H. Glenn Fogle, Jr., the founding member and principal of The Fogle Law Firm, LLC, is in his twenty-fourth year in the field of Immigration and Nationality Law. Raised in the United Kingdom until he was fourteen, Mr. Fogle returned to the U.S. with his family to attend high school and college.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1988 from Davidson College in North Carolina with a year abroad at Edinburgh University in Scotland. Mr. Fogle was awarded his Juris Doctorate degree from The College of Law at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia on June 16, 1991. Three days later, he was sworn into the Georgia Bar and opened his immigration law practice immediately.
Mr. Fogle is a member of the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals of the Second Circuit, the Fourth Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, the Sixth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit. He is a longtime member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), has spoken at AILA conferences and seminars, and has served as a AILA Mentor. Chambers and Partners, the prestigious British legal research firm, and U.S. News and World Reports Best Lawyers have ranked Mr. Fogle among the top immigration lawyers in Georgia for the past eight years and seven years respectively.
Mr. Fogle is an expert immigration law litigator and handles immigration court cases on a national level. Although based in Atlanta, he has handled cases in numerous U.S. immigration courts all over the country from New York to Honolulu and many, many courts in between. As a premiere authority on asylum law and deportation/removal defense, Mr. Fogle has successfully represented clients from a multitude of countries encompassing the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Mr. Fogle has won hundreds of appeals at the Board of Immigration Appeals and in 2006 won an unprecedented four immigration-based petitions for review (three published decisions) in the notoriously immigration unfriendly United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Since then, he has won several more petitions for review in the Eleventh Circuit, including another published decision in January 2008, one in the Sixth Circuit, and one published asylum decision in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 2010.
Viridiana Guido Carreon is a first generation immigrant from Mexico. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007. Shortly thereafter, she worked with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project as an Outreach Paralegal. In that position, she traveled to various areas in the Southeast to help immigrants understand their rights in the workplace and assisted attorneys during various stages of litigation.
During law school, she served as the Executive Legislative and Research Editor for the John Marshall Law Journal and founded the Latin American Law Students Association. Her comment, Section 212(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act after Matter of Rodriguez, 6 J. Marshall L.J. 145 (2012), was published in the John Marshall Law Journal as well as two legislative summaries: House Bill 59 : Lawful Presence Verification; Postsecondary Education; Reserve Benefits, 5 J. Marshall L.J. 657 (2012) (co-authored with Dave Williamson) and Senate Bill 63 : Georgia Medical Assistance Fraud Prevention Program, 5 J. Marshall L.J. 391 (2011).
Ms. Carreon started working at the Firm in 2011 as a Law Clerk. In that position, she drafted appeal briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals and various federal appellate courts, writs of mandamus, numerous motions and briefs to the immigration court, as well as researched complex immigration and criminal law matters. Ms. Carreon earned her juris doctorate degree in May 2013 and passed the Georgia Bar in October of the same year. Ms. Carreon is now an Associate Attorney with the Firm. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, and the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association. Ms. Carreon is fluent in Spanish.
Mary Lynn Seery is an associate with the Fogle Law Firm in Charlotte. Ms. Seery is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, where she was selected to participate in the Center for Social Justice’s Immigrants’ Rights and International Human Rights Clinic. During her time at Seton Hall Law, she was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Team, which placed in the Top 8 in the Northeast Region. Ms. Seery additionally won runner-up for Best Oral Advocate and Best Brief for Seton Hall Law’s Gressman Moot Court Competition.
During her senior year at The Catholic University of America, where she graduated in 2011, she worked extensively with the immigration advocacy organization AYUDA, Inc. Graduating with a double major in Political Theory and Spanish for International Service, Ms. Seery won an award of distinction for her senior thesis on the topic of gang-based asylum. She also interned in the Superior Court of New Jersey in both Morris and Passaic Counties in New Jersey.
Ms. Seery has secured wins for clients in a multitude of areas, including extreme hardship waivers, removal defense, permanent residency applications, and assisting victims of violence and human trafficking, as well as complex research in many areas of immigration law.
Ms. Seery is fluent in Spanish.
Caterina Cappellari, Esq.
Caterina Cappellari is an Associate Attorney with The Fogle Law Firm, LLC at the Atlanta office. Caterina graduated from New York University School of Law (NYU) where she obtained an LL.M. in International Legal Studies. At NYU she was selected as a participant of the prestigious Human Rights Clinic for her advocacy work at Human Rights First, a New York non-profit organization committed to the advancement of human rights. She is currently a member of the New York Bar.
Following graduation, Caterina joined a fast-paced law firm in New York where she specialized in employment based immigration and handled a variety of business and professional visa cases as well as family immigration cases. Afterwards, Caterina moved to Atlanta and joined Smith, Gambrell and Russell where she worked on family based petitions, 601/601A waivers, U-visas, consular processing, naturalizations and removal proceedings.
Caterina is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish. She was born and lived in Lima, Peru, until she moved to the United States. Caterina also holds a Law Degree from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Lima, Peru. In Peru, she worked for seven years as Legal Counsel for the Governmental Regulatory Agency of Telecommunication Services.
Mihai Salagean is an associate attorney with The Fogle Law Firm, LLC in Charlotte, NC. Raised in Sibiu, Romania until the age of seven and a Greensboro, NC native since. Mr. Salagean attended Appalachian State University graduating with a Political Science major and Criminal Justice minor. After, he went on to work at a general practice civil litigation firm in Boone, NC. He later went on to attend law school at Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, NC.
During law school he focused his studies on Immigration Law, Advance Negotiations, and Trial Advocacy. As part of his ongoing education he interned at the North Carolina Industrial Commission handling various workman’s compensation claims. Before joining Fogle Law, he worked at the Department of State handling a wide variety of tasks requiring constant contact with United States embassies abroad on a daily basis.
Mr. Salagean is a member of the North Carolina Bar, United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, and American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Mr. Salagean is fluent in Romanian.