As an immigration associate in the Ogletree Deakins Raleigh office, I focus my practice primarily on immigrant and non-immigrant visas and employment-based green cards. I represent a wide range of petitioners including large corporations, small businesses and non-profit organizations. I have traveled nationally to represent individuals before USCIS and EOIR. Through my years of practice, I have learned that being an attorney means being both a counselor and a strong advocate to your clients. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, I practiced immigration law at boutique firms in Washington, D.C. and Rochester, MN.
I served as Chair for the D.C. Congressional Legislation committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). I also participate in the AILA military assistance program which is a partnership between AILA and the military Judge Advocacy General Corps.
Originally born in Raleigh, North Carolina I graduated with a double major in Political Science and Communications from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. I graduated law school from Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, NC with a concentration in trial advocacy.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2009||10/05/2021|
|Associate||Ryan & Grinde, Ltd.||2015 - Present|
|Associate||Livesay & Myers, P.C.||2012 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|D.C. Legislation Committee of the AILA Advocacy Division||Chair||2012 - 2013|
|Rochester Women's Magazine||Rochester's Immigration Community: Setting Aside Fear in Favor of Facts||2016|
|National Geographic||Undocumented Children Fuel New Tension on Immigration in Virginia||2014|
|Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|East Carolina University||B.S.||2003|
|MPA, Rochester Chapter meeting||Immigration||2015|
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