Attorney Profiles

Dale M. Schwartz, (Managing Partner)

Dale M. SchwartzDale Schwartz defends immigration removal and deportation cases in the Immigration Courts located in Atlanta, Georgia and he serves clients with immigration needs such as employment visas, family-based permanent residence applications, marriage-based green card petitions, adjustment of status, labor certification and bona fide asylum claims in Georgia and throughout the United States.

Born:

  • Columbus, Georgia, August 20, 1942

Courts Admitted:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

Education:

  • Vanderbilt University, George Washington University, B.A.
  • University of Georgia. 1965; J.D.
  • University of Georgia, 1968
  • Editor, Georgia Law Review, 1967-68
  • Editor, Georgia State Bar Journal, 1967-68

Dale Schwartz is the author of various articles on immigration law and has served as the National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (1986-87). Dale serves on a number of national boards of organizations concerned with immigration and refugee matters, and has testified as an expert witness before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate on immigration legislation. He has been extensively honored for his contributions in the immigration law field and has been a frequent guest on national radio and television programs (Nightline, 60 Minutes, CNN, etc.). And, Dale Schwartz was elected to the 2012 Georgia Trend Legal Elite for Immigration Law, which is a listing of Georgia's top attorneys selected by peers.

Attorney Schwartz is an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at Emory University School of Law, and was Co-Chairman of the Immigration Law Committee of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association. He was appointed as Chairman of the S.E. United States for the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation by Lee Iacocca. He is also actively involved in the representation of companies, universities and employees in obtaining immigration benefits for persons seeking to come to or remain in the U.S.A.

Laine S. Posel, (Partner)

Laine S. PoselEducation:

  • University of Texas at Austin (B.A. with highest honors, 1996)
  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 2000)

Courts Admitted:

  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia
  • Northern District of Georgia

Member:

  • 2012-2013 Chair of the Atlanta AILA USCIS Committee
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The District of Columbia Bar

Other:

Practice Areas:

Laine handles cases in all areas of U.S. immigration law, including employment based immigration (both immigrant and nonimmigrant applications), family immigration (both in the United States and consular processing at the US Embassies), naturalization, and removal/deportation defense. Laine represents clients both big and small before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of State (DOS), the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), the Immigration Courts (EOIR), and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

Laine is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at Emory University School of Law and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where she served on the USCIS liaison committee from 2010-2011. Laine is also an active member of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which combats hatred and discrimination in our society.

Prior to joining Dale Schwartz & Associates, Laine worked as an attorney in the Labor and Employment section for the Washington D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.

Martha M. Garcia, (Partner)

Martha M. GarciaEducation:

  • The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL (Master of Laws, LLM 2003)
  • Universidad El Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia (J.D, 1998)

Courts Admitted:

  • New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division

Member:

  • 2012-2013 Atlanta AILA USCIS Committee
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • New York State Bar

Languages:

  • Spanish, French

Practice Areas:

Since 2005, Ms. Garcia has been an associate attorney at Dale Schwartz & Associates LLP, practicing in all areas of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. She has over 7 years of experience handling family and employment based immigration cases. Ms. Garcia prepares family and employment-based immigrant visas, as well as and non-immigrant visa applications. Ms. Garcia regularly represents foreign nationals before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the Executive Officer for Immigration Review (EOIR), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of State (DOS), and the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), seeking both employment and family based adjustment of status, immigrant and non-immigrant visas, naturalization, TPS, asylum and cancellation of removal.

She also prepares appeals to the Federal Circuit Courts, and has prepared habeas corpus petitions as well as writs of mandamus to the Federal District Court seeking adjudication of long-pending delayed applications.

Prior to joining Dale Schwartz & Associates, Ms. Garcia was a staff attorney at Catholic Charities Immigration Services in Atlanta, GA, and she also practiced commercial law at the law firm of Arrieta Mantilla & Associados in Bogotá, Colombia.

In 2010-2011 Ms. Garcia served as the chair for the AILA Atlanta Chapter Asylum Committee working with USCIS officers to resolve issues confronting foreign nationals.

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Schwartz Posel Immigration Law Group
Suite 450 RiverEdge One
5500 Interstate N. Pkwy. NW
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (770) 951-1100
Fax: (770) 951-1113