The Professional Stuff

Jamene Christian of

The Professional Stuff:


-Fiance/Spouse Visa Immigration Law,

-Communicating with (by email, phone, letter, Skype, Google Hangout; in-person), and exceeding the expectations of my clients,

-Communicating with (by email, phone, letter, petition/narratives, in-person; lawyer briefs) the USCIS, NVC and U.S.Consulates/Embassies,

-Legal research and writing,

-Immigration legal strategy,

-Getting out in front of USCIS petitions to avoid/address red-flag issues,

-Working with the government to accomplish positive results for my clients,

-Working with millennials (my young adult children have trained me well), active military members, time-pressed working moms and dads, busy professionals and business owners, university students, F-1 visa holders, older couples, religious workers (USCIS terminology) AND fiances and spouses from around the world.


-On my own behalf I filed and won my first lawsuit at the age of 18,

-Economic Development Public Service Scholar at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, the Honrable David N. Dinkins,

-Successfully represented poor, working class, and elderly clients in consumer, housing and employment matters at Atlanta Legal Aid,

-Successfully represented and winning six-figure judgments for clients in age discrimination and employment related matters against Home Depot, Atlanta’s Grady Hospital, Turner Broadcasting Systems and a major American non-profit corporation that systematically engaged in age discrimination, Law Practice of J.L.Christian,

-Working as in-house counsel for an important Manhattan/Fairfield County, CT mid-size design- build firm,

-Creator of the“Everyday Law for Everyday People” course at Norwalk Community College,

-Decades of proudly practicing law in the public interest,

-Speaker at immigration workshops,

-Pro bono (for the public good without charge) lawyer at community immigration law events;

-Pro bono immigration advice and representation for select clients,

-Former board member of Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde, Development Chair and

-Parent volunteer at The Children’s School and The Westminster Schools


professional_fsvl-BA, Hunter College (Sociology), Hunter College Public Service Scholar, Departmental Honors, Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, etc,

-JD, University at Buffalo School of Law, American Jurisprudence Prize Awards, Atlanta Legal Aid Intern, recruited by BigLaw, recruited by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (the one that I let get away), etc,

-Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association,

-Member of the Immigration Bar, Georgia,

-Licensed in Connecticut (by exam) and Georgia (by exam) and authorized to practice immigration law in all 50 states and U.S. territories;

-Immigration lawyer for over 10 years