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Immigration Attorney Bio

Sharon Powell is a licensed attorney, and runs her solo immigration law practice out of Williamsburg, Virginia. A graduate of Hamline University School of Law, her focus and passion is immigration law.


Sharon worked in the refugee field from 2005 until 2010, beginning in Baltimore with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and then moving to Minnesota to work with Lutheran Social Service Refugee Services. While working for LSS of MN, Sharon ran the immigration program, working with refugees and asylees to apply for their family members, adjust their status, and apply for citizenship.


Currently, Sharon is the owner and founding attorney of Powell Law, PLLC. She works with individuals to apply for immigration benefits for which they are eligible, with professional entities to hire foreign national artists and athletic coaches, and offers her services to immigration law firms as a contract attorney. Sharon strives to find creative ways to make Powell Law, PLLC accessible and affordable. 


Sharon grew up in Tanzania and completed her Bachelor's Degree at Luther College in Decorah, IA. She met her husband in Tanzania when they were children. They have had many opportunities to travel around the world together and individually. When Sharon is not working, she enjoys biking, traveling, and cheering on her husband's mens' gymnastics team at the College of William and Mary.


Memberships and Associations:


Admitted to the Virginia State Bar

Admitted to the Minnesota State Bar

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Volunteer Attorney through CARA, representing detained mothers and children in Dilley, TX

Contributing author to Technique Magazine (see p. 26-27 of May/June 2016 publication, http://www.usagymlegacy.org/library/decade/2010s/)




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