview: Lawsuit: Indianapolis staffing company abused foreign workers, violated federal labor laws||2013|
|H-1B Legal Rights||H-1B Legal Rights (Author)||2013|
|U.S. Government Contractor - International||U.S. Government Contractor - International (Author)||2013|
|ABA Journal||Interview: Lawyer At Large||2010|
|ABA Middle East Law Bulletin||Author: Legal Developments in 2006 - Tunisia||2007|
|The International Lawyer (ABA)||Author: Regional and Comparative law, Middle Eastern Law, 2005||2006|
|The International Lawyer (ABA)||Author: 2001 Year-in-Review Summary, Kuwait||2002|
|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of California - Irvine||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|U.S. Department of State Family Liaison Office Webinar||How to Establish an International Portable Law Practice||2012|
|ABA International Law Conference, Dublin, Ireland||Virtual Lawyer 2.0, Virtualization of the Law Practice||2011|