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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2012||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Clients' Choice Award for 2012||Avvo||2012|
|Top Contributor - Immigration for 2012||Avvo||2012|
|Magna Cum Laude||Georgetown University Law Center||2007|
|Order of the Coif||Georgetown University Law Center||2007|
|Order of the Coif||Order of the Coif||2007|
|CALI Award for Excellence - Contracts II||Center for Computer Aided Legal Instruction||2005|
|CALI Award for Excellence - Property II||CALI||2005|
|CALI Award for Excellence - Contracts I||CALI||2004|
|CALI Award for Excellence - Civil Procedure I||CALI||2004|
|Benjamin Meisner Fellowship||Purdue University||1997|
|Owner||Schaefer Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton||2007 - 2010|
|Summer Associate||Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton||2006 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||Shea & Carlyon||2005 - 2005|
|Research Assistant for Professor Stempel||University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School Of Law||2005 - 2005|
|Communications Officer||United States Marine Corps||1993 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)||Vice Chair||2013 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Federal Litigation Section||2011 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Military Assistance Program||2010 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|Order of the Coif||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Criminal Law Review||Notes Development Editor||2006 - 2007|
|American Criminal Law Review||Staff||2005 - 2006|
|Immigrant Visa for Spouse of United States Citizen||Immigrant Visa Granted|
|Fiance Visa Granted in Jamaica||Fiance visa granted|
|Appeal of Denied Citizenship Application||Citizenship granted|
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|AILA Immigration Practice News||Resolve to Improve Follow Up With Your Potential Clients||2013|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)||Screen Clients With Informational Marketing||2013|
|Book||Extreme Hardship Letter Special Report||2013|
|Book||Fiance Visa Guide for Virginia Residents||2012|
|Book||Deferred Action Guide for DC and Virginia Residents||2012|
|Book||Immigration Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make||2011|
|ABCNews.com||Gay Immigrant Seeks Asylum with Deportation to Iran Pending||2010|
|ABC News .com (quoted in)||Married by Phone: Marine Widow to Get Legal Status After Congress Acts||2010|
|American Criminal Law Review||Obstruction of Justice||2006|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Maryland, University College||Computer and Information Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|National Foreign Affairs Training Center||N/A||Basic Consular Course||2000|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||Mathematics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)||The year in review: I-601A waivers||2014|
|Maritime Security Conference||Panel Member||2003|
|United States Consulate Lagos||Nonimmigrant Visa Fraud - Security Issues for Consular Officers||2001|
Posted by anonymous
My family hired Kimberly to represent my mom on a very complex immigration case that had been pending with USCIS for over a decade. She needed a waiver approval to adjust her status and while we had submitted a waiver in the past, it was denied twice with eligibility for appeal. Our decision to hire Kimberly was after having a very poor experience with a previous attorney that had handled my mom's case for almost 10 years.
Our experience working with Kimberly exceeded our expectations. Aside from her obvious expertise in Immigration law, her professionalism and most importantly; her interest in my mother's immigration case, she was very responsive to all our emails and phone calls. Additionally any in-person appointments we'd request, they were scheduled directly by her and we were seen within 48 hours which you do not get with other law firms now in days.
She charged us a very reasonable fee for her services and while she provided us with a very realistic picture of my mother's case on how complicated it was, she also provided us with so much information on how to fight the case and the different options we had to do so. Unlike other attorneys, she shared a lot of information with my family.
After Kimberly submitted the waiver package to USCIS on behalf of my mother, we received an approval notification within 60 days from the submittal date which was the only thing my mom needed to adjust her status in the US. The quality of work we witnessed in the waiver package prepared by Kimberly was exceptional. She made sure the documented evidence was concise to the last detail. She included a lot of researched information she had found and the overall tone of the waiver was strong and clear enough that it was approved by USCIS without hesitations.
While we are almost done working with her in my mom's case, we will always refer her to anyone needing an efficient immigration attorney and we will forever be thankful to her services. Had it not been for her, my family would still be experiencing such high levels of stress and turmoil due to my mom's case.
Posted by Meaghan
My husband and I hired Kimberley Schaefer to help us with our I-130 application and our I-601 Waiver for his overstay. Her services were reasonable priced and very professional. We got our I-601 approved in record time and without an RFE when the trend was about 70 % of people were getting RFEs. So our waiver must have been very well presented and through to get through so quickly and without an RFE. She wanted us to do the maximum and not just the minimum so that required extra work collecting documents but in the end it paid off big time!
I would highly recommend her to anyone that is going to file an I-601! She knew what to add and what questions to ask and really went above and beyond.
The best thing about working with Kimberley was her ability to empathize, she could understand the intense stress and anxiety that we were experiencing.
S. Koehler, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Ms. Schaefer is the first person I call whenever I have a question about the potential immigration consequences of a criminal matter. She has impeccable credentials: magna cum laude from Georgetown law and former associate at Cleary Gottlieb. More importantly, she knows her stuff.
Carol Brent, Social security Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable and competent in the field of Immigration law. I also know her to be a highly ethical individual with a reputation for the highest integrity as well as legal ability.
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