Andy is an Attorney on our High-Skilled Immigration Services team working with clients from a variety of research, academic, and business fields who are seeking visas and green cards in the EB-1A Extraordinary Ability, EB-1B Outstanding Professor/Researcher, EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) and O-1 Extraordinary Ability immigration categories. Andy has focused his practice on challenging and unusual cases, and his strong communication skills allow him to truly understand each client's unique professional achievements so that he can develop a personalized legal strategy for each case. Andy has also successfully responded to hundreds of Requests for Evidence (RFEs), is experienced in appealing decisions to the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), and has helped numerous clients obtain approvals even after a past denial.
Before joining Ellis Porter, Andy was an Attorney with North America Immigration Law Group (founded by Victoria Chen) in Ann Arbor, Michigan for over four years where he played a key role in managing the legal strategies for thousands of EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-2 NIW and O-1 cases.
After coming to the realization that personally-customized EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-2 NIW and O-1 strategies get better results than trying to force each client's case into a one-size-fits-all template, Andy co-founded Immigration Advocates, PLLC with John Goslow and David Allen in July 2017. The firm's mission was to enhance each client's experience and improve case outcomes by focusing more on truly understanding their unique professional achievements, and then developing personally-customized case strategies that highlight those achievements in the most compelling way.
Ellis Porter shares this philosophy, so it made perfect sense for Andy and his attorney colleagues to join forces with Ellis Porter to create our High-Skilled Immigration Services team.
In his spare time, Andy loves to go backpacking and camping, and to see new parts of the world. When traveling, Andy is always eager to learn about the people and places he visits. He also enjoy cooking, reading, and history podcasts.
University of Michigan Law School (J.D., Cum Laude, 2012)
University of Michigan (B.A., Political Science, 2009)
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
State Bar of Michigan