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Compassionate Service and Expert Legal Experience


Attorney Margaret O’Donnell established Global Law Advocates (GLA) in 2009 in order to live out her principles of compassionate service and legal excellence. She has focused her law practice exclusively in immigration since 1985, and practiced in several law firms and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project before starting her own in 2007.

Over the years, the firm has achieved successful outcomes for many clients, including in complex removal defense cases involving criminal convictions, motions to reopen prior deportation orders and allegations of marriage fraud. Global Law Advocates currently focuses mostly on family-based petitions for legal residence, visas for crime victims, waivers of inadmissibility, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).


Legal Residence

I-130 and I-751, Petitions, Adjustment of Status applications, Consular Process


Disability waivers of English/Civic Requirement, Criminal convictions

Immigration Court

Motions to reopen and remand, Fraud waivers, Asylum

Immigration Relief

NACARA applications, Freedom of Information Requests

We're Here To Help.

“Vulnerable immigrants need advocates more than ever before to defend and protect them. We have a new and renewed mission, and this should propel us forward and give us a new purpose. … Immigration lawyers need to be strategic regarding advising clients to apply for citizenship and travel out of the US.  We will use our legal acumen and every skill to protect our clients and our client’s businesses.  We will be the shield for them against all the hateful anti-immigration rhetoric that is bound to manifest itself even more from his supporters.  We will do what we do best with a renewed sense of purpose. … After 9/11, although we feared the worst, there were no drastic limits or moratoriums due to the resilience and strength of the immigration movement.  11/9 poses yet another grave challenge, but we are ready to brace for the fight to defend immigrants in the age of Trump and xenophobia.  And prevail we must as the cause is righteous and just.”

November 10, 2016

We think of you everyday. We are forever grateful for your competence, diligence and equity (affordable/didn't take advantage of us!). Thank you thank you thank you!


If you have questions or would like to see if our firm can represent you in your immigration case:

Call us at: (206) 774-8758