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 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. 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.

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).

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.

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

Everything We Do, We Do It for Our Clients.

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


  • “Her attention to detail is amazing and she is like a personal coach, making sure you make all the right steps during the process.”


  • “Laurie Wu is both professional and incredibly personal in her service.”


  • “It has been a real pleasure working with Laurie and I am very grateful.”


  • “We know she has many clients, but she treated our case like we were her only clients.”


  • “Laurie gave us hope and showed us compassion.”

    L. Shnayder

  • “It was a total pleasure to work with Laurie throughout my wife's entire K-1 visa application process.”


  • “Choosing Laurie to help me with my fiancee's K-1 visa application was one of the best decisions I've ever made.”


  • “Laurie, you have made us a very, very happy couple and family.”

    Wadis & Helen

  • “She is prompt, very thorough, and hit every single expectation I had.”


  • “She was respectful, knowledgeable, very prompt and professional.”


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


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


  • “She is an attorney who deserves a recommendation.”

    Nyook L.

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

    Zhang family

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