Vita Too close to 50; born in Washington, D.C.; bachelor’s from N.C. State University and law degree from University of Georgia; married with one daughter and two Boston terriers.
Why she chose to specialize in this field I have a strong interest in international travel and learning about other cultures, and I also like to help people. Immigration law strikes a nice balance between these interests.
Memorable cases My most memorable cases include Olympic athletes and coaches, renowned scientists, Academy and Emmy award winners, and internationally known humanitarians and business leaders that I have assisted in obtaining U.S. permanent residence. I am really proud that I have helped these people achieve their dreams and made the U.S. a better and more interesting and vibrant place as a result.
What she’d be if not a lawyer I would be working at a nature/wildlife preserve.
Favorite places England and Ireland. I love the history and culture of these areas. Plus, nothing beats having a bowl of beef and Guinness stew in a warm pub during a rainy November day.
Recent reading The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony is a fantastic read about a man who takes a rebellious herd of elephants into his sanctuary, develops a strong relationship with the herd members, and gets to know the complexity and sophistication of their society and the difficulties of protecting them.
Favorite TV show America’s Got Talent — something I can watch with my daughter.