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Amy Maldonado

Amy Maldonado, 

Managing Attorney

Licensed in Illinois
*Proficient in Spanish

Amy Maldonado

Amy Maldonado is the Managing Attorney at the Law Office of Amy Maldonado LLC. After more than two decades of practice, Ms. Maldonado is considered a leading immigration attorney by her colleagues and peers, and frequently serves as a subject matter expert on immigration law for the media. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of Houston (B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Mexican American Studies). She is licensed in the State of Illinois.

Ms. Maldonado is an active member and an Elected Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She was selected in 2021 by the Hispanic National Bar Association as “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year,” and received the 2019 Sports Immigration Lawyer of the Year Award.

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Adriana Klemish,

Associate Attorney
Licensed in Michigan

Adriana Klemish is an Associate Attorney at the Law Office of Amy Maldonado LLC where her practice focuses on extraordinary ability immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions, National Interest Waivers and federal litigation to overturn wrongful denials of petitions by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. A graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law, Adriana concentrated her legal education in the area of immigration law, spent three semesters as a Student Clinician at the MSU Immigration Law Clinic, interned with St. Vincent Catholic Charities working with refugees and asylum applicants and with the Michigan Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC) in the Farmworker & Immigrant Worker Rights practice, and successfully completed a business immigration externship with the Law Office of Amy Maldonado LLC. Adriana earned her B.A. in Philosophy from MSU summa cum laude with an international human rights concentration, with cognates in English/Writing and Psychology.

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Kara Kulaga, MSW*

Paralegal
*Proficient in Spanish

Prior to joining the Law Office of Amy Maldonado LLC, Kara was a Case Manager for Unaccompanied Minors in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Kara developed her interest in immigration law traveling to Central America and volunteering with refugees over a period of several years. She earned her Master’s and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Social Work from Spring Arbor University.

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