Vicky is a lifelong Michigan resident who has been practicing immigration and nationality law for more than 30 years. She had the opportunity to attend Michigan’s best schools, including Cranbrook Kingswood School (high school diploma); The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan (AB with distinction, History, 1973); and Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan (JD, 1980). Additionally, from 1971 to 1972, Vicky attended the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Prior to pursuing her law degree, Vicky worked as a high school history teacher for two years and later, as an immigration caseworker at the International Institute, a nonprofit agency providing educational, immigration, and social services to immigrants. Based on Vicky’s experience at the International Institute, she decided to pursue a law degree with the specific goal of practicing immigration and nationality law.

In 1981, Vicky established a law practice in Ann Arbor. Vicky has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Michigan Chapter since 1981. She served as Chapter Secretary from 1993 to 1995 and served on the AILA Citizenship and Immigration Services Liaison Committee for several different time periods. Vicky is the longest-practicing female immigration attorney in the State of Michigan.

Vicky has presented lectures and workshops on various aspects of immigration and nationality law to legal, student, and client groups on a regular basis since 1982. Click here for a link to an Ann Arbor Observer article written about Vicky. Vicky was more recently featured in HuffPost for her contributions to the field of immigration and nationality law. Click here for a link to the HuffPost article.

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