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 worked as an Attorney in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the high-skilled immigration field and played a key role in managing the legal strategies for thousands of EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-2 NIW and O-1 cases.
In the course of managing this high volume of applications, John soon realized that personally-customized EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-2 NIW and O-1 strategies consistently get better results than using a one-size-fits-all template approach, and this inspired him to co-found 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