Two Garfinkel Immigration partners recognized for pro bono work

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.

About Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm

Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm brings the world to your business. We're one of the largest firms in the Southeastern U.S. dedicated exclusively to the practice of immigration law and a member of the prestigious Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers.

Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm was founded in 1997 and represents foreign companies, Fortune 100 U.S. companies, small businesses as well as individuals from more than 50 different countries. We build collaborative relationships with our clients, leveraging creative approaches and industry-leading expertise to provide top-level insight and legal advice.

The Firm continues to expand and grow to meet demand while maintaining a superior edge in managing complex and nuanced immigration-related matters.

At Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm, everything we do is focused on you. For more information please contact us by phone at 704-442-8000 or via email.

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