Twenty years ago I spent a college semester abroad at New England College's international campus in England. The first Gulf War broke out and I witnessed those famous CNN video reports alongside students from Iraq, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia. I returned to New Hampshire with a greater appreciation of the interconnectedness of our world and good deal more interest in the workings of the world outside the United States. When I returned, I decided to focus my pre-law studies on international relations and was fortunate enough to win the James J. Hogan Memorial Scholarship to pursue that interest.
After graduating from law school in Boston, I joined the Law Offices of Mona T. Movafaghi, PC. There I started learning the craft of immigration law. For a decade we took on nearly every type of immigration case imaginable; from cases involving immigrants subjected to involuntary servitude -- to undocumented immigrants being charged as criminal trespassers. Over the years I have assisted hundreds of immigrant families in gaining legal status in the United States, helped countless others attain the prize of becoming United States citizens, and have worked with scores of political asylum seekers -- helping them to find shelter from the fear of persecution in their native lands. In 2008, I helped to develop an Immigration Practice Group at the firm of Wiggin & Nourie, PA in Manchester, New Hampshire. Now the time has come for me to bring what I have learned over the years to my clients in the best way I can.
New Hampshire is a great place to live and to do business. People from all over the world recognize this and wish to come here to experience our quality of life and our economic vitality. I am not shy about welcoming them and helping them to become contributing members of our great state. When we strive to gather the diverse threads that represent the strengths of peoples from the many different heritages around the world - when we find a way to introduce and interweave them into our unique way of life here in New Hampshire - the fabric of our entire community is immensely strengthened. That is what the mission of this law firm is all about. Improving the lives of those who yearn to be a part of our great experience and empowering them to help make New Hampshire the best it can be.
Plymouth State University, B.A. Political Science - 1993
United States District Court for New Hampshire
Supreme Court of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association