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KLF serves clients across the United States and around the globe and is honored to represent a wide range of talented & exceptional individuals in their journey to either temporary or permanent residency in the United States. Since 2000, Kennedy Law Firm has delivered high quality professional legal services on a cost-effective basis.
KLF is committed to delivering practical & innovative solutions to the increasingly complex issues facing individuals, families, businesses, & organizations. KLF assists families, musicians, performers, researchers, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physical therapists, scientists, entrepreneurs, & other exceptional professionals in obtaining visas and permanent residency status.
KLF is able to help you qualify for your target visa be it an EB-1 alien of extraordinary ability or an EB-2 national interest waiver. Once your target status is achieved, we help you maintain and navigate employment changes. KLF can also help with removal and inadmissibility issues. KLF began with a focus on removal defense and has a strong background in defending clients in challenging proceedings.
Correct Filings & Higher Approval Rates
"With any immigration case, it is easier to proceed correctly initially as opposed to having to clean up unnecessary delays, denials, mistakes, unwanted impressions, or other negative results. Professional attorneys know how to properly draft, exhibit, and support a case. Statistically, approval rates are significantly higher for applications and petitions submitted with an attorney. A thorough attorney will cite the proper regulations supporting the benefits sought so that an inexperienced examining officer will have a tougher time making a mistake."
Unlimited Communication Without Fee
"Since founding KLF, I have upheld my commitment to allowing clients to call without having to pay for the time. Clients need someone to talk to regarding the private matter and it is easiest to speak with someone who is knowledgeable about an individual's circumstance. Anyone who is waiting on immigration results bears unique stress, especially those who face charges or who are separated from family. In general, my belief is that a client deserves to speak with his or her attorney."
"This afforded personal responsiveness has resulted in lifetime relationships between counsel and clients. I highly value instances when past clients have kept me informed about their personal plans and am honored to have received invitations from clients for family events and performances."
Abundant reasons exist for making use of an experienced attorney. Using an Attorney incorporates professional responsibility for your case. At KLF, you enjoy the convenience of a detail-oriented, experienced professional who assumes responsibility for the legal drafting and who keeps up with ever-changing legal requirements.
Credibility is Given to Your Application
"Much of immigration approval depends upon your ability to appeal to the adjudicator's discretion and establish credibility. For this reason, I take only cases that I can represent with integrity. As an established and prepared attorney who maintains a solid reputation for ethics, sound legal arguments, and organized preparations, I am positioned to favorably influence an adjudicator's first impression of your case."
Personal Representation Rather Than Delegation
"Your attorney will personally handle your case. You as a client will never see an hourly charge for a new attorney or caseworker inefficiently spending time gathering data and reviewing your case. You will enjoy one attorney being involved in and responsible for every stage of a case to catch the finest of details to ensure correctness and consistency. Thus, you will know the attorney who is responding to you and drafting your case. Most importantly, your attorney will know you."
"I will counsel you step by step, give advice about travel, and discuss future concerns and options. I will provide a professional review that considers both your present and long-term goals."
"An attorney brings experience and guards for consistency. I will review your immigration and, when applicable, tax history before proceeding in your current matter."
Attorney-Client Solidarity and Mutual Involvement
"Clients are fully advised as to all necessary initial steps in a formal letter that is sent following payment of the retainer. KLF will provide an outline of the process and then update you as we go along with further instructions. I will maintain regular personal contact with you as your case progresses. You will have a responsive and personal attorney personally providing thorough explanations so that you understand the nature of your case and are involved in the process."
Preservation of Record
"Kennedy Law Firm's priority in your case will be to ensure your evidence will be properly exhibited and preserved on record. KLF will maintain a record of your file for a minimum of 10 years. Assured access to your records will allow you to submit consistent applications avoiding unnecessary misrepresentations and corrections."
Tara Kennedy brings over eighteen years of experience in the field of immigration law. She has represented clients in matters before state and federal courts, U.S. immigration courts, and on appeal.
Maryland; United States District Court for Maryland;
United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
Baltimore County Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington D.C. Chapter
Academic & Cross Cultural Background:
Ms. Kennedy understands & appreciates what it takes to transplant oneself abroad.
Pro Bono Contributions
Kennedy Law Firm participates in various immigrant outreach programs across faiths and communities. KLF has provided pro bono assistance for the Maryland Pro Bono Foreclosure Prevention Assistance Program. She has also worked with Catholic Charities and the Hebrew Bet Tzedek legal charity.