EDUCATION: Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
JURIS DOCTOR June 1986
Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri
BACHELOR OF ARTS -Political Science August 1982
EXPERIENCE: ATTORNEY - Self-Employed
Santa Fe, New Mexico August 1994 - Present
My practice in Santa Fe is limited exclusively to the area of immigration law including visas, work permits and green cards for family members, employees, investors and students. DACA, citizenship and naturalization and deportation defense.
ATTORNEY - Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale
St. Louis, Missouri September 1991 - August 1994
In 1991, Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale was a 85 lawyer firm with a predominately small
to medium corporate business focus. I was hired by the firm to expand its
immigration law practice group. 95% of my work was devoted to employment-based
immigration. Today, Greensfelder is a 160 lawyer firm with a strong regional
practice. The firm still maintains an immigration law practice group.
ATTORNEY-Law Offices of Peter Ferrara
St. Louis, Missouri October 1986 - September 1991
Practice limited exclusively to the area of immigration law including labor certifications, foreign nationals of distinguished merit and ability, intra-company transferees, family-based immigration, students, immigration consequences of criminal activity, deportation defense, exclusion, asylum, citizenship and administrative and judicial appeals. I have presented cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Fifth Circuits.
LEGAL INTERN-Law Offices of Peter Ferrara
St. Louis, Missouri August 1982-September 1986
Researched immigration related issues and prepared written findings of law. Prepared immigration forms and documents for filing.