Virginia, US

Sophia assists individual, multinational and corporate clients with various aspects of corporate U.S. immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, compliance issues and corporate restructuring. Her experience also includes handling extraordinary ability cases in the sciences and business, outstanding professor and researcher matters, and reentry permits.

Sophia returned to Fragomen in her current role after spending several years as a solo practitioner handling nonimmigrant visas, employment and family-based immigration, waivers and removal defense matters. Sophia had previously worked with Fragomen as a Law Clerk and then as an Associate for seven years, representing Fortune 500 companies throughout various industry sectors on all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence and naturalization.

Sophia has provided pro bono services to the Harlem, Brooklyn and Bronx communities of the New York City area and in Westchester County, New York throughout her career. Her services have included representation in asylum and removal proceedings, family-based cases, special immigrant juvenile petitions, U visas, VAWA self-petitions, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and general immigration consultations.


Fordham University School of Law | J.D., 2000
Washington University in St. Louis | B.A., 1994


Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2012 to 2018

Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law and Ethics, Fordham University School of Law, 1997 to 2000

Thurgood Marshall Fellowship, City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women and Children Project, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1999

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, Massachusetts

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Member, New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation – Committee on Immigration Litigation

Member, Metropolitan Black Bar Association