2013 was a year of significant growth for Maggio+Kattar and we are pleased to have experienced both the promotions of two of our excellent attorneys as well as the addition of two new attorneys.
Margaret ("Meg") Hobbins, Senior Attorney: Meg Hobbins focuses her practice on immigration litigation, and has become skilled in challenging legal areas such as motions to suppress evidence, gang-based asylum , VAWA and U visa petitions as well as motions to reopen based on compelling humanitarian factors. Meg's work carries on Maggio+Kattar's reputation of fighting for the rights of victims of crime of abuse seeking a safe haven in the U.S.
Mark Yelich, Senior Attorney: Mark Yelich focuses his practice on business immigration and is skilled in navigating the bureaucracy and sensitive political climate of both the government as well as internal employer/and employee dynamics. Mark works with employers to develop creative and effective legal strategies to help them meet their staffing and compliance goals. Mark continues Maggio+Kattar's reputation for providing outstanding value to employers through innovative solutions and cost-effective strategy.
Jan Pederson, Shareholder: In December we announced the addition of Jan Pederson and her team from the Pederson Immigration Law Group. One of Washington's Top Lawyers, the addition of Jan and her team infuses Maggio +Kattar with additional expertise in J-1 Physician Waivers, Hardship Waivers, and EB-5 Investor Visas.
Denise Thomasson, Attorney: Denise joined Maggio+ Kattar from the Pederson Immigration Law Group where she assisted physicians and hospitals in obtaining waivers of the J-1 2 year home residency rule for physicians in underserved areas, as well as filing petitions for H-1B visas and green card applications. Denise also worked for the DHS as an adjudication officer for a number of years, giving her unique insight and capability to help clients navigate the layers of bureaucracy and intricate laws, faced by those applying for benefits under United States’ immigration and nationality laws.