Our firm has been in practice since 1998. We are dedicated exclusively to the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law. While we expertly handle the whole gamut of immigration cases, we focus on the following areas: US Citizenship and Naturalization petitions and interview representation; Family Based Petitions and interview representation; Consular Processing for Visas, including K-1 Fiance Visas; I-751 Removal of Conditions on Permanent Residence; I-751 Waivers; DREAM deferred action requests with USCIS; Prosecutorial Discretion Requests; Deportation and Detention Defense; Deportation Court; Motions to Reopen; Post-Conviction Relief Applications; and Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions Analysis.
LEE & GARASIA, LLC
190 State Route 27
What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others
The principal partners of our firm each bring more than 16 years of legal experience as attorneys to your matter. Both are graduates of Rutgers School of Law-Newark, an accredited ABA (American Bar Association) law school. Attorney Lee earned his Bachelors from Yale University, and Attorney Garasia earned her Bachelors from New York University.
What distinguishes your law firm from others?
Our practice specializes in interview representation. Our office not only professionally prepares and files immigration petitions, but we also accompany and represent our clients at their scheduled interviews throughout the Tri-State area including Newark, Mt. Laurel, Newark Airport, New York City, and Philadelphia. We have one full-time attorney who appears regularly at the Newark District Office, and one full-time attorney in the office to oversee filings, provide legal counsel, and handle emergencies.
Mr. Lee has been practicing immigration and criminal law for over seventeen years. He is a member of various organizations dedicated to immigration law and practice including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the New Jersey State Bar Association (Immigration & Naturalization Section), Federal Bar Association, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-NJ, and the Monmouth, Middlesex, Union, and Ocean County Bar Associations. He currently serves on the Executive Board as Chair-Elect of the Immigration and Naturalization Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He also co-chairs the Immigration Law and Practice Committee of the Middlesex County Bar Association. For two straight years, he has served as a panelist on "The Immigration Consequences of Municipal Court Convictions", a continuing legal education seminar for criminal defense attorneys sponsored by the Middlesex County Bar Association. In 2013, Mr. Lee was featured in Newsweek Magazine's Top Nationwide Attorneys Showcase as well as a Leader in Immigration Law in TIME Magazine. He is also the author of a 2014 publication entitled "Facing Immigration Problems? Helpful Answers to Common Immigration Issues." Mr. Lee is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Washington, D.C.
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Angie Garasia has been practicing law for over seventeen years. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the New Jersey State Bar Association (Immigration and Naturalization Section), Middlesex County Bar Association, and Federal Bar Association. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the New Jersey Chapter of AILA as Vice Chair. Prior to that position, she served on the Board as Treasurer. Additionally, she chairs the NJ Chapter USCIS Liaison Committee as well as the Citizenship Day Committee. In 2012, Attorney Garasia was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Rising Star" in the field of immigration law, a distinction given to no more than 2.5% of lawyers in the entire state of New Jersey. In 2013 and 2014, she was designated as a Super Lawyer by the same publication.
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