What makes a good firm excellent firm are its people. We are proud of our highly effective and experienced team of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. Each member of our team is highly trained professional specializing in a particular area of law. We provide high-quality legal expertise, resources and support representing ordinary people who may have limited resources. We distinguish ourselves by providing personal approach to you and to your case. At National Capital we place particular emphasis on accessibility, personalized service and fast turnaround on all cases.
Our reputation was built one client at a time, one case at a time, one trial at a time. This is why majority of our clients come from referrals. As part of our work, not only have we received substantial results for our clients, our lawyers have authored legal articles made presentations, and have been the subject of many media reports, both on television and on the radio. Even other law firms often subcontract our services.
Our practice concentrates on:
Immigration Law, including business and family immigration, work visas, asylum law and deportation
Family Law, including divorces, property division and alimony
Business Law, including company formation, contracts and trade
Civil Law, including landlord-tenant, small claims litigation, breach of contract
International Transactions, including opening of foreign branches, foreign trade and customs
Serving Clients Nationwide
We serve clients throughout the United States for issues concerning immigration law. Immigration law is federal and applies equally to all states. Most immigration filings are done by mail. This allows us to successfully represent clients wherever they live or do business. Thus, we can represent you even if you live in a different state. We utilize email, FedEx, fax, and phone extensively so distance makes no difference in representing you while you are in-state or far away. On the other hand, when there is a need to represent you in court or other federal immigration administrative agencies in person we are located in the area where all of these agencies are concentrated .
For other areas of law our attorneys are licensed in the States of Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and New York. In addition, Attorney Elizabeth Krukova is a member of the Court of Appeals for the 3d, 4 th and 9 th Circuit. She is also a member of federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia, which allows her to represent clients not only in state courts, but also in federal courts concerning cases when one of the parties comes from out of state, or where the amount of controversy exceeds $75,000 or when one of the parties in a law suit is a federal agency.
Washington D.C. area is unique as it combines at least three jurisdictions: Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia. You have to have a lawyer who can advise you how your out-of-state acts would affect you in a neighboring state. If you have an international contract, however, most likely it would be governed by the laws of the state of New York Our lawyers are licensed to practice law in all four states and are able to provide you the most comprehensive legal advice.
Our Office is conveniently located in the greater Washington D.C. area, in the heart of Northern Virginia business district. Most of the government immigration agencies are located in our area.
Attorney and founding partner, Elizabeth Krukova, Esq. has been admitted to practice as an attorney in New York, Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia. Having completed her Masters Degree in Law from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, Ms. Krukova has over ten years of experience as an attorney. She is a member of multiple professional associations, including American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has been invited as a speaker in multiple presentations and in the media. Ms. Krukova practiced law with major international law firms in Washington D.C. She also practiced immigration law with a non-profit organization, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, helping many foreign nationals to obtain legal status in the United States . She continues to donate her time to this organization providing legal advice to those in need.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of over 10,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent tens of thousands of U.S. families who have applied for permanent residence for their spouses, children, and other close relatives to lawfully enter and reside in the United States. AILA Members also represent thousands of U.S. businesses and industries who sponsor highly skilled foreign workers seeking to enter the United States in a temporary or -- having proven the unavailability of U.S. workers -- permanent basis. AILA Members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. AILA is an Affiliated Organization of the American Bar Association and is represented in the ABA House of Delegates. Attorney Krukova is currently a Member of AILA.
The American Bar Association (ABA), with approximately 370,000 members, is the world's largest voluntary professional association. The Association has long served a dual role as advocate for the legal profession and for the public. With the growing complexity of society and our legal system, the Association's public role has gained both emphasis and breadth. The ABA is comprised principally of practicing lawyers, judges, court administrators, law teachers, public service attorneys and many non-practicing lawyers who are business executives, government officials, etc. The ABA represents state and local bar associations as well as practitioners in specialized areas of the law. It represents affiliated, law-related organizations and groups with specialized interests or needs such as administrative law judges, lawyers in the armed forces, and minority and women's bar associations. Attorney Elizabeth Krukova is a Member of ABA.
Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) is the state organization of the legal profession. It is comprised principally of practicing lawyers, judges, court administrators, law teachers, public service attorneys and many non-practicing lawyers who are business executives, government officials, etc. The MSBA represents practitioners in specialized areas of the law. It also represents affiliated, law-related organizations and groups with specialized interests or needs such as administrative law judges, lawyers in the armed forces, and minority and women's bar associations. Attorney Krukova is currently a Member of MSBA.
The Virginia Bar Association (VBA) is a voluntary organization of Virginia lawyers committed to serving the public and the legal profession by promoting the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and excellence in the legal profession; working to improve the law and the administration of justice; and advancing collegial relations among lawyers. Attorney Krukova is currently a Member of VBA.
The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA) is a voluntary statewide bar association formed in 1960 to promote professionalism and competency within the trial bar. VTLA has several thousand attorney members across the state who litigate in a variety of areas, including administrative, family, criminal, Workers' Compensation, and personal injury law. VTLA also has law student and paralegal/support staff members across the state. The Association is committed to educating its members with outstanding continuing legal education programming, and educating the public about trial lawyers and the importance of the jury in our justice system. Attorney Krukova is currently a Member of VTLA.
Elizabeth Krukova, Esq. is a member, in good standing, of the following Federal and District Courts:
The Court of Appeals of Maryland is the highest court in the State (commonly called the Supreme Court in other states and at the federal level). It hears cases almost exclusively by way of certiorari, a process which gives the court discretion to decide which cases to hear. However, the Court of Appeals is mandated by law to hear cases involving the death penalty, legislative redistricting, removal of certain officers, and certifications of questions of law.