With nearly 30 years of experience practicing law, Lauren is a noted authority, frequently invited guest speaker, and recognized media expert in explaining and comparing US and Australian immigration law and procedures. Over the course of her career, Lauren has advised a wide range of clients including Fortune 10 senior executives, entrepreneurs starting new companies, corporate personnel from small and medium-sized enterprises, leading entertainment and sports professionals, families separated from spouses and children, and individuals rendered inadmissible based on criminal offenses.
An Atlanta native, Lauren earned her Australian Citizenship as a migrant. In addition to Atlanta and Sydney, Lauren has previously resided in Boston, London, New Orleans, New York City, Strasbourg, and Washington DC. Her peripatetic career has enabled her to develop a strong global and professional network to assist Levin Immigration Law in particular areas of expertise as needed.
Prior to forming Levin Immigration Law–initially in Sydney and then Atlanta–Lauren launched and developed a successful Sydney-based US immigration law practice for the world’s leading global corporate immigration law form. In 2005, Lauren was the only US immigration attorney based in Australia when the Australian Professional Worker (“E-3”) visa category was created. She has extensive experience in handling E-3 visas and an expertise in the nuances, eligibility requirements, and current trends in consular processing.
- Australian Registered Foreign Lawyer
- Associate Member Law Society of New South Wales
- Australian Migration Agent Registration no. 0601445
- Member, Massachusetts and Georgia Bar Associations
- Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association; Author, two chapters of AILA’s annual Visa Processing Guide; Bangkok Chapter Executive Officer; Served on National Committees
- Member of American Chamber of Commerce in Australia Board of Governors
- Member of American Australia Association
- Member of Advance
- Previously served on Board of Directors of Australia and New Zealand Association Atlanta
- Awarded Juris Doctorate, focus on International Law, University of Georgia School of Law
- Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, Tulane University
As a small boutique firm handling a wide variety of complex matters, we have developed a strong team of experienced US attorneys, Registered Australian Migration Agents, and trained para-professionals to assist us in the preparation and submission of specific matters on an as-needed basis. Team members typically operate their own solo legal practices; each one is a licensed professional with an expertise in a specific area of migration law and trained in the use of our case management system.
Levin Immigration Law retains primary responsibility for all client matters. We only recommend co-counsel to supplement our services if we believe it is in the client’s best interest. We always discuss our reasoning, obtain approval in advance, and include the co-counsel’s name in our engagement letter. Sample scenarios include our desire to provide the services of a legal professional more conveniently located to the client’s time zone; time is of the essence, requiring additional legal professionals in the US and Australia to work around the clock on an urgent matter; or, we want to submit a written legal opinion to strengthen a case.
Due to frequent changes in immigration law and procedure, the information contained in this website is given as a convenience to the general public. It does not constitute legal advice, nor does it constitute an attorney-client relationship. For legal advice regarding your specific situation, please contact us to set up a consultation.