Negar Mortazavi

Attorney

Phone: 
202.483.0053
Education: 
Boston University School of Law, JD
Languages: 
English, Persian, Azeri-Turkish, Spanish
Immigration Law Specialization: 
  • J-1 Physicians
  • O-1 Visas
  • E-1 Treaty Trader Visas
  • E-2 Investor Visas
  • Consular Practice
  • National Interest Waivers
  • PERM

Negar represents both employers and individuals seeking counsel on a wide range of employment and individually based immigration matters with a special focus on immigration options for J-1 physicians and employment-based immigration.  Negar's background practicing both family law as well as representing individuals in employment labor disputes gives her a breadth and depth of understanding of the complexities involved in matters impacting foreign national physicians seeking employment in the U.S. 

Prior to choosing to focus her practice on immigration law, Negar worked as a criminal defense attorney, focusing exclusively on appellate murder defense. She also served as a Litigation Fellow with the National Lawyers Guild of Massachusetts (NLG). While at the NLG, she served as one of the lead actors in a successful campaign ending shackling of pregnant incarcerated women during prenatal, labor and post partum care in Massachusetts. Negar also has previous experience in international human rights law and international development. Negar received her law degree from Boston University School of Law. During law school she served as an editor for the Boston University International Law Journal.

Negar received her bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia double majoring in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies and minoring in Women & Gender Studies. 

Negar received the Pro Bono Award Pledge at Boston University School of Law for her commitment to community service and working with under represented communities. She currently serves as a volunteer with the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project. Negar has also been a contributor for articles related to civil rights and immigration for the Huffington Post.