24 years, 500 cases
I have always had an affinity for the immigrant experience. I'm sure it stemmed from the fact that I am a first-generation American and often heard stories of how my parents came to the United States. I saw, firsthand, the joys and struggles of my uncles, aunts, and cousins as they crossed over and adjusted to their new lives.
When the Bosnian crisis blew up, I was at the forefront, making calls, writing letters to legislators and volunteering my time at the first-ever Bosnian Refugee Center. My passion ignited, and I know this is what I wanted to do. I visited Pakistan and volunteered in Afghan refugee camps and interviewed trafficking victims at the International Human Rights Institute. I researched, learned from the best and persevered.
Like all good stories. my path was circuitous. I graduated from law school and instead of pursuing immigration law, I joined an estate planning law firm. I wanted to develop a good base outside of my comfort zone and still have time to pursue international human rights. I did both, even though they seemed to be polar opposites of each other. Now, my estate planning background has sustained my desire to help people. I counsel families on how best to protect their assets and provide for their beneficiaries.
And for my immigration clients, I advise them on the tremendous need for powers of attorneys and guardianship of minors in case they are ever removed from the United States. I do this while still advocating for them in removal cases, before ICE or USCIS and helping them gain the legal status they deserve.
I love speaking and writing about my fields of practice and consider it a privilege to learn from others while also empowering them to know their rights.
My law practice is so much more than just a law firm. It's a family and a team that will stop at nothing to help you achieve your dreams. We don't take no for an answer and consider every obstacle to be a challenge worth overcoming.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.