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Lynn Garfinkel advocates for clients seeking lawful permanent residence (green cards), temporary visas, and employment based petitions and visas, including people with extraordinary abilities (EB-1), professors (EB-1), researchers (EB-1), managers (EB-1), intracompany transferees (L-1), specialty occupations (H-1B), and more.  Ms. Garfinkel has experience with a wide variety of family visas, spousal petitions, fiance petitions, deportation defense, naturalization, asylum, and benefits for survivors of abuse. Finally, Ms. Garfinkel successfully represents clients at consulates around the world.

Ms. Garfinkel is currently Chair of the Asylum Office Liaison Committee for the AILA, a member of the Maryland Bar, and a member of the District of Columbia bar. She previously served as the Vice Chair for the AILA Washington Immigration Court Liaison Committee.

Previously, Ms. Garfinkel completed her undergraduate studies at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Having studied abroad in France and South Korea, she self-designed her undergraduate degree in international development. After working at national organizations advocating for low income families, she earned her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Massachusetts.

During law school, she was a teaching assistant and participated in a prisoner's rights and death penalty cert. clinics. As part of her school’s program, she interned at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division and the Office of the Federal Public Defender for DC.  Finally, Ms. Garfinkel engaged in volunteer human rights advocacy work for Amnesty International's Mid-Atlantic Regional Office. For five years, she served as the Representative to the Special Initiatives Grant Committee.

Devoted to fierce client advocacy, best practices, and reform of our nations immigration laws. 


Garfinkel Immigration Law, LLC helps clients prevent and solve their immigration issues. Garfinkel immigration law, LLC is a law firm founded by Immigration Lawyer, Lynn Garfinkel, after many years of successfully helping clients from around the world. We serve a wide range of clientele, and every client relationship is valued greatly and treated with dignity and respect. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise.

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