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Having immigrated as a German lawyer to the U.S. twenty years ago, I experienced myself the obstacles for building a new life in a foreign country and can relate well to clients' expectations and the anxiety that sometimes comes with it.

I worked for well known immigration law firms in San Francisco, Chicago, and New Orleans after graduating with a Master in International Legal Studies. With over 10 years of experience in helping literally hundreds of clients achieve their immigration goals, I decided to open my own immigration law office In 2008.

My experience as a lawyer in Germany and the U.S. has given me broad exposure to the practice of law. And while practicing immigration law for over 16 years has provided me with the opportunity to solve a host of legal problems in almost every area of immigration law, each consultation and representation makes me a better lawyer. Life can trigger a host of unanticipated legal issues and solving those issues keeps adding wrinkles to the face of my experience.

I am experienced and well versed in assisting individuals and businesses on almost every avenue leading to the right to live and work in the United States. Many clients tell me I am very German. I take that as a compliment, and like to think that I am very detail oriented but also personable and committed to pursuing my clients' best interest. I am determined to leave no stone unturned, and often think outside the box, in finding the best solution for results my clients can count on.


  • University of Hamburg, School of Law; J.D., 1994
  • Golden Gate University, San Francisco; LL.M. International Legal Studies, 1997


  • State of Louisiana, U.S.
  • Unites States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • United States District Court — Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court — Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Associations, Memberships:

  • American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA)
  • German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-West (GACC of the Mid-West)
  • German-American Business Association (GABA).


  • English, German