Margaret Wong & Associates Co Lpa
We are an immigration law firm based in Cleveland, OH that provides individuals and corporations throughout the world specialized immigration advice and support.
Margaret W. Wong & Associates Co., LPA is dedicated to providing high quality, efficient, prompt services to both corporate and individual clients in immigration to the United States. We assist clients with all types of work visas,
- In more than 35 years of practice, Margaret Wong has built Margaret W. Wong & Associates Co., L.P.A. into a firm nationally and internationally renowned for its knowledge in immigration and nationality law. She is the current co-chair of the Immigration Law Committee for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and chair of the Cleveland Bar Association
Mr. Scott Bratton is a Partner at Margaret Wong and Associates Co, LPA. His practice includes removal defense, political asylum, federal litigation, consular processing, criminal law, and assistance in business and family based visas. Mr. Bratton is an experienced litigator who practices regularly in courts throughout the United States.
Mr. Bratton received his BA in Business Management from Ohio Northern University in 1993 and his JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1997. Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Bratton was a partner in the law firm of Bratton & Ratliff Co., LPA, where he practiced federal and state criminal law.
He has been named a Leading Lawyer by Inside Business Magazine on numerous occasions and an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star by Cincinnati Magazine, which is an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 in Ohio. Mr. Bratton has also been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in immigration law. He has practiced immigration law for almost six years and has been the attorney of record on numerous precedent-setting cases, including Liao v. Rabbett, 398 F.3d 389 (6th Cir. 2005), Singh v. Gonzales, 451 F.3d 400 (6th Cir. 2006), Madrigal v. Holder, 572 F.3d 239 (6th Cir. 2009), Wu v. Holder, 561 F.3d 467 (5th Cir. 2009), and Iao v. Gonzales, 400 F.3d 530 (7th Cir. 2005), which has been discussed in numerous newspaper and law review articles. He is also a frequent speaker at immigration conferences and has been quoted in several newspaper articles.
Areas of Practice
University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio
Honors: With Honors
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1998
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1999
U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1998
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2005
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2006
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1998
U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2007
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2008
Representing a Non Citizen in a Criminal Case, Cleveland Bar Journal, May, 2006
Judicial Profile: The Honorable Gary W. Smith, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge, The Federal Lawyer, Monthly Magazine of the Federal Bar Association, 2007
Practice Points: Representing a Noncitizen in a Criminal Case, The Champion (National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Attorneys), 2007
Why Immigration Reform is Critical, Albany Government Law Review, Volume III, Issue 1 March, 2010
Adjustment of Status for the Atypical Entrant, Practice Points, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference Handbook
Francis Fungsang is a partner at Margaret W. Wong & Assoc.
Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 2007
Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, 2004
William Low is an attorney practicing out of our New York office.
Mudassir Hussain is an Associate Immigration Attorney at Margaret W. Wong & Associates. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY. At Stony Brook, he was a member of the University Scholars Program and the recipient of the Presidential Scholarship.
Mr. Hussain obtained his J.D. from SUNY Buffalo Law School in Buffalo, NY. He was selected to represent the law school at the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition in Syracuse, NY. He was also the recipient of the Wolfe Human Rights Fellowship which is awarded to those who show great interest and passion for human rights issues. He also received the President
Marisela J. Marquez (Chela) is an associate at Margaret W. Wong & Associates. She graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in psychology and a music minor. She received the Presidential Scholarship and was named Fuchs Scholar for musical performance.
Ms. Marquez obtained her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. While in law school, she competed on the Rosalie E. Wahl Moot Court team and received the Minnesota Justice Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship. As a student certified attorney, she clerked for a criminal defense agency.
Upon graduation, she gained valuable experience as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable John T. Finley of Minnesota
Allison Chan is an associate at Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Ms. Chan graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in International Relations.
She obtained her J.D. from University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY. During her first year of law school, she was the recipient of the Barbara and Thomas Wolfe Human Rights Fellowship. She was selected to spend 3 months living in Nairobi, Kenya and working at the Kenya Human Rights Institute. Ms. Chan was elected Outreach Chair of the Buffalo Moot Court Board and was also selected to participate in the law schools trial advocacy program.
Ms. Chan represented UB Law at the 2011 American Association of Justice (AAJ) National Trial Advocacy Competition in Boston, MA and 2010 Lonestar Classic Mock Trial Tournament in San Antonio, TX.
Prior to joining Margaret W. Wong & Assoc., Ms. Chan clerked for Hon. Michael A. Telesca at U.S. District Court for the Western District of NY and the Federal Public Defender in Cleveland, Ohio.
University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
Boston University, Boston, MA
B.A. International Relations, focus in East Asian Anthropology and Regional Politics
Bao Q. Nguyen is an immigration attorney at Margaret W. Wong & Associates. He graduated with a B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology from the University of Maryland. He also participated in the Life Sciences Scholars program and also received Academic Honors. Mr. Nguyen obtained his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in law school, he completed a summer abroad program in International and Comparative law program in Rome, Italy, and also the integrated transactional law program. He was also an officer with the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Prior to joining Margaret W. Wong & Associates, Mr. Nguyen volunteered as a clerk for a non-profit organization assisting immigrants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Subsequently, he began practicing immigration law at an immigration law firm in Philadelphia. He later joined an immigration law firm in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Nguyen enjoys playing and watching most sports, including football, basketball, baseball, snowboarding, and spending quality time with his family.
Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, J.D. (2005)
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology (2001)
American Immigration Lawyers Association
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