Attorneys

Jennifer M. Alonso

Attorney

Jennifer M. Alonso was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended private schools throughout her life, and later lived in various parts of the United States as the spouse of military member. She graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado and Rutgers University School of Law, and spent her last year at University of North Carolina School of Law, where she also made Dean’s List. Ms. Alonso has been practicing law since 2002, and in the beginning of her career, worked in personal injury, worker’s compensation, and surety law. After being mentored by a seasoned immigration practitioner with over 30 years of experience, Ms. Alonso opened up her own firm in 2007, dedicating her practice to immigration and nationality law. Since opening her practice, she has worked on many cases, including pro bono cases, for deserving individuals wanting to immigrate to the U.S. and has had success navigating through difficult immigration procedures and legal challenges. She feels strongly about her advocacy for the hard-working immigrants who have contributed significantly to the economy and made positive differences in communities all over the United States.

Ms. Alonso is admitted in both the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She has been a member of the Maryland State Bar Association since 2002, as well as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2007, and is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Organization for Women. Ms. Alonso also speaks Spanish, is a strong believer in immigrant rights, and is fully dedicated to serving the needs of her clients.

Margarita L. Ortiz

Attorney

Margarita L. Ortiz is a Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law alumna as well as a graduate cum laude from the University of Maryland at College Park with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She is barred in both the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is a lifetime member of Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority, Inc., Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society, and Phi Beta Kappa national liberal arts and sciences academic honor society. Prior to graduation, Margarita studied abroad at the University of London, was a student attorney with the Families and the Law Clinic, and interned with the Honorable Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. and the DC Office of the Attorney General. After graduation, Margarita clerked with the Baltimore City State Attorney’s Office Felony Family Violence and Domestic Violence Divisions and served as a judicial law clerk at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the Honorable Cheryl M. Long and for the Honorable Fern Flanagan Saddler. She holds certifications in immigration law and transformative mediation. Prior to accepting a position with the Law Office of Jennifer M. Alonso, she worked as a supervising attorney in corporate law in the areas of antitrust and mergers & acquisitions; she welcomes the opportunity to work in immigration law. Margarita firmly believes that giving back to our community is essential as it allows us to stay connected with those who need a stronger voice.

She has volunteered most recently as the President of New Community for Children’s DC after-school program, as a weekend volunteer assisting immigrants with Catholic Charities of Baltimore Esperanza Center, and as a court-appointed special advocate for foster care youth with CASA for Children of DC. She is excited to align her work with her passion, in being able to bring about positive change in the immigrant community by helping individuals improve their lives and families stay together.

Percy V. Williams II (1960 - 2017)

Attorney

Note by J. Alonso: We were extremely fortunate to have Mr. Williams with us during many recent drastic changes by the current administration.  He was a constant source of support and encouragement for our clients, our staff members and me.  Percy Williams sadly passed away on September 13, 2017.  We will miss his kindness, wisdom and overall presence in the office, and our hearts go out to his family and friends.    

Percy V. Williams II, Esq. graduated in 1986 from the University of Georgia School of Law, holds a bachelor degree in History from the University of Georgia, and has studied at La Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mr. Williams is an attorney with 30 years of experience, among other positions, having served as Legislative Counsel for Congressman Lindsay Thomas, General Counsel for Apple South, Inc.; and Counsel and Project Manager for Driven Engineering, Inc. He was the project manager and co-author of a groundbreaking renewable energy economic impact analysis, which study was initiated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a Paris, France-based international organization made up of 34 of the world’s leading free market economies (www.oecd.org). The path-breaking study required technical and economic impact assessments of twelve different renewable energy technologies (including solar, deep sea wind turbines, anaerobic digestion, and cellulosic jet fuel) based in nine project sites around the U.S.

Mr. Williams has been a featured speaker before thousands of executives, professionals, attorneys and business owners. Known for his practical insight on corporate, government and international issues, Mr. Williams has been quoted in such publications as Money Magazine, Fortune, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

Percy is happy to help individuals and corporations navigate the maze of immigration rules and regulations, giving personal attention to each client in English or Spanish.

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