Immigration Attorney / Abogado de Inmigración
Brad grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan in May 2004. After graduation, Brad lived in Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico where he taught English. In 2005, Brad launched his career in immigration as an Americorps Vista Volunteer in Miami, Florida assisting with refugee relocation. He has gained significant experience working at four immigration law firms and in a law school immigration clinic. Brad’s tasks have exposed him to a diverse array of permanent resident and temporary visa applications. Brad has focused his knowledge on the fundamentals of immigration court proceedings. In 2017, Brad was a selected as a Rising Star in immigration by "Super Lawyers". The Mexican Consulate in Detroit contracts Brad to provide immigration legal representation for Mexican nationals throughout Michigan pursuant to Article 1(a) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Brad is the media chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association for the state of Michigan and he founded the Washtenaw County Bar Association Immigration Law Section. Brad is fluent in Spanish and a graduate of Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan.
Marva De Armas
Attorney / Abogada
Marva is a proud Cuban-American and a fluent Spanish speaker from Miami, Florida. Marva graduated from Florida State University in May 2012 with a double bachelors degree in philosophy and criminology. Marva attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and graduated with her Juris Doctor in May of 2015. Marva joined the firm in 2013, primarily handling court cases. Marva has gained significant exposure with a variety of immigration matters, including special immigrant juveniles, u-visa applicants, VAWA recipients, affirmative asylums, and other motions before the immigration court. Marva handles criminal, custody and divorce cases. Marva is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, and the Washtenaw County Bar Association. Marva was recognized by President Obama’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her contribution of over 300 hours of community service.
Meagan grew up in Dexter, MI and attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. She graduated in December of 2011 with a degree in Sociology and Spanish. Her passion for the Latino community and the Spanish language developed through multiple volunteer experiences both in the United States and abroad. Meagan joined the Immigration Law PLLC team in February of 2014. She has experience working on a variety of immigration cases at the firm. She currently handles cases including applications for permanent residency, citizenship, provisional waivers, temporary protected status, and DACA.
Brianne Recker is originally from Orchard Lake, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan in December 2016 with a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies (focus on International Security, Norms, and Cooperation) and a minor in Moral and Political Philosophy. Brianne's current responsibilities at Immigration Law, PLLC center on writing provisional unlawful presence waivers and working on petitions for alien relatives, along with assisting in the office wherever her help is needed. Her interest in immigrant and refugee rights sparked from a spring break volunteer trip in 2015 at the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta, Georgia. Brianne is fluent in Spanish and spent 7 months in Spain (from January to August 2016) where she studied in Granada for the semester and worked as the Consular Intern at the United States Consulate in Barcelona for the summer.
Arianna was born in Beijing, China and moved to Michigan when she was six. As a result, Arianna is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Arianna is a senior at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. She was the 2016 Miss Michigan within the Miss America Organization. As both the first Asian-American Miss Michigan and immigrant state title holder, Arianna utilized her experience as an immigrant to promote her Miss Michigan platform, Being American, Immigration and Citizenship Education. At the Miss America Competition out of the 52 contestants, Arianna won the talent award for her piano performance. The primary focus of Arianna's work at the office is U visas for victims of crime.
Andrew was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan. As an Iranian-American, Andrew speaks Farsi fluently, as well as Spanish conversationally. Andrew began his work with the firm as a paralegal in 2012. Andrew handles a diverse caseload including DACA, asylum and special immigrant juvenile status applications. Andrew is passionate about supporting minority and immigrant rights and working to contribute to the community.