Consistent with the ideals of our founders, Maggio + Kattar has an on-going commitment to community service and pro bono work as an integral part of our practice. In addition to providing pro bono legal assistance, our attorneys are active in immigrants' rights organizations, volunteer at legal fairs, and speak to members of community groups about how to approach complex immigration issues.
Our firm has demonstrated a commitment to zealous advocacy for pro bono cases, such as a child from Sierra Leone seeking humanitarian parole to undergo rare corneal transplant surgery in the United States, and a talented Bolivian historian indefinitely barred from visa approval due to long-delayed and overbroad security checks.
Managing Shareholder Jim Alexander is a nationally recognized expert on the complex problems that immigrants in the LGBT community face. He also recently presented on Agricultural Labor and Immigration Policy at the 2009 Legislative Agricultural Chairs Conference.
Shareholder Elizabeth Quinn served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy of the University of the District of Columbia School of Law for several years, and participated as a volunteer attorney at the Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition's 2009 Legal Fair. Elizabeth is active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), currently serving on the AILA Department of State Liaison Committee. She represents a number of firm clients on a pro bono basis, from human rights organizations to religious instititutions.
Shareholder Anna Gallagher has been active for many years on international refugee and migration issues. She acts as a resource person for the Southern Refugee Legal Aid Network (SRLAN), on trafficking and gang-based asylum issues. As one of the founders of the International Detention Coalition, she remains active in international detention issues and is currently the President of the coalition.
Attorney Margaret Hobbins recently served on the board of the Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition. She also received a CAIR Coalition Volunteer Award at the organization's Tenth Anniversary celebration event.