James Alexander, Esq. is a Managing Shareholder at Maggio + Kattar. Jim is committed to upholding the firm’s international reputation for creative thinking and legal excellence across a wide variety of disciplines within the practice of immigration law.
Jim is a nationally recognized expert in a wide variety of highly specialized areas within the immigration law field including corporate compliance, such as I-9 compliance and e-Verify, complex naturalization matters, gay and HIV positive issues, as well as many areas in between. Jim approaches each case with his breadth of expertise looking for the best possible solution to a client’s immigration challenges whether it is in employment or family based immigration, removal defense, asylum or beyond.
Jim assists institutional and individual clients across a wide range of industries. His clients range from large, multinational corporations with thousands of active matters to start-up enterprises that require innovative ideas in challenging situations. Jim’s corporate clients come from a diverse industry group and include companies within the finance, aviation, defense and technology fields.
Jim is a frequent lecturer at international, national and local events for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the District of Columbia Bar Association as well as other important industry organizations.
In addition to his extensive public speaking and teaching commitments, Jim has authored and been quoted in numerous important publications within the immigration law community. He was as an author of Employing International Workers, a Thomson Reuters book. He has also been quoted in numerous important national and local publications including Workforce Management, InfoTech and Telecom News, and The Legal Times and has done interviews on immigration matters for National Public Radio (NPR).
Jim has been selected as a top lawyer in the immigration law area by national and international publications such as Who’s Who Legal and Chambers USA.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and his law degree from the American University ‘s Washington College of Law. Jim is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French.
Elizabeth Quinn, Esq. is a recognized authority on business immigration matters and the unique problems of J-1 exchange visitors. Among her clients are hospitality and biotechnology companies, artists and musicians, and those working in the human rights field. She also handles family-based immigration matters, naturalization, and waivers of inadmissibility.
Elizabeth has written and lectured on a wide-range of immigration issues, including the various visa options for international medical graduates. She served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy of the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, and has been recognized as a top lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who, Washingtonian magazine, and the Washington Post.
An active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Elizabeth serves on AILA’s national Department of State liaison committee. She lectures on immigration law topics at local and national events, including for AILA and the District of Columbia Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education program. She is a member of the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA).
Elizabeth graduated with honors from the George Washington National Law Center in 1993. She received an undergraduate degree in government, with honors, from the College of William and Mary. Elizabeth spent her junior abroad at the University of Montpellier and is conversant in French.
Elizabeth limits her practice to federal immigration matters and is admitted to practice in the state of Virginia.