Magdalena

Magdalena Kozyra

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice (B.Sc.,2007 Cum Laude)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • State of New York, 2013
  • State of Ohio, 2013

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International

Associate Attorney

Magdalena is an Associate Attorney at The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates. Magdalena practices in the area of immigration and nationality law, focusing primarily on family-based immigration, citizenship, waivers and appeals, as well as removal defense. She has represented clients before the United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR).

  • Education
    • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., 2012)
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice (B.Sc.,2007 Cum Laude)
  • Awards and Certifications
    • Certified Notary Public, State of Ohio
    • Book Award Recipient for Academic Excellence in Urban Law Clinic, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (2011)
    • Dean’s List, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2003-2007)
  • Bar Admissions
    • State of New York, 2013
    • State of Ohio, 2013
  • Memberships
    • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Member, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
    • Member, Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)
    • Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
  • Experience

    While at the Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Magdalena has worked on a wide range of family-based immigration matters including Asylum, VAWA and U Visa claims, Inadmissibility and Unlawful Presence Waivers, J-1 Waivers, Family Petitions, Fiancé(e) and Spousal Visas, Returning Resident Visas, Removal of Conditions, Naturalization, and DACA cases. Magdalena has also worked on various applications for relief for clients in removal proceedings including Cancellation of Removal, Discretionary Relief and Voluntary Departure. She has drafted Appeals with the Board of Immigration Appeals, and has experience filing mandamus actions in Federal Court to compel USCIS and other federal agencies to issue decisions on delayed applications.

  • Languages
    • Polish (Native Speaker)
    • Slovak (Conversational)
  • Expertise 2019
  • Avvo
  • Lead Counsel Rated

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