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 and former employer, John F. Roth of Roth Immigration Law Firm now serves as of counsel to her firm.
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. The firm engages with foreign attorneys and 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 and a la carte service options.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2003 Graduated with Honors / Worked as a Law Clerk
In 2003, Laurie graduated with honors (magna cum laude) from Drew University (New Jersey, completing a standard four-year economics degree within three years.
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.
2009 Graduated From Law School / Admitted to State Bar
Graduated from Rutgers School of Law – Newark (New Jersey) and was admitted to the State Bar of New Jersey in 2009.
2009 Practiced with John F. Roth
She practiced at Roth Immigration Law Firm (New Jersey & New York) for four years.
2013 Laurie Y. Wu LLC
Laurie Launched her own Law firm in 2013 focussing on family-based immigration cases.
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).
Counsel 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.