Our Team

We have a team of professionals of different nationalities who fight for the rights of immigrants, with a great sense of humanity and empathy, with extensive experience and specialization in solving complicated immigration cases so that you have the confidence that your case will always will be in the best hands.

Lauren Eagan

Founder & Managing Attorney

Lauren Eagan is the Founder and Managing Attorney at Eagan Immigration. Mrs. 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.

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Mrs. 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.

Mrs. Eagan also has extensive experience representing the vulnerable populations, including asylum-seekers, refugees, victims of violent crimes, and survivors of domestic violence. Mrs. 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. Mrs. 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.

Mrs. 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.

 Mrs. Eagan is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice law before the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of California, 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 San Diego 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.

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
Seattle, 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 Saavedra

Supervising Attorney

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.

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Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Saavedra worked for Catholic Charities D.C. as a staff attorney as part of its Immigration Legal Services team. At Catholic Charities, Ms. Saavedra represented clients in removal proceedings in immigration court and obtained relief for clients in the form of asylum, U visas, survivors of domestic violence, special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS), prosecutorial discretion, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), adjustment of status, advance parole and naturalization. 

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
Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Arts in American History, 2009
State University of New York at  Old Westbury
Old Westbury, New York

Marcela Velasquez

Project Manager

Marcela Velasquez is the Project Manager at Eagan Immigration. She is responsible for scheduling appointments, speaking to clients, managing billing, and other office duties.

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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

Legal Supervisor

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.

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Born in Fairfax, Virginia from a family of Salvadoran immigrants, Ms. Aparicio moved quite frequently from city to city in the northern Virginia region, finally settling in Ashburn, Virginia to gain more experience in the law field.

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
Annandale, Virginia

Nancy Gomez

Legal Supervisor

Nancy Gomez is the Legal Supervisor at Eagan Immigration. She manages the team responsible for all case preparation for our firm. She has over 10 years of experience in immigration law. Ms. Gomez specializes in trauma cases and provides additional support as needed to our clients. In 2010, Nancy began her first job as an immigration legal assistant for a law firm in Washington State. She briefly worked in nonprofits as an advocate serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault but her heart pulled her back to continue serving immigrants in immigration law. Nancy has an associate’s degree in Psychology and is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

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Ms. Gomez was born in San Diego, California to her Mexican mother and Punjabi Indian father. She is a proud descendant of immigrants. Ms. Gomez was raised by her mother and grandparents. Her family worked most of their lives in the fields of California and Washington State picking vegetables, fruits, and tulips. Ms. Gomez grew up close with her maternal Mexican grandparents, listening to their stories of when they marched closely alongside Cesar Chavez during the farmworkers movement in the 1960s. Growing up hearing these stories of struggle and triumph, Ms. Gomez quickly became passionate about serving her Hispanic community.

At age 10, she became the first Mexican Tulip Ambassador of Skagit County, Washington where she was the first ambassador to visit the farmworkers who picked the tulips. She served in the leadership of her school’s Latino Clubs and her church. She helped English Language learners in school and was the interpreter at home for her grandparents. She taught herself how to read and write in Spanish, then took advanced Spanish courses in high school. She graduated with honors in high school and college. At the age of 19, she began her work in immigration. Ms. Gomez has been an activist for immigration rights and immigrant victims of abuse.  As a survivor herself, she dove into the work of serving immigrant victims as they navigate the legal systems in this country. She became an expert in domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking to assist in various types of cases.

Nancy is married with two children, currently living in Austin Texas. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for her family, reading, and traveling around the world.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 2021
University of Texas

Associates of Arts in Psychology, 2017
Liberty University

Core Advocate Certification, 2016
Texas Office of the Attorney General