Our Attorneys

Maggio + Kattar attorneys have a reputation for excellence, not only among their clients, but also within the legal community. They are recognized by their peers for their outstanding legal services and continued commitment to finding practical solutions to complex immigration issues that span the immigration law field.

M + K Accolades

6 Maggio Kattar Attorneys Recognized in Who's Who Legal - Corporate Immigration Law

Managing Shareholders, John Nahajzer and Jim Alexander, along with Shareholders Anna Gallagher, Elizabeth Quinn and Jan Pederson and Senior Attorney Kimberley Best Robidoux were all once again included in the Who's Who Legal's 2016 listing for Corporate Immigration Law. Attorneys listed in Who's Who are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

As a boutique immigration law firm, Maggio Kattar provides personal attention and customized solutions to U.S. and Global immigration matters for employers, families and individuals . What makes Maggio Kattar special is our unique ability to provide best in class expertise and service to our clients for a broad range of immigration matters through our team of attorneys who include nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their field with specialization within some of the most complex areas of immigration law. Recognized by US News and World Reports Best Lawyers in its 2016 listing as "Best Law Firm in the U.S. for Immigration Law", Maggio Kattar is proud to have provided unparalleled immigration law services to our clients for over thirty years.

Maggio Kattar Attorneys Recognized as Washington DC's Best Lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine

Maggio+Kattar Shareholders Included In Washingtonian Magazine's 2015 "Best Lawyers" Listing

Once again managing partners Jim Alexander and John Nahajzer, as well as shareholders, Elizabeth Quinn, and Jan Pederson ,are recognized in Washingtonian Magazine's "Best Lawyers" listing for Immigration Law in 2015. The Maggio+Kattar leadership team accounts for 4 out of the total 31 immigration attorneys included in the listing.

Maggio Kattar named Law Firm of the Year for immigration by US News and World Reports Best Lawyers

US News and World Report Best Lawyers names Maggio Kattar 2016 Law Firm of the Year for Immigration Law.

Maggio + Kattar has been ranked in the 2016 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas:

National Awards Best Law Firm of the Year, Immigration Law

Metropolitan Awards Tier 1, Washington DC, Immigration Law

Tier 2, San Diego, CA, Immigration Law

Firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US.

M + K Attorneys Included in Rankings for U.S. News - Best Lawyers

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Lawyers” rankings have been announced for 2015-2016 the list of Maggio Kattar Attorneys included on this list has grown. Maggio + Kattar Shareholders Jim Alexander , John Nahajzer, Jan Pederson ,Elizabeth Quinn and Anna Gallagher were all included as well as Kimberley Best Robidoux who joined Maggio + Kattar in November of 2014 to establish our San Diego, California office. These national rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. We are thrilled that our attorneys continue to be recognized by our clients and our peers for their zealous advocacy and effective representation.

Jim Alexander and Jan Pederson Selected in 2015 as Top Immigration Lawyers by Chambers USA

Jim Alexander and Jan Pederson have been selected again for inclusion in Chambers USA which rates attorneys globally. According to Chambers..."This full-service immigration firm assists business clients and represents individuals in family-based, asylum, litigation and naturalization matters.... Maggio + Kattar is a well-run, smaller immigration practice and we only hear good things about its work." Further, it notes that "co-managing shareholder Jim Alexander maintains a diverse practice, handling complex immigration issues on behalf of a wide range of clients, including Fortune 100 companies. He often focuses on corporate compliance, complex naturalization matters, and gay and HIV-positive issues. Interviewees agree that he is “a superb lawyer – both knowledgeable and professional. New addition to the practice Jan Pederson adds her immense knowledge of consular processing and immigration issues affecting physicians to the team's impressive offering.

Jan Pederson and Anna Gallagher included in 2015 listing of Super Lawyers

Jan Pederson and Anna Gallagher included in 2015 listing of Super Lawyers

Shareholders Jan Pederson and Anna Gallagher were selected for inclusion in the 2015 listing of Super Lawyers for Immigration Law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Maggio-Kattar ranked Tier 1 Nationwide in 2015 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report

Maggio + Kattar has been ranked in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas:

National Awards
Tier 1, Immigration Law

Metropolitan Awards
Tier 1, Washington DC, Immigration Law

Firms included in the 2015 "Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2015 Edition of "Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas. The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations. Maggio +Kattar has <a href="http://www.maggio-kattar.com/attorney-award/mk-shareholders-recognized-again-“best-lawyers”-immigration-law>"4 attorneys ranked in Best Lawyers In America".

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, for the fourth consecutive year, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

M+K Shareholders Recognized Again as “Best Lawyers” in Immigration Law

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Lawyers” rankings have been announced for 2014-2015 and again included M + K Shareholders Jim Alexander, John Nahajzer, Jan Pederson and Elizabeth Quinn. These national rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. We are thrilled that our attorneys have been recognized by our clients and our peers for their zealous advocacy and effective representation.

5 Maggio+Kattar Attorneys included in 2014 Who'sWho Legal for Corporate Immigration Law

Managing Shareholders, John Nahajzer and Jim Alexander, along with Shareholders Elizabeth Quinn and Jan Pederson and Senior Attorney Alix Mattingly were all once again included in the Who'sWho Legal's listing for Corporate Immigration Law.

Maggio+Kattar Shareholders Included In Washingtonian Magazine's 2014 "Best Lawyers" Listing

Once again our firm's leadership, managing partners Jim Alexander and John Nahajzer, as well as shareholders, Elizabeth Quinn, Anna Gallagher, and our newest shareholder Jan Pederson ,are recognized in Washingtonian Magazine's "Best Lawyers" listing for Immigration Law in 2014. The Maggio+Kattar leadership team accounts for 5 out of the total 30 immigration attorneys included in the listing.

Maggio-Kattar Ranked as Tier 1 Law Firm Nationwide for Immigration Law by U.S. News "Best Law Firms"

Maggio + Kattar, P.C. has been ranked in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas:

National Awards
Tier 1, Immigration Law

Metropolitan Awards
Tier 1, Washington DC, Immigration Law

Firms included in the 2014 "Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2014 Edition of "Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, for the fourth consecutive year, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

Maggio + Kattar Shareholders Again Included in 2014 Best Lawyers® "The Best Lawyers in America"

Jim Alexander, John Nahajzer and Elizabeth Quinn were again selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 Best Lawyers® "The Best Lawyers in America" listing for in the practice area of Immigration Law. The U.S.News – Best Lawyers® “Best Lawyers in Amercia” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

John Nahajzer and Anna Gallagher included in 2013 listing of Super Lawyers

Managing Shareholder John Nahajzer and Shareholder Anna Gallagher were selected for inclusion in the 2013 listing of Super Lawyers for Immigration Law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Maggio + Kattar Shareholders Included in 2013 U.S. News & World Report's Ranking of Best Law Firm, Lawyers

Jim Alexander, John Nahajzer and Elizabeth Quinn have been included in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers. Maggio + Kattar was again nationally ranked among the top immigration law firms in the U.S. Additionally, the firm was ranked in the first tier of all immigration law firms in the District of Columbia. The U.S.News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Maggio + Kattar Attorneys Again Selected for Inclusion in the Global Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2013

Jim Alexander, Alix Mattingly, John Nahajzer and Elizabeth Quinn have again been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Attorneys. Attorneys are selected for inclusion based on the receipt of nominations by their peers and clients and require a minimum of four nominations to be included in the publication.

Jim Alexander Selected Again in 2013 As Top Immigration Lawyer by Chambers USA

Jim Alexander has been selected again for inclusion in Chambers USA which rates attorneys globally. According to Chambers..."This full-service immigration firm assists business clients and represents individuals in family-based, asylum, litigation and naturalization matters.... Maggio + Kattar is a well-run, smaller immigration practice and we only hear good things about its work." Further, it notes that "co-managing shareholder Jim Alexander maintains a diverse practice, handling complex immigration issues on behalf of a wide range of clients, including Fortune 100 companies. He often focuses on corporate compliance, complex naturalization matters, and gay and HIV-positive issues. Interviewees agree that he is “a superb lawyer – both knowledgeable and professional.”

All Maggio + Kattar Shareholders Included in Washingtonian Magazine’s list of Washington D.C.'s “Best Lawyers”

All Maggio + Kattar Shareholders, Jim Alexander, Anna Gallagher, John Nahajzer and Elizabeth Quinn, have been selected by Washingtonian Magazine as “Best Lawyers” in the area of cross border practice.

Elizabeth Quinn Again Selected as one of Washington DC's Best Lawyers by the Washington Post

Elizabeth Quinn was again included in the Immigration Law section of "Washington DC's Best Lawyers," as selected by the Washington Post.

Jim Alexander and Maggio + Kattar Selected Again in 2012 As Top Ranked Immigration Lawyer, Law Firm by Chambers USA

Jim Alexander and Maggio + Kattar have been selected again for inclusion in Chambers USA Top Ranked Immigration Lawyers which rates attorneys around the world. According to Chambers...this full-service immigration firm assists businesses and individuals with matters related to citizenship, naturalization, family-based asylum and litigation. The firm is credited for solving highly complex deportation and removals cases, ... and .. "They have a number of exceptional attorneys and do not shy away from complex things." Jim Alexander is seen as taking a fresh approach to immigration law. His diverse practice covers matters such as corporate compliance, naturalization and immigration matters relating to HIV.

Maggio + Kattar Attorneys Again Selected for Inclusion in the Global Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2012

Jim Alexander, Alix Mattingly, John Nahajzer and Elizabeth Quinn have again been selected for inclusion in the 2012 Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Attorneys. Attorneys are selected for inclusion based on the receipt of nominations by their peers and clients and require a minimum of four nominations to be included in the publication.

Maggio + Kattar Nationally Ranked in U.S. News and World Report's 2011 Review of "Best Lawyers"

Maggio + Kattar was again nationally ranked among the top immigration law firms in the U.S. Additionally, Maggio + Kattar was ranked in the first tier of all immigration law firms in the District of Columbia.

Elizabeth Quinn Again Selected as one of Washington DC's Best Lawyers in 2011 by the Washington Post

Elizabeth Quinn was again included in the Immigration Law section of the 2011 edition of "Washington DC's Best Lawyers," as selected by the Washington Post.

Maggio + Kattar Nationally Ranked in U.S. News and World Report's 2011 Review of "Best Lawyers"

Maggio + Kattar was again nationally ranked among the top immigration law firms in the U.S. Additionally, Maggio + Kattar was ranked in the first tier of all immigration law firms in the District of Columbia.

Elizabeth Quinn Again Selected as one of Washington DC's Best Lawyers in 2011 by the Washington Post

Elizabeth Quinn was again included in the Immigration Law section of the 2011 edition of "Washington DC's Best Lawyers," as selected by the Washington Post.

Jim Alexander and Maggio + Kattar Selected Again in 2011 As Top Immigration Lawyer, Law Firm by Chambers USA

Jim Alexander and Maggio + Kattar have been selected again for inclusion in Chambers USA which rates attorneys globally. According to Chambers..."This full-service immigration firm assists business clients and represents individuals in family-based, asylum, litigation and naturalization matters.... Maggio + Kattar is a well-run, smaller immigration practice and we only hear good things about its work." Further, it notes that "co-managing shareholder Jim Alexander maintains a diverse practice, handling complex immigration issues on behalf of a wide range of clients, including Fortune 100 companies. He often focuses on corporate compliance, complex naturalization matters, and gay and HIV-positive issues. Interviewees agree that he is “a superb lawyer – both knowledgeable and professional.”

All Maggio + Kattar Shareholders Included in Washingtonian Magazine’s list of Washington D.C.'s “Best Lawyers”

All Maggio + Kattar Shareholders, Jim Alexander, Anna Gallagher, John Nahajzer and Elizabeth Quinn, have been selected by Washingtonian Magazine as “Best Lawyers” in the area of cross border practice.

Maggio + Kattar Shareholders Selected as "Washington's Best Immigration Lawyers" by Washingtonian Magazine

Jim Alexander and Elizabeth Quinn were selected by Washingtonian Magazine for inclusion in their "Best Lawyers" edition.

All Maggio + Kattar Shareholders Included in Washingtonian Magazine’s list of Washington D.C.'s “Best Lawyers”

All Maggio + Kattar Shareholders, Jim Alexander, Anna Gallagher, John Nahajzer and Elizabeth Quinn, have been selected by Washingtonian Magazine as “Best Lawyers” in the area of cross border practice.