Firm Origins

Here are things that were going on in the news when our firm began...

Get the Facts Straight About Immigration (Manassas Journal Messenger)

Editorial by Lisa Johnson-Firth, Esq. In light of Mr. Stewart’s recent actions to solicit support from the public for his “rule of law” resolution, I would like to encourage the board to be vigilant about getting the facts concerning immigrants… Read More

Arrested Lansdowne Workers Released by ICE (Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Lisa Johnson-Firth, in regards to the release of ICE detainees from the Landsdowne raid, said that ICE released two of five her clients and that at least two more would be let go soon. Johnson-Firth said other Lansdowne workers were released, many wi… Read More

All God's Children (,, Tucson Citizen, San Diego Union Tribune, Ashville Citizen Times)

Linda Chavez, Chair of Virginia State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, quoted Lisa Johnson-Firth’s testimony before the Commission in her editorial on the Pope’s visit to the US and his stance on immigration issues calli… Read More

Lawyers Advise Immigrants Before Pr. William Crackdown (The Examiner)

A week before the crackdown is scheduled to occur, lawyers and civil rights advocates are giving information to the immigrant community about what to expect once the resolution becomes effective. Prince William County’s resolution has taken action… Read More

ICE Arrests 34 Illegals in Manassas (The Examiner)

Federal agents arrested 34 illegal immigrants in raids of two CMC Concrete Construction work sites in Prince William County Monday. Attorney Lisa Johnson-Firth of the Immigration and Human Rights Law Group described a hectic scene at the raids Monday… Read More

Pr. William Jail Backlog Raises Questions of ICE Ability (The Examiner)

Prince William County has such a large backlog of jail inmates who have been identified as illegal immigrants under the first phase of a new crackdown that the federal government cannot keep up, raising concerns about the government’s ability to ha… Read More

Illegals at Center of Testy Exchange - N.Va. county's ordinance under scrutiny during civil rights panel's hearing (

Prince William County’s tough new measures targeting illegal immigrants prompted a heated exchange at a federal civil rights panel’s hearing yesterday. Lisa Johnson-Firth was quoted as saying that, racial profiling already is occurring in… Read More

Human Trafficking (Chesterfield Observer)

Human Trafficking will be the topic of discussion at the meeting of the Huguenot Republican Women’s Club. Speakers will include Lisa T. Johnson-Firth, a consultant and attorney specializing in trafficking issues and human rights. Dinner at Dena… Read More

Latino Immigrants Stand Their Ground (Washington Post)

Latino immigrants and lawyers in Prince William County are working to inform immigrants about the policy change in the county that will target out of status immigrants. Lisa Johnson Firth, an immigration lawyer in Manassas, said her firm is advising… Read More

Bethany College Celebrates Women’s History Month (Bethany, W.Va.)

Take Back the Night,” will be held on Wednesday March 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the outdoor classroom. Human Rights Lawyer, Lisa Johnson-Firth, will speak on women’s rights. Firth serves as the campaign coordinator for Amnesty International̵… Read More