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Brad Thomson | Immigration Attorney <br> Abogado de Inmigración

Brad Thomson | Immigration Attorney
Abogado de Inmigración

brad@immigrationlawpllc.com

Brad grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan in May 2004. After graduation, he lived in Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico where he taught English. In 2005, Brad launched his career in immigration as an AmeriCorps Vista Volunteer in Miami, Florida assisting with refugee relocation. He has gained significant experience working at four immigration law firms and in a law school immigration clinic. Brad’s tasks have exposed him to a diverse array of permanent resident and temporary visa applications, and he has focused his knowledge on the fundamentals of immigration court proceedings. Brad has been selected as a Rising Star in immigration by "Super Lawyers" Magazine each year from 2017 - 2020. Brad is an immigration consultant to the Mexican Consulate in Detroit to provide immigration legal representation for Mexican nationals. Furthermore, he is an immigration advisor to the Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago. Brad volunteers as an immigration consultant to the Washtenaw County Office of the Prosecutor and he served as a Board Member for the Washtenaw County Sheriff, Citizen’s Advisory Board. Brad was the media chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association for the state of Michigan, and he founded the Washtenaw County Bar Association Immigration Law Section. Brad is fluent in Spanish and a graduate of Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan.

Maria Eugenia Daniel | Immigration Attorney

Maria Eugenia Daniel | Immigration Attorney

Maria Eugenia Daniel grew up in a small town surrounded by Los Andes mountains in the Argentinian northwest. She worked in the mining industry for many years, initially as a project manager and later as in-house counsel for an international corporation. While in college she launched her own business leasing support vehicles to mining companies. After obtaining a Bachelors in Law from Universidad Blas Pascal, in Córdoba, Argentina Maria sold her successful business to finance law school in the United States. She graduated from Chicago Kent College of Law in Chicago in 2014. Prior to joining Immigration Law PLLC, Maria had her own solo-practice focusing primarily on tax law and counseling foreigners. In our firm Maria focuses on removal and inadmissibility defense in Immigration Court, including bond hearings. Prepares U and VAWA Visas for Victims of Crimes, and represents our LGBTQ+ clients. Maria is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in French. She is a member of the Michigan Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Oakland County Bar Association, and an Immigration legal consultant for the Argentinian Consulate in Chicago.

Meagan Santoni | Paralegal

Meagan Santoni | Paralegal

meagan@immigrationlawpllc.com

Meagan grew up in Dexter, MI and attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. She graduated in December of 2011 with a degree in Sociology and Spanish. Her passion for the Latino community and the Spanish language developed through multiple volunteer experiences both in the United States and abroad. Meagan joined the Immigration Law PLLC team in February of 2014. She has experience working on a variety of immigration cases at the firm. She currently handles cases including applications for permanent residency, citizenship, provisional waivers, temporary protected status, and DACA.

Olivia Gorczyca | Paralegal

Olivia Gorczyca | Paralegal

Olivia is from Detroit, Michigan. She studied Spanish education at Michigan State University, and later earned an M.A. in Educational Policy at the University of Michigan. Olivia studied abroad in Valencia, Spain and has experience working with clients from many Spanish-speaking countries. Olivia has experience working in education, community organizing, and law firms specializing in immigration, education, and civil rights. Olivia has a teaching certificate and is a Michigan Notary Public. Her primary responsibilities include writing provisional unlawful presence waivers.

Sofia Squatriti  | Paralegal

Sofia Squatriti | Paralegal

Sofia is from Ann Arbor, but she was fortunate enough to spend part of her childhood living in Rome, Italy. She is fluent in Italian, French and Spanish. In 2018, Sofia graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan with a 4.0 GPA and with degrees in English literature (with High Honors) and French. After graduation, Sofia was awarded a Fulbright Grant and spent a year teaching English in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. While she was there, she volunteered at an immigration law firm to learn more about the differences between Mexican and American legal systems. Currently, she is a J.D. candidate at the University of Michigan Law School. Sofia’s passion for working with immigrants was ignited by participating in an Alternative Spring Break trip to El Salvador, where she met many families whose children had emigrated to the United States. After that trip, she began taking Spanish classes at the university and volunteering as a teacher for the Hispanic/Latino ministry at St. Mary Student Parish. She also spent the summer of 2017 working at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center in Rome teaching French and Italian and working with French-speaking migrants. Sofia joined the firm in 2016 and her current responsibilities include writing provisional unlawful presence waivers and USCIS applications, along with drafting legal briefs and assisting in the office wherever her help is needed. 

Brianne Recker | Paralegal

Brianne Recker | Paralegal

Brianne Recker is from Orchard Lake, Michigan, though she has resided in Madrid, Spain for the past two years. She graduated from the University of Michigan in December 2016 with a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies. These past two years she has been teaching English in Madrid, and this year she is doing a Masters in Journalism there. She started working at Immigration Law PLLC in 2015. Brianne's current role at the office is to aid in writing Provisional Waivers for Unlawful Presence. She is fluent in Spanish, and before moving to Madrid, she had studied in Granada, Spain for a semester and also worked at the U.S. Consulate in Barcelona, Spain for two months.