*Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
*American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Member.
*Dade County Bar Association Member.
*Florida Notary Public.
*English, German & Spanish spoken; Basic French & Portuguese.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, I began working in the legal field in 1999 in Coral Gables, Florida, under the astute tutelage of Immigration Attorney Gloria RoaBodin, solving some of the most complex issues immigrants face when coming to the United States,whether we seek to live temporarily or permanently in this extraordinary and wonderful country. I myself was an H-1B specialty occupation worker for the best part of six years; and I underwent the arduous labor certification process (pre-PERM) and thankfully became a proud U.S. citizen in 2011.
Today, I am an Immigration Attorney specializing in Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) classifications, including: B-1/B-2; C/D; E-1/E-2; E-3; F-1; H-1B; J-1; K-1/K-3; L-1A/L-1B; M; O; P; and TN. Immigrant Visa (IV) classifications include: EB-1 Aliens of Extraordinary Ability / Multinational Managers and Executives / Outstanding Professors and Researchers; EB-2 Advanced Degree Holders /National Interest Waivers; EB-3 Skilled Workers; EB-5 Immigrant Investors; Special Immigrants; and all Family-Based Adjustment of Status applications. While at law school, I was a student representative of the St. Thomas immigration clinic, where we handled Asylum applications, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases, T visas, U visas, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. The people we served included Detained Individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender, Torture Survivors, and others. During my over two decades of studying, training and working in the legal field, I have come to recognize that, as long as an immigrant abides by the laws of our country, works hard, and respects the guiding principles of our nation, s/he deserves the opportunity to live among us.