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Lichter Immigration consists of a close knit team of professionals that are not only experts in immigration law, but passionate about helping others.


Laura L. Lichter, Founder/Managing Partner, se habla español

Laura Lichter is the Immediate Past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), the premier bar association of immigration lawyers and law professors in the U.S.  She has been an elected member of AILA’s national leadership for over a decade and has served as the association's top liaison to the key immigration enforcement bureaus of the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is responsible for immigration investigations, prosecution, detention and removal operations,  and the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), which oversees the nation’s immigration court system.  Ms. Lichter is AILA’s liaison to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration and serves on the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section Advisory Board.  Ms. Lichter recently served on the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) Task Force on ICE’s Secure Communities program, reporting to findings on the ICE enforcement initiative to DHS Secretary Napolitano.  Based in Denver, she is the former Chair of AILA’s Colorado Chapter.  Ms. Lichter’s practice focuses on the representation of foreign nationals in removal proceedings, contested family and naturalization applications, administrative appeals, and related federal district and appellate court litigation.  A nationally-recognized mentor and immigration law expert, Ms. Lichter is a respected author who lectures throughout the United States on cutting edge immigration issues.  Her commitment to community outreach, education, pro bono representation of indigent clients, and access to counsel has been demonstrated through various awards, projects, and related initiatives.  Ms. Lichter is an avid equestrian, runner, and part-time rancher.


Mark R. Barr, Senior Associate Attorney

Mark Barr is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he served as a general editor and author on Law Review and was a member of the Order of St. Ives.  Before joining the private bar, he completed a judicial internship at the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) at the U.S. Immigration Court in Denver, Colorado.  Mr. Barr is a long-standing member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s respected Amicus Committee, authoring, co-authoring and coordinating amicus briefing and litigation strategies before various Federal courts on issues of critical importance to immigration law and policy.  Mr. Barr lectures locally and nationally on issues related to removal defense, asylum, and federal litigation of immigration matters.  Before his reincarnation as an immigration attorney, Mr. Barr received a B.S. degree in cell biology from Cornell University and worked in research laboratories at Cornell, Yale and S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical University. He is also the father of five—including two green card holders he  and his wife adopted from Ethiopia.


Magda K. Mobley, Managing Paralegal

Magda Mobley, Managing Paralegal, is a native of Poland who completed her graduate work in Business Administration at the Gdynia Maritime University.  A former pro bono client of the firm, Magda brings hands-on immigration experience—including six weeks in ICE detention and almost two years in removal proceedings—to her over seven years with the firm.  She has volunteered at numerous immigration law conferences and was recently invited to speak at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Paralegal Training Conference in Washington, DC.  Magda, now a proud US citizen, speaks fluent English and Polish.

 

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All attorneys at Lichter Immigration are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.