Michelle Neal developed a passion for immigration law when her family was forced to flee the Liberian civil war in the 1980s. She has firsthand knowledge of varying obstacles immigrants must overcome in order to experience the opportunity to live in peace and to work to provide financial stability, shelter and healthcare for one’s family. For over 20 years, Michelle Neal had helped thousands of people from around the world realize their dream of living free and legal in the United States.
Over the years Michelle has continues to develop and refine her experience & skills in immigration & nationality law which includes representing clients in deportation defense, family-based immigrant visas, naturalization and employment-based nonimmigrant visas like H-1B, L-1 & O, employment-based immigrant visas like EB-1/EB-2/EB-3 and humanitarian visas/parole. However, Michelle’s passion is the areas of political asylum, withholding of removal, convention against torture and violence against women’s act (VAWA). Michelle Neal combines her wealth of experience with intense preparation, tenacity and relentless energy. She excels at responding to complex “Requests for Additional Evidence” from the government and proving “extreme hardship to qualifying relatives”.
Michelle earned her law degree at Rutgers University – Camden. She has been active in civic affairs for 25+ years. In particular, Ms. Neal has been heavily involved in working with organizations and businesses whose mission is to resettle refugees and assist in acclimating new Americans to their new country. She served on the Board of Pan African Association and has done volunteer work for organizations like RefugeeOne, Women’s Self-Employment Project and The Girl Scouts of America.
She is the proud mother of three children: Sherman L. Neal II, an Eagle Scout and a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.; Denzel L. Neal, an Eagle Scout and a Captain in the United States Air Force and Maya Neal, a recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award.