Staff

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. Brad has been selected as a Rising Star in immigration by "Super Lawyers" Magazine each year from 2017 - 2021. Brad is an immigration consultant to the Mexican Consulate in Detroit to provide immigration legal representation for Mexican nationals. Furthermore, 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.

Ligia Velázquez | Paralegal

Ligia Velázquez | Paralegal

Ligia was born in Mexico City where she studied history and law. As a historian, she has worked in cultural promotion and historical research in different public and private institutions. As a lawyer in Mexico, Ligia worked in a Public Notary office responsible for the preparation and legality of documents such as real estate title transfer contracts, business contracts, corporate bylaws, wills, powers of attorney, real estate purchases, establishments of trust, donations, mortgages, government fees payments and other legal documents. Also, she worked eight years at a state-owned development bank in Mexico at the General Service and Procurement Departments as well as at the Internal Control Office. Ligia is married to an American citizen and moved to Michigan where she first worked as an interpreter. After a year, she accepted a consular officer position at the Consulate of Mexico, where she gained experience working with the Mexican diaspora at the Vital Records, Documentation and Protection departments; and helped vulnerable immigrant women at the Comprehensive Care Office for Women.

Carolina Welch  | Paralegal

Carolina Welch | Paralegal

Carolina was born in Colombia where she studied Business Administration and Psychology. In Colombia, she worked with a Colombian Senator who was also the head of a law firm in Bogota. As a paralegal, Carolina was responsible to accompany the Senator to meetings and work with her team of lawyers on different cases. Carolina worked with the Senator at congressional meetings at the National Capitol (Capitolio Nacional) and in court. Carolina is married to an American citizen. She is bilingual in Spanish and English. She has traveled around the world, and she is passionate about helping immigrants. At Immigration Law PLLC, her tasks include applications for marriage petitions, permanent residency, citizenship, temporary protected status, and DACA.

Alondra Placencia Romo | Paralegal

Alondra Placencia Romo | Paralegal

Alondra is from Northern California, and moved to the area in 2015. She obtained her bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies in 2019. She also supplemented her Bachelor’s Degree with a Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Paralegal Studies from the University of Toledo. Since then, she has worked in a local nonprofit helping foreign national victims of human trafficking and exploitation to obtain legal status in the U.S. and adaptation to life despite trauma. In our firm, she handles USCIS applications and Immigration Court matters.