Two Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm partners have been recognized for their pro bono work.
Meredith Barnette and William Hummel were both named to the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte 2020 Pro Bono Honor Roll earlier this month.
“Meredith and William are both hardworking and generous. We are proud they’ve been honored for their pro bono work.” said managing partner Hannah Little. “At the Firm, we embrace our responsibility to contribute to the common good and are committed to doing our part to assist the local community.”
Barnette has practiced U.S. Immigration Law since 2006 and was an Immigration Paralegal before becoming an attorney. She represents employers and employees in a variety of industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, information technology, medicine and academia.
Barnette also manages the firm’s EB-5 practice and has significant experience with preparation of nonimmigrant visa petitions as well as the PERM process for lawful permanent residence.
Meanwhile, Hummel — who was also recently recognized by Who’s Who Legal — is one of a limited number of attorneys certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by the North Carolina State Bar. He assists companies and individuals with nonimmigrant work visa options as well as applications for permanent employment certification for professionals and skilled workers.
In addition, Hummel oversees the Firm’s family-based immigration, global and citizenship/naturalization practices.
Attorneys who “donated at least 20 hours of service or closed three or more cases” last year for Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte clients were named to the 2020 Pro Bono Honor Roll.
In total, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm attorneys performed about 120 hours of pro bono work in 2019.