Jun Wang, Esq.
Principal

Mr. Jun Wang received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1993 from Brooklyn Law School in New York City and holds a Master's degree in English Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Prior to launching his legal career, Mr. Wang had pursued a literary career as a scholar and a teacher of English and English literature at Beijing Foreign Studies University. He then pursued his doctoral studies in English Literature at University of Denver and University of Connecticut where he also taught English writing. He is the author of literary book reviews and published Chinese translations of poetry and fiction by English, American and Australian writers. With his career background in English literature, Mr. Wang has a keen sense of the power of the written word in his legal practice. Presentation of a client's application or petition in clear, concise and persuasive legal writing is one essential element of his practice that has distinguished his legal representation.

Mr. Wang started his career in the field of U.S. immigration and nationality laws even before he completed his law school education. Upon receiving his J.D. degree, he started his immigration law practice by building up an immigration law department within a general practice law firm in New York City. Shortly after that, he started his own immigration law practice under the name of Law Offices of Jun Wang. He has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1994 and practices immigration and nationality laws in all fifty states of the United States.

Practicing in all areas of U.S. immigration and nationality laws, Mr. Wang specializes in employment based immigration and appellate practice that require extensive research and persuasive writing. For more than 20 years, Mr. Wang has done extensive work in the following areas of practice: First Employment Based Immigrant Visa Petitions for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers, and Multinational Executives and Managers; Second Employment Based National Interest Waiver Immigrant Visa Petitions; Alien Labor Certification based Immigrant Visa Petitions, and Interested Government Agency Applications for Waiver of the J-1 Visa Two Year Foreign Residence Requirement. Frequently, Mr. Wang represents employers and individuals in filing motions and appeals as a result of adverse decisions by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Mr. Wang first distinguished himself as an immigration attorney with his representation of the much publicized immigrant visa petitions for classification as Alien of Extraordinary Ability by Chinese folk artists who came to the United States in the infamous ship Golden Venture in the mid and late 1990's. With the approval of these visa petitions by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Mr. Wang was interviewed by The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, WNBC (New York), CBS, Life Magazine, and all major Chinese language newspapers in the east coast of the United States.

What distinguishes Mr. Wang's immigration practice from the majority of immigration attorneys is the perspective gained from his personal experience as the beneficiary of the US immigration system and process. Mr. Wang personally went through the confusion, frustration, and pains of the seemingly impossible and never-ending immigration process in the United States. This personal process started before he started attending law school and continued throughout his law school years and through representation by different immigration attorneys, as well as through the appeal process. His personal experience as the beneficiary of the U.S. immigration system and process, first as a passive observer and then as an active participant working on some highly complicated legal issues, painful as it is, turned out to be a deciding factor in his choice of immigration law practice as a life-time career. This personal experience has added an invaluable dimension to his practice -- a sensitiveness to the emotional needs of individual clients, an understanding of the importance of timely and unobstructed attorney-client communication, and, in the context of any given employer sponsored immigration process, an enhanced awareness of an attorney's responsibility to reconcile the very often seemingly conflicting needs of the individual client with those of the employer.

Leslie Lai, Esq.
Associate Attorney

Ms. Leslie Lai is admitted to the Massachusetts State bar and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She received her J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA, subsequent to the attainment of her B.A. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Her previous experiences include working for an Intellectual Property firm in Hong Kong, at the Department of Unemployment Assistance for the government of Massachusetts, at the Asian Outreach Unit at Greater Boston Legal services and at the Boston office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, and Loewy. Ms. Lai specializes in employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications. She is bringing a valuable international perspective she gained abroad to the Law Offices to Jun Wang. She is fluent in Cantonese.

Li Han, Esq.
Associate Attorney

Ms. Han is licensed as an attorney and counselor of laws in the State of New York. She received her a LL.M degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in May of 2008. Ms. Han also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from China’s prestigious University of Political Science and Law. In addition to her solid academic training as a legal practitioner, Ms. Han has accumulated extensive experience in the field of legal practice both in China and the United States. She worked as an Assistant Judge at the People’s Court of Chong Wen District in Beijing, China for about six years before moving to the United States. Subsequent to her earning her LL.M degree in the United States, Ms. Han worked for a number of other law firms in New York which has given her practical experience in all areas of immigration and nationality laws. With her prior experience as a judge in China, Ms. Han has a unique edge in her practice, especially in representing Chinese businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as in cases involving US-China cross-border legal issues.

Zhixian Liu
Associate

Ms. Zhixian Liu holds an LLM degree from Boston University School of Law and an LLB degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Ms. Liu has advanced legal research skills and possesses superior writing skills in both Chinese and English. She has acquired in-depth practical knowledge and valuable experience in employment based immigration practice by working at a New York area immigration law firm prior to joining Law Offices of Jun Wang. With her extensive knowledge in Chinese laws and U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, Ms. Liu brings a unique perspective to the firm’s immigration law practice, serving the firm’s corporate and individual clients from China and those doing business in China.

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