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Elaine Martin

Immigration Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.6   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Elaine

Learn Elaine’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    Managing Attorney at Martin Immigration Law. Specialties: Employment-based permanent residence in various categories including labor certification, multinational transferees, researchers, extraordinary ability. Nonimmigrant (temporary) visas, mainly H, L, E, O, TN, J and F (professionals, international transferees, investors, outstanding ability, NAFTA, students, etc). Family-based immigration.

    27 years

Elaine Martin has extensive experience in US and global corporate immigration law.  She has been practising exclusively in the field of immigration law since 1997.

Elaine has thirteen years of experience in private law practice, advising companies of all sizes from Fortune 100 corporations to sole proprietorships. Elaine also handles family-based immigration and is an active volunteer with immigrant organizations in Dallas.

From 2010-2014, Elaine created and managed the global immigration department of a relocation company. She was responsible for operations and marketing internationally. Elaine helped large clients manage their immigration requirements worldwide, when they transferred employees from any country to any country. Elaine developed and managed a network of immigration experts in over 130 countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, France, India, Japan, Nigeria, and many more.

Elaine is recognized as a leading figure in the global immigration community, with many speaking engagements (in the U.S and overseas) and journal articles to her name. She received the Worldwide ERC Meritorious Service award in 2014.

Prior to her success in establishing a global immigration division, Elaine worked in private law practice, including nine years with the world's largest immigration firm. 

Elaine is a native of Ireland, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1994. She has also lived in Belgium and Australia. She speaks good French, and basic Spanish and Italian.

In her free time, Elaine enjoys running and has completed 10 marathons, including Boston. She also cycles regularly and enjoys hiking, yoga, skiing (not often enough!), adventure travel (25+ countries so far) and spending time with family. She volunteers at the Dallas Arts District, and as a reading tutor in elementary schools.

 

Location

Martin Immigration Law
2201 Main Street
Suite 830
Dallas, TX, 75201

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Mariana and Vahid | August 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Before we started our immigration process we met with many lawyers, we decided to go with Elaine Martin because of her great attitude, kindness and professionalism. She is more than an attorney to us, She did such a great job and made this process easier and smooth. She helped us to file everything and we got our interview faster than expected, we got approved immediately , couldn’t be more grateful. Mariana and Vahid
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Posted by Bani | December 2, 2018
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Excellent and Professional lawyer
Immigration process can be difficult and stressful. That's why everyone need knowledgeable and confident lawyer like MS. ELAINE MARTIN. Thanks to her thoroughness, professionalism and attention to detail our application process went very smooth. Because of her hard work me and my husband got E2 visa for five years within 2 months. She exceeded all of our expectations in terms of service and support, as the quality of work. To sum up, if your case is legit, time is short for a very reasonable price, she would be your best bet.
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Response from Elaine Martin December 12, 2018
Thank you! It was great to learn about your new business and I wish it well.
Posted by Dimitra | October 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful, patient, effective
Mrs Martin successfully supported our company's case about a non-immigrant professional visa. She was fully committed and she quickly understood the details and special needs. Through her advises and actions, we managed to have successful result in a really short period and to keep our customer happy!
Response from Elaine Martin October 29, 2018
Thank you! I'm really happy that the solution worked so well for you.
Posted by YUNG | October 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great to work with.
Elaine is great to work with. She knows her stuff. We have one individual that had to apply for an H1B Visa and when we approached another Law firm said they would not take the case as it would most likely require extra proof and documents. I mentioned that to Elaine prior to working with her. She was unfazed and throughout the process she walked us through to ensure we had all the documents to prove our case. In the end, we succeed in securing the H1B Visa for our hire.
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Response from Elaine Martin October 29, 2018
Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Adjustment of Status
Although I was stressed and anxious throughout the process, Elaine's level headed approach, and years of experience in knowing what the USCIS is looking for when approving these cases proved extremely valuable. Although I am on the home run stretch and everything isnt officially approved yet, the company filing portion is completed, and I am not sure it would have gone through as smoothly, and without any RFE's without her help. Thank you Elaine for your hard work!
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Response from Elaine Martin July 25, 2017
Thank you!
Posted by P L | May 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Accurate, dependable, very professional immigration lawyer
She represented us in 2009, during a very difficult, complex immigration situation. Had consulted 5 other lawyers [Wash DC, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Atlanta] before going to Ms. Martin. Other lawyers didn't have the patience to understand the details of the situation. They all told me, that there was no way out and it was a career breaking situation. Ms. Martin, thoroughly listened to what we had say and asked specific fact finding questions and offered us the last straw of hope. She represented us and as told by others, it was not a career breaking situation. USCIS approved the petition. I can't explain the relief we got, from the timely help from Ms. Martin. * She timely answered all out questions * Kept us informed during the process * Was very professional * Cost wise, she was very reasonable * Would recommend her to anyone, without reservations. Thanks Ms. Martin.
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Response from Elaine Martin May 11, 2017
Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you on this.
Posted by Farrah Roybiskie | October 31, 2008
Excellent Customer Serivce
We were extremely pleased with Elaine Martin of Martin Immigration Law. In a situation that required both extreme promptness adn significant attention to detail, Elaine was always available adn quick to respond to questions whenever they arose. Her professionalism and pleasant personality made this experience headache free.
Posted by Patricia | January 15, 2013
Unprofessional
Ms. Martin showed up an hour late to our inital meeting, we called her and she had forgotten about our meeting. When she sent us our paperwork to review, it was incorrect. It had to be redone because of typos and missing information. I had to re-type it. She sent us e-mails with an interest rate charging more money when there was a misunderstanding of cost. She was paid her full fee. Yet, she never showed up as agreed to our meeting with immigration. When we contacted her at a later date for more information regarding the changes that need to be made at two years for status change for immigration she never responded.
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Response from Elaine Martin July 27, 2015
From Elaine Martin - I don't know this past "client" and I don't remember any client with a history similar to what she describes. I see that this review was written in January 2013. I was not in private practice between approx June 2000 to June 2014, so this seems like a bogus review. If legitimate, my lack of response to her questions (2 years after the original case) was probably because I didn't get any message. If this client had checked any online resource, she would have found my new contact information. The clients would have signed a contract, listing what is included in the fee for marriage cases. The contracts specifically exclude attorney appearance at the interview. I do not charge interest on fees.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Director
  • Paragon GeoImmigration
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Office of Elaine Martin
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Senior Associate
  • Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, L.L.P.
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Tidwell Swaim and Associates
  • 1997 - 2000
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Education

  • University College Dublin, Ireland
  • N/A

Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Worldwide ERC
  • 2014

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • International Law Section
  • Immigration Projections
  • 2009
  • Immigration Chai Chat
  • Immigration Q&A
  • 2009
  • Human Resource Meetup - North Group
  • Immigration Basics for HR Professionals and Employers
  • 2009
  • Career Fair Prep Day, SMU
  • Immigration Basics for Foreign Students
  • 2009
  • Immigration Basics
  • Immigration
  • 2007
  • 6th International Families in Global Transition Conference
  • Major Developments in US Immigration Law
  • 2004
  • Various internal immigration training courses at client sites
  • Immigration for HR and recruiters
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (10)
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Immigration Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Martin is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Elaine is an excellent employment based immigration attorney. She has many years of experience and I recommend her highly."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Martin is a dedicated immigration lawyer. I can refer her without reservations."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Martin and I belong to several national legal organizations together and I have learned a lot about legal strategy and client services from her."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am familiar with Ms. Martin through her contributions to numerous national attorney group listservs. I have found her contributions thoughtful and knowledgeable."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Martin and I belong to a national group of attorneys who regularly exchange ideas regarding the best way to advocate for our clients. As a criminal defense attorney, I often encounter issues with my clients that have immigration consequences. I have relied on Ms. Martin's counsel in this arena."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I would refer any of my clients to Ms. Martin when they have any immigration issues."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Elaine from several solo attorney listserves. She always provides timely and relevant immigration law updates to her colleagues. I would not hesitate to refer her to clients in her area."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Martin and I are members of the same listserve. She is a very knowledgable immigration attorney and always provides insightful and helpful information."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Ms.Martin from a national listserve in which she is an active member, and I have found her input and analysis to be very helpful."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Elaine through a national attorney-to-attorney list-serve. I would recommend any Texas immigration client to Elaine without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Martin and I are both members of a national list serve, where attorneys share various ideas and resources on a broad range of legal and business topics. Elaine has been a valuable member of the list, providing helpful insight and support to other members."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have come to know Ms. Martin through attorney-to-attorney peer networks. I would not hesitate to refer clients with immigration needs to her."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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