About Us

An award-winning immigration legal firm, known for our client satisfaction, trial work, and commitment to public service

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Decades of award-winning legal services make us one of the best immigration-related legal teams anywhere.
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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.
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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 is dedicated to client-centered representation. After law school, 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 at all stages of litigation including numerous bench and jury trials.

Lysandra is experienced in representing clients in a wide variety of matters before state courts, the immigration courts, and the USCIS. She is proficient in Spanish, and lives in Fairfax County with her husband and three children.

Lysandria was also interviewed by Virginia Business Legal Elite. Click to read more

Our Attorneys

Our team of attorneys is unmatched in the region, protecting immigrant rights and insuring clients receive the best representation possible.
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Cassandra Rosa

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Shawna Stevens

Shawna joined the team of Pachuta & Kammermna, PLLC in October 2017. Here, she has pursued her love of litigation by focusing on removal defense at the Arlington and Baltimore Immigration Courts. 

Shawna’s practice centers on asylum, where she represents clients in their interviews before the asylum office and in their trials before an Immigration Judge. 

Shawna also handles cases for individuals who are in immigration cases, such as those in bond proceedings. She has also represented individuals pursuing cancellation of removal, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, and other matters before USCIS.

Yucheng "Johnny" Wang

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Our Staff

We have a dedicated staff of professionals aiming to make your journey through the legal maze as seamless as possible.
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Hilsia Adames

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Jaqueline Castro

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A'idah Defilippo

A’idah is a paralegal at Pachuta & Kammerman, PLLC, and a recent graduate of Georgetown University. 

She is the primary paralegal assigned to hardship waivers and other matters involving the preparation and presentation of equities. 

She works on cases before the Immigration Court as well as USCIS.

Jeannette Diaz

Jeannette is the managing paralegal at Pachuta & Kammerman, PLLC. 

She is an experienced immigration paralegal and came to the firm with a wealth of knowledge in the field. She helps train and manage the paralegal team in all practice areas. 

In addition to her managerial responsibilities, she is the primary paralegal responsible for consular processing and applications before USCIS.
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Daniela Gomez

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Nelson Leonor

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Norma Palma

Norma is on the administrative team at Pachuta & Kammerman, PLLC. 

She is responsible for file management and many of the behind the scenes administrative duties that help the firm run smoothly and efficiently. 

She is also the primary phone interpreter and works to digitize and distribute incoming mail.

Natalie Ramirez

Natalie is a paralegal at Pachuta & Kammerman, PLLC. 

She handles a variety of matters, ranging from supporting the removal defense team to affirmative applications with USCIS. 

She works on family immigration petitions, asylum applications, and is the primary paralegal responsible for helping clients enter the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project for asylum clients who are facing removal from the United States.

Jaqueline Silva

Jacqueline is a member of the administrative team at Pachuta & Kammerman, PLLC. 

As the longest standing administrative employee, she has seen the firm grow firsthand and is familiar with all aspects of the administrative side of the office. 

Her primary role is to handle invoicing and billing.

Yesenia Washington

Yesenia is on the administrative team at Pachuta & Kammerman, PLLC. 

Yesenia is one of two administrative assistants responsible for handling incoming calls, digital contacts, and taking payments. She is also responsible for managing the calendar and communicating with existing clients about ongoing cases. 

Yesenia is an excellent multitasker and calm communicator, both essential traits to the challenges of being the primary point of communication with clients at the firm.
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