Laurie Y. Wu

Principal Immigration Attorney

Laurie Y. Wu was born in the United States (New Jersey) to immigrant parents from mainland China. She is conversant in three Chinese dialects – Cantonese, Hakka and Mandarin. During the nine years prior to college, she worked at restaurants owned by her parents and relatives. Those early-work experiences laid the foundation for her strong work ethic and drive to provide quality-client care.

In 2013, she started her own firm. Her colleague, John F. Roth of Roth Immigration Law Firm now serves as of counsel to her firm.


In 2003, Laurie graduated with honors (magna cum laude) from Drew University (New Jersey) after completing a standard four-year economics degree within three years. Before law school, she spent three years as a paralegal at Davis Polk (New York). While attending the Rutgers School of Law – Newark (New Jersey), her experiences as a law clerk for a solo immigration attorney and as a judicial intern at the Elizabeth Immigration Court (New Jersey) influenced her decision to practice immigration law. After graduating law school in 2009, she practiced at Roth Immigration Law Firm (New Jersey & New York) for four years.

Bar Admissions & Associations

Laurie is admitted to the State Bar of New Jersey (2009). Her current status with the State Bar can be verified here. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).

Practice Areas

Laurie’s practice primarily focuses on family-based immigration cases. With the personal nature of each case, she provides each client with the utmost personal attention. Clients have direct and ongoing contact with her until the completion of each case. She is responsive and reachable, typically responding the same day or following day.

Laurie strives to minimize her clients’ anxieties throughout the immigration process and guides them through each step of the process. Before each interview, she personally prepares clients via Skype, telephone or other alternative methods. We engage with foreign consultants in countries such as China and Ukraine for guidance on local procedures (e.g., obtaining country-specific documents) and for general client assistance (e.g., organizing interview documents and contacting medical clinics).

Navigating through any immigration case is often an emotional and costly process. We hope that no client is prevented from using our services because of our fee. We try to accommodate the needs of our clients by offering payment plans, partial-service options, and pro bono service. For additional information, please refer to our Fee & Pro Bono section.

John F. Roth

Of Counsel (*limited to immigration practice in NJ)

John is of counsel to the firm and provides general counsel to difficult cases which warrant a second opinion. He is fluent in Russian.


In 1979, John graduated with honors (summa cum lade) from Drew University (New Jersey), earning a degree in political science. In 1983, he earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and MBA from the Wharton School of Business. From 1983 to 1986, he was an attorney with the IMB Law Department. In 1986, he started his own immigration practice.

Bar Admissions & Associations

John is admitted to the State Bar of New York (1983). He is a member of AILA and the New York State Bar Association.

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Everything We Do, We Do It for Our Clients.

  • “I found Laurie to be very knowledgeable, trustworthy and dependable.”


  • “Laurie is friendly - and treats your case with utmost care.”


  • “We are really glad we had Laurie help us through this and highly recommend her.”

    Jorge S.

  • “She guided us through the entire legal process, provided constant updates and we could not be happier with the results!”


  • “WE were very glad to get the chance to have Laurie Wu, as our dependable lawyer for our case.”

    Zhang family

  • “Laurie Wu is fantastic.”

    Al R.

  • “Laurie was/is always very readily available, and overall a great representation of the law.”


  • “Hiring you Laurie was the best thing I have Ever done.”

    Former Client

  • “I am thankful for her sincere work manner and constant follow-up and updates.”


  • “She is awesome and she rocks”


  • “Laurie took time to listen to our concerns and addressed them in a thoughtful, respectful, and caring way.”


  • “She knows how to get things done and is very professional.”


  • “Her kind demeanor made us feel comfortable with her and knew we could put our trust in her.”

    Paolo C.

  • “She was very responsive and explained the process clearly.”


  • “She was willing to do multiple interview preparations until my family felt comfortable.”


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