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Law Office of James Montana PLLC - James

James Montana, Esq.

Principal

Education
J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Amherst College, summa cum laude
 
Languages
Spanish and German
 
Values
James began practicing law at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, and he remains committed to the values of compassionate service learned there.
Pro Bono
James represents indigent clients pro bono before the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia. In addition to individual pro bono cases, James also serves as a Director of the Borromeo Legal Project, Inc., which provides free service to low-income clients who seek to naturalize and become United States Citizens. 

 

Law Office of James Montana PLLC - Doran

Doran Shemin, Esq.

Associate

Education

J.D., American University, cum laude

M.A. in International Affairs, American University

B.A., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, cum laude

Languages

Spanish

 

Values

Doran loves that, as an immigration lawyer, her work makes a tangible difference in the lives of her clients and helps them to live free of fear and worry.

 

Pro Bono

Doran’s pro bono work includes naturalization through the Borromeo Legal Project, which helps low-income adults of limited means become U.S. citizens. Doran also judges mock trial competitions as a way to help budding lawyers learn trial techniques.

 

 

Law Office of James Montana PLLC - Laura

Laura Lorenzo, Esq.

Associate

Education

Law Degree, University of Cordoba, Argentina

L.L.M., American University

Languages

Spanish

French

Portuguese

English

 

Values

Originally from Argentina, her personal connection to immigration and her understanding of the emotional journey immigrants go through allow her to better serve her clients. Her goal is to support her clients with compassionate and dedicated service.