Our attorneys have years of experience in criminal and immigration law. We began our careers as public defenders and non-profit immigrant advocates, working on the front lines of these demanding fields. The fast-pace and high volume work helped us hone our litigation skills and develop expertise in our practice areas.
In 2012, we recognized a need in Northern Virginia legal services. We opened our doors to offer high quality representation to clients with complex criminal and immigration issues. Specifically, we can provide expert assistance to non-citizens facing criminal charges which may impact their immigration status and non-citizens facing deportation.
Our attorneys have successfully litigated thousands of cases involving criminal charges, immigration law, and often both. As a boutique firm, we offer personal service with the highest level of dedication to each and every client.
As a client of our firm, you will work closely with our team of attorneys and staff to develop a strategy for your case. Drawing on years of experience in complex criminal and immigration matters, our attorneys will analyze every aspect of your situation and aggressively pursue the best possible outcome on your behalf.
Bradley Henson was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Rochester, New York. He attended college at the University of Rochester, and went on to receive his law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. Brad served as a Judicial Law Clerk after graduation for the Honorable Michael P. McWeeny and the Honorable Lorraine Nordlund of the Fairfax County Circuit Court. In that position, he became familiar with many areas of civil and criminal law as well as the complex procedures of the Circuit Court. Prior to forming Henson Pachuta, Brad was a trial attorney with the Office of the Public Defender for Fairfax County. He represented hundreds of clients charged with crimes ranging from reckless driving to burglary. Mr. Henson has also represented clients before the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court. He and his wife live in Washington, D.C.
Lysandra Pachuta is originally from Pittsburgh and grew up in West Virginia. She attended college at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Business. She received her J.D., cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law. Lysandra has focused her legal career on criminal defense. After graduation she worked for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia where her practice focused on forensic science issues. Later, Lysandra was a trial attorney at the Office of the Public Defender for Fairfax. In that position she represented hundreds of clients charged with a variety of crimes from traffic offenses to first degree murder. Lysandra is experienced in representing clients at every stage of a case and has conducted dozens of trials. She is proficient in Spanish. Lysandra lives in Reston with her husband and three children.
Jackie Bliss Kammerman obtained her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. From 2003 to 2009, she worked at the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition in Washington D.C., serving as a Baker & McKenzie Equal Justice Works Fellow from 2007-2009. While at CAIR Coalition, she directly represented and mentored pro bono attorneys representing detained immigrants in removal proceedings. She also made regular visits to detention centers throughout Virginia and Maryland where she conducted Know Your Rights presentations. From 2009 to 2014, she practiced immigration law as an associate at Montagut & Sobral P.C. Jackie is experienced in all aspects of immigration law and specializes in removal defense and in analyzing the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Jackie has served as faculty at a number of conferences for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and for local bar associations. She is a member of the California bar.