John 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. Clients appreciate John's creative, comprehensive, and data-driven strategies for achieving successful outcomes in some of the more complex visa and green card categories.
Before joining Ellis Porter, John was an Attorney with North America Immigration Law Group (founded by Victoria Chen) in Ann Arbor, Michigan for over two 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 rather than trying to force each client's case into a one-size-fits-all template, John co-founded Immigration Advocates, PLLC with David Allen and Andy Ingebritson 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 John and his attorney colleagues to join forces with Ellis Porter to create our High-Skilled Immigration Services team.
Outside the office, John enjoys spending time with his family, and spending time outdoors biking, running and hiking. He also enjoys sneaking in a good book about history, politics or law whenever possible.
University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2011)
University of Chicago (M.A., Highest Honors, International Relations, 2008)
University of Florida (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Political Science, 2007)
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Illinois