Immigration Lawyer





Thank you for stopping by. In addition to other areas of law, I have been practicing in the immigration area for about 17 years. My first involvement with potential alien immigration problems occurred when I taught accounting at North Carolina Central University for about 5 years. A number of students, principally from African countries, were concerned about remaining and working in the United States. I also had a friend who worked at the foreign student adviser's office at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and through whom I became more acquainted with this area of the law.

I was also influenced by an automobile trip that I took with a friend, driving from North Carolina to Acapulco and back, just knowing a little Spanish and expecting beforehand that my American gasoline credit cards would work, and not knowing about Pemex! My thought upon returning was that if I ever saw any foreign visitors here in the U.S., I would try to help them as much as possible.

Since beginning my immigration practice, I have represented hundreds of clients from many different countries around the world with many types of immigrant and nonimmigrant, as well as naturalization, issues. I say that this type of practice allows one to "travel" and be worldly without leaving home! Other than work and the fruits thereof, I enjoy politics and photography.

My Practice Area

Immigration and Naturalization Law; Personal Injury Law; Wrongful Death Law; Bankruptcy Law; Elder Law.


American Bar Association; N.C. Association of C.P.A.'s (Governmental Affairs & Legislation, Health Care Industry Comm., and International Practice Task Force); American Institute of C.P.A.s; North Carolina Bar Association (Elder Law Committee; Executive Council, Law Practice Management Section; Chair, Immigration Committee); North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Nat'l Acad. of Elder Law Attorneys; Alliance of Practicing C.P.A.s (Board of Advisers); Durham County Adult Care Home and Nursing Home & Advisory Committees; Licensed Real Estate Broker; American Association of Retired Persons (Capital City Task Force) 

LAW-SCHOOL: University of North Carolina (J.D.) 1971




Contact Information

Postal address
2 Elmstead Place
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Electronic mail

General Information:


NC Bar #2148
NC CPA #11725
NC RE #20522

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