Our Immigration Attorneys
The highly-rated immigration attorneys at Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and across the United States. Be sure to visit the comprehensive Immigration Law section of our website for answers to all your questions on immigration law, including green cards, citizenship, deportation, hardship waivers and nonimmigrant visas.
Jennifer Varughese is the lead immigration attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. and a junior partner in the firm. She has represented clients from over 115 countries and in every type of immigration law matter. Ms. Varughese has received national recognition in both the legal community and in the press for her wide-ranging work in the field of immigration law. She was awarded the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award and was named a Virginia Rising Stars Super Lawye in 2015 and 2016. Ms. Varughese was also named the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in Fairfax County by the Fairfax Bar Association in 2010. She currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.
Karen Williams is a senior immigration attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. An attorney since 2008, she has years of experience with family-based immigration law and deportation defense. Ms. Williams also has experience in employment-based immigration matters, including PERM labor certifications, I-140 immigrant petitions and adjustment applications for foreign nationals, and nonimmigrant visa applications (including H1-B, TN and L-1 visas). Ms. Williams works out of the firm’s offices in Northern Virginia, and handles cases nationwide.
Aida Farahani will be joining Livesay & Myers, P.C. as an immigration attorney in October 2017. An attorney since 2013, Ms. Farahani has assisted a large number of individuals in securing green cards and citizenship to the U.S., and has also handled a large number of cases in immigration court. Ms. Farahani was born in Tehran, Iran and is fluent in English and Farsi/Persian. Being an immigrant herself, she has long held an interest in immigration law, and is particularly attuned to the needs of immigrants and their families. Ms. Farahani resides in Northern Virginia.
Our immigration attorneys are supported by Spanish-speaking paralegal Maria Ornelas. Ms. Ornelas immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 13, and has worked in the field of immigration law since January 2001. With over a decade’s experience in immigration law, her fluency in Spanish, and her personal knowledge of the challenges faced by many immigrants, Ms. Ornelas is a vital member of the immigration team at the firm.
Contact us to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers today—in person, over the telephone, or via webcam on Skype or Google Hangouts.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“Jennifer Varughese handled our family’s immigration case with exceptional professionalism and incredible kindness! After searching for nearly a year for an attorney who would take on an expedited citizenship case with the unique circumstances of our family, we came across Livesay and Myers’ website and decided to write a short letter of inquiry. Within a day or two we received a very thorough and encouraging reply, and following our first appointment with Jennifer we had an absolute peace that our case would be in excellent hands. We really don’t have words to express our gratefulness to her in taking on our case and working so hard to effectively represent us. It is such a gift to know that each of our family members now has US citizenship, and an incredible blessing to have traveled that journey with such a highly qualified, committed and genuinely caring attorney!” – Roman C.
“My case was in very bad situation and needed an attorneys help. I was called along with my wife for the second interview in Aug for my 10 year green card because the immigration lawyer was not satisfied with the first interview. So I hired Livesay and Myers for my case, Karen [Williams] represented us and she helped us preparing for the interview. She understood our whole case and prepared us to see the case from the immigration office point of view and prepared us for the interview. The interview went ok but the immigration officer was not satisfied with the answer so he sent a letter in Oct for intends to deny petition and we had 30 days to respond to the letter. I was so worried, but Karen responded to the letter and cleared some misunderstandings and I received my 10 year green card in mail on Dec 31. Happy Ending :).” – Anonymous