Mais MoranAssociate Attorney
Western Michigan University, B.A. 2012
University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law, J.D., 2017
Mais Moran’s practice as a lawyer has been deeply informed by her personal experiences. Having come to the U.S. with her family from Iraq, she appreciates both the yearning that many immigrants have to build productive and fulfilling lives, and the challenges that many face in order to do so. “My parents wanted to give my brother and me a better and safer life,” she says, “and as an immigrant, I understand an immigrant’s need to seek greater opportunities elsewhere.”
As an attorney at FGI, Mais enjoys assisting her clients in helping them to understand the immigration process and its changing dynamics. “I enjoy assisting workers such as nurses, engineers, consultants, and entrepreneurs,” she affirms, “who wish to contribute and stimulate the U.S. economically, socially, and culturally.” At FGI, she also works with clients in the IT and automotive domain and focuses on immigrant employment-based petitions such as PERM, audits, I-140s, RFEs, and Adjustment of Status, and has had experience in family law cases and PERM processing.
A graduate of Western Michigan University and the School of Law at the University of Detroit Mercy, Mais is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Michigan Chapter), American Immigration Lawyers Association and is also affiliated with the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan – Oakland Division. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and has traveled to Canada, Cuba, Jordan, Spain, the Bahamas, and Australia. Asked to summarize her approach to immigration law, Mais explains that “I love working with people generally. More specifically, I like helping people resolve any complicated immigration issues or questions and to enable them to fulfill their hopes and aspirations.”