Laine S. Posel

  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner






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 U.S. Embassies), and naturalization applications. 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), and the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). Laine was 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 Schwartz Posel Immigration Law Group, Laine worked as an attorney in the labor and employment section for the Washington, D.C., office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.

Areas of Practice

  • U.S. Immigration Law
  • Employment Based Immigration (both immigrant and nonimmigrant applications)
  • Family Immigration (both in the United States and consular processing at the US Embassies)
  • Naturalization

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Texas at Austin
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: With Highest Honors

Honors and Awards

  • Elected to the Georgia Trend Legal Elite for Immigration Law, 2012-2017
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America, Since 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member, Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Atlanta AILA USCIS Committee, Chair, 2012 to 2013
  • USCIS Liaison Committee, 2010 to 2011
  • Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Member

Past Positions

  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Washington D.C., Labor and Employment section, Attorney