More About Jack
Jack is a NC Board-Certified Specialist in Immigration Law. He graduated with Honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He is admitted to the North Carolina State Bar. In law school, Jack focused on immigration law and environmental law. As a first year law student, he received the highest grade in his Research, Reasoning, Writing and Advocacy class. During his third year, Jack was a member of the Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic. As a member of the clinic, Jack successfully represented a U Visa client and co-authored Dangerous Detention: Human Rights Standards and Enforcement in Immigration Detention. Jack also served on the board of the Carolina Public Interest Organization and was a staff member of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation.
Jack has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Marquette University. He graduated magna cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Jack spent one semester studying in Washington D.C. and interning on Capitol Hill in Congress. He also traveled to Nicaragua on an alternative spring break. After graduating, Jack taught at an elementary school in Chapel Hill, NC; traveled to Central America, South America, Spain and Morocco; and helped strip and rebuild houses in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, after Hurricane Katrina.
Jack’s experiences traveling and volunteering both at home and abroad instilled in him a deep appreciation of interacting with people from other cultures, adventure, and living outside of his comfort zone. During law school, Jack interned one summer at the Immigrants’ Legal Assistance Project at the North Carolina Justice Center and another summer at Advocates for the West, an environmental non-profit law firm in Boise, Idaho. At ILAP, Jack wrote an appellate brief for a man from Bangladesh persecuted for his religious beliefs and seeking asylum in the U.S. and also worked on U visa, Cancellation of Removal, VAWA, and NACARA cases. At Advocates for the West, Jack researched and drafted legal briefs and collected field data for environmental litigation against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service for mismanagement of public lands. In Idaho he also took advantage of his weekends, learning how to kayak, biking in the mountains, and finding remote streams to fly fish.
Jack is proficient in Spanish.
Bar Admission: North Carolina.
Memberships: American Immigration Lawyers Association, North Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association