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A native of Northern Ireland, I have resided in the Washington DC area since February 1999, and have worked with my current firm since December 2000.

Although the law firm of Leavy, Frank & Delaney, LLC is based in Bethesda, MD, we have had the opportunity to work with individuals, companies and organizations from all areas of the United States to assist them with their immigration concerns. While we work with our clients on all aspects of US immigration law, our concentration is on assisting scientists and researchers with their visa matters.

Over the past number of years we have had the opportunity to offer educational Legal Seminars in conjunction with the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) aimed at International Postdocs and Research Scientists, where we discuss temporary and permanent visa options with an emphasis on Extraordinary Ability and National Interest Waiver applications.

In 2010 I was honored to receive an invitation from the NPA to serve on their Advisory Council and currently continue to hold this position. We also publish quarterly articles in the NPA newsletter, the POSTDOCket, related to issues relevant to international postdocs, scientists and researchers.

For more information, please visit our website or my monthly blog.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



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Leavy, Frank & Delaney, LLC

3 Bethesda Metro Center
Suite 505
Bethesda, MD, 20814


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLeavy, Frank and Delaney, LLC2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Postdoctoral AssociationMember of the Advisory Council2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
EB-1A Extraordinary AbilityApproved
EB-2 National Interest WaiverApproved
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Publication nameTitleDate
PostDocketInternational Postdoc Legal Issues: Is My Work in the National Interest?2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of UlsterMedia StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Postdoc Immigration WorkshopImmigration for Scientists2012
International Legal SeminarLegal educational seminar for Postdocs2011
2011 NPA Annual MeetingLegal Seminar for International Postdocs2011
NPA 2010 Annual MeetingAcademic Career and Immigration Planning for International Postdocs Working in the US2010
National Postdoctoral AssociationVisa Issues for Scientists and Researchers2010
Fall 2010 WorkshopLegal & Immigration Issues for International Postdocs2010
Boston University School of MedicineLegal Seminar for International Postdocs2010