Founder & Managing Attorney
Lauren Eagan is the Founder and Managing Attorney at Eagan Immigration. Ms. Eagan’s practice encompasses all areas of immigration law, with a special focus on obtaining permanent residence (green cards) for foreign spouses of U.S. citizens – even in the most complex cases. She is fluent in Spanish and has worked with individuals and companies from more than 30 different countries.
Ms. Eagan practices family-based immigration, with a special focus on obtaining permanent residence for foreign spouses of U.S. citizens. However, she particularly enjoys complex and innovative cases, including cases requiring waivers, criminal analysis, and other challenging factors.
Ms. Eagan also has extensive experience representing the vulnerable populations, including asylum-seekers, refugees, victims of violent crimes, and survivors of domestic violence. Ms. Eagan has represented asylum seekers from around the world, including Central America, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East. She has litigated cutting-edge asylum claims based on gender-motivated violence, LGBT status, and gang violence, among many others. Ms. Eagan has extensive experience in Violence Against Women Act cases and U visas, and she feels fortunate to have been of service to many individuals and families who have thrived after facing terrifying and violent situations.
Ms. Eagan is an experienced litigator who frequently represents clients in Immigration Court for any and all types of relief available to them. She has helped many clients obtain grants of asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, 212(c) relief, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, and termination of removal proceedings. She maintains excellent relationships with her counterparts in government and is exceptionally skillful at negotiating positive solutions for clients with ICE prosecutors.
Ms. Eagan practice federal immigratin law before the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration Courts nationwide. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and its Washington D.C. and Seattle chapters. She is fully bilingual in Spanish, and she frequently gives presentations and workshops in the community and for professional organizations on various topics in immigration and nationality law in both English and Spanish.
Education and Licenses
District of Columbia Bar, 2016
State Bar of California, 2011 (inactive)
Juris Doctor, 2011
University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, California
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 2007
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, 2007
University of Washington
Honors & Awards
Washingtonian Top Lawyer in Washington, DC, December 2018
Washingtonian Top Lawyer in Washington, DC, December 2017
Super Lawyers 2017 Washington DC Rising Stars
2014 – 2015 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, High Honors
2014 – 2015 AILA Pro Bono Champion
Isabel C. Saavedra is the Supervising Attorney at Eagan immigration. Ms. Saavedra has been practicing immigration law since 2015 and is a member of the New York Bar. Prior to joining Eagan Immigration Ms. Saavedra lived in Colombia and Cambodia. However, living abroad did not stop Ms. Saavedra from practicing Immigration Law and she founded her own firm where she was able to help many of her clients obtain their permanent residence (green cards) and citizenship. She is fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Saavedra has also worked on the front lines of immigration activist work. In 2015, Ms. Saavedra moved to Dilley, TX to work as a project attorney for the CARA Pro Bono Project. CARA was set up by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, RAICES, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. CARA works to ensure that asylum seekers (women and children) detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center receive competent legal representation while advocating for an end to family detention.
Being an immigration attorney was always Ms. Saavedra’s goal. She has been committed to advocating for the rights of immigrants in her community and spent three years, between 2012-2015, working at Immigration Legal Services of Long Island, (ILSOLI) assisting immigrants in all areas of family-based immigration law. At ILSOLI, Ms. Saavedra gained a wide knowledge and experience helping clients, both detained and non-detained, with naturalization applications, adjustment of status, discretionary waivers, survivors of domestic violence relief, unaccompanied children relief and cancellation of removal.
Ms. Saavedra’s interest in immigration law came from her own experience as an undocumented immigrant. Now Ms. Saavedra feels proud to be representing and empowering individuals to help them achieve the American dream. Ms. Saavedra’s mission is to fight to keep families together and defend immigrant’s rights.
Juris Doctor, 2014
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Bachelor of Arts in American History, 2009
State University of New York at Old Westbury
Old Westbury, New York
Marcela Velasquez is the Project Manager at Eagan Immigration. She is responsible for scheduling appointments, speaking to clients, managing billing, and other office duties.
Marcela was born and raised in Virginia and is the daughter of immigrants; Her father is from El Salvador and her mother is from Colombia. Marcela’s parents raised her with an example of hard work after starting their own construction company from scratch in the United States. Marcela has worked and studied throughout Virginia, including in Northern Virginia and Richmond. She has experience in various industries, including the restaurant industry, security, and the administrative field. She hopes to return to school to complete a degree in Liberal Arts while still working with Eagan Immigration.
Marcela enjoys working with the immigrant community and is excited to use her heritage as the daughter of immigrants to help other families like hers. Marcela enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog, Gus, and trying out new restaurants.
Leslie Aparicio is the Legal Supervisor at Eagan Immigration where she has the pleasure of meeting the clients at first glance to begin their Immigration journey. As the legal assistant, Ms. Aparicio takes initiative in remaining communicative with clients to ensure their needs are being met. Ms. Aparicio has been serving at the firm since mid April 2017.
Ms. Aparicio landed her first position at a law firm at the end of 2015 at the law firm of Rodriguez & Sanabria PLLC. As the Receptionist, she gained sufficient exposure in the law field contributing to day-to-day tasks such as answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, and billing.
As time progressed, she became more interested in the Immigration field giving her an opportunity to learn more about cases such as SIJS, Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, U-Visa, T Visa, and VAWA. At the law firm, she also had the advantage of acquiring client intake as well as case determination along with the help of the attorney.
Ms. Aparicio takes pride in providing clients with the utmost customer service experience in addition to establishing a client-friendly relationship. She enjoys working with the immigrant community and is excited to continue fighting to keep families together.
Ms. Aparicio graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. She is currently enrolled at George Mason University studying to obtain her paralegal certificate. During her free time, Leslie enjoys volunteering at her local church, traveling, and spending time with family.
Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, 2020
Northern Virginia Community College
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