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Lisa T. Johnson-Firth


Founder and Managing Member, Immigrants First, PLLC, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Allegheny College; Bachelor of Laws, University of Sheffield; J.D., Northeastern

Lisa Johnson-Firth is the principal of Immigrants First. She has been practicing immigration law exclusively since 2001 and has developed particular expertise in removal defense,...

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Lisa Johnson-Firth is the principal of Immigrants First. She has been practicing immigration law exclusively since 2001 and has developed particular expertise in removal defense, family-based adjustment, asylum and Convention Against Torture claims, naturalization, U and T visas, and Violence Against Women Act petitions. Ms. Johnson-Firth was the Director of Legal Services at Tahirih Justice Center and the Director of Legal Services at the Institute for Policy Studies’ program Break the Chain Campaign, where she focused exclusively on human trafficking and wrote nation-wide legal protocols for service providers assisting trafficking victims through the Freedom Network. She has been an adjunct professor of international and human rights law, and she is a frequent speaker on immigration law, human rights, international law, and transformative justice. Prior to her work as an immigration lawyer Ms. Johnson-Firth was a corporate and intellectual property lawyer at top law firms in the United States and UK. Ms. Johnson-Firth has a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, an LL.B. from the University of Sheffield, England and a B.A. from Allegheny College. She is admitted to practice in D.C., MA, CT, England and Wales.

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