Whether you need immigration services, or it is your loved one, facing the immigration process can be difficult and frustrating. Immigration law is complicated and ever-changing, and the choices made during the initial process can have lifelong effect. Our Lawyer, Lynn Garfinkel, provides the experience, dedication, and care that will put your mind at ease. Practicing Client-centered law,
The firm handles many types of immigration services, such as:
At Garfinkel Immigration Law, we have experience in not just these areas, but a comprehensive range of immigration law services. We use these experiences, as well as the skills we have honed over the years, to create strategic plans for our clients. We work to not only solve your immediate need, but do it in such a way that you do not have to worry that an issue will arise years from now.
Ms. Garfinkel completed her undergraduate studies at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. After studying abroad in France and South Korea, she self-designed her undergraduate degree in international development. After working for two years at national organizations advocating for low income families, Ms. Garfinkel went on to earn her Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Massachusetts.
During law school, Ms. Garfinkel was a teaching assistant and participated in a prisoner's rights and death penalty Certiorari clinics. As part of her school’s work program, she interned at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division and the Office of the Federal Public Defender for DC.
Lynn Garfinkel advocates for clients seeking lawful permanent residence (green cards), temporary visas, and employment-based petitions and visas, including people with extraordinary abilities (EB-1), professors (EB-1), researchers (EB-1), managers (EB-1), intracompany transferees (L-1), specialty occupations (H-1B), and more. Ms. Garfinkel has experience with a wide variety of family visas, spousal petitions, fiance petitions, waivers of inadmissibility, requests to reapply after removal, deportation defense, naturalization, asylum, and benefits for survivors of abuse, special juvenile immigrant visas, and much more. Ms. Garfinkel represents clients at consulates around the world.
Finally, Ms. Garfinkel is currently a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar and the District of Columbia bar. She previously served as Chair of the Asylum Office Liaison Committee for the AILA for three years. She also served as the Vice Chair for the AILA Washington Immigration Court Liaison Committee. Finally, Ms. Garfinkel engaged in volunteer human rights advocacy work for Amnesty International's Mid-Atlantic Regional Office. For five years, she served as the Representative to the Special Initiatives Grant Committee. Ms. Garfinkel, who is from an immigrant family, is dedicated to helping foreign nationals, proposing strategic solutions, and providing effective and innovative representation for all her clients.
Whether your issue is complicated or seems straightforward, you need to speak with an attorney. Seemingly simple immigration issues can quickly spiral into something much larger. You need an attorney that is ready to help you and your family with your immigration law needs.
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