Areas of Practice

 

Vaccine injury

If you are injured by a vaccine, our office can assist you to file a petition under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. This program, created under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, created a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system. It provides compensation to people found to be injured by certain vaccines under the Vaccine Injury Table. This national program allows our office to file claims on behalf of petitioners from all 50 states. The cases are heard before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, sometimes more colloquially referred to as "Vaccine Court."

No Cost Representation before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Legal representation before the US Court of Federal Claims comes at virtually no cost to you. To file a complaint in federal district court, you must pay the filing fee of $400. If you cannot afford to do so, we can file an application to allow the claim to be filed in forma pauperis (without a filing fee). As the claimant, you would likely be reimbursed for any related costs incurred as the result of pursuing a claim by the Vaccine Compensation Program at the end of the litigation process.

  • You will keep 100% of the settlement awarded to you, because attorney fees are paid for by the court.

  • Any amount awarded to you by the court will NOT be collected by our office.


Asylum & Refugee protection

A person may be granted asylum if they can establish that they are a refugee. Asylum is the legal protection that the United States grants to an individual that flees his or her native country and can demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or a membership in a particular social group. Our office is dedicated to helping people escape persecution in their home countries by helping them remain in the United States.

An individual may seek asylum if they are already in the United States, or if they are seeking entry at a U.S. port of entry. Individuals who are already in the United States must file their application for asylum and withholding of removal within one year of their arrival. This deadline may be excused if the applicant can demonstrate changed circumstances.

Legal representation before the Executive Office of Immigration review is complex, with the law changing constantly. Our office can assist you in filing your asylum claim and representing you in immigration proceedings.

If you are granted asylum, you will be able to stay in the United States. You will also likely be eligible to apply for lawful permanent resident status.

Please contact our office if you need assistance regarding your asylum claim.