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Richard S. Bromberg | Attorney | richard@bromberglaw.com

Richard (“Rick”) is the managing partner of Bromberg, Kohler Maya & Maschler, PLLC. He began practicing law in 1975 and since 1980, his practice has been exclusive to immigration and nationality matters.

Rick taught immigration law at the Antioch School of Law in Washington, DC, where he supervised the immigration clinic.

Rick has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University in Chicago. He is admitted to practice immigration law throughout the United States and belongs to the District of Columbia and Virginia bars. Rick frequently publishes articles on immigration law and speaks publicly on immigration topics. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is Virginia State Coordinator for Amnesty International.

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Elizabeth A. Kohler Maya | Attorney | elizabeth@bromberglaw.com

Elizabeth is a 2002 magna cum laude graduate of the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. During law school, she was active in the Association for Public Interest Law and competed on the Trial Advocacy Team. Elizabeth also completed various internships with non-profit legal assistance providers focused on immigration services, including Ayuda, Tahirih Justice Center, and the American Immigration Law Foundation.

Upon graduation from law school, Elizabeth served as a federal judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Elizabeth completed her undergraduate degree at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, with majors in International Studies and Spanish. Prior to law school, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in Targu Mures, Romania.

Elizabeth began practicing immigration law with Rick Bromberg in October 2003 as an associate attorney. She is now a partner of Bromberg, Kohler Maya & Maschler, PLLC. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Project. Elizabeth is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, and in 2011 she was selected as Mentor of the Year by Catholic Charities for her work supporting and advising pro bono attorneys.

Elizabeth is a native English speaker fluent in Spanish and familiar with Romanian.

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Toni Maschler | Attorney | toni@bromberglaw.com

Toni is a 2004 cum laude graduate of the David A. Clarke School of Law (formerly Antioch School of Law) at the University of the District of Columbia. During law school, she served as Articles Editor of the UDC-DCSL Law Review, coordinated a panel discussing the effect of the 9/11 attacks on immigrants, and assisted asylum applicants with the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition.

Toni has worked with immigrant and minority populations in a variety of capacities. She holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Spanish from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. Before law school, Toni taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and conducted youth programs for the Northern Virginia Urban League. She also helped the Alexandria United Way to develop, administer, and interpret a needs assessment of the local Latino/Hispanic population. Toni began practicing immigration law with Rick Bromberg as an associate attorney in 2005 and she is now a partner of Bromberg, Kohler Maya & Maschler, PLLC. Toni is a member of the Maryland Bar, the American Constitution Society, Phi Alpha Delta, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Toni is a native English speaker fluent in Spanish.

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Mihaela Petre | Of Counsel | mihaela@bromberglaw.com

Admitted in New York only.  Practice limited to Immigration and Nationality Law.

Mihaela Petre joined Bromberg, Kohler Maya and Maschler, PLLC in September 2011.

Mihaela is admitted to practice law in New York and in her native Romania. She obtained her first law degree at the Law School of the University of Bucharest, Romania, and in 2008 she graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with an LL.M. in International Legal Studies. Mihaela practiced corporate law in Romania and worked as contract attorney for several major law firms in Washington, DC. Mihaela gained extensive NGO experience by working as Program Associate for the International Law Institute in Washington, DC. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Mihaela is fluent in English and Romanian.

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Anna Peckham | Legal Assistant | anna@bromberglaw.com

Anna joined Bromberg, Kohler Maya & Maschler, PLLC in August of 2012. Before this, she interned with the Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to human rights advocacy and education. She works remotely from California.

Anna graduated from Oberlin College in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Studies and Anthropology, with a focus on linguistics and linguistic anthropology. She spent a semester studying at the University of Córdoba in Córdoba, Spain and has spent time volunteering and studying Spanish in communities near Quetzaltenango and Cobán, Guatemala.

Anna is a native English speaker fluent in Spanish and familiar with Arabic.

 

  Christopher-Hung Do Legal Assistant | christopher@bromberglaw.com

Chris joined Bromberg, Kohler Maya & Maschler, PLLC in June of 2016. Prior to this position, he interned as a Community Resource Development Intern at Lutheran Social Services Refugee Immigrant Services, a non-profit organization that assists refugees resettling in the National Capital Area. He also served as the Education and Community Development Intern at FACETS, planning and leading summer enrichment programs to support the academic and social well-being of residents living in an affordable housing committee.

Chris graduated Suma Cum Laude from the College of William and Mary in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. He spent a semester abroad in Grenoble, France in 2015. His independent research includes an ethnography on the formation and construction of place, space, and community through Vietnamese-American businesses in the Northern Virginia area, as well as an applied study on the experiences of non-profit workers serving immigrant communities.

Chris is a native English speaker and has professional fluency in French and basic proficiency in Italian.

 

Meghan Mette Legal Assistant | meghan@bromberglaw.com

Meghan joined Bromberg, Kohler Maya & Maschler, PLLC in July of 2017.
Before beginning her work at the firm, she lived in Germany on a Fulbright scholarship, teaching English and volunteering with refugees in the Frankfurt area through organizations such as World Vision, the Red Cross, and AWO. She also interned at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where she helped to educate the public about past and current humanitarian crises. Meghan also has two years of experience volunteering at the Nord Center in Lorain, OH, where she worked as an advocate for sexual assault survivors.

Meghan graduated from Oberlin College in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in German language studies. She spent a summer abroad in Berlin, Germany in 2014 enrolled in a language immersion course, and took a gap year between high school and college to live in Cork, Ireland, where she studied music. In her spare time she enjoys playing fiddle and banjo in the traditions of both American old time and bluegrass, as well as Irish traditional music.

Meghan is a native English speaker fluent in German and familiar with Spanish.