Donald Mooers, Founder & Managing Partner
Mr. Mooers is a recognized expert in immigration and nationality law. He has achieved success in all aspects of employment-based and family-related immigration law, as well as complex naturalization and citizenship matters. He counsels and represents clients on immigration matters before the Departments of Labor, Homeland Security and State.
Mr. Mooers has been invited to share his expertise at numerous American Immigration Lawyers Association and Federal Bar Association Conferences and Seminars. He is a popular speaker and regularly provides expert advice on immigration law and policy for Congress, media outlets and national organizations. He has been the recipient of multiple awards for leadership and service.
Mr. Mooers brings to his work a unique combination of expertise in immigration law and a deep understanding of global affairs and U.S. Government operations. Prior to returning to Immigration Law, Mr. Mooers worked for nearly two decades in the fields of diplomacy and international development. He served as a key Congressional Aide and as Senior Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, and was a Presidential Appointee in the Clinton Administration. He has directed international development programs, negotiated international agreements and advised government leaders and international organizations in 92 countries around the world.
Duke University, B.A., magna cum laude
George Washington University Law School, JD
Oxford University, England
Maryland and District of Columbia Bars
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Federal Bar Association
Speaker and writer on immigration law and policy
Host, “Montgomery Week in Review”
Member, U.S. Service Academies Selection Advisory Panel
Numerous educational and charitable organizations
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Bademba Barry, Attorney
Bademba Barry’s practice of law focuses on nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, family based green cards, and naturalization. Prior to joining Mooers Immigration, he worked as a law clerk in employment litigation and personal injury firms while attending the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Dual Bachelor’s in English Literature and History.
Mr. Barry has always had a special interest in immigration law, from his family’s own journey to starting his legal career in an immigration firm. Prior to law school, he assisted attorneys on complex business immigration cases for four years. At Mooers Immigration, he advises clients on a range of immigration matters and serves their needs in an evolving and exciting legal landscape.
Mr. Barry grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland and played lacrosse in high school. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his dog, reading nonfiction, and watching sports. He’s a big fan of the NBA and MLS, especially.
University of Pittsburgh, B.A., Cum Laude
Catholic University School of Law, Washington, DC
Bar Association of Montgomery County
American Immigration Lawyers Association
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Elizabeth Williams, Office Administrator
Libby utilizes more than 20 years of experience in business, personnel and law firm management. At Mooers Immigration, she oversees all aspects of office administration, case management and billing. Prior to joining Mooers Immigration, she served as Chief Technology Officer for a technology-driven employee-benefits brokerage firm and as Director of Information Systems for a large international law firm. She also has significant experience as a Management Consultant, specializing in law firm and corporate law department management. As a recent golf enthusiast and part-time vanlifer, you never know where Libby may turn up in her spare time.
University of Virginia, BA
Ms. Williams has served as a Board Member for numerous community organizations
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Concepcion Prieto, Case Specialist
Concepcion is often the first voice people hear when they call our office. She has extensive experience assisting clients with the intricacies of consular processing around the world, provides general case support to our attorneys, serves as a primary translator, and is an invaluable resource to our clients.
Part-time College Student, Trained Tax Preparer
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Irina Golovanich, Legal Assistant
Irina’s primary duties include managing casework related to employment-based and family-based visa applications. Prior to joining the Mooers team, Irina worked as a Legal Representative and Caseworker with the International Rescue Committee in Silver Spring, MD. A long-time Colorado resident, Irina spent some time adventuring in New York after graduation, returned to Colorado, and then eventually relocated to Maryland. She enjoys cooking, reading, and hiking in her spare time.
University of Colorado Denver
BA, International Affairs
MA, Political Science
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Vanessa Hernandez, Legal Assistant
Vanessa’s primary duties include assisting our attorneys with casework related to employment-based visa applications. Prior to joining the Mooers team, Vanessa served as a Restoring Family Links intern with American Red Cross in Washington, DC and as an Immigration Caseworker with the International Rescue Committee in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland
BS, International Studies
Minor, Cultural Anthropology
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Lindsey Penn, Legal Assistant
Lindsey’s primary duties include assisting our attorneys with casework related to employment-based visa applications. Prior to joining the Mooers team, Lindsey served as Communications Coordinator at New Story Leadership in Washington, D.C. and as a Legislative Assistant at The Capstone Group in Denver, Colorado.
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
BA, International Studies
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Kate Rawson, Legal Assistant
Kate’s primary duties include assisting our attorneys with casework related to employment-based and family-based visa applications as well as naturalization applications. Prior to joining the Mooers team, Kate served as a Responsible Fishing Intern with the conservation nonprofit, Oceana.
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
BA, Environmental Studies
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