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Michael Alexander McVicker

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Mr. McVicker received his Juris Doctor degree in 1993 from William and Mary Law School, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  In law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Bar and obtained a distinction in Legal Skills. He received his Bachelors degree in French, with honors, from Vassar College in 1984, and his Masters in French from New York University in 1986. He has lived in Switzerland, France, Great Britain, and Spain, and speaks French and Spanish fluently. He has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995 and has had his own office in Northern Virginia since 1997.  He works together with his wife, Yuliya, who is a native of Ukraine and who speaks Russian and Ukrainian.


The firm offers its domestic and international clients a broad range of legal services on immigration-related matters.  On behalf of businesses and individuals, we assist foreign nationals in securing permission to enter the United States for employment, education, or investment purposes.


Legal counsel and representation are provided, in order to acquire Permanent Residency through employment and family-based immigrant petitions, obtain employment authorization, short- and long-term visas, political asylum, naturalization, and address other immigration matters, including the rights and obligations of both employers and individuals under the Immigration and Nationality Act and the North American Free Trade Agreement.



Our clients include engineers, information technology professionals, scientific researchers, physicians, embassy officials, accountants, architects and economists in professional positions at  companies, academic institutions, research facilities, and international organizations in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, as well as throughout the United States and in other countries.


Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    20 years, 2 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Michael McVicker

1810 Michael Faraday Drive
1st Floor
Reston, VA, 20190


VAAuthorized to practice law199303/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorAVVO2016
Preeminent 4.5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Best of 2016Thumbtack2016
Best of 2015Thumbtack2015
Client's ChoiceAVVO2015
Top ContributorAVVO2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Michael McVicker1997 - Present
AttorneyCohn and Marks1996 - 1997
AttorneyRobert Lubin, PC1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hispanic Bar Association of VirginiaMember2016 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Award-Winning Ice DancerApproved for Permanent Residency
Award Winning PianistApproved for Permanent Residency
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
New York University School of LawFrenchMA - Masters1986
Vassar CollegeFrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Radio Canada (French) Broadcast: Central American Refugee Crisis at U.S. BorderRadio Interview on Radio Canada (French Language) on Central American Refugee Crisis at U.S. Border2015
Immigration Law Forum - PanelistImmigration Options for Foreign Students2004
Immigration Conference for HR ManagersEmployment-Based Immigration1997