Aaron Lawee developed a passion for immigration law in his first year of law school and has been working with immigrant communities ever since. He focuses his practice on removal defense and family based immigration, including naturalization applications, family petitions, U-visas, and VAWA self-petitions. Aaron is a fluent Spanish speaker, having spent time in multiple South American countries, and he has worked consistently in Spanish speaking communities since 2008.
Aaron is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) where he serves on various committees. He has presented on legal issues impacting immigrants before multiple organizations, including AILA, the Chicago Bar Association and the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs.
Aaron received his bachelor’s degree (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. As a law student, he interned at various immigrants’ rights organizations in Washington D.C., including Ayuda, Inc., Migrant Legal Action Program, and the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, as well as Asylum Access in Ecuador. Aaron also participated in a fact-finding mission regarding the resettlement of Iraqi refugees, for which he received highest honors.