Immigration Lawyer, Lynn Garfinkel, Esq., has been helping clients prevent and solve problems for eight years. She recently launched Garfinkel Immigration Law, LLC to better serve client needs.Lynn Garfinkel represents clients seeking green cards, temporary and permanent visas, family and work petitions, deportation defense, naturalization, and religious, political, and gender based asylum, and benefits under the Violence Against Women Act. Ms. Garfinkel has experience with a variety of employment based petitions, including intracompany transferees, specialty occupations, professionals, researchers, and more.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.