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Michael Gahagan
Distinguished Lawyer
Immigration Law

3445 N Causeway Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002, USA

 

Michael W. Gahagan is the owner of Gahagan Law Firm, LLC, The Immigration Law Firm of New Orleans. Mr. Gahagan practices Immigration Law and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law exclusively in federal courts and federal immigration courts nationwide. Mr. Gahagan was selected by Super Lawyers as a 2015, 2016, and 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star. Mr. Gahagan has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 2008 and the AILA Federal Litigation Section since 2013; and Mr. Gahagan has been the AILA Mid-South Chapter Federal Court Litigation Chairman since 2013. Mr. Gahagan has also been an AILA National Committee Member on the Distance Learning Committee since 2017. In addition to holding positions within AILA, Mr. Gahagan is consistently invited to be an expert speaker at AILA conventions nationwide on the topics of immigration law, federal immigration litigation, FOIA and FOIA litigation.

Christian Glista
Charter Member
Immigration Law

6769 Albemarle Rd Suite B, Charlotte, NC 28212, USA

 

Christian was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He spent his younger years living in Hong Kong and France, and then grew up primarily in Massachusetts. Christian attended the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies with the additional specializations of property law and trial advocacy. While in college, Christian was the captain of various charity walks including both the ALS Association and American Lung Association. His continued pursuit of a legal education led him to earn a Juris Doctorate in 2013 from the Charlotte School of Law (CSL). Christian graduated law school on the dean’s list and with pro bono with honors, highest distinction. While in law school, Christian was the co-creator of the Charlotte School of Law Property Law Journal, which was one of only five property law journals focusing on real estate and intellectual property law in the United States. Christian later became a Associate Editor of the journal while maintaining his position as Vice President of the Real Estate Law Society. He also served as a school wide ambassador for the pro-bono program encouraging others to dedicate their services for public good. Upon graduation and passing of the North Carolina State Bar, Christian was hired on at Central Law Group, PLLC after his exemplary service during his internship there. He has been active in representing hundreds of clients in various case types and has been given many awards and honors in recognition for his work. Christian has spoken on numerous panels at various colleges, courts, and within the local community. In his free time, Christian volunteers for various organizations in the North Carolina area and abroad, while also playing in a local pool league, kickball league as well as the numerous disc golf courses in Mecklenburg County.

Christian Glista
Charter Member
Immigration Law

6769 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212

 

Christian was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He spent his younger years living in Hong Kong and France, and then grew up primarily in Massachusetts. Christian attended the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies with the additional specializations of property law and trial advocacy. While in college, Christian was the captain of various charity walks including both the ALS Association and American Lung Association. His continued pursuit of a legal education led him to earn a Juris Doctorate in 2013 from the Charlotte School of Law (CSL). Christian graduated law school on the dean’s list and with pro bono with honors, highest distinction. While in law school, Christian was the co-creator of the Charlotte School of Law Property Law Journal, which was one of only five property law journals focusing on real estate and intellectual property law in the United States. Christian later became a Associate Editor of the journal while maintaining his position as Vice President of the Real Estate Law Society. He also served as a school wide ambassador for the pro-bono program encouraging others to dedicate their services for public good. Upon graduation and passing of the North Carolina State Bar, Christian was hired on at Central Law Group, PLLC after his exemplary service during his internship there. He has been active in representing hundreds of clients in various case types and has been given many awards and honors in recognition for his work. Christian has spoken on numerous panels at various colleges, courts, and within the local community. In his free time, Christian volunteers for various organizations in the North Carolina area and abroad, while also playing in a local pool league, kickball league as well as the numerous disc golf courses in Mecklenburg County.

Joshua Goldstein
Charter Member
Immigration Law

811 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA

 

Based in downtown Los Angeles, Joshua L. Goldstein is the founding partner of the the award-winning, internationally-known immigration law firm, the Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, PC. With offices in Los Angeles and Boston, Goldstein’s firm is driven by his leadership, considerable experience and stellar national reputation. A member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Immigration section and the Southern California chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Goldstein has proven track record of winning a wide variety of complex immigration cases and is particularly focused on obtaining O and P visas for actors, musicians, athletes and essential support personnel. His caseload also include deportation defense, citizenship, green cards through marriage, and employment-based immigration. Goldstein regularly lecturers on immigration issues to national audiences, including the national conference of the AILA. He has authored publications on immigration law issues and appears frequently in national media on immigration topics. Selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer, Goldstein is listed in Southern California as a “10”/Superb, the highest rating by the lawyer directory AVVO.

Raed Gonzalez
Charter Member
Immigration Law

2200 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77098, USA

 

Raed Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico. He earned his B.A. (Cum Laude, 1992) and J.D. (Cum Laude, 1996) from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, where he was also associate editor of the law review. As part of his JD, in 1995 he studied comparative constitutional law at the University of Barcelona (Spain) taught by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He received his L.L.M. in Health Law from the University of Houston Law Center (1998). Mr. Gonzalez is a senior litigator at Gonzalez Olivieri LLC. Previously he was the head of litigation at Quan, Burdette and Perez and a Senior Associate Litigator at FosterQuan where he gained considerable litigation experience. He handles immigration hearings all over the U.S. including Puerto Rico, as well as in the federal district and appellate courts. Mr. Gonzalez is admitted to the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th and 9th and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Southern District of Texas, the Supreme Court of Texas, the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.