I was recently interviewed by VoyageMia about my life and career. I always find it a little awkward to talk about myself. However, I had fun doing the interview. The entire interview can be found here. For those who only want the highlights, these are mine:
Becoming a Lawyer
Growing up, every evening we would discuss current events and news at our dinner table. As we all know, the television news media loves to do stories about crime and criminal behavior. These stories fascinated me. Therefore, I was curious what would happen to the people accused of crimes. At seven years old, this curiosity created my desire to become a lawyer.
School Ruined Everything
The headline is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, sort of. In college, I had a legal internship with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. I worked in the family violence and sexual assault unit. It was fascinating work that reaffirmed my childhood dream of becoming a criminal lawyer. Well, then came law school. I simply hated criminal law classes.
My True Calling
I took an immigration law class and it all clicked. Because I found that this area of law meshed with many of my other interests – culture, travel, and the law. I threw myself into immigration law for the remainder of my law school experience. After graduation, and over the years, I worked in large law firms, the federal government inside the Department of Homeland Security – US Citizenship and Immigration Services in Washington, DC, and now in my own firm. I simply love what I do.
Williams Immigration, LLC Today
My firm is a boutique immigration law firm that handles employment and family-based immigration cases. We handle complex cases especially when the government is requesting additional evidence and/or threatening to deny a case. My experience inside the Department of Homeland Security helps me advocate for my clients.
I thank the fine folks at VoyageMia for interviewing me.
If you have any immigration law questions or concerns, please give me a call. As I say in the interview, I get just as excited as my clients when I call with good news. Helping people never gets old or routine. So call, I am here to help you.