Now based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Joy has been practicing immigration law exclusively since 2007. She focuses on employment-based immigration and has particular experience obtaining visas for E Treaty Traders and Investors, H-1B Specialty Workers, L-1A Multinational Managers and L-1B Specialized Knowledge Employees, O Extraordinary Ability Foreign Nationals, and P Entertainers. She also has deep experience with the employment-based permanent-residency process, including PERM (labor certification) and I-140 immigrant petitions. A particular niche area of hers is advising and representing those in the field of Montessori education.
On the family side, she represents couples in consular processing and adjustment applications on marriage- and other family-based petitions. She is particularly known for her representation of bi-national LGBT couples, having counseled countless couples on legal options to remain together in the United States before the fall of DOMA to filing scores of marriage-based adjustment applications post-DOMA. She also has a successful track record securing marriage-based permanent residency where both spouses are transgender. Her practice also includes removal of conditions for conditional residents as well as naturalization.
Prior to practicing immigration, Joy gained experience in employment, civil rights, and product liability class action litigation at California-based law firms.
Joy is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
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I have known Joy for many years as an immigration lawyer colleague and can highly recommend her. If I have a conflict of interest or otherwise cannot handle a case within my own firm, Joy is the first immigration attorney to whom I turn, because I know she will give clients the same high level of service that I do. She is smart, creative, and doggedly pursues all available options for her clients. Five stars!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|District of Columbia Service Star Award||District of Columbia||2013|
|Cum Laude graduate||Georgetown University Law Center||2005|
|Summa Cum Laude graduate||Stephens College||1993|
|Principal||Haynes Novick Immigration||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||The Haynes Immigration Law Firm||2007 - 2012|
|Attorney||Fenwick & West||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Green Cards for Bi-National LGBT Married Couples||Families are united!|
|Expired H-1B - Righting a Terrible Wrong||Extension Granted!|
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|V Geo. J. Gender & L. 545||Same Sex Marriage and Domestic Partnerships||2004|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|