Staff

Brad Thomson | Immigration Attorney <br> Abogado de Inmigración

Brad Thomson | Immigration Attorney
Abogado de Inmigración

brad@immigrationlawpllc.com

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 2018, Brad was a selected as a Rising Star in immigration by "Super Lawyers" Magazine. Brad is an immigration consultant to the Mexican Consulate in Detroit to provide immigration legal representation for Mexican nationals. 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 De Armas | Attorney (Abogada)

marva@immigrationlawpllc.com

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.

Marvin De Armas | Attorney (Abogado)

Marvin De Armas | Attorney (Abogado)

marvin@immigrationlawpllc.com

Marvin is Cuban-American and was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He graduated with honors from Miami Dade College and earned a bachelors degree with a criminal justice concentration. Marvin graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. Marvin joined the firm in 2017 and he handles immigration court cases, hardship waivers, and USCIS applications. Marvin is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washtenaw County Bar Association Immigration Law Section, and the Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan. Marvin won AVVO’s 2017 Client’s Choice Award and is the recipient of the Pro Bono Honors Award from Florida Coastal Law School for his contribution of hundreds of community service hours.

Meagan Santoni | Paralegal

Meagan Santoni | Paralegal

meagan@immigrationlawpllc.com

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.

Grace Riordan

Grace Riordan

grace@immigrationlawpllc.com

Grace grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and is now pursuing a Bachelor's degree in public policy in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Her focus area within public policy is socioeconomic inequality and urban development policy. Grace is fluent in Spanish; her study of it began with a bilingual elementary school education in Boston and continues through her minor in Spanish Language and Culture at the University of Michigan. In 2017, Grace worked as an English as a Second Language teacher for mostly Spanish speaking adult immigrants in Ypsilanti. Recently, Grace spent five months living and studying at a local university in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she participated in a program that focuses on diversity, minority, and gender studies. Grace points to her upbringing in a major U.S. city surrounded by people of all ethnic, cultural, and racial backgrounds as the impetus for her passion for socioeconomic equality, which in turn drives her interest in immigration policy. Grace joined the firm in 2017 and her current responsibilities include drafting waivers and USCIS applications.