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Lisa Shea (formerly Lisa Johnson-Firth)

Phone: 703-335-2009
Cell: 703-868-8801
Fax: 703-335-5755
Lisa Shea (formerly Lisa Johnson-Firth) is a Shareholder at Vanderpool Frostick & Nishanian, PC (VFN) and is the Supervisor of the Immigration Practice Group, Immigrants First. Read More
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Meghan Philips

Phone: 703-335-2009
Meghan is from an American military family, and after her father’s deployment to Iraq, she developed a desire to one day work in diplomacy and international relations. To pursue this calling, she attended the University of Notre Dame where she majored in Political Science and French and spent one year as an exchange student at Sciences-Po in Paris, France. Read More
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Natalie Babaniyi (formerly Natalie Robinson)

Phone: 703-335-2009
Fax: 703-335-5755
Natalie Babaniyi has over ten years of legal experience representing universities and colleges in a variety of issues covering immigration, contracting, and regulatory compliance. Natalie has a special place in her heart for immigration law and enjoys representing clients in all aspects of immigration law from bond hearings and asylum applications in removal proceedings to family-based petitions and provisional waivers. Read More
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Morsal Hasimee

Phone: 703-335-2009
Fax: 703-335-5755
Morsal Hashimee gained expertise drafting legal briefs as a law clerk for Immigrants First. Now an Associate Attorney, she works primarily on asylum, removal, and waiver cases. Morsal draws on her personal background as a child of immigrants from Afghanistan to fuel her passion for her work. Read More
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Catherine von Zakrzewski

Phone: 703-335-2009
Catherine von Zakrzewski immigrated from Uruguay 22 years ago seeking for better opportunities for the future she wanted to have along with her husband. She understands very well the difficulties and sufferings that immigrants go through when living in a new country, with a different culture and language. Read More
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Cindy Rodriguez

Phone: 703-335-2009
Fax: 703-335-5755
Cindy Rodriguez’s family is from Mexico and she enjoys helping immigrant families go through the immigration process to achieve positive outcomes, especially because the work is interesting and always changing. Cindy interned at Immigrants First for two summers before beginning full-time employment in 2017. Read More
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Hellen Martinez

Phone: 703-335-2009
Hellen’s family is from Guatemala. As a child of immigrants, she grew a passion for wanting to help others in the immigrant community. Hellen started working for Immigrants First in June 2022. She values the work she does and expands her knowledge everyday. Read More
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Clare Lewis

Phone: 703-335-2009
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Riley Gerhardt

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Abigail Johnson-Firth

Phone: 703-335-2009
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