Attorney Meghan Moore’s passion is to advocate for individuals and businesses facing immigration law issues. She has worked exclusively in the immigration law field for over 11 years. She earned her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a concentration in Public Interest Law, and her Bachelor’s degree from Carleton College.
Prior to founding the Avanti Law Group, Ms. Moore was an immigration attorney the law firm of Mikkelborg, Broz, Wells & Fryer, in Seattle, Washington and more recently, in her home state of Michigan with the Farmworker Legal Services and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. Ms. Moore is proud to have advised individuals, families, farmworkers, small businesses, Fortune 500 Corporations, universities, professional athletes and artists, and renowned scientists in all immigration matters.
Ms. Moore’s passion for immigration law began in 2000, when she served as an Immigration Intern for the late Senator Paul D. Wellstone at his office in St. Paul, Minnesota. She went on to solidify her immigration career while working for the law firms of Davidson & Schiller in Chicago, Illinois and Kempster, Keller & Lenz-Calvo in Chicago. While a Kempster, Keller & Lenz-Calvo, she handles employment-based immigration applications by facilitating nonimmigrant visas and labor certifications under the “Reduction in Recruitment” labor certification process.
Mrs. Moore is admitted to the Michigan Bar. She is member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is a member of AILA’s National Ethics Committee and is the head Michigan AILA’s New Member Division. She has been invited to speak at multiple AILA conferences, both local and national.
Ms. Moore has lived in Costa Rica and China. She is fluent in Spanish.
- Successfully obtain waivers of grounds of inadmissibility for individuals from myriad countries facing multiple grounds of inadmissibility
- Advise small businesses and Fortune 500 companies on employing foreign nationals in high-tech and managerial positions in the U.S.
- Counsel for engineers and scientists seeking admission to the U.S. in H, E, TN and L status.
- Assisted with the design and implementation of aerospace engineer and large-jet pilot training programs in the U.S. which were required for overseas employees.
- Assist business owners and investors (Alien Entrepreneurs) apply for permanent residency based upon financial investment and job creation.
- Counsel individuals petitioning for family-members, fiance(e)s, and spouses living in the U.S. and abroad.
- Counsel immigrant survivors of domestic violence seeking benefits under the Violence Against Women Act and the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act.
- State Bar of Michigan
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
- Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
- Justice for Our Neighbors
- Latin American United for Progress (LAUP)