Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm is pleased to announce the hiring of associate attorney Melissa Malone.
Malone graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2020, where she served as president of the Immigration Law Society and co-coordinator of the Immigration and Naturalization Pro Bono Project. She completed her undergraduate studies, Magna Cum Laude, at Furman University in 2016.
Malone worked at Garfinkel as a summer law clerk in 2019. She was an integral team member during that time, assisting in the preparation of employment and family-based immigration applications and petitions.
Her passion for immigration stems from her own immigration in 2001 from South Africa, and she now maintains dual citizenship in South Africa and the United States.
“Garfinkel Immigration is thrilled to welcome Melissa back to our Firm,” Managing Partner Hannah F. Little said. “We saw her talent last summer and knew very quickly that she would make an excellent permanent addition to our team. She has outstanding academic achievement, impressive legal credentials, proven leadership and a commitment to quality service for our clients. She also fits ideally into our collaborative culture.”
Malone became Garfinkel Immigration’s 10th immigration attorney, a significant milestone for the Firm.
“Our Firm has continued to expand to meet demand while maintaining our personal and client-driven approach,” Founding Partner and CEO Steve Garfinkel said. “We continue to add dedicated, bright lawyers who are passionate about immigration law and about assisting our clients through the ever increasingly complex legal and regulatory framework around our business.”
With 10 attorneys and 37 experienced paralegals and administrative personnel, Garfinkel Immigration is one of the largest law firms in the Southeast United States dedicated exclusively to the practice of immigration law.
In its 23rd year, Garfinkel Immigration represents Fortune 100 companies and businesses of all sizes in the U.S and across the world. The firm’s major clients include colleges and universities; hospitals and healthcare systems; and manufacturers in industries including energy, automotive and pharmaceuticals, among others. The firm also assists individuals with investor and family-based immigration matters.
Four of the Firm’s lawyers are North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialists, the highest level of specialization in North Carolina. Our attorneys have also been recognized by “The Best Lawyers in America©,” “Super Lawyers,” “Who’s Who Legal” and with an AV Preeminent Rating®.
Garfinkel Immigration is a member firm of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL), an exclusive collaboration of the world’s top business immigration attorneys. In addition to substantial employment-based and family-based immigration practices, the firm also assists with global immigration and employer compliance matters.
Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm builds strong relationships with its clients based on trust and performance, leveraging creative approaches and industry-leading expertise to provide insight and legal advice. The Firm is known for its responsiveness, close contact, partnership with HR managers and leadership and, of course, effectiveness in executing the legal work.
Garfinkel Immigration’s top priority is providing high quality legal service to the businesses and individuals we serve.