February - 2014 - issue > 20 Best Immigration Law Firms 2014

Full Service Immigration Law Firm

Neha Kuduvalli
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Neha Kuduvalli
The Garfield Law Group has devoted itself exclusively to immigration law and practice for nearly 30 years. The firm's highly skilled staff understands the spectrum of requirements and challenges involved in administering immigration legal services. The four full-time attorneys--David Garfield, Catherine Reynolds, Paulos Weldesellasie, and Jane Park, packs more than 50 years of diverse immigration experience. "Our firm is selective about our cases that we take on. All matters are handled directly by attorneys and not paralegals or legal assistants. Our attorneys are always accessible and respond promptly to any inquiries," says David Garfield.

Garfield Law Group's foreign language capabilities include Spanish, Amharic, Tigrinya, and Korean. The cohesiveness and stability of the firm is embodied by the fact that three of the firm's attorneys have worked collaboratively and successfully for over ten years. They helped shape immigration law with four precedent decisions in the three different Federal Courts of Appeals. (Menghesha v. Gonzales, 450 F.3d 142 (4th Cir.2006), Naizgi v. Gonzales, 455 F.3d 484 (4th Cir.2006), Haile v. Holder, 591 F.3d 572 (7th Cir.2010), and Berhane v. Holder, 606 F.3d 819, (6th Cir. 2010).) The firm prides itself on its passionate and competent commitment to provide individualized solutions for individual and corporate clients. Their proven track record has led to recognition as Washingtonian Magazine's Top Lawyers in immigration law.
The Garfield Law Group makes extraordinary efforts on behalf of their clients' including engaging members of Congress to assist in resolution of a case, and communicating with U.S. consulate officers and relevant decision-makers in the U.S. Department of State, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the agency's Ombudsman. When necessary, legal counsel from the firm has flown to the consulate to personally seek a resolution of a case.

The Garfield Law Group has an outstanding track record of representing clients for almost 30 years in a broad range of immigration law matters. Not only are their attorneys successful representatives for their clients, they are recognized experts and leaders in the legal community. Founding partner David Garfield is an expert on non-immigrant and immigrant business and family visas, as well as removal defense. His professional achievements have been recognized by a magazine, naming him as one of Washington's Best Lawyers in immigration law for four consecutive years. Partner Paulos Weldesellasie, studied law at the University of Asmara, George Mason University and earned an advanced law degree from Harvard Law School, and this provides the firm with a unique international perspective. He has had extraordinary success representing clients in appeals with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the U.S. Court of Appeals and in other post-order reliefs. Senior attorney, Catherine Reynolds, has practiced exclusively in immigration and nationality law since 1995, in both a law firm setting and as General Counsel for an investor visa firm. Her focus on business immigration allows the firm to skillfully work with corporations and organizations of all sizes and from a variety of industries. She is the current Treasurer of the American Immigration Lawyers Association-DC Chapter. Their Associate Jane Park focuses on employment-based visas, consular processing, and permanent residence through extraordinary ability and national interest waiver immigrant petitions. Her work in these areas has allowed her to serve clients from all over the globe, including employees of a major chemical corporation, world-class dance companies, small businesses, international organizations, colleges and universities.

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